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Ed Westwick: Leonardo DiCaprio's Biographer in 'J. Edgar'

Ed Westwick: Leonardo DiCaprio's Biographer in 'J. Edgar'

Ed Westwick will play the role of Agent Smith in the upcoming biopic J. Edgar, which will star Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover, according to Deadline.

The 23-year-old Gossip Girl actor will play a clean cut operative with writing skill who Hoover hires to write his biography, until the agent gets a little too close to the truth.

Leo and Ed will be joined by the previously announced Armie Hammer as Hoover’s secret lover.

While Charlize Theron was rumored to join the cast, she dropped out and director Clint Eastwood is looking at Amy Adams and Naomi Watts for the role.

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58 Responses to “Ed Westwick: Leonardo DiCaprio's Biographer in 'J. Edgar'”

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  1. 1
    S Says:

    OMG! This is HUGE for Ed! He deserves it. Cannot wait!

  2. 2
    AJNano Says:

    That’s cool. If he pulls the role correctly. I have a feeling this movie could be Leo’s year for FINALLY receiving a best actor Oscar let’s hope!

  3. 3
    Noelle Says:

    Huge break for Ed. I’ve already been looking forward to this movie, and now I’m eager to see him prove himself.

  4. 4
    Catherine Says:

    I’m so excited for him! Go Ed!!!

  5. 5
    Vj Says:

    lolz ha ha ha . Leo is not playing President Hoover , he is playing Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover . Get your facts right. President Hoover wasn’t gay :-)

  6. 6
    Rachelsun Says:

    Hoover was never President. He was the Director of the FBI.

  7. 7
    SarahNL Says:

    Good for him! Never thought that Ed and Leo would ever play in the same movie but can’t wait. :P

  8. 8
    aly Says:

    oh wow thats a big role for him! I was getting a little worried Ed wasent getting promising roles in movies like his co-stars so this is awesome.

  9. 9
    T Says:

    Leo DiCaprio will play J. Edgar Hoover, former FBI Director, not former President Herbert Hoover. The movie, after all, is “J. Edgar”.

  10. 10
    panda Says:

    wow thats awesome!

  11. 11
    laverdadduele Says:

    Ed Westwick couldn’t look more gay in that picture if he tried.

  12. 12
    Maryanne Says:

    he better get better with his acting before he acts opposite leo

  13. 13
    Ashley Says:

    SO excited!! Ed’s one of the best actors on GG! Totally looking forward to this movie!

  14. 14
    mau mau rebellion Says:


    get it straight- j edgar, first and reigning fbi director for 40 years, had dirt on everyone

    herbert hoover, not very noteworthy president during depression, aka “hooverville”

    a hoover- type of vaccuum cleaner not invented by either

    the hoovers- early african american la gang

    dig it???

    I hope leo doesnt get an oscar though because he has been acting like a mega douche lately

  15. 15
    to Rachelsun Says:

    Hoover was never President. He was the Director of the FBI.
    but Hoover behaved as if he had more power than the President did. and in a way he was. No President was able to remove him from office.

  16. 16
    Laura Says:


    Apparently he’s a good enough actor for Clint Eastwood. It’s the best director any of the other Gossip Girl cast has worked with. *shrug*

  17. 17
    Jime Says:

    happy! I think he’s great in the ***** GG.
    I love Clint Eastwood movie :)

  18. 18
    Rachelsun Says:

    So what? Hoover was never President. Yes he had alot of power but he was never President.

  19. 19
    Cole Says:

    YAY!! CONGRATS TO ED!! He is by far the best actor on Gossip Girl!! He deserves this!

  20. 20
    katy Says:

    Ed is HOT

  21. 21
    sharyllee Says:

    I am sick of Leo!!

  22. 22
    Sasha Says:

    I am surprised but happy for him. It’s nice seeing people from one of my favorite shows do well.

  23. 23
    lucifera Says:

    sharylee me too like his work but his personal and lifetyle choices suck—-i dont expect him to sit and around and do nothing all day with all that dough—but hanging around with crappy people and wasting a ton of gas- private planes, helicopters, yachts all the time—practive what you preach mr greenhouse gas. I wasted like a 100th of what he did as I dont own a car and live in an apartment—he may talk about the elevenths hour et al but I guess that is for other people not him.

  24. 24
    Sara Says:

    J.Edgar wasnt president, but there was a president Hoover- Herbert hoover , he was president at the start of he GD

    but let’s cut Jared some slack, this post is supposed to be about chuck, I’m excited to see him try not to whisper and lick his lips all the time. Congrats!

  25. 25
    lucifera Says:

    natalie portman is so much prettier than bar refaeli- look at her- and she’s jewish/israeli- fathers name is hershlag. and she has a ring and a baby, two things bar wont get with leo…

    sorry I know this is not a bar thread but im pissed at him for having so low taste in friends and females– but i think its in part that all the women his age are paired off or he slept with them already- like Cam and Naomi for example and a lot of women who have something real going for them dont trust him. they know better and dont need him for bread and dont want to be a **** appurtenance.

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