DVD 170 mins IMDB 7.6 (29,752 votes)
The Aviator
Warner Bros. (2004)
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Cate Blanchett Katharine Hepburn
Leonardo Di Caprio
Alan Alda Senator Ralph Owen Brewster
Alec Baldwin Juan Trippe
Kate Beckinsale Ava Gardner
Jude Law Errol Flynn
John C. Reilly Noah Dietrich
Leonardo DiCaprio Howard Hughes
Ian Holm Professor Fitz
Danny Huston Jack Frye
Gwen Stefani Jean Harlow
Adam Scott Johnny Meyer
Matt Ross Glenn Odekirk
Kelli Garner Faith Domergue
Frances Conroy Mrs. Hepburn
Brent Spiner Robert Gross

Director <b>Martin Scorsese</b>; Martin Scorsese
Producer Sandy Climan; Charles Evans Jr.; Matthias Deyle; Graham King; Michael Mann
Writer John Logan
Cinematography Robert Richardson
Musician Howard Shore
User Credit 1 Thelma Schoonmaker
User Credit 2 Sandy Powell

One of the 20th century's most compelling figures, Howard Hughes was a wily industrialist, glamorous movie producer and unstoppable American innovator - but he thought of himself first and foremost as an aviator. In this spectacular epic, director Martin Scorsese focuses on the most prolific period in the life of Hughes (played by Best Actor Golden Globe® Award winner Leonardo DiCaprio): the mid-1920's through the 1940's. It was a time of brilliant aeronautical invention, turbulent love affairs (including one with Katherine Hepburn, played by Cate Blanchett) and savage corporate battles. Prepare yourself for the ride of the lifetime of this billionaire, genius, madman.

Edition Details
Barcode 085393893927
Region Region 1
Release Date 5/24/2005
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.40:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 2

Disc 1: Disc 1
Audio Commentary by Martin Scorsese

Disc 2
Additional Scene
Documentaries on Howard Hughes and the Filmmakers:
  • Making the Aviator
  • The Role of Howard Hughes in Aviation History
  • Modern Marvels: Howard Hughes, a History Channel Documentary
  • The Affliction of Howard Hughes: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • The Visual Effects of The Aviator
  • Constructing The Aviator
  • Costuming and Scoring The Aviator
  • The Aviator and the Age of Glamour
  • An Evening with Leonardo DiCaprio and Alan Alda
  • Personal Details
    User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
    User Text 1 Thematic elements, sexual content, nudity, language and a crash sequence.
    User Text 2 Some men dream the future. He built it.
    Links DVD Empire
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    Internet Movie Database

    Trivia: The film's wide release date in the United States, 24 December 2004, would have been Howard Hughes' 99th birthday. (more)

    Goofs: Anachronisms: When the Lockheed executives are discussing the Constellation deal, the insignia on the XF-11 is of the post-1947 US Air Force type (a red bar in the center of the white bars). In conversation with the Lockheed executives, a statement was made about Truman being vice president, place the date of the conversation before the death of FDR (April 1945), making this insignia incorrect. (more)

    [first lines]
    Allene Hughes: Q-u-a-r-a-n-t-i-n-e.
    Young Howard Hughes: Quarantine. Q-u-a-r-a-n-t-i-n-e. Quarantine.

    Awards: Won 5 Oscars. Another 43 wins & 60 nominations (more)