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Orson Welles
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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 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), Citizen Kane (5), Male (5), Oscar Winner (5), Screenwriter (5), Deceased (3), Cult (3), Genius (3), Writer (3), Voice Actor (2), Radio Actor (2), Dramatist (2), Cinematographer (2), Died Aged 70 (2), Born In May (2), May 6 (2)
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1. Citizen Kane (1941)
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2020 Watched
2. The Third Man (1949)
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791 Watched
3. Touch of Evil (1958)
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8.2
637 Watched
4. Get Shorty (1995)
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6.2
647 Watched
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1. Citizen Kane (1941)
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2. The Third Man (1949)
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3. Touch of Evil (1958)
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5. The Trial (1962)
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1. Citizen Kane (1941)
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2. Touch of Evil (1958)
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4. The Trial (1962)
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1. I Love Lucy (1951)
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2. Moonlighting (1985)
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334 Watched
3. Magnum, P.I. (1980)
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4. Shogun (1980)
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5. Colgate Theatre (1958)
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" 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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"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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" 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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