J. Edgar director has praised the star of his latest movie, Leonardo DiCaprio for taking a huge pay cut to make the film become a reality. Leonardo dropped his $20 million fee down to just $2 million so that he could star in the title role of J. Edgar and Clint was very impressed.
Eastwood explained, “He could have made a lot of money just doing spectacle movies with all kinds of CGI. But he wants to vary his career, like I’ve always looked to vary mine as a director.” He also gave his view as to whether he thought the rumours about J. Edgar Hoover being gay held any truth.
Clint added, “Along the way, people accused him of that but nobody knows how accurate it was. Evidently the woman who accused him of that, her husband had been sent to the slammer by Hoover. So you don’t know how much was vengeance but I think there is a certain amount of truth.” J. Edgar is released on November 9 in the US and January 20 in the UK.