Seen & Heard

Seen at the Movies: The bizarre, elusive, and somehow essentially American figure that was Howard Hughes is probably most effectively embodied on screen in cameo-sized portraits—by Dean Stockwell’s brief appearance in Tucker, or by Jason Robards’ brilliant sketch of the character in Melvin and Howard. That said, Leonard DiCaprio gives an impressive accounting of Hughes in Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator, nailing the young millionaire’s infectious enthusiasm for

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