Orson Welles, was a film director, actor, theatre director, screenwriter, and producer, who worked extensively in film, theatre, television and radio.
After directing a number of high-profile productions in his early twenties, Welles found national and international fame as the director and narrator of a 1938 radio adaptation of H. G. Wells's novel The War of the Worlds performed for the radio drama anthology series Mercury Theatre on the Air.
It was reported to have caused widespread panic when listeners thought that an invasion by extraterrestrial beings was occurring, they rocketed Welles to instant notoriety.
In 2002, he was voted the greatest film director of all time in two separate British Film Institute polls among directors and critics, and a wide survey of critical consensus, best-of lists, and historical retrospectives calls him the most acclaimed director of all time...
Listen to "War of the Worlds" HERE and imagine it's a 1930's martian invasion. (seriously, people though that ish was real)