Joaquin Phoenix May Co-Star in J. Edgar Hoover Biopic

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Now that it's clear that Joaquin Phoenix's break from the world of acting was a hoax, as revealed by I'm Still Here director Casey Affleck, it seems he's getting his ducks in a row. One of the major projects the actor is being considered for is none other than Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar Hoover biopic, alongside Inception star Leonardo DiCaprio.

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According to Vulture, Eastwood wants Phoenix to play Clyde Tolson, the right-hand man and reported secret homosexual lover of the notorious FBI director:

"Sources familiar with the situation say that that while it's true that the Eastwood project has not yet even finalized a deal with Leonardo DiCaprio to star as Hoover, Phoenix is nonetheless expected to receive the offer to play Tolson as soon as DiCaprio's deal closes."

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Joaquin Phoenix

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Joaquin Phoenix is a Puerto Rican actor and younger brother of the late River Phoenix.  He is best known for this Academy Award-nominated performances in Gladiator and Walk the Line.

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