The Aviator Movie Poster
  • Released
  • December 17, 2004
  • PG-13, 2 hr 46 min
  • Drama

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<i>The Aviator</i> 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. <br><br> <b><u>11 Academy Award Nominations</u> <br>Best Picture <br>Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio <br>Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Alan Alda <br>Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Cate Blanchett <br>Best Director <br>Best Writing (Original Screenplay) <br>Best Art Direction <br>Best Cinematography <br>Best Costume Design <br>Best Film Editing <br>Best Sound Mixing</b>