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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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Original Takes for Orson Welles Wine Commercial

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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), Oscar Winner (5), Citizen Kane (5), Male (5), Screenwriter (5), Genius (3), Writer (3), Deceased (3), Cult (3), Died Aged 70 (2), Born In May (2), May 6 (2), Voice Actor (2), Radio Actor (2), Dramatist (2), Cinematographer (2)
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"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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"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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" 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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