Question by Archer: Filmmakers: Are Howard Hawks and Howard Hughes two different people?
I am confused. I think they are two names of one filmmaker. Kindly tell me if there’s any difference between them? Who is The Aviator?
Answer by The Answer from Florida
Howard Hawks (May 30, 1896 – December 26, 1977) was an American film director, producer and writer of the classic Hollywood era.
He was born Howard Winchester Hawks in Goshen, Indiana. He died in Palm Springs, California, from the aftermath of a fall.
Hawks was known for his versatility as a director, filming comedies, dramas, gangster films, sci-fi, pulp noir, and Westerns with equal ease and skill. Hawks’ own functional definition of what constitutes a “good movie” is revealing of his no-nonsense style: “Three great scenes, no bad ones.”
Howard Robard Hughes Jr. (December 24, 1905(disputed — see talk page) – April 5, 1976) was at times an aviator, an engineer, an industrialist, a movie producer, a playboy, an eccentric and one of the wealthiest people in the world. He is famous for building the H-4 Hercules airplane, commonly known as “Spruce Goose”, and for his debilitating eccentric behavior later in life.
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