The Aviator (2004)

Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning biopic about the life of film-maker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. After a scene from 1914, which may explain his later fear of dirt and disease, the film starts in 1927 during Hughes' filming of the World War I aviation film "Hell's Angels". He's 22 years old, has inherited the family's fortune and tool company, but wants to spend his time making film instead. However, he soon finds himself just as involved in the aviation industry, buying an airline and developing new planes.

Rotten Tomatoes: Certified Fresh 87% / Audience 79%

7/10

Rated PG-13 2 hr 50 mins

GENRES
Drama
DIRECTION
Martin Scorsese
CAST
Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Cate Blanchett  •  John C. Reilly  •  Kate Beckinsale

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Leonardo DiCaprio Howard Hughes
Cate Blanchett Katharine Hepburn
John C. Reilly Noah Dietrich
Kate Beckinsale Ava Gardner
Alec Baldwin Juan Trippe
Alan Alda Senator Ralph Owen Brewster
Ian Holm Professor Fitz
Jude Law Errol Flynn
Kelli Garner Faith Domergue
Danny Huston Jack Frye
Brent Spiner Robert Gross
Willem Dafoe Roland Sweet