Studio: Miramax / Warner Brothers
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes, Cate Blanchett as Katharine Hepburn, Kate Beckinsale as Ava Gardner, John C. Reilly as Noah Dietrich, Alec Baldwin as Juan Trippe, Alan Alda as Sen. Ralph Owen Brewster, Ian Holm Professor Fitz, Danny Huston as Jack Frye, Gwen Stefani as Jean Harlow, Jude Law as Errol Flynn, Adam Scott as Johnny Meyer, Matt Ross as Glenn Odekirk, Kelli Garner as Faith Domergue, Frances Conroy as Mrs. Hepburn and Brent Spiner as Robert Gross
Crew: Martin Scorsese (director & executive producer); John Logan (writer);Chris Brigham, Colin Cotter, Leonardo DiCaprio, Aslan Nadery, Rick Schwartz, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Rick Yorn and Volker Schauz (executive producers); Sandy Climan, Charles Evans Jr., Graham King and Michael Mann (producers); Chris Brigham, Dan Maag and Philip Schulz-Deyle (line producers)
A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes’ career, from the late 1920’s to the mid-1940’s.
Production Company: Initial Entertainment / Forward Pass / Appian Way / Cappa Productions
Some men dream the future. He built it.
Imagine a life without limits.
Cate Blanchett as Katherine Hepburn… the star who stole his heart.
Kate Beckinsale as Ava Gardner… the passion he couldn’t resist.
Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes… the man who became a legend.
Official Websites: theaviatormovie.com
Release Dates: DECEMBER 25, 2004
Genre: DRAMA / BIOGRAPHY
Film Fetish trivia:
Director Michael Mann was originally going to direct the Aviator, but after directing The Insider in 1999 and Ali in 2001, back-to-back, he decided to produce the film instead.
The Aviator received the most Academy Award nominations for the year 2004, with 11 total nods.
Jim Carrey was considered for the role of Howard Hughes in the film.
Gwyneth Paltrow was originally supposed to play Ava Gardner before Kate Beckinsale eventually got the part.
Nicole Kidman was considered for the role of Katharine Hepburn before Cate Blanchett got the part.