1. He sent the public into a frenzy after a radio broadcast. ourstate.com / Via google.com In 1938, Welles had to publicly apologize for making The War of the Worlds radio broadcast so believable that he caused widespread panic in his listeners. 2. He knew how to insult celebrities. i725.photobucket.com Welles made several appearances at the Dean Martin roasts. He had a way of being witty, pretentious, and charming simultaneously:"Thank you, Donald, for that well-meant but rather pedestrian introduction." 3. He wrote, directed, produced, and starred in the greatest movie of all time...when he was 26 years old. theblaze.com / Via google.com Citizen Kane is consistently ranked as the greatest movie of all time. He created this film when he was about 15 years younger than Ben Affleck is now. Yeah. 4. He sat next to Hitler and found him boring. tumblr.com Welles was seated next to Adolf Hitler when the Nazis were just a "comical minority of nuts that nobody took seriously at all ... he made so little impression on me that I can't remember a second of it. He had no personality whatsoever," Welles says.That's how cool Orson Welles was — he could insult the most villainous main of the 20th century by calling him boring. 5. He filmed commercials while intoxicated. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF stream1.gifsoup.com / Via gifsoup.com Enjoying the wine you're advertising is sometimes more important than actually advertising it. 6. He had a fistfight with Ernest Hemingway. wordpress.com / Via google.com Welles was recording the narration for a documentary on the Spanish Civil War that Hemingway helped write. At a screening for the film, Welles wanted to omit certain lines. Hemingway didn't. Hemingway threw some derogatory words Welles' way. Welles threw some back. And in front of the audience watching the documentary, the two legends got into a fistfight. Nobody won, and apparently they went out for whiskey later. It's a shame there was never a Hemingway vs. Wells II at Madison Square Garden or in some back alley in Spain. 7. He courted many beautiful women. tersninja.com Welles had affairs with a myriad of women, including actresses like Dolores Del Rio and Paola Mori. But most notably he was married to Rita Hayworth, the actress who was considered one of the great beauties of her day. And she helped Andy Dufresne escape. 8. Plus, he knew how to clap...really well. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF reactiongifs.com / Via reactiongifs.com It's not as easy you think.