Dw. Dunphy: So, did Leo go the Robert DeNiro route or the Eddie Murphy route (Twinkies v prosthetics)?
Kelly Stitzel: I’m not much of a DiCaprio fan and I haven’t really been into the last few Eastwood-directed flicks. But this cast is pretty fantastic and the screenplay was written by Dustin Lance Black, whom I love. So, I’ll definitely give this one a chance.
Bob Cashill: He looks like a Dick Tracy villain. I think the very tall Hammer was hired to make the tall Di Caprio look shorter, as Leo is no “fat little man.” What can I say; I’m tied to Broderick Crawford’s very convincing evocation of late Hoover in the 1977 film The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover.
Scott Malchus: Hammer impressed me to no end in The Social Network, and his brief clips in the trailer indicate that he’s going to be a big star.
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