Question by  searcykid (23)

Who is Citizen Kane based on?


Answer by  GermanGirl (47)

It is based on the life of William Randolph Hearst, a newspaper mogul who got into the newspaper business in 1887 and dominated it by the 1920s. Like Charles Foster Kane, Hearst was known for eccentricity and bravado, having once said, "You can crush a man with journalism. "


Answer by  Binome (1975)

The film Citizen Kane was not based on anyone. It is a work of fiction written by Herman J. Mankiewicz and Orson Welles. The character has a personality based on a fictionalized and hostile parody of William Randolph Hearst, and the events are very loosely based on the life of Samuel Insull and his wife Gladys. Overall though, it's fiction.


Answer by  dollgirl (636)

Charles Foster Kane is the name of the newspaper tycoon who is the main character of Citizen Kane. It was inspired by the life of William Randolph Hearst, who was known for his work in newspapers, magazines, radio, and film. Hearst even banned mention of the film in his newspapers.


Answer by  nagendra (6)

Citizen Kane based on celebrated newspaper columnist. This is based on based on the life of William Randolph Hearst, who was one of the greatest newspaper publishers of all time.

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