'J. Edgar' uncovers the the life of an American icon
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Published: 2/15/2012 6:14 PM
Print this article J. Edgar Hoover is one of the most significant American figures of the 20th centuries. The first director of the FBI, Hoover was as controversial as he was groundbreaking, all of which is explored in the film "J. Edgar." This Clint Eastwood directed movie comes to DVD February 21.
The film followed Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio) as recounts his integral role in the formation of the FBI. It all started when Hoover was asked by the U.S. attorney general was almost assassinated and tasked with a new anti-radical division of the justice department - leading Hoover to re-think criminal science.
After being teamed up with a skilled lawyer, Clyde Tolson (Armie Hammer), Hoover's new Bureau of Investigation begins to experience some success in fighting crime. Despite his victory, Hoover still faces a number of inner demons that continue to a haunt him.
"J. Edgar" follows in the tradition of a number of excellent biographical films over the last decade. Among them is "The Aviator," which also starred DiCaprio, and "Walk the Line," which earned Reese Witherspoon an Oscar.
Aviator Widescreen DVD$8.99
Walk the Line DVD$9.99
J. Edgar DVD$5.99
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