The Magnificent Joseph Cotten

The Wonderful World of Cinema


Joseph Cotten with an “E”. Today, that man (and highly underrated actor) would have been 111 years old. As he is a favourite of mine, it’s my duty to honour him on this day.

Joseph Cotten, born on May 15th, 1905, started his acting career on Broadway, but this one really started when he became friend with the famous Orson Welles who saw his potential as a talented actor. Joseph Cotten was to be part of Orson Welles’ Mercury Theatre Production and starred in Broadway plays produced by the company along with other “Welles’ actors” such as Ray Collins, Everett Sloan or Agnes Moorehead. In 1938, Orson Welles directed his first film, the now unfortunately forgotten Too Much Johnson with Joseph Cotten in the leading role. It was his first film too. He then starred in what is known today as “the best film of all times” and certainly Orson…

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