Orson Welles

Orson Welles

Known for: Directing
Birthday: 1915-05-06
Deathday: 1985-10-10 (70 years old)

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Biography

George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985) was an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter who is remembered for his innovative work in film, radio and theatre. He is considered to be among the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time.While in his 20s, Welles directed high-profile stage productions for the Federal Theatre Project, including an adaptation of Macbeth with an entirely African American cast and the political musical The Cradle Will Rock. In 1937, he and John Houseman founded the Mercury Theatre, an independent repertory theatre company that presented a series of productions on Broadway through 1941, including Caesar (1937), an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.

In 1938, his radio anthology series The Mercury Theatre on the Air gave Welles the platform to find international fame as the director and narrator of a radio adaptation of H. G. Wells's novel The War of the Worlds, which caused some listeners to believe that an invasion by extraterrestrial beings was in fact occurring. Although reports of panic were mostly false and overstated, they rocketed 23-year-old Welles to notoriety.

His first film was Citizen Kane (1941), which is consistently ranked as one of the greatest films ever made and which he co-wrote, produced, directed and starred in as the title character, Charles Foster Kane. Welles released twelve other features, the most acclaimed of which include The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), The Lady from Shanghai (1947), Touch of Evil (1958), The Trial (1962), Chimes at Midnight (1966) and F for Fake (1973). His distinctive directorial style featured layered and nonlinear narrative forms, uses of lighting such as chiaroscuro, unusual camera angles, sound techniques borrowed from radio, deep focus shots and long takes. He has been praised as "the ultimate auteur".: 6 Welles was an outsider to the studio system and struggled for creative control on his projects early on with the major film studios in Hollywood and later in life with a variety of independent financiers across Europe, where he spent most of his career. Many of his films were either heavily edited or remained unreleased. Some, like Touch of Evil, have been painstakingly re-edited from his notes. With a development spanning almost 50 years, Welles's final film, The Other Side of the Wind, was posthumously released in 2018.

Welles had three marriages, including one with Rita Hayworth, and three children. Known for his baritone voice, Welles performed extensively across theatre, radio, and film. He was a lifelong magician, noted for presenting troop variety shows in the war years. In 2002, he was voted the greatest film director of all time in two British Film Institute polls among directors and critics. In 2018, he was included in the list of the 50 greatest Hollywood actors of all time by The Daily Telegraph.

Filmography

All 338

Movies 290

Self 112

Narrator 55

TV Shows 48

Director 16

Writter 11

Voice 9

Self
Alien Autopsy: The Search for Answers

Alien Autopsy: The Search for Answers (2022)

TV Show
Self - Interviewee (archive footage)
Clint Eastwood: The Last Legend

Clint Eastwood: The Last Legend (2022)

Movie
Himself (Archive footage)
The Lost Print: The Making of Orson Welles’ The Magnificent Ambersons

The Lost Print: The Making of Orson Welles’ The Magnificent Ambersons (2022)

Movie
Himself (Archive Footage)
The Welles Raft

The Welles Raft (2022)

Movie
Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street

Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street (2021)

Movie
Himself (Archival Footage)
The Blinding of Isaac Woodard

The Blinding of Isaac Woodard (2021)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
A Life for Movies - Lotte Eisner

A Life for Movies - Lotte Eisner (2020)

Movie
Self
Hopper/Welles

Hopper/Welles (2020)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind

Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind (2020)

Movie
Thanks
Cerné par le diable

Cerné par le diable (2019)

Movie
Theme Song Performance
Halston

Halston (2019)

Movie
(archive footage)
Emergency: Donald Trump’s "Touch of Evil"

Emergency: Donald Trump’s "Touch of Evil" (2019)

Movie
Director
The Other Side of the Wind

The Other Side of the Wind (2018)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
The Great Buster: A Celebration

The Great Buster: A Celebration (2018)

Movie
Thanks
Silent Times

Silent Times (2018)

Movie
Self - Director / Writer
They'll Love Me When I'm Dead

They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (2018)

Movie
Self
The Eyes of Orson Welles

The Eyes of Orson Welles (2018)

Movie
Self - Filmmaker (archive footage)
Jeanne Moreau: Free Spirit

Jeanne Moreau: Free Spirit (2018)

Movie
Thanks
The Brother Side of the Wake

The Brother Side of the Wake (2018)

Movie
The Magic History of Cinema

The Magic History of Cinema (2017)

Movie
Professor Richard Pierson / Self
Embers & Dust

Embers & Dust (2016)

Movie
Theme Song Performance
Passage to Mars

Passage to Mars (2016)

Movie
Self
This Is Orson Welles

This Is Orson Welles (2015)

Movie
Self
Orson Welles: Shadows & Light

Orson Welles: Shadows & Light (2015)

Movie
Thanks
Bucket

Bucket (2015)

TV Show
Self
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)

Movie
Thanks
Tim May Presents Reptile

Tim May Presents Reptile (2014)

Movie
Writer
Citizen Vader

Citizen Vader (2014)

Movie
Self (Archival Footage)
Jodorowsky's Dune

Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)

Movie
1
Self (archive footage)
Talking Pictures

Talking Pictures (2013)

TV Show
Thanks
The Debridement of Rome

The Debridement of Rome (2012)

Movie
Theme Song Performance
Welcome To The Basement

Welcome To The Basement (2012)

TV Show
Thanks
Incident at Barstow

Incident at Barstow (2011)

Movie
Voice of the Elephant Lamp
Jucy

Jucy (2010)

Movie
Thanks
Variations on a High School Romance

Variations on a High School Romance (2010)

Movie
Thanks
Beer and Board Games

Beer and Board Games (2010)

TV Show
Thanks
L'antre du Mea

L'antre du Mea (2010)

TV Show
Genghis Khan / Bayan (archive footage)
Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff

Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010)

Movie
Thanks
Dahmer vs. Gacy

Dahmer vs. Gacy (2010)

Movie
Self
Orson Welles: The Paris Interview

Orson Welles: The Paris Interview (2010)

Movie
ArchiveFootage
A Vermelha Luz do Bandido

A Vermelha Luz do Bandido (2009)

Movie
ArchiveFootage
Lucifer et moi

Lucifer et moi (2009)

Movie
Writer
F for favor

F for favor (2008)

Movie
Self
Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows

Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows (2007)

Movie
Director
The Deep

The Deep (2007)

Movie
Writer
The Hitchhiker

The Hitchhiker (2007)

Movie
6
Self
Searching for Orson

Searching for Orson (2006)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
Edge of Outside

Edge of Outside (2006)

Movie
Himself (archive footage)
Filmmakers vs. Tycoons

Filmmakers vs. Tycoons (2005)

Movie
Self
The Day That Panicked America

The Day That Panicked America (2005)

Movie
Self
The Other Side of Welles

The Other Side of Welles (2005)

Movie
The Well

The Well (2005)

Movie
Ronald Adams
The Hitch Hiker

The Hitch Hiker (2004)

Movie
(archive footage)
Rita

Rita (2003)

Movie
Self
The Dominici Affair by Orson Welles

The Dominici Affair by Orson Welles (2003)

Movie
Self
Histoires de festival

Histoires de festival (2002)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
Lost in La Mancha

Lost in La Mancha (2002)

Movie
Writer
The Magnificent Ambersons

The Magnificent Ambersons (2002)

Movie
Thanks
Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV

Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV (2001)

Movie
5.17
A Huey P. Newton Story

A Huey P. Newton Story (2001)

Movie
Narrator
NASA: A Space Odyssey Vol. 3

NASA: A Space Odyssey Vol. 3 (2001)

Movie
Self
Orson Welles in the Land of Don Quixote

Orson Welles in the Land of Don Quixote (2000)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces

Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces (2000)

Movie
Captain Ahab / Starbuck / Ishmael
Moby Dick

Moby Dick (2000)

Movie
ArchiveFootage
Hollywood Remembers - Hollywoods Greatest Screen Legends

Hollywood Remembers - Hollywoods Greatest Screen Legends (2000)

Movie
Writer
The Big Brass Ring

The Big Brass Ring (1999)

Movie
According to Occam's Razor

According to Occam's Razor (1999)

Movie
Thanks
As Long as He Lives

As Long as He Lives (1998)

Movie
Writer
The Way to Santiago

The Way to Santiago (1998)

Movie
The Best of the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts

The Best of the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts (1998)

Movie
Writer
The Big Brass Ring

The Big Brass Ring (1997)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
Tudo é Brasil

Tudo é Brasil (1997)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
Who Is Henry Jaglom?

Who Is Henry Jaglom? (1997)

Movie
Writer
The Hearts of Age

The Hearts of Age (1997)

Movie
Self
Celebração - 100 Anos do Cinema Nacional

Celebração - 100 Anos do Cinema Nacional (1997)

Movie
Theme Song Performance
Treasury of Children's Stories

Treasury of Children's Stories (1996)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
The Battle Over Citizen Kane

The Battle Over Citizen Kane (1996)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
Orson Welles: The One-Man Band

Orson Welles: The One-Man Band (1995)

Movie
Self
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies

A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995)

Movie
1
Self
Zweig: A Morte em Cena

Zweig: A Morte em Cena (1995)

Movie
Theme Song Performance
Valentines. A Bouquet of Letters and Poetry of Lovers

Valentines. A Bouquet of Letters and Poetry of Lovers (1994)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
La Classe américaine

La Classe américaine (1993)

Movie
3.67
Director
It's All True

It's All True (1993)

Movie
6
Rosabella - La storia italiana di Orson Welles

Rosabella - La storia italiana di Orson Welles (1993)

Movie
Self
Working with Orson Welles

Working with Orson Welles (1993)

Movie
Director
Don Quixote

Don Quixote (1992)

Movie
Self
The Complete 'Citizen Kane'

The Complete 'Citizen Kane' (1991)

Movie
Self
With Orson Welles: Stories from a Life in Film

With Orson Welles: Stories from a Life in Film (1990)

Movie
Welles' Language

Welles' Language (1990)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
Rita Hayworth: Dancing Into the Dream

Rita Hayworth: Dancing Into the Dream (1990)

Movie
Thanks
Dieter & Andreas

Dieter & Andreas (1989)

Movie
Thanks
Continental

Continental (1989)

Movie
Thanks
Waxwork

Waxwork (1988)

Movie
6
Danny's Friend
Someone to Love

Someone to Love (1987)

Movie
Himself (archive footage)
It's Not All True

It's Not All True (1986)

Movie
Unicron
The Transformers: The Movie

The Transformers: The Movie (1986)

Movie
6.43
Director / Writer
It's All True: Four Men on a Raft

It's All True: Four Men on a Raft (1986)

Movie
Narrator
Almonds and Raisins

Almonds and Raisins (1985)

Movie
Self - Host
Scene of the Crime

Scene of the Crime (1985)

TV Show
Thanks
Moonlighting

Moonlighting (1985)

TV Show
5.99
Marcus Kleek
The Dreamers

The Dreamers (1985)

Movie
Self
Orson Welles' Magic Show

Orson Welles' Magic Show (1985)

Movie
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Michael Landon

The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Michael Landon (1984)

Movie
Self
The Road to Bresson

The Road to Bresson (1984)

Movie
Narrator
The Last Sailors: The Final Days of Working Sail

The Last Sailors: The Final Days of Working Sail (1984)

Movie
Himself
In Our Hands

In Our Hands (1984)

Movie
Klingsor
Where Is Parsifal?

Where Is Parsifal? (1984)

Movie
Self
The Spirit of Charles Lindbergh

The Spirit of Charles Lindbergh (1984)

Movie
Narrator
The Psychic Connection

The Psychic Connection (1983)

Movie
Self - Narrator
King Penguin: Stranded Beyond the Falklands

King Penguin: Stranded Beyond the Falklands (1983)

Movie
Self
Orson Welles at the Cinémathèque Française

Orson Welles at the Cinémathèque Française (1983)

Movie
Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Notre Dame de la Croisette

Notre Dame de la Croisette (1983)

Movie
Self - Narrator
The Greatest Adventure--The Story of Man's Voyage to the Moon

The Greatest Adventure--The Story of Man's Voyage to the Moon (1983)

Movie
Sheriff Paisley
Hot Money

Hot Money (1983)

Movie
Aliens' Father (voice)
Slapstick (Of Another Kind)

Slapstick (Of Another Kind) (1982)

Movie
6
Richard Wagner
Wagner e Venezia

Wagner e Venezia (1982)

Movie
Other
Trick or Treats

Trick or Treats (1982)

Movie
Self
Natalie - A Tribute to a Very Special Lady

Natalie - A Tribute to a Very Special Lady (1982)

Movie
Self - Narrator
Baryshnikov in Hollywood

Baryshnikov in Hollywood (1982)

Movie
Narrator
Genocide

Genocide (1982)

Movie
Self
Night of 100 Stars

Night of 100 Stars (1982)

Movie
Self - Special Guest
World of Magic

World of Magic (1982)

Movie
Judge Rauch
Butterfly

Butterfly (1982)

Movie
Self - Co-Host
Let Poland Be Poland

Let Poland Be Poland (1982)

Movie
Narrator
The Quest for Fire Adventure

The Quest for Fire Adventure (1982)

Movie
Narrator
A Gift of Harvest

A Gift of Harvest (1981)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
Brasil

Brasil (1981)

Movie
Actor
Search for the Titanic

Search for the Titanic (1981)

Movie
Thanks
The War of the Worlds: Next Century

The War of the Worlds: Next Century (1981)

Movie
Pippo
The Enchanted Journey

The Enchanted Journey (1981)

Movie
Narrator (voice)
The New Deal for Artists

The New Deal for Artists (1981)

Movie
Narrator
Shogun

Shogun (1981)

Movie
Narrator
History of the World: Part I

History of the World: Part I (1981)

Movie
4.38
Narrator
Tales of the Klondike

Tales of the Klondike (1981)

TV Show
Director
Filming 'The Trial'

Filming 'The Trial' (1981)

Movie
Narrator
The Man Who Saw Tomorrow

The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (1981)

Movie
Magnum, P.I.

Magnum, P.I. (1980)

TV Show
5.61
Narrator
Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park

Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park (1980)

Movie
Narrator
Shogun

Shogun (1980)

TV Show
6
J.P. Morgan
The Secret of Nikola Tesla

The Secret of Nikola Tesla (1980)

Movie
Self - Narrator
A Step Away

A Step Away (1980)

Movie
Narrator
The Greenstone

The Greenstone (1980)

Movie
Narrator
Soft Self-Portrait of Salvador Dali

Soft Self-Portrait of Salvador Dali (1979)

Movie
Narrator
The New Media Bible: Book of Genesis

The New Media Bible: Book of Genesis (1979)

Movie
Self
Frank Sinatra: The First 40 Years

Frank Sinatra: The First 40 Years (1979)

Movie
Narrator
To Try Again... and Succeed

To Try Again... and Succeed (1979)

Movie
Lew Lord
The Muppet Movie

The Muppet Movie (1979)

Movie
5.36
Narrator
The Double McGuffin

The Double McGuffin (1979)

Movie
Self
The Orson Welles Show

The Orson Welles Show (1979)

Movie
Self - Host / Narrator
The Late Great Planet Earth

The Late Great Planet Earth (1979)

Movie
Narrator (voice)
A Woman Called Moses

A Woman Called Moses (1978)

TV Show
The Magic of David Copperfield

The Magic of David Copperfield (1978)

TV Show
Host / Othello
Filming Othello

Filming Othello (1978)

Movie
Narratore
The Biggest Battle

The Biggest Battle (1978)

Movie
Himself
Caesar's Guide to Gaming with Orson Welles

Caesar's Guide to Gaming with Orson Welles (1978)

Movie
Self (commenting on The War of the Worlds radio broadcast)
The Force Beyond

The Force Beyond (1978)

Movie
Self - Host
Tut: The Boy King

Tut: The Boy King (1978)

Movie
Narrator
Mysterious Castles of Clay

Mysterious Castles of Clay (1978)

Movie
Henry F. Potter
It Happened One Christmas

It Happened One Christmas (1977)

Movie
Narrator
The Lions of Capitalism: Some Call It Greed

The Lions of Capitalism: Some Call It Greed (1977)

Movie
Parklawn Mortuary (voice)
Hot Tomorrows

Hot Tomorrows (1977)

Movie
Narrator
From Fiber to Fabric: Wool's a Natural

From Fiber to Fabric: Wool's a Natural (1977)

Movie
Narrator
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1977)

Movie
José Estedes
Voyage of the Damned

Voyage of the Damned (1976)

Movie
6
Self / Narrator
NBC: The First Fifty Years

NBC: The First Fifty Years (1976)

Movie
Director
'F for Fake' Trailer

'F for Fake' Trailer (1976)

Movie
Doug Henning's World of Magic

Doug Henning's World of Magic (1975)

TV Show
Narrator
Bugs Bunny: Superstar

Bugs Bunny: Superstar (1975)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (1975)

Movie
Self
Orson Welles - The Marketed Genius

Orson Welles - The Marketed Genius (1975)

Movie
Self - Narrator
Magnificent Monsters of the Deep

Magnificent Monsters of the Deep (1975)

Movie
Narrator / Nag / Chuchundra
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi

Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1975)

Movie
Host
Who's Out There?

Who's Out There? (1975)

Movie
Self - Host / Narrator
The Challenge... A Tribute to Modern Art

The Challenge... A Tribute to Modern Art (1974)

Movie
Self
A Legend a Lifetime: Citizen Welles

A Legend a Lifetime: Citizen Welles (1974)

Movie
Thanks
Crónicas fantásticas

Crónicas fantásticas (1974)

TV Show
Voice on Tape
And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None (1974)

Movie
Himself
Power and Corruption

Power and Corruption (1973)

Movie
Self - Commentator
Kelly Country

Kelly Country (1973)

Movie
Self
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts

The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts (1973)

TV Show
Self - Narrator
F for Fake

F for Fake (1973)

Movie
3.5
Self - Host
Orson Welles' Great Mysteries

Orson Welles' Great Mysteries (1973)

TV Show
Winston Churchill
The Battle of Sutjeska

The Battle of Sutjeska (1973)

Movie
Self
The American Film Institute Salute to ...

The American Film Institute Salute to ... (1973)

TV Show
Narrator
The Cave

The Cave (1973)

Movie
Sheridan Whiteside
The Man Who Came to Dinner

The Man Who Came to Dinner (1972)

Movie
Long John Silver
Treasure Island

Treasure Island (1972)

Movie
Mr. Cato
Necromancy

Necromancy (1972)

Movie
Mr. Delasandro
Get to Know Your Rabbit

Get to Know Your Rabbit (1972)

Movie
Narrator
Future Shock

Future Shock (1972)

Movie
Vive le cinema!

Vive le cinema! (1972)

Movie
Presenter / Winston Churchill / One-Man Band
London

London (1971)

Movie
Théo Van Horn - un multimillionnaire qui vit en despote dans sa maison
Ten Days Wonder

Ten Days Wonder (1971)

Movie
The Magician
A Safe Place

A Safe Place (1971)

Movie
Self - Guest / Semi-Host
The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine

The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine (1971)

TV Show
Narrator
Directed by John Ford

Directed by John Ford (1971)

Movie
Self - Host
The Silent Years

The Silent Years (1971)

TV Show
Self
V.I.P. Schaukel

V.I.P. Schaukel (1971)

TV Show
Narrator (English)
Sentinels of Silence

Sentinels of Silence (1971)

Movie
Narrator
Flame of Persia

Flame of Persia (1971)

Movie
Narrator
Freedom River

Freedom River (1971)

Movie
Cassavius
Malpertuis

Malpertuis (1971)

Movie
Narrator
An Evening with Orson Welles: The Golden Honeymoon

An Evening with Orson Welles: The Golden Honeymoon (1970)

Movie
Night Gallery

Night Gallery (1970)

TV Show
Creator / Director / Writer / Music Arranger
An Evening with Orson Welles

An Evening with Orson Welles (1970)

TV Show
Narrator
Salvador Dalí: A Soft Self-Portrait

Salvador Dalí: A Soft Self-Portrait (1970)

Movie
Narrator
Is It Always Right to Be Right?

Is It Always Right to Be Right? (1970)

Movie
Louis XVIII
Waterloo

Waterloo (1970)

Movie
Narrator
The Enemy Before Us

The Enemy Before Us (1970)

Movie
The Narrator
Start the Revolution Without Me

Start the Revolution Without Me (1970)

Movie
Brigadier General Dreedle
Catch-22

Catch-22 (1970)

Movie
1.5
Bresnavitch
The Kremlin Letter

The Kremlin Letter (1970)

Movie
Michelangelo (voice)
Upon This Rock

Upon This Rock (1970)

Movie
Narrator
A Horse Called Nijinsky

A Horse Called Nijinsky (1970)

Movie
Shylock
The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice (1969)

Movie
Četnik
The Battle of Neretva

The Battle of Neretva (1969)

Movie
Maurice Markau
Twelve Plus One

Twelve Plus One (1969)

Movie
Plankett
The Southern Star

The Southern Star (1969)

Movie
Justinian
The Fight for Rome II - The Betrayal

The Fight for Rome II - The Betrayal (1969)

Movie
Colonel Cascorro
Tepepa

Tepepa (1969)

Movie
Narrator
To Build a Fire

To Build a Fire (1969)

Movie
Emperor Justinian
The Fight for Rome

The Fight for Rome (1968)

Movie
Creator / Director / Screenplay
One Man Band

One Man Band (1968)

TV Show
Narrator
The Name of the Game

The Name of the Game (1968)

TV Show
Leschenhaut
House of Cards

House of Cards (1968)

Movie
Self - Narrator
Around the World of Mike Todd

Around the World of Mike Todd (1968)

Movie
Self - Guest
The Dick Cavett Show

The Dick Cavett Show (1968)

TV Show
Mr. Charles Clay
The Immortal Story

The Immortal Story (1968)

Movie
Tiresias
Oedipus the King

Oedipus the King (1968)

Movie
Self
Portrait: Orson Welles

Portrait: Orson Welles (1968)

Movie
Self
Vienna

Vienna (1968)

Movie
Jonathan Lute
I'll Never Forget What's'isname

I'll Never Forget What's'isname (1967)

Movie
Narrator
Beggars Would Ride

Beggars Would Ride (1967)

Movie
Self
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967)

TV Show
5
Self
Disorder Is 20 Years Old

Disorder Is 20 Years Old (1967)

Movie
Le Chiffre
Casino Royale

Casino Royale (1967)

Movie
Narrator
Ten Days That Shook the World

Ten Days That Shook the World (1967)

Movie
Louis de Mozambique
The Sailor from Gibraltar

The Sailor from Gibraltar (1967)

Movie
Cardinal Wolsey
A Man for All Seasons

A Man for All Seasons (1966)

Movie
5.33
Konsul Nordling
Is Paris Burning?

Is Paris Burning? (1966)

Movie
Writer
The Bible: In the Beginning...

The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)

Movie
Self
Orson Welles in Spain

Orson Welles in Spain (1966)

Movie
Self - Narrator
The World of Jacques-Yves Cousteau

The World of Jacques-Yves Cousteau (1966)

Movie
Self - Narrator / Narrator
National Geographic Specials

National Geographic Specials (1965)

TV Show
Akerman, Marco's Teacher
Marco the Magnificent

Marco the Magnificent (1965)

Movie
Falstaff
Chimes at Midnight

Chimes at Midnight (1965)

Movie
6
Narrator
A King's Story

A King's Story (1965)

Movie
Narrator
The Finest Hours

The Finest Hours (1964)

Movie
Theme Song Performance
Shindig!

Shindig! (1964)

TV Show
Self
In the Land of Don Quixote

In the Land of Don Quixote (1964)

TV Show
Himself (archive footage)
Hollywood and the Stars

Hollywood and the Stars (1963)

TV Show
Max Buda
The V.I.P.s

The V.I.P.s (1963)

Movie
The 'Director' (segment 'La ricotta')
Ro.Go.Pa.G.

Ro.Go.Pa.G. (1963)

Movie
2
Director
The Trial

The Trial (1962)

Movie
6
Narrator
River of the Ocean

River of the Ocean (1962)

Movie
Self
The Merv Griffin Show

The Merv Griffin Show (1962)

TV Show
Director
No Exit

No Exit (1962)

Movie
Benjamin Franklin
Lafayette

Lafayette (1962)

Movie
Self
Tempo

Tempo (1961)

TV Show
Narrator (Voice)
King of Kings

King of Kings (1961)

Movie
1
Burundai
The Tartars

The Tartars (1961)

Movie
Narrator
Survival

Survival (1961)

TV Show
Robert Fulton
The Battle of Austerlitz

The Battle of Austerlitz (1960)

Movie
Storyteller
An Arabian Night

An Arabian Night (1960)

Movie
Hagolin / Lamerciere
Crack in the Mirror

Crack in the Mirror (1960)

Movie
King Saul
David and Goliath

David and Goliath (1960)

Movie
Narrator
High Journey

High Journey (1959)

Movie
Captain Hart
Ferry to Hong Kong

Ferry to Hong Kong (1959)

Movie
Harry Lime
The Third Man

The Third Man (1959)

TV Show
Jonathan Wilk
Compulsion

Compulsion (1959)

Movie
Narrator
Les Seigneurs de la forêt

Les Seigneurs de la forêt (1958)

Movie
Cy Sedgewick
The Roots of Heaven

The Roots of Heaven (1958)

Movie
Host / Narrator
The Fountain of Youth

The Fountain of Youth (1958)

Movie
Narrator
Colgate Theatre

Colgate Theatre (1958)

TV Show
Narrator
South Seas Adventure

South Seas Adventure (1958)

Movie
Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
The Vikings

The Vikings (1958)

Movie
4
Will Varner
The Long, Hot Summer

The Long, Hot Summer (1958)

Movie
Police Captain Hank Quinlan
Touch of Evil

Touch of Evil (1958)

Movie
5.24
Self - Host
Orson Welles at Large: Portrait of Gina

Orson Welles at Large: Portrait of Gina (1958)

Movie
Virgil Renchler
Man in the Shadow

Man in the Shadow (1957)

Movie
Self - Narrator
Out of Darkness

Out of Darkness (1956)

Movie
Father Mapple
Moby Dick

Moby Dick (1956)

Movie
10
Self
The Steve Allen Show

The Steve Allen Show (1956)

TV Show
Self
Cinépanorama

Cinépanorama (1956)

TV Show
Director / Himself
The Land of the Basques

The Land of the Basques (1955)

Movie
Self - Host
Around the World with Orson Welles

Around the World with Orson Welles (1955)

TV Show
Oscar Jaffe
Ford Star Jubilee

Ford Star Jubilee (1955)

TV Show
Self - Host
Orson Welles' Sketch Book

Orson Welles' Sketch Book (1955)

TV Show
Self - Host
Orson Welles' Sketch Book

Orson Welles' Sketch Book (1955)

Movie
Sir Hudson Lowe
Napoleon

Napoleon (1955)

Movie
Lord Mountdrago ("Lord Mountdrago" segment)
Three Cases of Murder

Three Cases of Murder (1955)

Movie
Gregory Arkadin
Mr. Arkadin

Mr. Arkadin (1955)

Movie
6
Director
Moby Dick—Rehearsed

Moby Dick—Rehearsed (1955)

Movie
Sanin Cejador y Mengues
Trouble in the Glen

Trouble in the Glen (1954)

Movie
Benjamin Franklin
Royal Affairs in Versailles

Royal Affairs in Versailles (1954)

Movie
King Lear (segment)
King Lear

King Lear (1953)

Movie
Captain Perella - the Beast
Man, Beast and Virtue

Man, Beast and Virtue (1953)

Movie
Narrator
Return to Glennascaul: A Story That Is Told in Dublin

Return to Glennascaul: A Story That Is Told in Dublin (1953)

Movie
King Lear
Omnibus

Omnibus (1952)

TV Show
Sigsbee Manderson
Trent's Last Case

Trent's Last Case (1952)

Movie
Sheridan Whiteside
Hallmark Hall of Fame

Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951)

TV Show
8.33
Othello
Othello

Othello (1951)

Movie
6
Orson Welles
I Love Lucy

I Love Lucy (1951)

TV Show
7.33
Self
Disorder

Disorder (1950)

Movie
Bayan
The Black Rose

The Black Rose (1950)

Movie
Self - Panelist
What's My Line?

What's My Line? (1950)

TV Show
Writer
Portrait of a Murderer

Portrait of a Murderer (1949)

Movie
Cesare Borgia
Prince of Foxes

Prince of Foxes (1949)

Movie
Self - Guest
The Herb Shriner Show

The Herb Shriner Show (1949)

TV Show
Harry Lime
The Third Man

The Third Man (1949)

Movie
6.07
Joseph Balsamo aka Count Cagliostro
Black Magic

Black Magic (1949)

Movie
6
Macbeth
Macbeth

Macbeth (1948)

Movie
6
Self / Self / King Lear
The Ed Sullivan Show

The Ed Sullivan Show (1948)

TV Show
6
Michael O'Hara
The Lady from Shanghai

The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

Movie
5
Writer
Monsieur Verdoux

Monsieur Verdoux (1947)

Movie
1
Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Duel in the Sun

Duel in the Sun (1946)

Movie
3.5
Narrator
Battle for Survival

Battle for Survival (1946)

Movie
Prof. Charles Rankin
The Stranger

The Stranger (1946)

Movie
John Andrew MacDonald / Erik Kessler
Tomorrow Is Forever

Tomorrow Is Forever (1946)

Movie
Narrator
Mexico City, Old and New

Mexico City, Old and New (1945)

Movie
Orson Welles (uncredited)
Follow the Boys

Follow the Boys (1944)

Movie
Narrator/Bob (helpful taxi passenger)
Know Your Ally: Britain

Know Your Ally: Britain (1944)

Movie
Edward Rochester
Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre (1943)

Movie
Self
Show-Business at War

Show-Business at War (1943)

Movie
Colonel Haki
Journey into Fear

Journey into Fear (1943)

Movie
Director
The Magnificent Ambersons

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

Movie
6
Kane
Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane (1941)

Movie
5.8
Opening Narrator
Swiss Family Robinson

Swiss Family Robinson (1940)

Movie
Director
Too Much Johnson

Too Much Johnson (1938)

Movie
4
Narrator (voice)
The Spanish Earth

The Spanish Earth (1937)

Movie
Death
The Hearts of Age

The Hearts of Age (1934)

Movie
3
Actor
Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night (1933)

Movie
Himself (archive footage)
American

American

Movie
Self - Narrator
Cousteau: Amazon

Cousteau: Amazon

TV Show
ArchiveFootage
Something Else

Something Else

Movie
Self
Charmed Lives: A Family Romance

Charmed Lives: A Family Romance

Movie
Self - Narrator of 'Americans on Everest'
Battle for the Himalayas: The Fight to Film Everest

Battle for the Himalayas: The Fight to Film Everest

Movie
Himself (but very, very drunk)
Born to Lose Vol. 3: Fuckenstein

Born to Lose Vol. 3: Fuckenstein

Movie

Ratings

Average 5.54
Based on 1.54 Million movie and tv ratings over time
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1966
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Information

Known for
Directing

Gender
Male

Birthday
1915-05-06

Deathday
1985-10-10 (70 years old)

Birth name
George Orson Welles

Place of birth
Kenosha, United States of America

Religion
Christianity

Height
1.92-metre, 1.92-meter

Relationships
Paola Mori (1955-05-08 - 1985-10-10), Rita Hayworth (1943-09-07 - 1948-12-01), Oja Kodar (1966-01-01 - 1985-01-01)

Children
Beatrice Welles, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Rebecca Welles

Father
Richard Head Welles

Mother
Beatrice Ives

Citizenships
United States of America

Also known as
Орсон Уэллс, Джордж Орсон Уэллс, George Orson Welles, O. W. Jeeves, 오슨 웰스, 오슨 웰즈, 오손 웰스

Awards
National Board of Review Award for Best Film, Academy Honorary Award, AFI Life Achievement Award, Golden Lion, star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, Palme d'Or, Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay


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3 Movies
4 TV Shows
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7 Movies
Charles Boyer
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2 Movies
5 TV Shows
Christopher Plummer
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3 Movies
4 TV Shows
Donald Sutherland
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Donald Sutherland worked together with Orson Welles in:
4 Movies
3 TV Shows
Darryl F. Zanuck
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4 Movies
2 TV Shows
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4 Movies
2 TV Shows
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2 TV Shows
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4 Movies
2 TV Shows
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2 TV Shows
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