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Joaquin Phoenix May Rejoin Society as J. Edgar Hoover's BF


Alright, Joaquin Phoenix, are you done with your make-believe "I'm nuts!" game? Because Clint Eastwood apparently still wants you to do some legitimate acting that doesn't involve hookers and poop. Vulture says the craggy director wants him to be in Hoover opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, who's likely playing the film's eponymous FBI director. Phoenix would play Clyde Tolson, Hoover's underling and longtime lover--because, if you didn't hear, J. Edgar Hoover was a big time secretgay. And if that's still not awardsy enough of a premise for you to bother with, the script is written by Dustin Lance Black, the Academy Award-winning writer of Milk. All this film needs is some Victorian garb, a little realistic CGI, and women, and it will win every award. Time to shave, Joaquin.

  • January 26, 2011
    Sorry, Charlize Theron, but despite previous reports, you are not going to be in J. Edgar. Instead, says Deadline, Naomi Watts has taken the role of loyal secretary Helen Gandy in Clint Eastwood's biopic, in which Leonardo DiCaprio plays famed FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. Does... / Continue →
  • December 29, 2010
    Boy, is Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar Hoover biopic starting to sound like a movie or what? We've already had confirmation that Leonardo DiCaprio will play the titular FBI director, with Social Network twin Armie Hammer taking on Hoover's assistant/lover Clyde Tolson (sorry, Joaqui... / Continue →
  • January 25, 2013
    His role in The Master has already earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Now, Joaquin Phoenix had received an even higher honor, taking home the prized Luis Guzmán Award for Paul Thomas Anderson wanting him to be in more things.... / Continue →
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