George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985), Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA, best known as Orson Welles, was an American film director, writer, actor, and producer, who worked extensively in film, theatre, television, and radio.

Welles first found national and international fame as the director and narrator of a 1938 radio adaptation of H. G. Wells’s novel The War of the Worlds which, performed in the style of a news broadcast, caused widespread panic when listeners thought that an extraterrestrial invasion was occurring and being reported by newscasters.

Citizen Kane (1941) won Oscar 1942

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

Touch of Evil (1958)

Chimes at Midnight (1965)

In 2002 he was voted the greatest film director of all time in the British Film Institute’s poll of Top Ten Directors.

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