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Orson Welles


Who is Orson Welles?

Orson Welles: George Orson Welles was an American actor, director, writer and producer who worked in theater, radio and film. He is best remembered for his innovative work in all three media: in theatre, most notably Caesar, a groundbreaking Broadway adaptation of Julius Caesar; in radio, the 1938 broadcast "The War of the Worlds", one of the most famous in the history of radio; and in film, Citizen Kane, consistently ranked as one of the all-time greatest films.


  1. Orson Welles is a fictional character from the 1994 film Heavenly Creatures.
  2. Orson Welles is a fictional character from 2012 film Hemingway & Gellhorn.


"Orson Welles" is a book by Bret Wood.

  • also known as "Orson Welles: a bio-bibliography"


Orson Welles is an impact crater in the Coprates quadrangle of Mars, located at 0.2° S and 45.9° W. It is 124.5 km in diameter and was named after Orson Welles, an American radio and motion picture actor and director. He is famous for, among other things, his radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds in which Martians invade Earth.

  • also known as Orson Welles Crater

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Google previewDiscovering Orson Welles (2007)

by Jonathan Rosenbaum

An audience gathers for Part One; Cabrera Infante steps up to the podium and delivers it: “Orson Welles is a whale.

Google previewLiterature, Film, and Their Hideous Progeny (2015)

Adaptation and ElasTEXTity by Julie Grossman

A metaphorical father figure to so many 70s “ragingbull” American filmmakers, Orson Welles is an absent presence in Hearts of Darkness as the misunderstood geniusartist figure Coppola aspires to be. As Biskind says, “Welles was venerated ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of American Radio (1998)

by Donald G. Godfrey, Frederic A. Leigh

Orson Welles Almanac, humor and political commentary ( 1943- 1944); Orson Welles Commentaries, social-political commentary on literature ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Radio 3-Volume Set (2004)

by Christopher H. Sterling

Cast The “Mercury Players” Orson Welles, Ray Collins, Agnes Moorehead, George Coulouris, Frank Readick, Georgia Backus, Bea Benaderet, Everett Sloane, Edgar ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Epic Films (2014)

by Constantine Santas, James M. Wilson, Maria Colavito, Djoymi Baker

Director: Orson Welles Writers: Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles ProDucer: ...

Google previewThe Edward G. Robinson Encyclopedia (2002)

by Robert Beck

Orson Welles' flamboyant post–World War II melodrama of a notorious Nazi killer of Jews.... The war crimes ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of American Cinema (2011)

by Keith M. Booker

Orson Welles Bazin, Andre. Orson Welles: A Critical View.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Film Noir (2007)

by Geoff Mayer, Brian McDonnell

Script: Orson Welles, from the novel Badge of Evil by Whit Masterson. Cinematography: Russell Metty. Music: Henry Mancini.

Google previewThe Routledge Encyclopedia of Films (2014)

by Sabine Haenni, Sarah Barrow, John White

See Andre Bazin, Orson Welles:A Critical View, New York, Harper and Row, 1979.

Google previewWisconsin Biographical Dictionary (2008)

by Caryn Hannan

Orson Welles WELLES, (GEORGE) ORSON York, and then decided to travel once.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of British Film (2016)

Fourth edition by Brian McFarlane

BIBLIOG: Barbara Leaming, Orson Welles, 1985; Simon Callow, Orson Welles:...

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Gluttony is not a secret vice. (Orson Welles)
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