American film director-producer, record-setting pilot, business tycoon, investor and philanthropist, Howard Hughes stepped into showbiz in the late 1920s with commercially successful films ‘Everybody's Acting’ (1927) and ‘Two Arabian Knights’ (1927). The latter won him the first Academy Award for Best Director of a comedy picture. Eventually, he rose to prominence producing films like ‘The Racket’ (1928), ‘The Front Page’ (1931) and ‘Scarface’ (1932); and producing-directing film ‘Hell’s Angels’ (1930). In May 1948, he took control of RKO film studio which is considered to have suffered the most during his time.
He dropped out of Rice University and relocated to Los Angeles to embark his journey in the entertainment industry. With time he proved to be a successful film producer making big-budget films many of which like ‘Scarface’ and ‘The Racket’ remained controversial. His endeavours include establishing the Hughes Aircraft Company in 1932; setting several world air speed records during 1930s and 1940s; acquiring ‘Air West’ and ‘Trans World Airlines’; and developing H-4 Hercules and Hughes H-1 Racer.
Filmography of Howard Hughes includes many box-office hits like ‘Hell's Angels’, ‘Scarface’ and ‘The Outlaw’ (1943) of which the former fetched an Academy Award nomination for Best Cinematography.