Leonardo DiCaprio, who stars as FBI
boss J. Edgar Hoover in the film J. Edgar, has said he's
uncertain whether Hoover was gay.
The Clint Eastwood-directed film opened
the 25th edition of the AFI Festival in Hollywood,
California on Thursday. (A trailer for the film is embedded in the
right panel of this page.)
At the premiere, DiCaprio told E!
Online that Hoover's sexual orientation remained a mystery to
“To tell you the truth, I don't have
the answer to that question and I don't think there's anyone still
alive who really does,” he answered.
“If you talk to the Federal Bureau of
Investigation, there are staunch believers that these two men carried
out a very professional relationship and they were sort of
inseparable pals,” DiCaprio stated, referring to Clyde Tolson
(played by Armie Hammer, The Social Network), Hoover's
co-worker, life-long confidant and alleged lover.
“These two men went on every vacation
together. They ate breakfast, lunch and dinner together. They went
to work together. They were together for 50 years. They lived
together. They were buried together. They never had a family. They
never had a girlfriend. You know, put it together in your mind …,”
“He could have have been,” Eastwood