PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The unconventional love story of an aspiring actress, her ambitious driver, and their eccentric boss, the legendary billionaire Howard Hughes.
Warren Beatty turned down an offer of $1 million to play Howard Hughes in the TV miniseries "The Amazing Howard Hughes" thus enabling Tommy Lee Jones to star as Howard Hughes. That was one of Tommy Lee Jones' early break out parts.
You make an old guy courageous, Marla...
Marla Mabrey: Is that a compliment, Howard ?
Howard Hughes: You're not calling me Mr. Hughes... Makes me feel so much younger.
Although supposedly set in 1958, Hughes' is shown crashing the XF-11 prototype aircraft, which actually happened over a decade earlier, on July 7, 1946.
The end credits contain the standard disclaimer that all characters are fictional. But Howard Hughes, as well as his aides Noah Dietrich (played by Martin Sheen) and Robert Maheu (Alec Baldwin) are real people.
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