Leo’s J. Edgar Jowls Are Not All Makeup, Says Dustin Lance Black


Thanks to the movie's stern and somewhat terrifying posters, you are by now probably familiar with Leonardo DiCaprio's old man Hoover look from the upcoming J. Edgar. In his most recent Times profile, Leo takes great care to name-check his makeup artist, Sian Griff, whom Leo assumes had "multiple panic attacks" trying to get him ready — “I could be quite squirmy.” But screenwriter Dustin Lance Black will have you know that at least part of Leo's transformation was natural. The money quote: “Some of those pounds on later Hoover were not prosthetic. I’ll say it. Leo got a little fat.” For future reference, German-chocolate cupcakes, and not fifteen years of heavy partying, are to blame. Hoover would probably not approve. [NYT]