History Creator / OrsonWelles

22nd Feb '17 7:09:17 PM snichols1973
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* BerserkButton: He wouldn't stand for Ted Turner's attempt to ruin his film noir masterpiece ''Film/CitizenKane'' with Turnerization: "Keep Ted Turner and his goddamned Crayolas away from my movie."
15th Feb '17 10:08:54 AM JulianLapostat
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George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915–October 10, 1985) was [[RenaissanceMan an actor, writer, director, producer, artist, young genius]], sometime StageMagician, and patron saint of [[LargeHam Large Hams]] and InsufferableGenius in popular culture. When movie scholars are polled for the greatest directors ever, the top position is usually either him or Creator/AlfredHitchcock.

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George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915–October 10, 1985) was [[RenaissanceMan an actor, writer, director, producer, artist, young genius]], sometime StageMagician, and patron saint of [[LargeHam Large Hams]] and InsufferableGenius in popular culture. When movie scholars are polled for the greatest directors ever, the top position is usually either him him, Creator/AlfredHitchcock, Creator/JeanRenoir, or Creator/AlfredHitchcock.
Creator/YasujiroOzu.
8th Feb '17 7:45:03 PM AustinCarver13
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* HitlerCam: Used this constantly to quickly show corrupt men in positions of power.
24th Jan '17 1:26:59 AM ElectroKraken
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* CopiouslyCreditedCreator: Wrote, directed, produced, and starred in many of his films.
14th Jan '17 2:12:47 PM Xtifr
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'''George Orson Welles''' (May 6, 1915 October 10, 1985) was [[RenaissanceMan an actor, writer, director, producer, artist, young genius]], sometime StageMagician, and patron saint of [[LargeHam Large Hams]] and InsufferableGenius in popular culture. When movie scholars are polled for the greatest directors ever, the top position is usually either him or Creator/AlfredHitchcock.

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'''George George Orson Welles''' Welles (May 6, 1915 October 1915–October 10, 1985) was [[RenaissanceMan an actor, writer, director, producer, artist, young genius]], sometime StageMagician, and patron saint of [[LargeHam Large Hams]] and InsufferableGenius in popular culture. When movie scholars are polled for the greatest directors ever, the top position is usually either him or Creator/AlfredHitchcock.
11th Dec '16 12:04:07 PM Pren
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* ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' (1948) - Low-budget adaptation of the Shakespeare play.

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* ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' (1948) - Low-budget adaptation of the Shakespeare play. The entire thing was dubbed over when audiences found the cast's Scottish accents laughable, but the original has also been released.
18th Nov '16 11:31:09 PM CaptEquinox
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* InkSuitActor: Teamed up (as himself!) with Franchise/{{Superman}} in ''Superman'' #62 (1950). Also appeared as his famous characters, Charles Foster Kane and Harry Lime in Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's ''The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen''.

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* InkSuitActor: Teamed up (as himself!) with Franchise/{{Superman}} in ''Superman'' #62 (1950). Also appeared as his famous characters, Charles Foster Kane and Harry Lime in Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's ''The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen''. In the ''Comics/TheSpirit'' story "[[https://pappysgoldenage.blogspot.com/2013_08_01_archive.html UFO]]", first published September 28, 1947, he appears as Awsome Bells, who's approached by a real Martian asking his help with an upcoming invasion. Bells at first thinks it's just another actor-producer trying to get publicity, then when he's convinced it's true everyone thinks this of him, of course.
18th Nov '16 11:08:32 PM CaptEquinox
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Welles is a popular HistoricalDomainCharacter and a favorite for impressionists. Creator/MauriceLaMarche is often called to do impressions of him. Has also been played by actors [[Film/FullMetalJacket Vincent D'Onofrio]] in ''Film/EdWood'' (with the voice dubbed over by [=LaMarche=]), Angus [=Angus MacFadyen=] in ''Cradle Will Rock'' and Christian [=McKay=] in the Creator/RichardLinklater film ''Film/MeAndOrsonWelles''.

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Welles is a popular HistoricalDomainCharacter and a favorite for impressionists. Creator/MauriceLaMarche is often called to do impressions of him. Has also been played by actors [[Film/FullMetalJacket Vincent D'Onofrio]] in ''Film/EdWood'' (with the voice dubbed over by [=LaMarche=]), Angus [=Angus MacFadyen=] in ''Cradle Will Rock'' and Christian [=McKay=] in the Creator/RichardLinklater film ''Film/MeAndOrsonWelles''. \n In ''The Night That Panicked America'', a 1970s recreation of the War of the Worlds broadcast, he's played by Paul Shenar.
18th Nov '16 11:02:48 PM CaptEquinox
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A great showman prodigy, praised as a natural genius in his youth, Welles started his career on the stage because of his confidence, creating ground-breaking new productions of Shakespeare that revitalised the plays and challenged the rules of what could be done in adaptation. From there, he went to radio to do ''Radio/TheMercuryTheatreOnTheAir'' with a regular troupe. The highlight of his career in radio was his 1938 broadcast of ''Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds'', which was so convincing that people actually believed aliens had landed in New Jersey. (This story, albeit true, is often highly exaggerated. There were no riots.)

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A great showman prodigy, praised as a natural genius in his youth, Welles started his career on the stage because of his confidence, creating ground-breaking new productions of Shakespeare that revitalised the plays and challenged the rules of what could be done in adaptation. From there, he went to radio to do ''Radio/TheMercuryTheatreOnTheAir'' with a regular troupe. The highlight of his career in radio was his 1938 nationwide broadcast of ''Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds'', which was so convincing that people actually believed aliens had landed in New Jersey. (This story, albeit true, is often highly exaggerated. There were thousands of phone calls to police and radio stations, some people did leave their homes, but no riots.)
3rd Oct '16 10:14:58 PM jamespolk
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* ''WesternAnimation/IsItAlwaysRightToBeRight'' (1970): UsefulNotes/AcademyAward-winning cartoon short narrated by Welles
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