GET TO KNOW ME MEME: 1/? favorite scenes » Armie Hammer (Clyde Tolson) and Leonardo DiCaprio’s (J. Edgar Hoover) kiss in J. Edgar
“- Clyde, please, Clyde, don’t leave me! Clyde, please! Clyde, I’m sorry! Clyde, please, don’t leave me! Clyde, I’m begging you! I’m begging you, Clyde, please! After all… After all we have another day of races. - If you ever mention a lady friend again, it will be the last time that you share my company. [Clyde leaves] - Love you, Clyde. Love you.”
get to know me – [4/8] movie ships – j. edgar hoover & clyde tolson (j. edgar) “No, I was… I was sweating because I… I knew at that very moment…
I knew at that very moment that I… I needed you. And I’ve never needed anyone else in my entire life. Not like that. So I began to perspire.”
We have a generational divide in terms of vocabulary. People ask him, ‘Do you think J. Edgar Hoover was gay?’ And he says, 'I don’t know.’ And for a man who just directed this film, that’s a surprising answer, because I think the audience walks away with a clear impression [that he was]. But for Clint Eastwood and his generation, to be gay means a sexual act. And for him to know means that he would need proof of that sexual act. And I’ve had this conversation, and I’ve said, 'For my generation, you don’t ever have to have sex to be gay or lesbian. It’s a part of your nature. It’s who you are. It’s who you bond with, who you fall in love with.’ So we have a divide in terms of vocabulary.
From an outsider’s perspective, it’s amazing what [Clint Eastwood] does. If he’s not directing a film, he’s acting in it, or rather he’s composing the music for that film. His commitment to what he does is astounding for all of us to witness. It’s inspiring, actually. - Leonardo DiCaprio