Orson Welles (1915–1985)

Actor | Writer | Director


  • 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)
  • Orson Welles and Romy Schneider in The Trial (1962)

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The Last Picture Show (1971) was filmed in black and white because of Welles' famous remark to Peter Bogdanovich and Polly Platt, when director and crew were uncertain on how to film the locations without using too many colors. Welles, who was on ...


I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can't stop eating peanuts.


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 ...

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George Orson Welles

Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA


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


6' 1½" (1.87 m)

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