(12/26/31) Stage: Appeared (as "Chosroes, King of Persia") in "Mogu of the Desert" by Padraic Colum
. Dublin Gate Theatre, Dublin, Ireland.
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Did You Know?
If there hadn't been women we'd still be squatting in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girlfriends. And they tolerated it and let us go ahead and play with our toys.
He and John Huston
were good friends from the 1940s to Welles' death in 1985. Both men coincidentally made their spectacular debut as directors in 1941 (Welles with Citizen Kane
(1941) and Huston with The Maltese Falcon
(1941)). Both would eventually be directed by the other: Welles' had a cameo in Huston's adaptation of Moby Dick
(1956) and Huston played the lead in Welles' unfinished The Other
Films that he wrote/directed often revolve around the rise and fall of main characters (Kane, Quinlan, Arkardin) who, in classic Shakespearean style, are unmade by their own vices.