Aviator, The   (2004)
Bouyed by vision, driven by imagination, one man became an icon of the 20th century: Howard Hughes. Visionary. Daredevil. Mogul. Madman.
Project Type:
Feature Film
Running Time:
169 mins
Drama, History, Romance
Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly, Alec Baldwin, Adam Scott, Danny Houston, Ian Holm, Gwen Stefani, Kelli Garner, Matt Ross
Martin Scorsese
Project Status:
Origin Country(s)/Region(s)
United States
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The Aviator tells the story of aviation pioneer Howard Hughes (Leonardo DiCaprio), the eccentric billionaire industrialist and Hollywood film mogul, famous for romancing some of the world’s most beautiful women. The drama recounts the years of his life from the late 1920s through the 1940s, an epoch when Hughes was directing and producing Hollywood movies and test flying innovative aircraft he designed and created. A daredevil pilot, the most famous flyer since Charles Lindbergh, Hughes became a major force in commercial aviation. He was a mythic figure in the America of his day, imbued with an aura of excitement, glamour and mystery. The Aviator looks at Hughes’ emotional life, and his love affairs with two Hollywood legends: elegant, Yankee-bred screen star Katharine Hepburn (Cate Blanchett) in the 1930s, and the sensual and luminous screen beauty of the 1940s, Ava Gardner (Kate Beckinsale). It also chronicles Hughes’ struggle with his physical disabilities and phobias, and with his increasingly erratic, obsessive-compulsive behavior that leads him ultimately to isolate himself from his associates and withdraw from the world....more