Leonardo DiCaprio and Clint Eastwood
are undecided on whether FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover was gay.
DiCaprio stars as Hoover in the
upcoming Eastwood-directed J. Edgar.
The film will open the 25th
edition of the AFI Festival in Hollywood, California on November 3
and will open nationwide six days later.
In the film, Armie Hammer, the
25-year-old co-star of last year's The Social Network, plays
Clyde Tolson, Hoover's co-worker and life-long confidant.
But whether Hoover and Tolson were
romantically involved, DiCaprio and Eastwood say in the October issue
of men's fashion glossy GQ,
is less certain.
“They were inseparable pals,”
Eastwood said. “Now, whether he was gay or not is gonna be for the
audience to interpret. It could have been just a great love story
between two guys. Or it could have been a great love story that was
also a sexual story.”
J. Edgar is “not a movie about
two gay guys,” he added.
“If I were a betting man, I actually
don't know what I would bet [regarding Hoover's sexuality],”