Pictured here is iconic director, actor, screenwriter and producer Orson Welles, whose first film was "Citizen Kane," widely considered to be one of the greatest films ever made and which he co-wrote, produced, directed, and starred in. A true "Man of Many Talents," Welles also worked in radio, famously creating an unforgettable version of H.G. Wells's "War of the Worlds." Adept at a startling range of talents, Welles is quoted as saying, "Good evening, ladies and gentleman. My name is Orson Welles. I am an actor. I am a writer. I am a producer. I am a director. I am a magician. I appear onstage and on the radio. Why are there so many of me and so few of you?" Welles inspires us to embrace our own unique talents, energies, and ideas, and to never allow ourselves to be limited-- not by those around us, by public opinion, and never by ourselves.
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