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Clint Eastwood lands Leo DiCaprio as Hoover; shoots down Joaquin Phoenix reports

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Clint Eastwood confirmed to Reuters that Leonardo DiCaprio will play J. Edgar Hoover in his biopic of the powerful FBI director. But the 80-year-old director shot down reports that Joaquin Phoenix would be cast as Hoover’s lieutenant — and reputed lover — Clyde Tolson. “No. I don’t know where that came from,” Eastwood said. “Didn’t [Phoenix] become a rapper?”

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