The Aviator (2004)

Dir. Martin Scorsese

Based on the 1993 non-fiction book ‘Howard Hughes: The Secret Life’ by Charles Higham, the film depicts the life of Hughes, an aviation pioneer and director of Hell’s Angels. The film portrays his life from 1927–1947 during which time Hughes became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD). Leonardo Di Caprio gives an excellent performance as a one time billionaire playboy who becomes a recluse.

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