Fans of Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar will want to go ahead and skip to the jump, as will admirers of the work of three-time Oscar-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio, Oscar-winning writer Dustin Lance Black and Armie Hammer. Oh, and history buffs of the Hoover-era of American government will likely want to hit the jump to, as there you’ll find almost eight minutes worth of behind-the-scenes footage, a Q&A with the above-mentioned gentlemen and further insight into the man that was J. Edgar Hoover. With a little more than a month to go until the 84th annual Oscar nominations are announced, it’s a safe bet that J. Edgar’s cast and crew will be in the running for some hardware on February 26th at the Kodak Theatre. Hit the jump to check out the video.
THR posted exclusive video of the Q&A on “The Race” blog. While it features Eastwood, DiCaprio, Black and Hammer on stage for some insight both into the filmmaking and the characters themselves, there are also some clips from the movie interspersed throughout. Steve had previously spoken to Black about his inspiration for delving into the life of Hoover, which you can find here. You can also find Matt’s review of J. Edgar here. Check out the clip of the Q&A with behind-the-scenes footage and clips from the film below:
Here is the official synopsis from J. Edgar:
Based on the life of J. Edgar Hoover, the man often credited with making the FBI what it is today: an efficient, crime-fighting organization shrouded in secrecy. Hoover founded the organization in 1935 and remained director until his death in 1972.