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Charles Foster Kane (born 1863 - dies 1941) is the eponymous character of Orson Welles' 1941 film Citizen Kane.

He was portrayed by Orson Welles as an adult, along with Buddy Swan playing Kane as a child.

Why He Rocks

  1. Orson Welles does an exceptional performance as the central character.
  2. He's shown to very manipulate and snarky, which can be funny at times.
  3. Despite being a super rich newspaper editor, he's still a decent boss isn't too corrupt about his job.
  4. Even though he was harsh and stubborn to his employees, he still desperately wanted to be loved and has shown to being pretty caring at certain times.
  5. His Rosebud moment towards the ending, resembled his childhood, when he was last truly happy. This makes his death scene even more heartbreaking despite all of his questionable acts during the film.