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J Edgar Hoover was one of the most important, and strangest, public figures of the 20th century. The head of the FBI for nearly 50 years, he was synonymous with law and order for millions of Americans but was also a vindictive, destructive bully whose tactics were at times reminiscent of the KGB. Leonardo DiCaprio is on top form as the ruthless yet conflicted Hoover (notoriously homophobic, he was also rumoured to be gay) and director Clint Eastwood’s controlled storytelling condenses decades of political and social upheaval into a gripping narrative.
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