November 5, 2011 by staff
DiCaprio Claustrophobic, Leonardo DiCaprio has taken a step into the shoes of Howard Hughes (The Avaitor) and real-life con man Frank Abagnale Jr. (Catch Me If You Can) on the big screen, but his new project has the actor who plays the controversial director the first the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover. DiCaprio admits the role was a difficult question especially, but not on how it might be expecting.
While the veteran actor may have had its well-honed acting chops to the part, DiCaprio says the hour-long process of the application of prosthesis used for the age of the actor requires every ounce of focus that had to stay in character.
“It was very claustrophobic,” said Leo of the composition. “Each piece was a sort of tailored to my face, more than 50 different little intricate parts that stick every day. It was a process of six hours.”
DiCaprio said that after the application, which requires “a lot of concentration” to become J. Edgar as he (like most people) was “all natural tendency to want to copy the makeup on his face, because it really limits you.”
Luckily Leo only had to endure the excruciatingly long sessions in the makeup chair for only a couple of weeks, which gives credit to director Clint Eastwood. “Fortunately, organized a program where I have to do a lot of younger work of J. Edgar Hoover, so we went through 1920 and 1930 and its kind of apogee in the FBI and the last two weeks. ”
The soon-to-be-released film tells the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation place as the most powerful man in America for nearly 50 years, often breaking the rules to keep his countrymen safe through the administrations of the eight presidents. A man who put a premium on secrecy, Hoover had some very surprising secrets of his own, his mother and her lover.
J. Edgar also stars Naomi Watts as Helen Gandy, a veteran secretary of Hoover, Armie Hammer as Hoover’s closest colleague, Clyde Tolson, Josh Lucas as legendary aviator Charles Lindbergh, and Judi Dench as Hoover overprotection of mother, Annie Hoover. Do not miss J. Edgar, in theaters worldwide on November 11.
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