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Clint Eastwood’s “J. Edgar” To Open AFI Fest 2011

Clint Eastwood's "J. Edgar" To Open AFI Fest 2011

Clint Eastwood’s Leonardo DiCaprio starring biopic “J. Edgar,” will finally surface as the Opening Night Gala of the American Film Institute’s AFI Fest 2011 on November 3. It marks the anticipated film’s world premiere.

Penned by Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (“Milk”), “J. Edgar” explores the public and private life of the founding director of the FBI. Naomi Watts, Armie Hammer and Judi Dench co-star.

The film opens in limited release shortly after on November 9, and expands on November 11, just in time for awards season.

The 25th AFI Fest runs November 3 – 10 in Hollywood, California.

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William Forrester

I think Leonardo will surely get a nomination for an Academy Award. I think he’ll get a Oscar nomination at least. He is incredible and he is amazing. And I think he will get it. It’s an incredible performance, just wonderful.

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