Who is Orson Welles?

Orson Welles

George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985) was an American actor, director, writer and producer who worked extensively in theater, radio and film. He is best remembered for his innovative work in all three media, most notably Caesar (1937), a groundbreaking Broadway adaption of Julius Caesar and the debut of the Mercury Theatre; The War of the Worlds (1938), one of the most famous broadcasts in the history of radio; and Citizen Kane (1941), which is consistently ranked as one of the all-time greatest films.

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... show Second City Television was John Candy's impersonation of Welles ... On SCTV, Candy-as-Welles appeared in an embarrassing array of commercials, talk shows, and other low-budget productions ... It's unknown whether or not Welles ever saw Candy's impersonation ...
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Me And Orson Welles
... Me and Orson Welles is a 2008 British-American period-drama film directed by Richard Linklater and starring Zac Efron, Christian McKay, and Claire Danes ... in 1937 New York, tells of a teenager hired to perform in Orson Welles's stage production of Julius Caesar, where he becomes attracted to a career-driven production assistant ...

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    Criminals are never very amusing. It’s because they’re failures. Those who make real money aren’t counted as criminals. This is a class distinction, not an ethical problem.
    Orson Welles (1915–1985)

    The essential is to excite the spectators. If that means playing Hamlet on a flying trapeze or in an aquarium, you do it.
    —Orson Welles (1915–1984)