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No Cross-Dressing FBI Chief in Johnny Depp-Starring 'Public Enemies'

March 18, 2009 (6:08 am) GMT
Billy Crudup talks how far he'd gone in portraying FBI founder J. Edgar Hoover in 'Public Enemies', insisting that his part is 'kind of a cameo' and that there won't be a cross-dressing scene.

With the first trailer of "" available to see, gave parts of his time to discuss about his J. Edgar Hoover portrayal and what to expect from his character in the crime drama movie. In an interview with MTV, he revealed that the supposed cross-dresser Hoover won't be seen a cross-dresser, stating "I won't be [cross-dressing] - well, not on film."

Giving more on his part, the "" actor described his role as "a supporting part". He added, "It's kind of a cameo." On the significant part of his Hoover character, the 40-year-old pointed out on the film's central story, "It's a movie that's really about Purvis and Dillinger. I'm there to get motivated to go and get ."

From the director of "" comes "Public Enemies", a movie about charismatic bank robber, John Dillinger, whose lightning raids made him the number one target of J. Edgar Hoover's fledgling FBI and its top agent, Melvin Purvis, and a folk hero to much of the downtrodden public. It is adapted from Bryan Burrough's book "Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34".

While Billy Crudup takes on J. Edgar Hoover, Johnny Depp and Christian Bale play John Dillinger and Melvin Purvis respectively in the crime drama for Universal Pictures, which will raid theaters across the U.S. on July 1. The likes of , , and are also featured in it.

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