Director of Citizen Kane who made the infamous 1938 news broadcast announcing an alien invasion, a broadcast that was ultimately a hoax.
He was awarded a scholarship to attend Harvard University, but chose instead to travel.
His War of the Worlds radio broadcast became one of the most famous incidents of mass panic in history.
He was married to Virginia Nicolson, Dolores del Rio, Rita Hayworth, and Paola Mori.
He took inspiration from William Shakespeare.
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