Orson Welles (1915–1985)

Actor | Director | Writer

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  • Orson Welles and Laura Gemser in Voyage of the Damned (1976)
  • Orson Welles in Jane Eyre (1943)
  • Orson Welles in Jane Eyre (1943)
  • Joan Fontaine and Orson Welles in Jane Eyre (1943)
  • Orson Welles in Jane Eyre (1943)
  • Joan Fontaine and Orson Welles in Jane Eyre (1943)

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Filmography


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Did You Know

Trivia

He remained good friends with Joseph Cotten until the end of his life, despite a working relationship that was often considered demanding of the older Cotten.


Quotes

I have the terrible feeling that, because I am wearing a white beard and am sitting in the back of the theater, you expect me to tell you the truth about something. These are the cheap seats, not Mount Sinai.


Trademark

Frequently starts a film with the death of his main character, only to flashback and reveal the events leading up to their demise. Examples include: Citizen Kane (1941), Othello (1951), Confidential Report (1955), and The Other Side of the Wind (...


Nickname

The Great One


Star Sign

Taurus

Personal Details

Born

George Orson Welles

Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA

Died

(age 70)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA


Height:

6' (1.83 m)

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