Welles once dated Eartha Kitt and called her "the most exciting woman in the world."
He caused a public uproar when he decided to have Rita Hayworth cut and bleach her long red hair for his film, The Lady from Shanghai. Many in Hollywood believed it contributed to the film's dismal box office numbers.
There’s a movie currently waiting for release called Me and Orson Welles, about a teenager who gets cast in the Mercury Theatre production of Julius Ceasar directed by a young Orson Welles in 1937. It stars Zac Efron and Claire Danes, and also features Zoe Kazan! Christian McKay portrays Welles, but if you ask me it should have been Michael Gladis.