"As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life." MOVIECLIP TRAILERS
Many of our favorite historical films are about an individual, a historical figure. I did consider The Aviator (2004) *Trailer available at the end of post . Howard Hughes is a fascinating character but as someone originally from Mexico I had to chose THE ALAMO.
In an era where through modern tech we simply assume that our privacy is limited J. Edgar is an interesting window as to the roots of spying on American citizens.