Orson Welles Discusses: A Gamma Comedian

“He has the Chaplin disease. That particular combination of arrogance and timidity sets my teeth on edge.

…Like all people with timid personalities, his arrogance is ­unlimited. Anybody who speaks quietly and shrivels up in company is unbelievably ­arrogant. He acts shy, but he’s not. He’s scared. He hates himself, and he loves himself, a very tense situation. It’s people like me who have to carry on and pretend to be modest. To me, it’s the most embarrassing thing in the world—a man who presents himself at his worst to get laughs, in order to free himself from his hang-ups. Everything he does on the screen is therapeutic.

It would take you no time at all to google who Welles is talking about but would it really matter? Gamma Males are all alike.

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