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The Greatest Depictions of Real Life Geeks On Film

By Vadim Newquist Aug 21, 2013

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Howard Hughes in The Aviator

Howard Hughes is one of the most legendary obsessively brilliant geeks of the 20th century. His dedication to his loves of cinema and aeronautics led to the development of some of the greatest advancements made at the time in those respective fields. Unfortunately, his genius came at a price. His profound mental illness is brought to life with care in The Aviator, through a gutsy performance by Leonardo Dicaprio and the outstanding direction of celluloid master, Martin Scorcese.

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About the Author
Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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