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Genre Drama
Running Time 107 min
MPAA rating PG-13 (Adult Situations)
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Me and Orson Welles

After a chance encounter, theater-loving teen Richard Samuels (Zac Efron) gets the opportunity of a lifetime when famed director Orson Welles (Christian McKay) gives him a small role in his 1937 production of "Julius Caesar." Unexpectedly thrust into the heady world of the stage, Richard finds himself surrounded by ambition, clashing egos and sheer brilliance.

Starring
Zac Efron Richard Samuels
Claire Danes Sonja Jones
Christian McKay Orson Welles
Zoe Kazan Gretta Adle
Hank McCann Joseph Cotten
Max Nadler Norman Lloyd
Eddie Marsan John Houseman
Ben Chaplin George Coulouris
Al Weaver Same Leve
Kelly Reilly Muriel Brassler

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Nov 24, 2009 - clem on Me and Orson Welles
Wonderful character portrayal of a complex personna

This movie recreates much of the time period, drama, and excitement of the young Orson Welles in his early career through the eyes of a semi-fictional young high school student played by Zac Efron (who does a superb job acting.) At this point in time, Orson Welles is pretty much an unknown: he hadn't yet terrorized the nation with his "World of the Worlds" radio production, nor even yet created "Citizen Kane". His breakthrough hinged on creating a fresh and revolutionary production of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" at the age of 22!

In addition to his brilliance and creativity, Orson Welles was a man of enormous ego and appetites. In this movie, we see him at a time, where those traits hadn't yet started to work against him, but instead are part of the package.

Christian McKay brings Orson Welles to life, letting us witness a young man as an artist during his ascendency.

If you've ever wonder about Orson Welles, you got to see this film!

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