Orson Welles

Orson Welles

Bert Rebhandl

Twenty years after his death and shortly before his 90th birthday on May 6, 2005, Orson Welles is regarded as one of the few universal film artists and a central figure of the 20th century. In his biography, however, Bert Rebhandl also presents a different Orson Welles, a man whose career veered dizzily between media and cultures, between the Old and the New World, a figure who never managed to match his early success, who invested his extraordinary talent impatiently in ever-changing genres, who was frequently involved in scandal as an actor and who ended his career as éminence grise and entertainer. Prodigiously productive, charming in his encounters with the rich and beautiful, Orson Welles was nonetheless a man of failed projects and aborted dreams.

Orson Welles

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