F for Fake

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Brief Synopsis: "Orson Welles' free-form documentary about fakery focusses on the notorious art forger Elmyr de Hory and Elmyr's biographer, Clifford Irving, who also wrote the celebrated fraudulent Howard Hughes autobiography, then touches on the reclusive Hughes and Welles' own career (which started with a faked resume and a phony Martian invasion). On the way, Welles plays a few tricks of his own on the audience."

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People Involved

  • Orson Welles (Himself)
  • Joseph Cotten (Special Participant)
  • Oja Kodar (The Girl)
  • Elmyr de Hory (Himself (uncredited))
  • Clifford Irving (Himself (uncredited))
  • Orson Welles (Director)