Arguably Clint Eastwood’s most challenging subject matter, J. Edgar is a personal and political portrait of the ruthless yet enigmatic former FBI director.
Director Clint Eastwood’s latest endeavour, J. Edgar, is an ambitious portrait of one of American history’s most conflicted figures, FBI head J. Edgar Hoover. Critics, unanimous in their praise for Leonardo DiCaprio’s turn as the enigmatic Hoover and the film’s visuals, are divided over Eastwood’s handling of the subject matter.
The film charts Hoover’s autocratic five-decade directorship of the FBI and attempts to tease out the story of his much speculated over private life. The biopic deals with the sensational aspects of Hoover’s nefarious ways
Leonardo DiCaprio is currently in Australia working on the, The Great Gatsby, a film set in the early 1920s, and based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Photos from the set featuring the 37-year-old actor show him looking especially handsome, and anyone who was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the sexy star likely had a heart pounding experience.
There is just something about DiCaprio in his retro roles that brings out the best in his charming appeal. We’re looking forward to this flick, expected to be released for Christmas in 2012. It should be well worth the wait just to watch the J. Edgar star in his debonair role.
Our favorite DiCaprio character of all-time, is the part he played on the blockbuster film, Titanic, Jack Dawson, in 1997. His passion for life, and his passion for Rose, as played by Kate Winslet, made us melt. He looked sizzling hot in the early 20th century clothing he wore for the film, depicting the economically downtrodden character, and when he transformed into an Edwardian era gentleman to attend the high brow dinner, our hearts definitely skipped a beat.
Titanic was one of the most romantic films in history. We can thank DiCaprio for bringing Jack Dawson to life, and making many of us wish for a man who was like his character.
Going back a couple of years to the 1995 flick, The Quick And The Dead, at just 21 years old, DiCaprio was one of the sexiest young cowboys in history. Unfortunately, in this role, his life ends tragically as well, but we sure enjoyed watching him play the part dressed in western duds.
In 2002, the delectable DiCaprio played an Irish immigrant in Gangs Of New York, set in the mid-19th century. Though it was a dark and violent movie, DiCaprio’s performance as Amsterdam Vallon, was impressive and brought out our craving for the sexy bad boy gangster.
Based on his outstanding performances and incredible charisma in films set back in another time, we can’t wait to see what he does for The Great Gatsby.
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In a recent interview, Martin Scorsese revealed what we had all expected for so long, he wants Leonardo DiCaprio to play Frank Sinatra in his biopic, which is currently in development.
When asked “So you still have Leo in mind for Sinatra?” Scorsese replied “Yes I do, but we are staring again with a new script and so that should begin in January or February.”
However, Scorsese stated that he couldn’t reveal who would be penning the script, suggesting that Phil Alden Robinson, who was originally signed on to write the script, is no longer around.
Also, when asked how he would tackle the music, he said his “first instinct” would be to have recorded music of Sinatra on top of the actor, while still trying to make it not look like lip syncing. When asked about the possibility of it being in 3D, he replied “Why not? Open your minds.”
Another Scorsese project we will see shortly is The Irishman. When asked about a potential sequel to Taxi Driver, Scorsese said “that came and went and we (Scorsese and Robert De Niro) have another project in mind that we hope to get next year or so.”
When asked if it was the one based on the book, Scorsese confirmed “Yeah Paint Houses” which is of course the book I Heard You Paint Houses, which Scorsese has retitled The Irishman for his film.
We know that Sinatra, The Gambler and Furious Love are all in development with Scorsese at the helm and we can presume that The Snowman will also join that list. However, be the sounds of “next year or so” Scorsese still may not have decided whether to do The Irishman or, his long awaited passion project Silence, first. It had previously been stated that Silence would start in January, but with no mention of it here, it seems it may have hit yet another road block.
Hopefully as Scorsese does the rounds for his latest film, Hugo, we will find out more information on the status of his many upcoming films. And if we do, we’ll keep you posted.
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The Titanic hero, Leonardo DiCaprio is expected to take up the lead role of the big screen adaption of the iconic 1970′s TV show The Six Million Dollar Man. Reportedly, the movie is being in works and the Weinstein Co. is closing a deal with the Universal Pictures to develop the project with Valkyrie helmer, Bryan Singer. He is eyeing on DiCaprio to make him sit in the lead role.
However, in this movie, DiCaprio is expected to play the role of bionic man Steve Austin. It is a character that was made famous by Lee Majors in the original television series. It is said that he would not seal any deal before he read the screenplay which was penned by Christopher McQuarrie. The star is currently filming the high-profile film project The Great Gatsby. In this movie, the cast includes Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s upcoming project includes of Django Unchained that comes out on 25th December, 2012 and on the same day, The Great Gatsby will also be released. As for Bryan Singer, the upcoming directed film of his is Jack The Giant Killer which is set to release on June 15, 2012. In this movie, the cast includes Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor and Nicholas Hoult.
Currently, Singer is busy preparing the big screen version of another 1970′s TV series Battlestar Galactica. However, the original Six Million Dollar Man follows a pilot named Austin who was dying after his ship crashed and brought back to life by the government. He was augmented with cybernetics parts that gave him superhuman strength and speed. In order to pay his dues, he becomes a secret operative who fights against injustice.
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Mr. DiCaprio, wouldn’t it be nice to do a shitty romantic comedy every once in a while?
I am completely open for doing a romantic comedy but I will never do something just for the sake of doing a specific genre or because it’s the time or place to do a different type of movie. I think that would be a huge mistake. Ultimately I read a script and I say, “Woah, I am emotionally engaged in this.” I never think about the subject matter, what it will be to popular culture, what it means historically
Todd Allen, whose credits stretch to the 1982 48 Hours, has joined the cast of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained.
Allen will play Dollar Bill, a plantation overseer.
Jamie Foxx has the title role of Django, a freed slave who is befriended by a German dentist-turned-bounty hunter. The bounty hunter, played by Christoph Waltz, helps Django free his wife from the evil plantation owner Calvin Candie, played by Leonardo DiCaprio.
Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington and Don Johnson also star.
In addition to acting, Allen is president of the Austin, Texas-based Presidio Pictures, a film and television production company.
He played a young cop in 48 Hours and has appeared opposite Robert Duvall in The Apostle and Broken Trail.
Django Unchained will shoot in New Orleans and is scheduled to be released on Christmas Day 2012.
Tarantino wrote and is directing the movie.
Stacey Sher, Pilar Savone and Reginald Hudlin are producing.
The Weinstein Co. will release Django Unchained domestically. Sony Pictures will handle it internationally.
We caught up with Clint Eastwood at the LACMA Gala in his honor this weekend and asked him if Leonardo DiCaprio, star of Eastwood’s new movie J. Edgar, might follow in his directorial footsteps someday. After all, don’t you think Leo would kick some serious ass behind the camera? Clint, an iconic actor-turned-director, charmed our pants off by complimenting our outfit, and then offered up this tidbit about a future Director DiCaprio: “A lot of actors, myself included, like to move to to that thing. … I think he would like to try it someday.”
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Leonardo DiCaprio and Sean Penn are in talks to star in Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu’s The Revenant. The project is at New Regency and is based on the Michael Punke novel of the same name.
It is being reported by Deadline that the director has met with both actors and if negotiations pan out, they will start filming in the Fall. DiCaprio is in talks to play Hugh Glass, an 1820′s frontiersman who “joins a fur trapping expedition and is so badly mauled by a bear that he’s unable to be transported back from the wilderness. He hires two men to stay behind but expecting him to die, they rob and abandon him instead, leaving him helpless. When he recovers, he is hellbent on revenge.” Sean Penn is in negotiations to play one of the men who leaves Glass to die.
Penn is currently working on The Gangster Squad and besides that, has no other projects that will keep him from doing this film. As for DiCaprio, he will film Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained from January to April, but besides that he is free for the rumored September start of The Revenant.
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The casting of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained has been headline worthy so far and the only major role that hasn’t been announced is that of Django’s suffering wife Broomhilda. Those that have read the script have pointed out that it’s by far and away the toughest role in the movie and will require a lot from whichever actress lands the gig. Well, the suspense is over and although Tarantino supposedly wanted to cast an unknown, he decided instead to go with Kerry Washington, who has starred in several roles, including Ray and For Colored Girls.
She joins a great cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, the recently announced Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jamie Foxx, Kurt Russell, Christoph Waltz, Don Johnson, Samuel L. Jackson, Gerald McRaney, Dennis Christopher, Laura Cayouette and Michael K. Williams. The film arrives on December 25th, 2012.