Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover: First Look (PHOTOS)

Leonardo DiCaprio is slipping into the role of controversial FBI head J. Edgar Hoover quite nicely.

The Inception star was spotted filming his upcoming biopic J. Edgar in Los Angeles on Wednesday, decked out in period dress and a new haircut in order to better channel the fabled lawman.

The Clint Eastwood-directed flick, which also stars Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Ed Westwick and Josh Lucas, is slated for a 2012 release. In the meantime, hit up the photo gallery and share your thoughts in the comments section: Do you think Leo will master the role of J. Edgar Hoover?