It may be another banner year for the LGBT community at the Academy Awards in 2011. Warner Bros. just announced the release date for J. Edgar, its biopic of J. Edgar Hoover, the controversial first director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations. He served in the position from 1935 until 1972 and, amid accusations of overstepping his boundaries, is the reason that directors of the FBI are limited to 10-year terms.
The biopic is the latest project from director Clint Eastwood, and it stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Arnie Hammer, and Judi Dench. It will be released on November 9 and will go into wide release on November 11. The fall is always prime Oscar bait time, and between Eastwood, DiCaprio, Dench, and the word "biopic" being attached to the project, J. Edgar is already considered a front-runner for some big Oscar nominations.