in about 100 words or less
US 170m, Colour/B&W
Director: Martin Scorsese; Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly, Alec Baldwin, Alan Alda, Jude Law, Willem Dafoe, Gwen Stefani, Kelli Garner
The Aviator is a fascinating biographical film about the life of playboy billionaire Howard Hughes whose many technical, business and artistic accomplishments were overshadowed by his obsessive-compulsive behavior during the later years of his life. Ultimately becoming the world’s most infamous recluse, and a tabloid sensation for his purported bizarre appearance and lifestyle, The Aviator is a richly detailed film fitting one of the twentieth century’s most intriguing and misunderstood celebrities (Klaus Ming October 2016).