Who is Orson Welles?

Orson Welles

George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985) was an American actor, director, writer and producer who worked extensively in theater, radio and film. He is best remembered for his innovative work in all three media, most notably Caesar (1937), a groundbreaking Broadway adaption of Julius Caesar and the debut of the Mercury Theatre; The War of the Worlds (1938), one of the most famous broadcasts in the history of radio; and Citizen Kane (1941), which is consistently ranked as one of the all-time greatest films.

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Orson Welles - Popular Culture
... sketch comedy TV show Second City Television was John Candy's impersonation of Welles ... On SCTV, Candy-as-Welles appeared in an embarrassing array of commercials, talk shows, and other low-budget productions ... It's unknown whether or not Welles ever saw Candy's impersonation ...
List Of Thriller Films Of The 1950s
... Arkadin Orson Welles Orson Welles, Michael Redgrave, Jack Watling, Patricia Medina Psychological thriller The Night of the Hunter Charles Laughton Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish Rififi Jules ... Mankiewicz Audie Murphy, Michael Redgrave, Claude Dauphin Touch of Evil Orson Welles Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles Psychological thriller Vertigo Alfred Hitchcock ...
List Of American Films Of 1955 - A-B
... Williams, Richard Jaeckel Western Around the World with Orson Welles Orson Welles Orson Welles Documentary Artists and Models Frank Tashlin Dean Martin, Jerry ...
Me And Orson Welles
... Me and Orson Welles is a 2008 British-American period-drama film directed by Richard Linklater and starring Zac Efron, Christian McKay, and Claire Danes ... same name, the story, set in 1937 New York, tells of a teenager hired to perform in Orson Welles's stage production of Julius Caesar, where he becomes attracted to a career-driven production assistant ...
Columbia Workshop - Irving Reis
... Orson Welles did a two-part adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet (mentioned along with the Workshop in the fictitious film Me and Orson Welles), as well as a 30-minute condensation of Macbeth ... With a cast that included Burgess Meredith, Orson Welles and 300 students, the play was notable for its portrayal of the collapse of a city under an unnamed dictator, a commentary on fascism in ...

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    Did you ever stop to think why cops are always famous for being dumb? Simple. Because they don’t have to be anything else.
    Orson Welles (1915–1985)

    Everybody is somebody’s fool. The only way to stay out of trouble is to grow old, so I guess I’ll concentrate on that. Maybe I’ll live so long that I’ll forget her. Maybe I’ll die trying.
    —Orson Welles (1915–1985)