Or so I thought.
Mr. Welles, why do you find it so necessary to always mess with my mind so utterly and completely?!
Why didn't you ever work with Sir Alfred? (Besides the fact that the two of you would have probably ended up strangling each other.) He loved directing fascinating villains. You loved directing and playing fascinating villains. Think of the possible mind-blowing amount of cool villainy.
What is it about you that makes you so inherently likable, Mr. Welles? I always just want to smile watching you onscreen. The way some people feel about Jimmy Stewart or John Wayne -- I feel about you. You could have maybe used this inherent likability to play, you know, LIKABLE characters or something?! Why did you instead play gleefully evil black market-dealing baby killers and Nazis and just all-around heartless guys?
Also: why are you so awesomely brilliant, genius-personified, and utterly cool?
Mr. Welles, even though you usually don't survive to the end of any film you appear in, I love you.
Thank you for never changing. And thank you for never settling for anything less than perfection (even in frozen pea commercials...;-D). You'll always be the favorite boy genius of EVERYONE (excluding William Randolph Hearst, people who love Rita Hayworth with red hair, and most producers/studio heads).
You're just awesome.
^Orson Welles in The Stranger playing a Nazi with a creeper mustache and a love for old clocks and killing people.