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[on why he hired Fortunio Bonanova
for Citizen Kane
(1941)] I saw him as the leading man with Katharine Cornell
in "The Green Hat" when I was about eight years old. I never forgot him. He looked to me like a leading man in a dirty movie. Sent for him the minute I wrote that part. He was a great romantic leading man. When he was prompting her [Dorothy Comingore
] in the opera, he was so marvelous. ...
His 1937 Broadway stage production of William Shakespeare
's "Julius Caesar"--in which the setting was changed to a modern Fascist Rome to reflect the Benito Mussolini
era, but in which Shakespeare's language was completely retained--became, and still remains, the longest-running Broadway production of the play. Welles played Brutus. This production was never filmed, but years later Welles' former...
Known for his use of low camera angles, tracking shots, deep focus and elaborate crane shots in his films.