Orson Welles (1915-1985)

Orson Welles was an American actor, writer, director, and producer. Citizen Kane (1941) was his first film he starred, co-wrote, produced, and directed. he directed 13 full length films in his career. One of his most famous films was The War of the Worlds adapted from H.G. Wells’ novel of the same name. In the year 2002, he was voted the greatest film director of all-time in two polls of The British Film Institute among directors, and critics. His movie Citizen Kane is ranked #1 all-time in the AFI (American Film Institute) list of AFI’s #100 ranked All-time films list. He was a well celebrated Shakespearean actor. He presented troop variety shows during the war years.