J. Edgar

Year: 2011
Duration: 2h 17min
IMDb: 6.6
Country: USA
Biopic of J. Edgar Hoover told by Hoover as he recalls his career for a biography. Early in his career, Hoover fixated on Communists, anarchists and any other revolutionary taking action against the U.S. government. He slowly builds the agency&#39s reputation, becoming the sole arbiter of who gets hired and fired. One of his hires is Clyde Tolson who is quickly promoted to Assistant Director and would be Hoover&#39s confidant and companion for the rest of Hoover&#39s life. Hoover&#39s memories have him playing a greater role in the many high profile cases the FBI was involved in - the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, the arrest of bank robbers like John Dillinger - and also show him to be quite adept at manipulating the various politicians he&#39s worked with over his career, thanks in large part to his secret files.