Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning biopic about the life of filmmaker 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 and has inherited the family's fortune and tool company, but wants to spend his time making films instead. However, he soon finds himself just as involved in the aviation industry, buying an airline and developing new planes.

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  1. Martin Scorsese


  2. John Logan


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  1. Leonardo DiCaprio

    Leonardo DiCaprio

    Howard Hughes

  2. Cate Blanchett

    Cate Blanchett

    Katharine Hepburn

  3. Kate Beckinsale

    Kate Beckinsale

    Ava Gardner

  4. John C. Reilly

    John C. Reilly

    Noah Dietrich

  5. Alec Baldwin

    Alec Baldwin

    Juan Trippe

  6. Alan Alda

    Alan Alda

    Senator Ralph Owen Brewster

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 50m

Budget $116,000,000.00

Revenue $102,000,000.00

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Release Information

  • December 14, 2004
  • December 17, 2004
  • December 25, 2004
    PG-13, Theatrical



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