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587 Ratings

Me and Orson Welles

Directed by Richard Linklater
United States, Isle of Man, 2008


A young student (Zac Efron) finds love in the theater after being cast in a production of Julius Caesar directed by Orson Welles (Christian McKay) in this 1930s-era romance directed by Richard Linklater.

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Me and Orson Welles Directed by Richard Linklater

Awards & Festivals

Independent Spirit Awards

2010 | Nominee: Best Supporting Male

Village Voice Film Poll

2009 | 2nd place: Best Supporting Actor

Critics reviews

The film is greatly assisted by much research into the original stage production and a very adroit impersonation of the young Welles by English actor Christian McKay. And even though it is limited both as history and as Welles portraiture, it remains wholly on target in suggesting some of the motives for Welles mythopoeia.
October 09, 2008
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