Getting to be on tour while a legend like Clint Eastwood is shooting is an unforgettable experience. There were six or seven different backlot sets built for “J.Edgar”, and he shot all of them in the same day. He would only do a few takes, then move on while his crew struck the previous set. Tours were ecstatic to watch him work, not to mention seeing the film’s stars like Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts and Armie Hammer on set and in costume.
It was also amazing to see the backlot go back in time. Hennesy Street was turned into 1930′s Chicago and the lot was full of cars and props from the era. While on tour we would frequently run into swarms of background actors dressed in their period costumes and even had a few opportunities to watch filming!