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Birth Name: George Orson Welles

Born: 6 May 1915 Died: 10 October 1985

Country of origin: United States

Height: 6' 1"

Relationship Status: Married

Partner: Paola Mori


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Orson Welles Videos

Original Takes for Orson Welles Wine Commercial

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Orson Welles in a Japanese Whiskey Commercial

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Orson Welles receiving an Honorary Oscar®

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Description: His father was a well-to-do inventor, his mother a beautiful concert pianist; Orson Welles was gifted in many arts (magic, piano, painting) as a child. When his mother died (he was nine) he traveled the world with his father. When his father died (he was fifteen) he became the ward of Chicago's Dr. Maurice Bernstein. In 1931 he graduated from the Todd School in Woodstock, Illinois; he turned down college offers for a sketching tour of Ireland. He tried unsuccessfully to enter the London and Broadway stages, traveling some more in Morocco and Spain (where he fought in the bullring). Recommendations by Thornton Wilder and Alexande ... (more)
Tags: Director (15), American (10), Actor (9), Born 1915 (7), Died 1985 (6), Screenwriter (5), Oscar Winner (5), Citizen Kane (5), Male (5), Writer (3), Deceased (3), Cult (3), Genius (3), Born In May (2), May 6 (2), Voice Actor (2), Radio Actor (2), Dramatist (2), Cinematographer (2), Died Aged 70 (2)
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Movies

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1. Citizen Kane (1941)
Rating:
8.2
2029 Watched
2. The Third Man (1949)
Rating:
8.2
798 Watched
3. Touch of Evil (1958)
Rating:
8.2
641 Watched
4. Get Shorty (1995)
Rating:
6.2
648 Watched
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7.2
565 Watched




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1. Citizen Kane (1941)
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2. The Third Man (1949)
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8.2
798 Watched
3. Touch of Evil (1958)
Rating:
8.2
641 Watched
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7.5
307 Watched
5. The Trial (1962)
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8
210 Watched




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1. Citizen Kane (1941)
Rating:
8.2
2029 Watched
2. Touch of Evil (1958)
Rating:
8.2
641 Watched
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7.5
307 Watched
4. The Trial (1962)
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8
210 Watched
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7.5
256 Watched




TV

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1. I Love Lucy (1951)
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7.2
519 Watched
2. Moonlighting (1985)
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6.8
335 Watched
3. Magnum, P.I. (1980)
Rating:
6.1
319 Watched
4. Shogun (1980)
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7
108 Watched




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5. Colgate Theatre (1958)
1 want to see




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Directors' Favorite Actors/Actresses (90 person items)

"Orson Welles - Citizen Kane - The Magnificent Ambersons - Journey Into Fear - The Stranger - The Lady from Shanghai - Macbeth - Black Magic - The Tragedy of Othello - Mr. Arkadin - Touch of Evil - The Immortal Story - The Deep Agnes Moorehead - Citizen Kane - The Magnificent Ambersons - Journey Into Fear "


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Gone, but not forgotten (587 person items)

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Films that Director's Never Got to Make or Wanted (73 person items)

"1950s "Moby Dick" (wanted to direct it) 1950s "Catch 22" (wanted to direct it) 1955 "Don Quixote" - it was never finished but an incomplete version was edited and released in 1992. 1969 "The Merchant of Venice" (never completed as negatives were mysteriously lost) 1970 "The Deep" - poor unlucky Welles had filmed almost everything of this thriller (which was the basis for the 1989 "Dead Calm" movie with Billy Zane, Sam Neill and Nicole Kidman). In it starred Jeanne Moreau, Laurence Harvey, M"


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"Thomas Wayne!"


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Male Actors Piñata (274 person items)

" Police Captain Hank Quinlan , Touch of Evil"


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10 Favorite Directors (with commentaries) (10 person items)

" Orson Welles - a magician, a filmmaker, a theatrical actor and director, a radio host, a provocateur. A man of all seasons. Welles juggled cinema techniques in a brave and sometimes arrogant, rule-breaking manner: grotesque low angles, expressionistic lighting, fast cuts, extra-long takes, deep focus – the list goes on and on. Undoubtedly, one of the greatest tragedies in film history is “The Magnificent Ambersons” – movie that could have surpassed “Citizen Kane"


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Favorite Movie Directors (15 person items)
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Famous Actors Final Roles are... Animated? (31 person items)

"as Unicron in "Transformers: The Movie" (1986) He has an acting credit 14 years after his death for a "Moby Dick" short released in 1999 (But recorded many years earlier; so this is too good not to count. Year of Death 1985"


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Oscars 1950 Winners (My Version) (26 movies items)

"Best Supporting Actor! Winner: Orson Welles, The Third Man! Nominees: John Ireland - All the King's Men Dean Jagger - Twelve O'Clock High Ralph Richardson - The Heiress James Whitmore - Battleground"


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Legendary Filmakers & Their Masterpieces (20 movies items)

" Born May 6 1915 died October 10 1985 Directing Career : 1941-1985 Number Of Films : 15 __________ Touch Of Evil (1958) My Rating : 1.5 = Extraordinary Citizen Kane (1941) My Rating : 1.5 = Extraordinary The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) My Rating : 2.5 = Remarquable "


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" ORSON WELLESin... The Muppet Movie (1979) "


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