Focusing on his early years (from the 1930production of 'Hell's Angels' to the 1947 test flight of the BlueSpruce, when he was 42), this is the story of how young Howard Hughestransformed a small fortune into a massive one. The son of the Texaninventor of an amazing drill bit who died when he was 18, leaving himwith 75% of the "Hughes Tool Co.", Howard Hughes (DiCaprio) quicklymoved to Los Angeles to become a Hollywood film producer, where hehelped launch the career of Jean Harlow and other starlets, andproducing such classics as Hell's Angels, The Front Page, FlyingLeathernecks, and Scarface (the 1932 original), eventually owning RKOPictures. Hughes' legend came not from focusing on just Hollywood,however, as he simultaneously branched into industry after industry,including aviation in 1932 (including TWA Airlines), and during WWII,defense, leading to the creation of the (infamous) Spruce Goose, aflying boat of immense size. After WWII, Hughes' expansions continued,with an electronics company that was integral to the evolution of thesatellite, and Hughes' several Las Vegas casinos (though this film maybe ending before he moves there). This film will also focus on Hughes'romances with Hollywood stars like Katharine Hepburn (Blanchett) andAva Gardner (Beckinsale). (Huston plays the president of TWA; Baldwinplays the president of their competitor, Pan Am)..