The movie world fascinated Howard Hughes (left, in 1938), who owned a studio and dated stars—and his life has long fascinated moviemakers. Catch these films about him:
THE CARPETBAGGERS (1964) Hunky George Peppard struts through a salacious fictionalized version of Hughes's life.
THE AVIATOR (2004) Leonardo DiCaprio
(right) is compelling in a revealing biopic about Hughes's early years.
MELVIN AND HOWARD (1980) In a sweet comedy, a luckless guy befriends an aged Hughes (Jason Robards).