Hammer (who made a name for himself playing the Winklevoss twins in 'The Social Network') plays Clyde Tolson, J. Edgar Hoover's (DiCaprio) right-hand man. While at the SAG Awards, Hammer talked to EOnline about what's in store for the pair in the film and with a smile, he said, "It's not a kissing scene. It's a ton of kissing scenes."
The actor continued, "I actually just met [Leo] for the first time Saturday at the DGA Awards. Sure, we talked business. He's a talented actor. I'm not nervous or afraid of it being awkward. The script is great. The scenes are in there for a reason. I'm really excited."
Though Hoover's relationship with Tolson has been questioned (some say it was definite, others say not at all), there's no denying that the men were incredibly close. Tolson worked for the FBI head, who called Tolson his alter ego. They worked together, spent much of their private time together and vacationed together. When Hoover passed away, Tolson accepted the flag from Hoover's casket. He also inherited Hoover's estate and moved in. When he too passed away, he was buried a few yards away.
Mixed in with Hoover's own anti-gay agenda -- from destructive rumors to threats lobbed toward anyone who threatened his own sexuality -- this should be a fascinating film.