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Leonardo DiCaprio attends ‘J. Edgar’ premiere in Hollywood (Video and photos)


Leonardo DiCaprio at the premiere of "J. Edgar” in Hollywood. (Fred Prouser/Reuters)

(Scroll down to watch video from the premiere.)

On Wednesday, audiences will get to see Leonardo DiCaprio transform into Hoover both as a young and old man. The latter required a quite impressive transformation through makeup. In an early review, the Hollywood Reporter’s Todd McCarthy calls the actor’s performance “vigorous, capable” and “one that carries the film and breathes new life into the old tradition of plain real folk achieving retroactive allure by being played by attractive stars.”

Given the Oscar buzz already surrounding DiCaprio, who attended the premiere alongside Eastwood, Armie Harmer and Naomi Watts, we should get used to seeing him on the red carpet.

We’ll have more coverage of “J. Edgar” coming up to its release Wednesday. Watch video from the red carpet and view more photos below.

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Armie Hammer pose with director Clint Eastwood at the opening night gala for AFI Fest 2011 with the premiere of their film "J. Edgar" in Hollywood November 3, 2011. (FRED PROUSER/REUTERS)

Naomi Watts poses at the opening night gala for AFI Fest 2011 with the premiere of her new film film "J. Edgar" directed by Clint Eastwood in Hollywood November 3, 2011. (FRED PROUSER/REUTERS)

Director Clint Eastwood and his wife Dina arrive at the opening night gala for AFI Fest 2011 with the premiere of Eastwood's film "J. Edgar" in Hollywood November 3, 2011. (FRED PROUSER/REUTERS)

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