Movies: The Man, the Myth, the Millions--and Marty

Martin Scorsese is as much a movie fan as he is a moviemaker. He poured his love for classic American and Italian films into two four-hour documentaries that are their own kind of classics. Now he is making a big Hollywood picture about Howard Hughes, a giant figure in business, aviation and movies. And he has signed Leonardo DiCaprio, star of the biggest hit in Hollywood history, to bring the legend to screen life.

Hughes is remembered today as the billionaire bohemian who built that Edsel of airplanes, the Spruce Goose, and spent the late 1960s as the reclusive, emaciated owner...

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