A 2004 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and nominated for 11 Academy Awards. DiCaprio stars as Howard Hughes, a director and aviation pioneer who struggled with OCD for most of his life. For anyone with contamination OCD, this film manages to give an insight into the triggers and torments of contamination thought threads. DiCaprio worked closely with Jeffrey M. Schwartz (author of Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior) in preparation for the role. I have posted a clip and some links to reviews below:


Aviator trailer on YouTube:

‘Aviator – OCD’ on YouTube:


The Guardian:

New York Times:



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