Few figures from Hollywood’s Golden Age loom as large as Orson Welles.
The mercurial wunderkind first made a name for himself with his voice, in his Mercury Theater‘s Shakespeare productions and his iconic radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds. Then he took Hollywood by storm as a creative force, acting, directing, and producing his own work, including his most famous film, Citizen Kane, which is central to David Fincher‘s new movie Mank.
As Welles aged, he became larger than life, both in his increasing girth and his tempestuous approach to filmmaking, a realm in which he was often at odds with studio brass and even himself (see: the long-unfinished The Other Side of the Wind).
Tom Burke on Orson Welles
December 3, 2020
The Film Programme (BBC)
Actor Tom Burke reveals how he perfected the voice of Orson Welles for his new film, Mank, and Rob Savage explains how he made lockdown horror movie Host.