Howard Hughes, who suffers from germophobia and psychological illness, tries to design and promote a new aircraft. Along the way, he faces personal issues but becomes a successful film-maker.
Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: John Logan
With a rich sense of period detail, The Aviator succeeds thanks to typically assured direction from Martin Scorsese and a strong performance from Leonardo DiCaprio, who charts Howard Hughes' descent from eccentric billionaire to reclusive madman.
Tagline: For some men, the sky was the limit. For him, it was just the beginning.
Motion Picture Rating: PG-13
Genres: biography, drama, history
Editor: Thelma Schoonmaker
Director of photography: Robert Richardson
Original music composer: Howard Shore
Costume design: Sandy Powell
Production design: Dante Ferretti
Runtime: 170 min
Sound Mix: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
Color: Black and White, Color