Leonardo DiCaprio played Howard Hughes in the 2004 biopic The Aviator, directed by Martin Scorsese? The 1980 movie Melvin and Howard told the story of Melvin Dummar, a small-time gas station owner who claimed he was heir to Howard Hughes?s fortune; actor Jason Robards played Hughes? Among the movies produced by Howard Hughes was Scarface (1932), based loosely on the life of Al Capone and forerunner of the 1983 film Scarface? Howard Hughes?s most famous airplane was the Spruce Goose, a giant eight-motored flying boat made of wood. The plane flew only once, in 1947, and is now on display at an aviation museum in McMinnville, Oregon? Howard Hughes was 6?4? tall, according to Wikipedia.
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