An amateur aeronautical engineer, he designed and built the Hercules, commonly known as the Spruce Goose, the largest passenger airplane ever built at the time, and built almost entirely of wood.
12 Biographical Movies
29 Print Biographies
2 Magazine Cover Photos
Howard R. Hughes
6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Became obsessed with Communism during the McCarthy "Red Scare" era. His film
The Whip Hand
was originally about a group of Nazi scientists who smuggled the body of Adolf Hitler
into the U.S. and worked to revive Hitler in order to try to take over the world again. After it was finished Hughes had it reshot...