Orson Welles a Genius Movie Director and Great Actor
Orson Welles, a Gifted Multi-talented American
Orson Welles was one of the all time greatest American actors, in movies and Shakespearean, and possibly the most creative and capable movie director. In 2002 Welles was voted the greatest film director of all time in the British Film Institute's poll of top ten directors. Many consider his first movie, Citizen Kane, which he directed and played the William Randolph Hearst character, the greatest movie of all time.Other great Welles movies include "Touch of Evil," "The Magnificent Ambersons," "Chimes at Midnight," and "F for Fake." Throughout his career Welles battled with the Hollywood studios for creative control of his work which was heavily cut and censored by the producers.
Welles was born in 1915 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, into a comfortably well-off family. But his parents separated and his inventor father took to drink. This resulted in a difficult childhood for Welles.
Celebrity came quickly to Welles as a result of his 1938 radio broadcast production based on the story "War of the Worlds," by science fiction writer H.G. Wells. The broadcast was so realistic that it caused a panic among listeners who believed that New Jersey was actually being invaded by aliens from outer space. From there Welles went on to Hollywood and a brilliant career as a director and actor.
Orson Welles "Call me Ishmael" Moby Dick
That Great White Whale Through a Wellesian Lens by Jason Zinoman
Orson Welles Drunken Out Take Video
Paul Masson TV Commercial "We will sell no wine before its time."
Citizen Kane--Lost out-take
Orson Welles "The Land of the Basques"
- Orson Welles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Welles was a genius who had great talent as a movie director and actor, a Shakesperian stage actor and as a musician. Many believe he was the greatest director of all time and one of the greatest actors as well.
"The War of the Worlds" Wikipedia
- The War of the Worlds (radio) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1938 radio broadcast based on H.G. Wells science fiction story quickly made Orson Welles a national celebrity. It was so realistic that it caused a panic among listeners who believed that New Jersey had been invaded by aliens from outer space.