The Aviator

The Aviator Rating: 7.5/10 (298,838 votes)
Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: John Logan
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio / Cate Blanchett / Kate Beckinsale…
Duration: 170 min
Genre: Biography / Drama / History
Released: 20 Jan 2005 (Germany)
Plot: Biopic of billionaire Howard Hughes, starting with his early filmmaking years as owner of RKO studios but mostly focusing on his role in designing and promoting new aircraft. Hughes was a risk-taker spending several fortunes on designing experimental aircraft and eventually founding TWA as a rival to Pan AM airlines owned by his great rival Juan Trippe. When Trippe's politico Senator Ralph Owen Brewster accuses Hughes of being a war profiteer, it's Hughes who gains the upper hand. Hughes also had many women in his life including a long relationship with actress Katharine Hepburn. From an early age however, Hughes was also germophobic and would have severe bouts of mental illness. Written by garykmcd