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Orson Welles (1915–1985)

Auteur de Citizen Kane

170+ oeuvres 2,889 utilisateurs 50 critiques 8 Favoris

A propos de l'auteur

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, afficher plus 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) afficher moins
Crédit image: 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

Œuvres de Orson Welles

Citizen Kane (1941) — Director /Screenwriter/Actor — 616 exemplaires
Moi, Orson Welles (1992) 288 exemplaires
Citizen Kane : The Complete Screenplay + Kael : Raising Kane (1971) — Screenplay — 272 exemplaires
Touch of Evil [1958 film] (1958) — Director /Screenwriter/Actor — 230 exemplaires
Monsieur Arkadin (1955) 120 exemplaires
Le Criminel (The Stranger) (1946) — Directeur — 120 exemplaires
La Dame de Shanghai (The Lady from Shanghai) (1947) — Producer/Director/Screenwriter — 102 exemplaires
The Magnificent Ambersons [1942 film] (1942) — Director — 95 exemplaires
Chimes at Midnight [1965 film] (1965) — Director/Screenwriter/Actor — 82 exemplaires
F for Fake [1973 film] (1979) 68 exemplaires
Le proces (The trial) [videorecording] (1962) — Director/Screenwriter — 64 exemplaires
Othello [1951 film] (1951) — Director/Actor — 63 exemplaires
Macbeth [1948 film] (1948) — Director/Cast — 46 exemplaires
Orson Welles: Interviews (2002) 35 exemplaires
Invasion from Mars: Interplanetary Stories (1940) — Directeur de publication — 35 exemplaires
David and Goliath [1960 film] (2004) — Director / Actor — 35 exemplaires
Classic Features: 50 Movies: Mystery Classics (2005) — Directeur — 33 exemplaires
Mr. Arkadin [1955 film] (1955) — Director & Screenplay — 32 exemplaires
It's All True (2004) 23 exemplaires
Moby Dick - Rehearsed (1965) 22 exemplaires
The Trial [script] (1970) 22 exemplaires
The Immortal Story [1968 film] (1968) 21 exemplaires
Voyage au pays de la peur (Journey into fear) [videorecording] (1942) — Screenwriter — 16 exemplaires
Citizen Kane [screenplay] (1991) 16 exemplaires
Dracula (Adventures in Old-Time Radio) (1978) — Directeur; Narrateur; Adaptor — 11 exemplaires
Don Quixote [1992 film] (2007) — Director / Actor — 10 exemplaires
The Magnificent Ambersons [2002 TV movie] (2002) — Screenwriter — 9 exemplaires
Orson Welles. (1977) 9 exemplaires
Film Noir Collection: 10 Classic Films (2014) — Director, Actor — 8 exemplaires
100 Movie Pack: Mystery Classics (2008) 7 exemplaires
Classic Film Noir [box set] (1946) 6 exemplaires
Sacred Classics - 8 Features (2014) 5 exemplaires
TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Classic Moms (2014) — Directeur; Directeur — 4 exemplaires
Hollywood Mystery Classics: Collector’s Edition (2011) — Directeur — 3 exemplaires
Hollywood Legends Spotlight Collection (2012) — Directeur — 3 exemplaires
Les Miserables: Smithsonian Historical Performances [1937 recording] (1995) — Actor; Directeur — 3 exemplaires
Film Noir Collector's Edition: 7 Great Killer Classics! (2011) — Directeur — 3 exemplaires
Il piccolo principe (1995) 3 exemplaires
Greatest Leading Men [videorecording] (2006) — Directeur — 2 exemplaires
Too Much Johnson 2 exemplaires
Too Much Johnson [1938 film] — Directeur — 2 exemplaires
The Shadow: Death From The Deep and The Devil Takes A Wife (1977) — Narrateur — 2 exemplaires
Double Feature: Scarlet Street [and] The Stranger — Directeur — 2 exemplaires
Mercury Shakespeare: Julius Caesar (1939) — Directeur de publication — 2 exemplaires
El tercer hombre 1 exemplaire
The Unthinking Lobster (2022) 1 exemplaire
Omnibus: King Lear 1 exemplaire
The stranger + Cause for alarm! [videorecording] — Directeur — 1 exemplaire
Dramatic Readings 1 exemplaire
Othello [film] 1 exemplaire
La dame de Shanghai [film] (1948) 1 exemplaire
Reflections on Citizen Kane (1991) 1 exemplaire
Americans on Everest [1965 Documentary film] (1965) — Narrateur — 1 exemplaire
LE PROCES. DECOUPAGE INTEGRAL (1971) 1 exemplaire
Columbus day 1 exemplaire
La Toison d'or 1 exemplaire
The Shadow: "Bride of Death" /"The Temple Bells" (1987) — Narrateur — 1 exemplaire
Orson Welles Double Feature #1 (2004) 1 exemplaire
Dark Film Mysteries: 3 DVD Film Noir Collector's Set (2015) — Directeur — 1 exemplaire
Marching Song: A Play (2019) 1 exemplaire
The War of the Worlds (2007) 1 exemplaire
Le Génie du Mal (2014) 1 exemplaire
Citizen Kane Opera 1 exemplaire
Bible Time Favorites 1 exemplaire
Rita Hayworth: The Ultimate Collection — Directeur — 1 exemplaire
Orson Welles As The Shadow — Artist — 1 exemplaire

Oeuvres associées

Le Troisième homme (1949) — Actor — 343 exemplaires
Knights of Madness: Further Comic Tales of Fantasy (1998) — Contributeur — 298 exemplaires
The Muppet Movie (1979) — Actor — 281 exemplaires
A Man for All Seasons [1966 film] (1966) — Actor — 257 exemplaires
La Folle Histoire du monde (History of the World : Part I) (1981) — Narrateur — 224 exemplaires
Casino Royale [1967 film] (1967) — Actor — 207 exemplaires
The War of the Worlds: The Deluxe Illustrated Edition (2001) — Contributeur — 181 exemplaires
Moby Dick [1956 film] (1996) — Actor — 130 exemplaires
SF: The Year's Greatest Science Fiction and Fantasy (1956) — Introduction — 80 exemplaires
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi [1975 TV movie] (1975) — Narrateur — 67 exemplaires
King of Kings (1961) — Narration. — 65 exemplaires
Jane Eyre [1943 film] (1943) — Actor — 64 exemplaires
The Long, Hot Summer [1958 film] (2004) 48 exemplaires
Waterloo [1970 film] (1970) — Actor — 40 exemplaires
Compulsion [1959 film] (1959) — Actor — 34 exemplaires
Voyage of the Damned [1976 film] (1974) — Actor — 27 exemplaires
Avant-garde: Experimental Cinema of the 1920s and '30s (2005) — Directeur — 21 exemplaires
The V.I.P.s [1963 film] (1963) — Actor — 16 exemplaires
The Battle of Neretva [1969 film] (1969) — Actor — 15 exemplaires
Black Magic [1949 film] (2012) — Actor — 12 exemplaires
Pause to Wonder: Stories of the Marvelous , Mysterious and Strange (1944) — Contributeur — 12 exemplaires
Prince of Foxes [1949 film] (2007) 10 exemplaires
Great Tales of Crime and Detection (1992) — Contributeur — 9 exemplaires
The Black Rose [1950 film] (1950) — Actor — 9 exemplaires
Austerlitz [1960 film] — Actor — 9 exemplaires
Treasure Island [1972 film] (1972) 8 exemplaires
Malpertuis [1971 film] (2005) — Actor — 8 exemplaires
Tut: The Boy King [1978 TV movie] (1978) — Narrateur — 8 exemplaires
Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol (1939) — Narrateur — 7 exemplaires
King Lear [1953 TV episode] (2010) 7 exemplaires
Napoleon [1955 film] (2015) 6 exemplaires
Old-Time Radio's Greatest Mysteries (1998) — Narrateur — 6 exemplaires
Sherlock Holmes: A Baker Street Dozen (Dramatized) (2001) — Narrateur, quelques éditions5 exemplaires
The Films of Burt Reynolds (1982) — Avant-propos — 5 exemplaires
Roots of Heaven [1958 film] — Actor — 5 exemplaires
King Lear: Omnibus [1957 TV series] (2013) — Actor — 5 exemplaires
Ferry to Hong Kong [1959 film] (2011) — Actor — 4 exemplaires
A Woman Called Moses [1978 TV movie] (2011) — Narrateur — 3 exemplaires
It Happened One Christmas [1977 TV movie] (1977) — Actor — 3 exemplaires
Tomorrow is Forever [1946 film] (2017) 3 exemplaires
Get to Know Your Rabbit [1972 film] (1993) — Actor — 3 exemplaires
Tyrone Power Collection — Actor — 3 exemplaires
Churchill: The Finest Hours [1964 film] — Narrateur — 3 exemplaires
The Shadow: Four Cassette Crate Series (1992) — Performer — 3 exemplaires
The Cradle Will Rock: A Play In Music (1938) — Préface — 3 exemplaires
Future Shock [1972 film] — Narrateur — 2 exemplaires
The Shadow Vol. 2 — Performer — 2 exemplaires
Man, Beast and Virtue [1953 film] — Actor — 1 exemplaire
The Sailor from Gibraltar [1967 film] (1967) — Actor — 1 exemplaire
Bugs Bunny: Superstar [1975 film] (1975) — Narrateur — 1 exemplaire
Swiss Family Robinson [1940 film] (1940) — Narrateur — 1 exemplaire

Étiqueté

Partage des connaissances

Nom canonique
Welles, Orson
Nom légal
Welles, George Orson
Autres noms
Уэллс, Орсон
Date de naissance
1915-05-06
Date de décès
1985-10-10
Lieu de sépulture
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)
Sexe
male
Nationalité
Etats-Unis
Lieu de naissance
Kenosha, Wisconsin, Etats-Unis
Lieu du décès
Hollywood, Californie, Etats-Unis
Lieux de résidence
Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA (birthplace)
Études
Todd School for Boys
Professions
actor
director
screenwriter
film producer
radio producer
Relations
Feder, Chris Welles (daughter)
Houseman, John (colleague)
Organisations
Mercury Theatre
Federal Theatre Project
International Brotherhood of Magicians
Society of American Magicians
Prix et distinctions
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) (tout afficher 9)
Académie des Beaux-Arts (1983)
Special Fellowship, The Academy of Magical Arts (1984)
National Radio Hall of Fame (1988)
Courte biographie
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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Critiques

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.
 
Signalé
jgcorrea | 5 autres critiques | Mar 16, 2024 |
C (Indifferent).

There's some great dialogue, and some iconic imagery. The story just doesn't work, though. For the first part of the movie, things are communicated too poorly (especially the characters) to know why anything is happening. Then the "mystery" in the second part of the movie is predictable.

(Nov. 2023)
½
 
Signalé
comfypants | 3 autres critiques | Nov 29, 2023 |
Perhaps greatest film of all time, certainly the best black & white.
 
Signalé
Squirrel5 | 8 autres critiques | Jul 24, 2023 |
 
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BegoMano | 1 autre critique | Mar 5, 2023 |

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Statistiques

Œuvres
170
Aussi par
62
Membres
2,889
Popularité
#8,872
Évaluation
4.0
Critiques
50
ISBN
190
Langues
11
Favoris
8

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