Orson Welles (1915–1985)

Actor | Director | Writer



Photos

  • Joan Fontaine, Orson Welles, and Margaret O'Brien in Jane Eyre (1943)
  • Orson Welles and Mary Mackenzie in Trouble in the Glen (1954)
  • Orson Welles and Tomas Milian in Tepepa (1969)
  • Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, and Everett Sloane in Citizen Kane (1941)
  • Orson Welles and Joseph Cotten in Citizen Kane (1941)
  • Orson Welles and Joseph Cotten in Citizen Kane (1941)

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Filmography


All Filmography

Did You Know

Trivia

He directed two actors to Oscar nominations: Himself (Best Actor, Citizen Kane (1941)), and Agnes Moorehead (Best Supporting Actress, The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)).


Quotes

[on Nostradamus' ability to predict the future] One might as well make predictions based on random passages from the phone book.


Trademark

Frequently wrote, directed and starred in films that feature the rise and fall of main characters (Charles Foster Kane in Citizen Kane (1941), Gregory Arkadin in _Confidential Report (1955)_, Detective Hank Quinlan in Touch of Evil (1958)) who, in ...


Star Sign

Taurus

Personal Details

Born

George Orson Welles

Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA

Died

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


Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)

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