The Man Whose Mask Became His Face

LCWC member, K.V. Turley, writes on Orson Welles and the Life of Kane at The Imaginative Conservative.

Life imitates art, or is it the other way round?

In the lives of actors there is often a strange synergy with the roles they inhabit, one that reaches into their private lives and indeed beyond. For one actor, born 100 years ago, his life was to be indelibly marked by that of his creation, to the extent that, like Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein whose creature pursued his creator to the ends of the earth, this creator was to be haunted by his creation until the end of his days. The creation was Citizen Kane, the creator Orson Welles.

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