Director of Citizen Kane who became famous for the 1938 alien invasion news broadcast.
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, Paola Mori, and was companions with Oja Kodar, but it was constant infidelity that led to a corroding of each relationship.
He took inspiration from William Shakespeare.