The showman responsible for “Citizen Kane” (1941). His movies, interviews, and stories present an artist of enormous creativity and uncompromising personal vision. Though he was a child prodigy before becoming a theatrical/radio pioneer, he reached legendary status as a cinematic visionary. After “Kane,” he spent much of his life hustling the Hollywood system, fighting studio executives, being a glutton, travelling the world, appearing in commercials, narrating movies, acting, scrounging for money to direct low-budget works of cinematic brilliance, and leading a life that countless scholars, critics, directors, actors, students and movie lovers strive to fully grasp. Failing to do so, these individuals settle for the abundance of inspiration that one can draw from the enigma of Orson Welles.
Some of Orson Welles's finest movies are his lesser-known works: “The Trial” (1962), “Chimes at Midnight” (1965), and “F for Fake” (1974).