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15 Reasons Orson Welles Should Be Your Old Hollywood Crush

In honor of Orson Welles' 100th birthday.

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1. Because he founded his own theater company when he was 22 years old.

Mercury Theatre went beyond theater to produce radio shows and films.
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Mercury Theatre went beyond theater to produce radio shows and films.

2. Because he was a quadruple threat.

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He was an actor, writer, producer AND director.

3. Because he could direct the shit out of a movie.

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4. Because he could narrate the shit out of a movie.

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5. Because he could write the shit out of a script.

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6. Because he directed/acted/wrote/produced the shit out of one of the best movies of all time.

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7. Because he could scare the shit out of radio listeners with his "War of the Worlds" broadcast.

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8. Because he could get it in Citizen Kane.

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9. Not this part though.

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10. Because he could rock the shit out of a moustache.

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11. And a beard.

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12. Because he could do magic tricks and shit.

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13. Because he created one of the longest running opening shots in film.

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14. Because he composed the shit out of scenes like this.

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15. Because even as a villain, he could be charming AF.

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Let's hear it for Orson Welles.

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