• Release Date: December 17, 2004
  • Run Time: 2 hr 46 min
  • Rating: PG-13 - thematic elements, sexual content, nudity, language and crash sequence
  • Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale
  • Director: Martin Scorsese
  • Genre: Drama

Synopsis: The Aviator chronicles the early years of billionaire Howard Hughes. The film looks at his career as a director and his passion for flight while the aviation industry was in its infancy. During this time, Hughes was also known as a playboy, romancing some of the most prominent women in Hollywood, including Jean Harlow, Ava Gardner and Katharine Hepburn.

11 Academy Award Nominations
Best Picture
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Alan Alda
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Cate Blanchett
Best Director
Best Writing (Original Screenplay)
Best Art Direction
Best Cinematography
Best Costume Design
Best Film Editing
Best Sound Mixing