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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“A good artist should be isolated. If he isnt isolated, something is wrong.”
—Orson Welles (19151984)
“Thatcher: Youre too old to call me Mr. Thatcher, Charles.
Charles Foster Kane: Youre too old to be called anything else. You were always too old.”
—Orson Welles (19151985)