This November, LEONARDO DICAPRIO hits theaters in "J. Edgar" . . . a movie about longtime FBI chief J. EDGAR HOOVER. It was directed by CLINT EASTWOOD.
--By now, pretty much everyone's heard the rumors of Hoover's homosexuality . . . and his supposed long-term partnership with his associate director Clyde Tolson . . . who's played by ARMIE HAMMER in the movie.
--But in an interview with "GQ", Leo and Clint stress that the gayness is NOT the focus of the movie.
--Clint says, quote, "It's not a movie about two gay guys. It's a movie about how this guy manipulated everybody around him and managed to stay on through nine presidents. I mean, I don't give a crap if he was gay or not."
--Leo adds, quote, "If I were a betting man, I actually don't know what I would bet [regarding his sexuality]."
--The movie doesn't really ignore the issue . . . but it leaves it open. Clint says, quote, "They were inseparable pals. Now, whether he was gay or not is gonna be for the audience to interpret.
--"It could have been just a great love story between two guys. Or it could have been a great love story that was also a sexual story."