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The Aviator


17 Dec 2004

2 hr 50 min


For some men, the sky was the limit. For him, it was just the beginning.
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.


Status: Released
Country: USA
Language: English
Awards: Won 5 Oscars. Another 74 wins & 115 nominations.
Budget: $116M


Martin Scorsese (Executive Producer)
Charles Evans Jr. (Producer)
Joseph P. Reidy (Co-Producer)
Leonardo DiCaprio (Executive Producer)
Rick Schwartz (Executive Producer)
Volker Schauz (Executive Producer)
Aslan Nadery (Executive Producer)
Matthias Deyle (Producer)
Sandy Climan (Producer)
Philip Schulz-Deyle (Line Producer)
Bob Weinstein (Executive Producer)
Dan Maag (Line Producer)
Chris Brigham (Executive Producer)
Michael Mann (Producer)
Colin Cotter (Executive Producer)
Graham King (Producer)
Rick Yorn (Executive Producer)
Harvey Weinstein (Executive Producer)




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)
Alan Alda (as Senator Ralph Owen Brewster)
Ian Holm (as Professor Fitz)
Jude Law (as Errol Flynn)
Kelli Garner (as Faith Domergue)
Danny Huston (as Jack Frye)
Brent Spiner (as Robert Gross)
Willem Dafoe (as Roland Sweet)
Gwen Stefani (as Jean Harlow)
Adam Scott (as Johnny Meyer)
Matt Ross (as Glenn Odekirk)
Frances Conroy (as Mrs. Hepburn)
Stanley DeSantis (as Louis B. Mayer)
Keith Campbell (as Marine)
Amy Sloan (as Howard Hughes's Mother)
Kevin O'Rourke (as Spencer Tracy)
Nellie Sciutto (as Secretary)
Edward Herrmann (as Joseph Breen)
Kenneth Welsh (as Dr. Hepburn)
J.C. MacKenzie (as Ludlow)
Jacob Davich (as Howard Hughes - 9 Years Old)
Sam Hennings (as Frank)
Vince Giordano (as Cocoanut Grove Band Member)
Jason Cavalier (as Cocoanut Grove Patron)
Rufus Wainwright (as Cocoanut Grove Vocalist #1)
Loudon Wainwright III (as Cocoanut Grove Vocalist #2)
Martha Wainwright (as Cocoanut Grove Vocalist #3)
Al Dubois (as Pan Am Executive #1)
John Koensgen (as Pan Am Executive #2)
Harry Standjofski (as Crony of Louis B. Mayer)
Josie Maran (as Cigarette Girl)
Joe Chrest (as Hell's Angels Director of Photography)
Justin Shilton (as Hell's Angels Pilot)
Arthur Holden (as Radio Announcer)
Joseph P. Reidy (as Aide to Howard)
Stéphane Demers (as Maitre d')
Yves Jacques (as Waiter)
Chris Ufland (as Engineer)
Sebastian Tillinger (as Timer)
James Bradford (as Uncle Willy)
Francesca Scorsese (as Little Girl)
Alan Toy (as Man on Crutches)
Joe Cobden (as Another Guest #1)
Linda Smith (as Another Guest #2)
David Purdham (as Emcee)
Alan Fawcett (as Chairman MPA)
Lisa Bronwyn Moore (as Noah's Wife)
Emma Campbell (as Helen - Jack Frye's wife)
Vincent Laresca (as Jorge)
Matt Holland (as Hughes' Staff Person)
Dennis St John (as Nick the Custodian)
Al Vandecruys (as Doctor)
James Rae (as FBI Agent)
Kathleen McAuliffe (as Brewster's Maid)
Terry Haig (as Another Senator)
Elizabeth DeCicco (as Starlet (uncredited))
Isabelle Champeau (as Editor (uncredited))