Citizen Kane was directed by and starred Orson Welles. The groundbreaking film is
often considered the greatest of all time. It was the first feature film for Welles and was nominated for Academy Awards in nine categories. It won an Academy Award for Best Writing (original Screenplay) by Herman Mankiewicz and Welles. Citizen Kane topped
the AFI’s 100 Years – 100 Movies list and the 10th Anniversary Update, as well as all
of the Sight & Sound polls of the 10 greatest films for nearly half a century.