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The Aviator (2004)  link to The Aviator on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 21

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IMDb Rating:
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7.5/10 (269281 votes)

Country: USA, 2h 50min

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, History, Biography

Director(s): Martin Scorsese

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio (as Howard Hughes), Cate Blanchett (as Katharine Hepburn), Kate Beckinsale (as Ava Gardner), John C. Reilly (as Noah Dietrich), Alec Baldwin (as Juan Trippe)

Medium: Original DVD,

Storyline: 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.

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 2.35:1