The Aviator

Character: Ava Gardner
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Written by: John Logan
Produced by: Michael Mann, Graham King, Charles Evans Jr., Leonardo DiCaprio, Sandy Climan
Other cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, John C. Reilly, Alec Baldwin
Release date: December 25, 2004
Genre: Biography, Drama
Running time: 2h 50min

Billionaire and aviation tycoon Howard Hughes is a successful public figure: a director of big-budget Hollywood films such as "Hell's Angels," a passionate lover of Hollywood leading ladies Katharine Hepburn and Ava Gardner, and an aviation pioneer who helps build TWA into a major airline. But in private, Hughes remains tormented, suffering from paralyzing phobias and depression. The higher he rises, the farther has to fall.


→ For some men, the sky was the limit. For him, it was just the beginning.
→ A Martin Scorsese film
→ 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.


⋄ Kate Beckinsale gained twenty pounds for her portrayal of Ava Gardner.

Character’s Quotes

• You don’t own me, Howard. I’m not one of your teenage whores and I’m not some damn airplane!
• …You can’t buy me, Howard, so stop trying. Don’t buy me any more diamonds or sapphires or any other damn thing. You can buy me dinner…