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Orson Welles
Orson Welles

Gender

Male

Known Credits

27

Orson Welles

Date of Birth: May 06, 1915

Birthplace: Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA

 

 

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985), best known as Orson Welles, was an American film director, actor, theatre director, screenwriter, and producer, who worked extensively in film, theatre, television and radio. Noted for his innovative dramatic productions as well as his distinctive voice and personality, Welles is widely acknowledged as one of the most accomplished dramatic artists of the twentieth century, especially for his significant and influential early work—despite his notoriously contentious relationship with Hollywood. His distinctive directorial style featured layered, nonlinear narrative forms, innovative uses of lighting such as chiaroscuro, unique camera angles, sound techniques borrowed from radio, deep focus shots, and long takes. Welless long career in film is noted for his struggle for artistic control in the face of pressure from studios.

Known For

Filmography

The Transformers: The Movie

The Transformers: The Movie

as Unicron (voice)

1986

Shogun

Shogun

as Narrator (voice)

1980

The Muppet Movie

The Muppet Movie

as Lew Lord

1979

Future Shock

Future Shock

as Narrator

1972

Catch-22

Catch-22

as Brigadier General Dreedle

1970

A Man for All Seasons

A Man for All Seasons

as Cardinal Wolsey

1966

A King's Story

A King's Story

as Narrator

1965

Ferry to Hongkong

Ferry to Hongkong

as Captain Hart

1961

The Fountain of Youth

The Fountain of Youth

as the narrator

1958

The Vikings

The Vikings

as Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

1958

Touch of Evil

Touch of Evil

as Police Captain Hank Quinlan

1958

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

as Father Mapple

1956

Napoléon

Napoléon

as Sir Hudson Lowe

1955

The Third Man

The Third Man

as Harry Lime

1950

The Magnificent Ambersons

The Magnificent Ambersons

as Narrator (voice)

1942

Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane

as Charles Foster Kane

1941

The Spanish Earth

The Spanish Earth

as Narrator (voice)

1937

Oedipus the King

Oedipus the King

as Tiresias

1912

Mr. Arkadin

Mr. Arkadin

as Gregory Arkadin

1969