Sunday, 6 May 2018


- Manoj Kulkarni

Today is 103rd birth anniversary of one of the all time greatest American filmmakers & actors..George Orson Welles!

Young actor Orson Welles.
He did great job for theatre, radio and film. He is remembered for innovative work such as..on theatre 'Caesar' (1937) a Broadway adaptation of William Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar'; in radio, the 1938 broadcast "The War of the Worlds"!
Orson Welles' great role in his own film 'Citizen Kane' (1941).

Then 'Citizen Kane' (1941)..the first film Orson Welles co-wrote, produced, directed & starred in as Charles Foster Kane..a wealthy newspaper publisher! This was his great role & one of the all time greatest films in the history of world cinema!
Orson Welles & Suzanne Cloutier in 'Othello' (1952)

Then he directed only 13 full-length films in his career like..critically acclaimed 'The Magnificent Ambersons' (1942), 'The Lady from Shanghai' (1947), 'Touch of Evil' (1958) & 'Chimes at Midnight' (1966).

Welles won numerous awards and admiration in various international film festivals. His 'Othello' (1952) won 'Palme d'or' at 'Cannes Films Festival' and he got 'Career Golden Lion' at 'Venice Film Festival' in 1970. Same year he was given an 'Academy Honorary Award'!

Tribute to this great artist & filmmaker!!

- Manoj Kulkarni
    [Pune, India]

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