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J. Edgar Hoover

The man who created the FBI

The first director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the United States' primary crime investigation agency, was J Edgar Hoover.

Thursday, 26 January, 2012, 12:00am

J. Edgar

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Arnie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench Director: Clint Eastwood Category: IIB

26 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Public Enemies (DVD)

If crime were really as easy and glamorous as Johnny Depp makes it look in Public Enemies, more people would be tempted to quit their day jobs. Michael Mann's biopic of 1930s criminal mastermind and 'public enemy number 1', John Dillinger (Depp), demonstrates how easily he outwitted top crime fighters in the United States. But ultimately even this gentleman thief got his punishment.

18 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Flushing out the hoods with golden oldies

PITY the FBI. No, I can't believe I said that either. But old J. Edgar Hoover knew how to run things, you must admit: he encouraged the same freedom and open discourse that put Ceausescu's Romania on the map. Now William Sessions has been fired, no director will dare idle a company limo while he posts a letter to mother.

But the FBI will adapt. It always does.

15 Aug 1993 - 12:00am