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Orson Welles (1915–1985)

Autor(a) de Citizen Kane [1941 film]

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About the Author

Orson Welles was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin on May 6, 1915. He was as an actor, writer, director, and producer on radio, film, and television. He began his career on stage, directing and acting in plays under the Federal Theatre Project and then with his company Mercury Theatre. From 1938 to 1940, mostrar mais he wrote, directed, and acted in the Mercury Theatre of the Air, and as part of its programming, he broadcast H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds. He co-wrote, produced, directed, and starred in the movie Citizen Kane. He was also the director of the movies The Magnificent Ambersons, The Lady from Shanghai, Touch of Evil, and Chimes at Midnight. In addition to playing major roles in some of these films, he also starred in The Third Man and appeared in Someone to Love. He received a Special Oscar in April 1971 for "superlative artistry and versatility" and a Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute in 1975. He died on October 10, 1985 at the age of 70. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Description: Orson Welles, March 1, 1937 Photographer: Carl Van Vechten Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Van Vechten Collection, reproduction number LC-USZ62-119765

Séries

Obras de Orson Welles

Citizen Kane [1941 film] (1941) — Director/Screenwriter/Actor — 617 cópias
This Is Orson Welles (1992) 289 cópias
Touch of Evil [1958 film] (1958) — Director /Screenwriter/Actor — 230 cópias
The Stranger [1946 film] (1946) — Diretor — 120 cópias
Mr. Arkadin, a novel (1955) 119 cópias
The Lady from Shanghai [1947 film] (1947) — Producer/Director/Screenwriter — 103 cópias
The Magnificent Ambersons [1942 film] (1942) — Director/Screenwriter — 98 cópias
Chimes at Midnight [1965 film] (1965) — Director/Screenwriter/Actor — 82 cópias
F for Fake [1973 film] (1979) 68 cópias
The Trial [1962 film] (1962) — Director/Screenwriter — 64 cópias
Othello [1951 film] (1951) — Director/Screenwriter/Actor — 63 cópias
Macbeth [1948 film] (1948) — Director/Cast — 46 cópias
Orson Welles: Interviews (2002) 35 cópias
Invasion from Mars: Interplanetary Stories (1940) — Editor — 35 cópias
David and Goliath [1960 film] (2004) — Director / Actor — 35 cópias
Mr. Arkadin [1955 film] (1955) — Director & Screenplay — 34 cópias
Classic Features: 50 Movies: Mystery Classics (2005) — Diretor — 33 cópias
It's All True (2004) 24 cópias
Moby Dick - Rehearsed (1965) 22 cópias
The Trial [script] (1970) 22 cópias
Journey into Fear [1943 film] (1942) — Screenwriter — 16 cópias
Citizen Kane [screenplay] (1991) 16 cópias
Dracula (Adventures in Old-Time Radio) (1978) — Diretor; Narrador; Adaptor — 11 cópias
Don Quixote [1992 film] (2007) — Director / Actor — 10 cópias
Orson Welles. (1977) 10 cópias
The Magnificent Ambersons [2002 TV movie] (2002) — Screenwriter — 9 cópias
Film Noir Collection: 10 Classic Films (2014) — Director, Actor — 8 cópias
Classic Film Noir [box set] (1946) 6 cópias
TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Classic Moms (2014) — Diretor; Diretor — 4 cópias
Hollywood Mystery Classics: Collector’s Edition (2011) — Diretor — 3 cópias
Hollywood Legends Spotlight Collection (2012) — Diretor — 3 cópias
Il piccolo principe (1995) 3 cópias
Greatest Leading Men [videorecording] (2006) — Diretor — 2 cópias
Too Much Johnson 2 cópias
Too Much Johnson [1938 film] — Diretor — 2 cópias
Mercury Shakespeare: Julius Caesar (1939) — Editor — 2 cópias
El tercer hombre 1 exemplar(es)
The Unthinking Lobster (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
Orson Welles [coffret] 1 exemplar(es)
Omnibus: King Lear 1 exemplar(es)
The stranger + Cause for alarm! [videorecording] — Diretor — 1 exemplar(es)
Dramatic Readings 1 exemplar(es)
Shadow Original Radio Broadcasts (1995) 1 exemplar(es)
La splendeur des Amberson [film] (1942) 1 exemplar(es)
Orson Wells, Film noir 1 exemplar(es)
Othello [film] 1 exemplar(es)
La dame de Shanghai [film] (1948) 1 exemplar(es)
Reflections on Citizen Kane (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
Americans on Everest [1965 Documentary film] (1965) — Narrador — 1 exemplar(es)
LE PROCES. DECOUPAGE INTEGRAL (1971) 1 exemplar(es)
Columbus day 1 exemplar(es)
La Toison d'or 1 exemplar(es)
The Shadow: "Bride of Death" /"The Temple Bells" (1987) — Narrador — 1 exemplar(es)
Orson Welles Double Feature #1 (2004) 1 exemplar(es)
Dark Film Mysteries: 3 DVD Film Noir Collector's Set (2015) — Diretor — 1 exemplar(es)
Marching Song: A Play (2019) 1 exemplar(es)
The War of the Worlds (2007) 1 exemplar(es)
La invasión desde Marte 1 exemplar(es)
Le Génie du Mal (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
Citizen Kane Opera 1 exemplar(es)
Bible Time Favorites 1 exemplar(es)
Rita Hayworth: The Ultimate Collection — Diretor — 1 exemplar(es)
Orson Welles As The Shadow — Artist — 1 exemplar(es)
Invasion from Mars - 305 1 exemplar(es)
The Complete Mr. Arkadin 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Third Man [1949 film] (1949) — Actor — 345 cópias
Knights of Madness: Further Comic Tales of Fantasy (1998) — Contribuinte — 301 cópias
The Muppet Movie [1979 film] (1979) — Actor — 283 cópias
A Man for All Seasons [1966 film] (1966) — Actor — 260 cópias
History of the World, Part I [1981 film] (1981) — Narrador — 225 cópias
Casino Royale [1967 film] (1967) — Actor — 209 cópias
The War of the Worlds: The Deluxe Illustrated Edition (2001) — Contribuinte — 181 cópias
Moby Dick [1956 film] (1996) — Actor — 130 cópias
The Transformers: The Movie [1986 film] (1986) — Actor — 116 cópias
SF: The Year's Greatest Science Fiction and Fantasy (1956) — Introdução — 80 cópias
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi [1975 TV movie] (1975) — Narrador — 67 cópias
King of Kings [1961 film] (1961) — Narration. — 65 cópias
Jane Eyre [1943 film] (1943) — Actor — 64 cópias
Waterloo [1970 film] (1970) — Actor — 41 cópias
I Love Lucy: The Complete Sixth Season (1956) — Guest star — 39 cópias
Compulsion [1959 film] (1959) — Actor — 34 cópias
Voyage of the Damned [1976 film] (1974) — Actor — 28 cópias
The V.I.P.s [1963 film] (1963) — Actor — 16 cópias
The Battle of Neretva [1969 film] (1969) — Actor — 15 cópias
Black Magic [1949 film] (2012) — Actor — 12 cópias
Prince of Foxes [1949 film] (2007) 10 cópias
Austerlitz [1960 film] — Actor — 9 cópias
Great Tales of Crime and Detection (1992) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
The Black Rose [1950 film] (1950) — Actor — 9 cópias
Malpertuis [1971 film] (2005) — Actor — 8 cópias
Treasure Island [1972 film] (1972) 8 cópias
Tut: The Boy King [1978 TV movie] (1978) — Narrador — 8 cópias
King Lear [1953 TV episode] (2010) 7 cópias
Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol (1939) — Narrador — 7 cópias
Napoleon [1955 film] (2015) 6 cópias
Old-Time Radio's Greatest Mysteries (1998) — Narrador — 6 cópias
The Films of Burt Reynolds (1982) — Prefácio — 5 cópias
Sherlock Holmes: A Baker Street Dozen (Dramatized) (2001) — Narrador, algumas edições5 cópias
King Lear: Omnibus [1957 TV series] (2013) — Actor — 5 cópias
Roots of Heaven [1958 film] — Actor — 5 cópias
Ferry to Hong Kong [1959 film] (2011) — Actor — 4 cópias
Get to Know Your Rabbit [1972 film] (1993) — Actor — 3 cópias
The Shadow: Four Cassette Crate Series (1992) — Performer — 3 cópias
Churchill: The Finest Hours [1964 film] — Narrador — 3 cópias
The Cradle Will Rock: A Play In Music (1938) — Prefácio — 3 cópias
It Happened One Christmas [1977 TV movie] (1977) — Actor — 3 cópias
Tyrone Power Collection — Actor — 3 cópias
A Woman Called Moses [1978 TV movie] (2011) — Narrador — 3 cópias
The Shadow Vol. 2 — Performer — 2 cópias
A Safe Place [1971 film] (1971) 2 cópias
Jim Henson: Idea Man [2024 film] (2024) — Archive footage — 2 cópias
Future Shock [1972 film] — Narrador — 2 cópias
Man, Beast and Virtue [1953 film] — Actor — 1 exemplar(es)
Bugs Bunny: Superstar [1975 film] (1975) — Narrador — 1 exemplar(es)
The Sailor from Gibraltar [1967 film] (1967) — Actor — 1 exemplar(es)
Swiss Family Robinson [1940 film] (1940) — Narrador — 1 exemplar(es)

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Welles, Orson
Nome de batismo
Welles, George Orson
Outros nomes
Уэллс, Орсон
Data de nascimento
1915-05-06
Data de falecimento
1985-10-10
Local de enterro
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend. (Specifically: Ashes are buried in an old well covered by flowers, within the rural property of retired bullfighter Antonio Ordonez, Ronda, Spain)
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA
Local de falecimento
Hollywood, California, USA
Locais de residência
Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA (birthplace)
Educação
Todd School for Boys
Ocupação
actor
director
screenwriter
film producer
radio producer
Relacionamentos
Feder, Chris Welles (daughter)
Houseman, John (colleague)
Organizações
Mercury Theatre
Federal Theatre Project
International Brotherhood of Magicians
Society of American Magicians
Premiações
American Academy of Arts and Letters (1983)
Academy Award (Best Original Screenplay, 1941)
AFI Life Achievement Award (1975)
Honorary Academy Award (1970)
Commandeur de la Légion d'honneur (1982)
D.W. Griffith Award (Directors Guild of America, 1984) (mostrar todas 9)
Académie des Beaux-Arts (1983)
Special Fellowship, The Academy of Magical Arts (1984)
National Radio Hall of Fame (1988)
Pequena biografia
Orson Welles was gifted in many arts -- such as  magic, piano, and painting -- as a child.  After graduating from high school he skipped college in favor of a trip to Europe.  Deciding to become an actor, he made his New York stage debut as Tybalt in "Romeo and Juliet" in 1934. He began working with John Houseman and formed the Mercury Theatre with him in 1937. In 1938 they produced the famous prank radio broadcast of "The War of the Worlds." Welles' first film to be seen in theaters was Citizen Kane (1941), considered by many to be the best film ever made.  Appreciation of his talent and skill as a filmmaker has continued to climb since his death in 1985.

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Resenhas

Orson Welles asked for the worst B movie script available, to show he could turn anything into a masterpiece. He rewrote it, worked with the actors in rehearsal to reshape the dialogue, & there isn’t a moment of wasted screen time... Touch of Evil.
 
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jgcorrea | outras 5 resenhas | Mar 16, 2024 |
Simon Callow's biography of Orson Welles makes Welles sound like a real bluff and bull artist.
 
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jgcorrea | outras 8 resenhas | Mar 15, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
170
Also by
65
Membros
2,899
Popularidade
#8,839
Avaliação
4.0
Resenhas
50
ISBNs
190
Idiomas
10
Favorito
8

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