Orson Welles. “You know what the fellow said – in Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace – and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.”
Actor George Orson Welles was an American actor, director, writer and producer who worked in theater, radio and film. Born: May 6, 1915, Kenosha, WI - Died: October 10, 1985, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
Charles Foster Kane, played by Orson Welles in "Citizen Kane".
Sir Cecil Beaton, Orson Welles, Vanity, 1937
Orson Welles in The Third Man*0ne of my most favorite Orson movies!* (Carol Reed, 1949)
I think the enemy of [film] is of course reality, and films are best when they manage poetry by reducing the element of reality and introducing something which is the invention of the filmmaker. - Orson Welles