Northern Star

‘J. Edgar’ an interesting look behind the scenes of history

Jessica Cabe

November 14, 2011

Clint Eastwood's latest endeavor is a biopic about J. Edgar Hoover, the first director of the F.B.I. who served in the Justice Department for almost 50 years under eight presidents. The film begins in 1919 with a 24-year-old Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio) serving under Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer...