Will Upcoming J. Edgar Hoover Biopic Deal With His Sexuality?

Posted by | October 5, 2011 11:28 | Filed under: Top Stories

The J. Edgar Hoover Foundation isn’t happy that director Clint Eastwood and star Leonardo DiCaprio are asking questions about allegations that the late FBI director was gay and a crossdresser.

There is no basis in fact for such a portrayal of Mr. Hoover,” William Branon, chairman of The J. Edgar Hoover Foundation, wrote to Eastwood this year. “It would be a grave injustice and monumental distortion to proceed with such a depiction based on a completely unfounded and spurious assertion.”

The Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI fired off a similar missive, saying a “rumored kissing scene,” reported in early media accounts involving the actors portraying Hoover and [aide Clyde] Tolson, “caused us to reassess our tacit approval of your film.”

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