Orson Welles (1915–1985)

Actor | Director | Writer



Photos

  • Orson Welles and Tuesday Weld in A Safe Place (1971)
  • Orson Welles and Tuesday Weld in A Safe Place (1971)
  • Orson Welles, Peter Bogdanovich, Cybill Shepherd, and Oja Kodar in They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (2018)
  • 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)

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Filmography


All Filmography

Did You Know

Trivia

He died only two hours after being interviewed on The Merv Griffin Show (1962) on October 10, 1985. Reportedly, Welles died working with a typewriter in his lap.


Quotes

[Irving Thalberg] was the biggest single villain in the history of Hollywood. Before him, a producer made the least contribution, by necessity. The producer didn't direct, he didn't act, he didn't write--so, therefore, all he could do was either (a)...


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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