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Orson Welles

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Orson Welles

American film director, actor, theatre director, screenwriter, and produceradd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1915.

Countries: United States (47%), United Kingdom (15%), France (7%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Citizen Kane, Joseph Cotten, Touch of Evil

Linked to: Associated Press, Todd School for Boys, Los Angeles Times, British Film Institute

 

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Orson Welles was born in 1915 add something


1919

In 1919, his parents separated and moved to Chicago. add something


1924

At the age of ten, Orson with Watson's third daughter, Marjorie, ran away from home. add something

 

Beatrice died of jaundice in 1924 in a Chicago hospital a few days after Welles's ninth birthday. add something

 

Welles achieved a height of six feet at the age of fourteen. add something

 

Welles's mother, a concert pianist, played during lectures by Dudley Crafts Watson at the Chicago Art Institute to support her son and herself (the oldest Welles boy, "Dickie", had been institutionalized at an early age because he had learning difficulties). add something


1929

Zita Johann - After seven films, she quit to work in theater, starring with John Houseman, to whom she was married 1929-1933, and with Orson Welles


1930

Arthur O'Connell - A veteran vaudevillian, O'Connell, from New York City, made his legitimate stage debut in the mid 1930s, at which time he fell within the orbit of Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre

 

Joseph Cotten - Cotten made his Broadway debut in 1930, and soon became friends with Orson Welles

 

Geraldine Fitzgerald - Her son's resemblance to Orson Welles, with whom she had worked and been linked with romantically in the late 1930s, led to rumors Welles was the boy's father

 

Edgar Barrier - In the 1930s he was a member of Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre and played Simon Templar on "The Saint" radio show

 

Mary Wickes - She began acting in films in the late 1930s, and was a member of the Orson Welles troupe on his radio drama "The Mercury Theatre on the Air"


1931

Welles made his stage debut at the Gate in 1931, appearing in Jew Suss as the Duke. add something


1932

Since 1932, Welles had fallen in love with the older Mexican actress, Dolores del Río. add something


1933

In 1933, he toured in three off-Broadway productions with Katharine Cornell's company, including two roles in Romeo and Juliet. add something


1934

In 1934, Welles eloped with Chicago-born actress and socialite Virginia Nicolson. add something

 

Ralph Richardson - Richardson was engaged to play the role of Mercutio, replacing Orson Welles, in the 1934 Broadway production of Romeo and Juliet.


1935

By 1935 Welles was supplementing his earnings in the theater as a radio actor in Manhattan, working with many of the actors who would later form the core of his Mercury Theatre. add something


1936

In 1936, the Federal Theatre Project (part of Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration) put unemployed theater performers and employees to work. add something

 

George Coulouris - A major impact on his life was Orson Welles, whom he met in 1936


1937

A few minutes of the Welles production of Macbeth was recorded on film in a 1937 documentary called We Work Again. add something

 

In 1937, he rehearsed Marc Blitzstein's highly political operetta, The Cradle Will Rock. add something

 

In July 1937, the Mutual Network gave him a seven-week series to adapt Les Miserables, which he did with great success. add something

 

Joseph Cotten - In 1937 Cotten became an inaugural member of Welles's Mercury Theatre company, starring in Broadway productions of "Julius Caesar", "The Shoemaker's Holiday" and "Danton's Death", and in radio dramas presented on "The Mercury Theatre on the Air" and "The Campbell Playhouse"

 

Agnes Moorehead - Moorehead met Orson Welles and by 1937 was one of his principal Mercury Players, along with Joseph Cotten


1938

That September, Mutual chose Welles to play Lamont Cranston, aka The Shadow, anonymously and in the summer of 1938 CBS gave him a weekly hour-long show to broadcast radio plays based on classic literary works. add something

 

Welles had three daughters from his marriages: Christopher Welles Feder (born in 1938, with Virginia Nicolson); Rebecca Welles Manning (December 17, 1944 – October 14, 2004, with Rita Hayworth), and Beatrice Welles. add something

 

Paul Stewart (actor) - The War of the Worlds - A few years later he met Orson Welles, who invited him to join the Mercury Theatre, where he participated in the notorious 1938 radio broadcast of "The War of the Worlds"

 

Joseph Cotten - After the success of Welles's "War of the Worlds" 1938 Halloween radio broadcast, Welles gained a unique contract with RKO Pictures

 

Geraldine Fitzgerald - Her success led her to America and Broadway in 1938, and while appearing opposite Orson Welles in the Mercury Theatre production of "Heartbreak House", she was seen by the film producer Hal B. Wallis who signed her to a seven-year film contract

 

Clyde L. Herring - Herring's reaction to Orson Welles' 1938 "War of the Worlds" broadcast received national attention

 

Jack Paar - In his book "P.S. Jack Paar", he recalled doing utility duty at WGAR in 1938 when Orson Welles broadcast his famous simulated alien invasion, "The War of the Worlds" over the CBS network

 

Bing Crosby - The Mutual network, on the other hand, had pre-recorded some of its programs as early as the 1938 run of "The Shadow" with Orson Welles

 

Morgan Farley - He recreated the role of Joe Bullitt in Orson Welles's "Mercury Theatre on the Air" adaptation of the story that aired October 16, 1938

 

CBS - The War of the Worlds - On October 30, 1938, CBS gained a taste of infamy when Orson Welles and the "The Mercury Theatre on the Air" broadcast a radio adaptation of H. G. Wells's "The War of the Worlds"

 

Edgar Bergen - Bergen and McCarthy are sometimes credited with "saving the world" because, on the night of October 30, 1938, when Orson Welles performed his "War of the Worlds" radio play hoax that panicked many listeners, most of the American public had instead tuned in to Bergen and McCarthy on another station and never heard Welles' play


1939

Welles produced the show in New York in 1939 but the opening night, where part 1 was acted, was a disaster and part 2 was never put on. add something

 

Tim Holt - After playing young Lieutenant Blanchard in the 1939 classic "Stagecoach", Holt had one of the leading roles in Orson Welles's "The Magnificent Ambersons"

 

Hans Conried - Conried worked in radio before breaking into movies in 1939, and was a member of Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre Company

 

Cornelia Otis Skinner - She appeared with Orson Welles on "The Campbell Playhouse" radio play of "The Things We Have" on May 26, 1939


1940

Citizen Kane - According to film historian Clinton Heylin, "the idea of "Citizen Kane" was the original conception of Orson Welles, who in early 1940 first discussed the idea with John Houseman, who suggested that both he and Welles leave for Los Angeles and discuss the idea with scriptwriter Herman Mankiewicz

 

Tommy Hanlon, Jr. - After two years with Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre in Los Angeles in the 1940s, and appearing on stage alongside W.C. Fields, he came to Australia in 1959, first as a club act, appearing on television

 

Ted de Corsia - He made his movie debut in Orson Welles' "The Lady from Shanghai" and went on to make a career playing villains and gangsters in 1940s and 1950s films including "The Naked City" ,"The Big Combo" , "The Killing" , "Baby Face Nelson", and "Slightly Scarlet"

 

Emilio Cigoli - He was the Italian voice of nearly every major Hollywood star from the 1940s through the 1960s, including John Wayne, Gary Cooper, Clark Gable, William Holden, Charlton Heston, Burt Lancaster, Steve Reeves, Vincent Price, Lee Van Cleef, and Orson Welles

 

Citizen Kane - In Hollywood in 1940, Orson Welles invited longtime friend and Mercury Theatre colleague Joseph Cotten to be part of a small group reading the script aloud for the first time

 

Ruth Warrick - Warrick began her career in the 1940s as a radio singer where she met her first husband Eric Rolf, but her first big break was being hired by a young Orson Welles for "Citizen Kane", where she played Emily Monroe Norton


1941

After the success of his 1941 film Citizen Kane, Welles announced that his next film would be about the life of Jesus, and that he would play the lead role. add something

 

Philip Van Zandt - In 1941, he played a small but important part as magazine editor Rawlston in Orson Welles' classic film "Citizen Kane"

 

William Randolph Hearst - One of the most influential films of all time was Orson Welles' 1941 film "Citizen Kane", which was loosely based on parts of Hearst's life

 

Helen Martin - She was chiefly a Broadway character actress for many decades, debuting in Orson Welles' production of "Native Son" in 1941

 

Everett Sloane - Sloane eventually joined Orson Welles's Mercury Theatre, and acted in Welles's films in roles such as "Citizen Kane" 's Bernstein in 1941 and "The Lady from Shanghai"'s Arthur Bannister in 1948

 

Citizen Kane - The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures gave 1941 "Best Acting" *awards to Orson Welles and George Coulouris, and the film itself "Best Picture

 

Citizen Kane - "'Citizen Kane"' is a 1941 American drama film directed, co-written, produced by, and starring Orson Welles

 

Richard Wright (author) - "Native Son" opened on Broadway, with Orson Welles as director, to generally favorable reviews in March 1941


1942

It's All True: Welles did not originally want to direct this 1942 documentary on South America, but after its abandonment by RKO, he spent much of the 1940s attempting to buy the negative of his material from RKO, so that he could edit and release it in some form. add something

 

These other Welles films were nominated for their list: The Magnificent Ambersons (1942, director/producer/screenwriter); The Third Man; Touch of Evil (1958, actor/director/screenwriter); and A Man for All Seasons. add something

 

Frank Furness - Mark-Lee Kirk's set designs for the 1942 Orson Welles film "The Magnificent Ambersons" seem to be based on Furness's ornate Neo-Grec interiors of the 1870s

 

Joseph Cotten - Nominated for nine Academy *awards in 1942, the film won only for Best Screenplay, for Mankiewicz and Welles

 

Booth Tarkington - Today, he is best known for his novel "The Magnificent Ambersons", which Orson Welles filmed in 1942

 

Hans Conried - He was a member of the regular cast of Orson Welles's "Ceiling Unlimited", for which he wrote the December 14, 1942, episode, "War Workers"


1943

In 1943, Welles married Rita Hayworth. add something

 

Welles guest-starred on a great variety of shows, notably guest-hosting Jack Benny shows for a month in 1943. add something

 

Welles married Rita Hayworth in 1943. add something

 

Torben Meyer - In 1943, Meyer played a waiter again in RKO's spy thriller "Journey into Fear" starring Joseph Cotten, Dolores del Río and Orson Welles

 

Jack Benny - Burns and Allen and Orson Welles guest hosted several episodes in March and April 1943 when Benny was seriously ill with pneumonia, while Ronald Colman and his wife Benita Hume appeared frequently in the 1940s as Benny's long-suffering neighbors

 

Rita Hayworth - Hayworth married Orson Welles on September 7, 1943


1944

In 1944, Welles was offered a new radio show, broadcast only in California, Orson Welles' Almanac. add something

 

In 1944, Welles wrote the first-draft script of this film, which he intended to direct. add something


1946

At the same time in 1946 he began two new radio series, The Mercury Summer Theatre for CBS and Orson Welles Commentaries for ABC. While Summer Theatre featured half-hour adaptations of some of the classic Mercury radio shows from the 1930s, the first episode was a condensation of his Around the World stage play, and remains the only record of Cole Porter's music for the project. add something

 

In 1946, International Pictures released Welles's film The Stranger, starring Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, and Welles. add something

 

In the summer of 1946, Welles directed a musical stage version of Around the World in Eighty Days, with a comedic and ironic rewriting of the Jules Verne novel by Welles, incidental music and songs by Cole Porter, and production by Mike Todd, who would later produce the successful film version with David Niven. add something

 

Don Hollenbeck - Hollenbeck worked for the Office of War Information , NBC and ABC, once subbing on short notice for Orson Welles over Welles' scheduled Sunday night ABC news commentary program, before joining CBS in 1946

 

Anthony Veiller - In 1946 , Veiller co-wrote The Stranger, directed by and starring Orson Welles

 

Richard Long (actor) - In 1946, Long was hence cast in his first film, "Tomorrow Is Forever" as Drew, the son of Claudette Colbert and Orson Welles

 

Isaac Woodard - On the July 28, 1946, broadcast of his ABC radio series " Orson Welles Commentaries", Orson Welles read an affidavit sent to him by the NAACP, signed by Woodard

 

Robert Coote - He played Bob Trubshawe in Powell and Pressburger's "A Matter of Life and Death" , chosen for the first-ever Royal Film Performance on 1 November 1946, before he returned to Hollywood, where his films included "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" , "Forever Amber" , "The Three Musketeers" and Orson Welles' "Othello"


1947

Around the World in Eighty Days: After Welles's elaborate musical stageshow of this Jules Verne novel, encompassing 38 different sets, he began shooting some test footage in Morocco for a film version in 1947. add something

 

Chaplin bought the film rights and made the film himself in 1947, with some changes (Welles said the gallows scenes were written by Chaplin, but that much of the film was unchanged from his own script). add something

 

The Stranger was nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1947. add something

 

The film Welles was obliged to make for Cohn in exchange for Cohn's help in completing Around the World in Eighty Days ended up being The Lady from Shanghai, filmed in 1947 for Columbia Pictures. add something

 

Welles left Hollywood for Europe in late 1947, enigmatically saying that he had chosen "freedom. add something


1948

In 1948, Welles convinced Republic Pictures to let him direct a low-budget version of Macbeth, which featured extremely stylized sets and costumes, and a cast of actors lip-syncing to a pre-recorded soundtrack, one of many innovative cost-cutting techniques Welles deployed in an attempt to make an epic film from B-movie resources. add something

 

She made her only film appearance in 1948, taking the role of Macduff's son in Welles's film Macbeth and later became known as Chris Welles Feder, an author of educational materials for children. add something

 

Keene Curtis - Curtis made his film debut in the 1948 Orson Welles adaptation of "Macbeth"

 

Hans Nielsen (actor) - In addition to his own film roles, in 1948, Nielsen began working as a voice actor, dubbing films into German, including Fred Astaire ; Gary Cooper ; Errol Flynn ; Cary Grant ; Rex Harrison ; Phil Silvers ; David Niven , Tyrone Power ; James Stewart ; Robert Taylor ", Spencer Tracy ; Orson Welles and Trevor Howard

 

Queen Grimhilde - Lady Macbeth in Orson Welles' 1948 "Macbeth" resembles the Queen in her costume, make-up, and especially the manner of her death

 

Jeanette Nolan - She made her film debut as Lady Macbeth in Orson Welles's 1948 film "Macbeth", based on Shakespeare's play of the same name


1949

From 1949 to 1951, Welles worked on Othello, filming on location in Europe and Morocco. add something

 

Welles appeared as Cesare Borgia in the 1949 Italian film Prince of Foxes, with Tyrone Power and Mercury Theatre alumnus Everett Sloane, and as the Mongol warrior Bayan in the 1950 film version of the novel $The_Black_Rose (again with Tyrone Power). add something

 

Graham Greene - In 1949, after writing the novella as "raw material", he wrote the screenplay for the classic "film noir", "The Third Man", directed by Carol Reed, and featuring Orson Welles


1950

He began scouting for locations in Europe whilst filming Black Magic, but Korda was short of money, so sold the rights to Columbia pictures, who eventually dismissed Welles from the project, and sold the rights on to United Artists, who in turn made a film version in 1950, which was not based on Welles's script. add something


1951

Peter Finch - In 1951 Finch played Iago on stage opposite Orson Welles in Othello.

 

Alfred Rouse - The case was dramatized on a 1951 episode of Orson Welles' radio drama The Black Museum entitled "The Mallet"

 

Elaine Dundy - They married on 25 January 1951, had a daughter Tracy , and became part of the theatrical and film elite of London and Hollywood , traveling about as friends of Ernest Hemingway, Orson Welles, Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Laurence Olivier and other prominent figures


1952

In 1952, Welles continued finding work in England after the success of the Harry Lime radio show. add something

 

Doris Dowling - She appeared in Orson Welles's European production of "Othello" in 1952, playing Bianca


1953

In 1953, the BBC hired Welles to read an hour of selections from Walt Whitman's epic poem Song of Myself. add something

 

Welles briefly returned to America to make his first appearance on television, starring in the Omnibus presentation of King Lear, broadcast live on CBS October 18, 1953. add something

 

Ray Bradbury - Bradbury was hired in 1953 by director John Huston to work on the screenplay for his film version of Melville's "Moby Dick" , which stars Gregory Peck as Captain Ahab, Richard Basehart as Ishmael, and Orson Welles as Father Mapple

 

Scott Forbes - He played the Duke of Cornwall in Peter Brook's 1953 television adaptation of "King Lear" with Orson Welles as Lear


1954

In 1954, director George More O'Ferrall offered Welles the title role in the 'Lord Mountdrago' segment of Three Cases of Murder, co-starring Badel. add something

 

Ralph Richardson - In 1954 and 1955 Richardson played Dr. Watson in an American/BBC radio co-production of Sherlock Holmes stories, with Gielgud as Holmes and Orson Welles as the villainous Professor Moriarty.


1955

Goohan, and with Welles as Ahab. add something

 

In 1955 Welles married Italian actress Paola_Mori (nee Countess Paola di Girifalco, 1930–1989). add something

 

When it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival it won the Palme d'Or, but the film did not receive a general release in the United States until 1955 (by which time Welles had re-cut the first reel and re-dubbed most of the film, removing Cloutier's voice entirely), and it played only in New York and Los Angeles. add something

 

Isaac Woodard - Welles gave an account of the Woodard case on the May 7, 1955, broadcast of his BBC TV series " Orson Welles' Sketch Book"


1956

In 1956, Welles completed Portrait of Gina. add something

 

In 1956, Welles returned to Hollywood, guesting on radio shows. add something

 

RKO shelved the film and did not re-release it until 1956. add something


1957

Welles's next feature film role was in Man in the Shadow for Universal Pictures in 1957, starring Jeff Chandler. add something


1958

Originally deemed not viable as a pilot, the film wasn't aired until 1958. add something

 

Welles stayed on at Universal to direct Charlton Heston in the 1958 film Touch of Evil, based on Whit Masterson's novel Badge of Evil. add something

 

Charlton Heston - In 1958, Heston played a Mexican police officer named Ramon Miguel Vargas in Orson Welles's widely acclaimed film noir Touch of Evil.

 

Rick Jason - In 1958, Jason played the lead in "The Fountain of Youth", an innovative half-hour unsold pilot written and directed by Orson Welles which won the Peabody *award

 

Janet Leigh - In 1958, Leigh starred in the Orson Welles film-noir classic "Touch of Evil"

 

Joanna Moore - In 1958, she had a small role in the film noir classic "Touch of Evil", with Orson Welles, Charlton_Heston, Janet Leigh, and Marlene Dietrich


1959

In Italy in 1959, Welles directed his own scenes as King Saul in Richard Pottier's film David and Goliath. add something


1960

In 1960, in Paris he co-starred in Richard Fleischer's film Crack in the Mirror. add something

 

Carol Rama - In the late 1960s and early 1970s, she had connections with filmmakers Luis Buñuel and Orson Welles as well as the visual artists Man Ray and Andy Warhol

 

Fernando Rey - It was his work with Orson Welles and Luis Buñuel during the 1960s and 1970s that made Rey internationally prominent; becoming indeed the first 'international Spanish actor'

 

Citizen Kane - In an interview with Huw Weldon on March 13, 1960, Orson Welles said: "Mr. Hearst was quite a bit like Kane, although Kane isn't really founded on Hearst in particular, many people sat for it so to speak"


1961

In 1961 Welles directed In the Land of Don Quixote, a series of eight half-hour episodes for the Italian television network RAI. Similar to the Around the World with Orson Welles series, they presented travelogues of Spain and included Welles's wife, Paola, and their daughter, Beatrice. add something


1962

In 1962 Welles directed his adaptation of The Trial, based on the novel by Franz Kafka and produced by Alexander Salkind and Michael Salkind. add something


1964

Though Welles was fluent in Italian, the network was not interested in him providing Italian narration because of his accent, and the series sat unreleased until 1964, by which time the network had added Italian narration of its own. add something


1966

Croatian-born actress Oja Kodar became Welles's longtime companion both personally and professionally from 1966 onwards. add something

 

He continued taking what work he could find acting, narrating or hosting other people's work, and began filming Chimes at Midnight, which was completed in 1966. add something

 

In 1966, Welles directed a film for French television, an adaptation of The Immortal Story, by Karen Blixen. add something

 

The picture was entirely set on two boats and shot mostly in close-ups, and was filmed off the coasts of Yugoslavia and the Bahamas, between 1966 and 1969, with all but one scene completed. add something


1967

In 1967 Welles began directing The Deep, based on the novel Dead Calm by Charles Williams and filmed off the shore of Yugoslavia. add something

 

Michael Aldridge - His screen work included playing Pistol in Orson Welles' movie "Chimes at Midnight" in 1967


1968

Histoires extraordinaires: The producers of this 1968 anthology film, based on short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, announced in June 1967 that Welles would direct one segment based on both "Masque of the Red Death" and "The Cask of Amontillado" for the omnibus film. add something

 

In 1968 Welles began filming a TV special for CBS under the title Orson's Bag, combining travelogue, comedy skits and a condensation of Shakespeare's play The Merchant of Venice with Welles as Shylock. add something

 

In 1968 Welles was nominated for Best Foreign Actor in a Leading Role at the 21st British Academy Film Awards for his performance in Chimes at Midnight. add something

 

Released in 1968, it stars Jeanne Moreau, Roger Coggio and Norman Eshley. add something

 

Norman Eshley - His first screen role was in the 1968 film "The Immortal Story", directed by Orson Welles

 

Irv Weinstein - In 1968, Weinstein briefly returned to his broadcast beginnings as an actor in WKBW radio's Halloween adaptation of Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds"

 

Justinian I - Justinian was portrayed by Orson Welles in the 1968 German film "Kampf um Rom I", directed by Robert Siodmak


1969

Also in 1969 he played a supporting role in John Huston's The Kremlin Letter. add something

 

Filming stopped with the death of Francisco Reiguera, the actor playing Quixote, in 1969. add something

 

In 1969 Welles was given another TV commission to film a condensed adaptation of The Merchant of Venice . add something

 

In 1969, Welles authorized the use of his name for a cinema in Cambridge, Massachusetts. add something

 

Sergei Bondarchuk - The year after his victory, in 1969, he starred as Ivan Martik with Yul Brynner and Orson Welles in the Yugoslav epic "Battle of Neretva", directed by Veljko Bulajic

 

Citizen Kane - Welles himself had ideas that meshed with that concept, as he described in a 1969 interview in the book, "This is Orson Welles":

 

Citizen Kane - Speaking with Peter Bogdanovich in February 1969, Orson Welles said, "Nobody was "more" miserable, "more" bitter, and "funnier" than Mank


1970

Drawn by the numerous offers he received to work in television and films, and upset by a tabloid scandal reporting his affair with Kodar, Welles abandoned the editing of Don Quixote and moved back to America in 1970. add something

 

In 1970 Welles began shooting The Other Side of the Wind. add something

 

In 1970, Welles narrated a satirical political record on the administration of President Richard Nixon entitled The Begatting of the President. add something

 

In 1970, Welles was given an Academy Honorary Award for "superlative and distinguished service in the making of motion pictures. add something

 

In 1970, he was awarded the French Legion d'honneur, the highest civilian decoration in France. add something

 

Perhaps the genesis of the myth dates to a 1970 interview on The Dick Cavett Show during which Welles remarks about his venerable great-grandfather Gideon Welles. add something

 

Welles was given the first Career Golden Lion award in the Venice Film Festival in 1970. add something

 

Welles's primary focus during his final years was The Other Side of the Wind, an unfinished project that was filmed intermittently between 1970 and 1976. add something

 

Ian Ogilvy - Among his films, Ogilvy had a major part in the 1970 epic film "Waterloo", playing the role of the Duke of Wellington's chief of staff, William de Lancey, starring alongside Christopher Plummer, Jack Hawkins Rod Steiger and Orson Welles

 

Louis XVIII of France - In the 1970 film "Waterloo", Louis XVIII was portrayed by Orson Welles

 

Peter Bogdanovich - In the early 1970s, when Welles was having financial problems, Bogdanovich let him stay at his Bel Air mansion for a couple of years

 

Joseph Heller - The film, which was directed by Mike Nichols and starred Alan Arkin, Jon Voight and Orson Welles, was not released until 1970


1971

In 1971 Welles directed a short adaptation of Moby-Dick, a one-man performance on a bare stage, reminiscent of his stage production Moby Dick Rehearsed from the 1950s. add something

 

Big Jack Armstrong - He participated in WKBWs 1971 War of the Worlds broadcast, a modernized version of the original done by Orson Welles in 1938


1972

In 1972, Welles acted as on-screen narrator for the film documentary version of Alvin Toffler's 1970 book Future Shock. add something

 

Jeeves) was further rewritten, and formed the basis of the 1972 film version directed by John Hough, in which Welles played Long John Silver. add something

 

Working again for a British producer, Welles played Long John Silver in director John Hough's Treasure Island, an adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson novel, which had been the second story broadcast by The Mercury Theatre on the Air in 1938. add something


1973

Cowie, Peter: The Cinema of Orson Welles, Da Capo Press, 1973. add something

 

In 1973, Welles completed F for Fake, a personal essay film about art forger Elmyr de Hory and the biographer Clifford Irving. add something


1975

Also in 1975, the American Film Institute presented Welles with its third Lifetime Achievement Award (the first two going to director John Ford and actor James_Cagney). add something

 

In 1975, Welles narrated the documentary Bugs_Bunny: Superstar, focusing on Warner Bros. add something

 

Welles was given the American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Award in 1975. add something

 

Citizen Kane - In his foreword to Davies's autobiography, published posthumously in 1975, Orson Welles draws a sharp distinction between the real-life actress and his fictional creation:

 

Carlsberg Group - The voice over for the original ad in 1975 was voiced by actor Orson Welles, his voice has been used repeatedly over the years


1976

He won three Grammy Awards, each win in the category of Best Spoken Word Recording: in 1976, for "Great American Documents" (shared with Helen Hayes, Henry Fonda and James Earl Jones; in 1978, for the original motion picture soundtrack to Citizen Kane; and in 1981, for a recording of Donovan's Brain. add something

 

In 1976, Paramount Television purchased the rights for the entire set of Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe stories for Orson Welles. add something

 

Michael Oren - In the summer of 1976, he worked as gofer for Orson Welles


1978

Filming The Trial: After the success of his 1978 film Filming Othello made for West German television, and mostly consisting of a monologue to the camera, Welles began shooting scenes for this follow-up film, but never completed it. add something

 

In 1978 Welles was lined up by his long-time protege Peter_Bogdanovich (who was acting as Welles's de facto agent) to direct this adaptation of the 1973 Paul Theroux novel about an American pimp in Singapore. add something

 

In 1978, Welles was presented with the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Career Achievement Award. add something

 

In 1978, a longer preview version of the film was discovered and released. add something


1979

In 1979 Welles appeared in the biopic The Secret of Nikola Tesla, and a cameo in The Muppet Movie as Lew Lord. add something

 

In 1979 Welles completed his documentary Filming Othello, which featured Michael MacLiammoir and Hilton Edwards. add something

 

In 1979, Welles was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. add something

 

Paul Masson's spokesman since 1979, Welles parted company with Paul Masson in 1981, and in 1982 he was replaced by John Gielgud. add something

 

When the film was finally made in 1979 by Bogdanovich and Hefner (but without Welles or Shepherd's participation), Welles felt betrayed and according to Bogdanovich the two "drifted apart a bit". add something

 

Marion Davies - In the 1979 comedy "The Jerk", the character Marie, the love interest of the tycoon protagonist, is largely modeled after Davies and her fictional counterpart Susan Alexander in Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane"

 

Jean Renoir - The Orson Welles Web Resource, 1979.


1981

In 1981, Welles hosted the documentary The Man Who Saw Tomorrow, about Renaissance-era prophet Nostradamus. add something

 

Coen Brothers - Warren Beatty tied Welles' record when Beatty was nominated for Best Picture, Director, Actor, and Screenplay for Reds in 1981.


1982

As he remarked in 1982, "If I wanted to get into heaven on the basis of one movie, that's the one I'd offer up. add something

 

In 1982 the BBC broadcast The Orson Welles Story in the Arena series. add something

 

In 1982, Welles was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture at the Golden Globe Awards for his role in Butterfly, and won a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Recording for his role on Donovan's Brain. add something

 

Welles provided narration for the tracks "Defender" from Manowar's album Fighting the World and "Dark Avenger" on Manowar's 1982 album, Battle Hymns. add something

 

In April 1982, Merv Griffin interviewed Welles and asked about his religious beliefs. add something

 

Citizen Kane - BBC, "Arena: The Orson Welles Story", 1982

 

Pia Zadora - Zadora starred alongside Stacy Keach and Orson Welles in the 1982 film version of James M. Cain's novel "Butterfly," whose plot revolved around father-daughter incest


1983

Welles was awarded a Fellowship of the British Film Institute in 1983. add something


1984

In 1984, Welles narrated the short-lived television series Scene of the Crime. add something

 

In 1984, Welles was given the Directors Guild of America Lifetime Achievement Award. add something


1985

Orson Welles died in 1985 add something

 

Welles's complete screenplay was one of his last projects, written in 1985. add something

 

Yul Brynner - Brynner died of lung cancer on October 10, 1985 in New York City on the same day as his "Battle of Neretva" co-star Orson Welles


1986

The Orson Welles Cinema remained in operation until 1986, with Welles making a personal appearance there in 1977. add something

 

On the way to their meeting to sign the papers, however, Mori was killed in a car accident in August 1986 add something


1987

His last film appearance was in Henry Jaglom's 1987 independent film "Someone to Love", released after his death but produced before his voice-over in "Transformers: The Movie" add something


1990

It was reissued in 1990 as "With Orson Welles: Stories of a Life in Film" add something


1992

A version of the film was created from available fragments in 1992 and released to a very negative reception add something

 

In 1992, the director Jesús Franco constructed a film out of the portions of "Quixote" left behind by Welles add something

 

Welles's daughter, Beatrice Welles-Smith, restored "Othello" in 1992 for a wide re-release add something


1993

Surviving footage was released in 1993, including a rough reconstruction of the "Four Men on a Raft" segment add something

 

Jom Tob Azulay - In 1993, Brazilian producer of "It's All True", the Orson Welles film shot in 1942 in Brazil


1995

A print of the U.S. version was released on laserdisc in 1995 but soon withdrawn after a legal challenge by Beatrice Welles-Smith add something


1998

In 1998, editor Walter Murch and producer Rick Schmidlin, consulting Welles's memo, used a workprint version to attempt to create a version of the film as close as possible to that Welles outlined in the memo add something

 

Gregory Peck - He did come out of retirement for a 1998 miniseries version of one of his most famous films, Moby Dick, portraying Father Mapple, with Patrick Stewart as Captain Ahab, the role Peck played in the earlier film.


1999

A seventh episode of this series, based on the Gaston Dominici case, was suppressed at the time by the French government, but was reconstructed after Welles's death and released to video in 1999 add something

 

Marion Davies - The 1999 film "RKO 281", a dramatization of the events during and after production of Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane", depicts Welles being told by screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz that Hearst shot Ince, and refers to this several times as an analogy for Hearst's efforts to bury the film


2004

In that year, legal complications over the ownership of the film forced the negative into a Paris vault where it remained until 2004, when Peter Bogdanovich announced his intention to complete the production add something


2005

In 2005 Stefan Droessler of the Munich Film Museum oversaw a reconstruction of the surviving film elements add something

 

Walter B. Gibson - In addition, Gibson is the protagonist, along with Orson Welles, in a historical mystery by Max Allan Collins, "The War of the Worlds Murder", published by Berkley Books in 2005

 

Carl Denham - In his review of the 2005 remake, film critic Roger Ebert remarked that Armstrong's performance was reminiscent of filmmaker Cecil B. de Mille, while Jack Black was reminiscent of Orson Welles

 

Carl Denham - Jack Black, who played Denham's 2005 incarnation, found the character to be comparable to Orson Welles in that he will not compromise on how he sees the end result; he based his performance on Welles, even sporting a haircut based on that of the young filmmaker


2006

In the 2006 book, "Whatever Happened to Orson Welles-", writer Joseph McBride made several controversial claims about Welles add something


2008

A version Oda Kodar supervised, with help from Jess Franco, assistant director during production, was released in 2008 to mixed reactions add something

 

McKerrow's reactions to the revelation and his meeting with Oja Kodar are documented in the 2008 film "Prodigal Sons" add something

 

Thomas H. Ince - "Wellesnet: The Orson Welles Web Resource", March 14, 2008


2009

As of 2009, legal complications over the Welles estate have kept the film from being finished or released add something

 

Julius Caesar (play) - The 2009 movie "Me and Orson Welles", based on a book of the same name by Robert Kaplow, is a fictional story centred around Orson Welles' famous 1937 production of "Julius Caesar" at the Mercury Theatre


2010

Although Hogg knew Welles sporadically and occasionally worked as his assistant, and had long been rumoured to be his son given their strong physical resemblance, he refused to believe such rumours until he eventually took a paternity test in 2010 add something

 

Michael Lindsay-Hogg - In January 2010 came word that Lindsay-Hogg was going to take a DNA test to determine if famed American filmmaker Orson Welles, who was friend of the family, was in fact his father


2011

Maurice LaMarche - He won the Primetime Emmy *award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in 2011 for portraying Orson Welles' head and Lrrr in the episode "Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences"

 

Oscar - In December 2011, Orson Welles' 1941 Oscar for "Citizen Kane" was put up for auction, after his heirs won a 2004 court decision contending that Welles did not sign any agreement to return the statue to the Academy


2013

Edited transcripts of these sessions appear in Peter Biskind's 2013 book "My Lunches With Orson: Conversations Between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles" add something

 

"Too Much Johnson" was considered a lost film until August 2013 news reports that a pristine print was discovered in Italy in 2008 add something

 

A copy restored by the George Eastman House museum was scheduled to premiere October 9, 2013, at the Pordenone Silent Film Festival, with a U.S. premiere to follow add something

 

Citizen Kane - Wellesnet: The Orson Welles Web Resource, September 15, 2013


2014

On October 28, 2014, the Los Angeles-based production company Royal Road Entertainment announced that it had negotiated an agreement, with the assistance of producer Frank Marshall, and would purchase the rights to complete and release "The Other Side of the Wind" add something


2015

A forthcoming 2015 biography by Patrick McGilligan reportedly documents the impossibility of Welles's paternity add something

 

The United States Postal Service was petitioned to honor Welles with a stamp in 2015, the 100th anniversary of his birth, but the effort did not succeed add something


2017

In March 2017, Netflix acquired distribution rights to the film add something


2018

Post-production concluded in 2018, and the film premiered at the 75th Venice International Film Festival on August 31, 2018 add something

 

On November 2, 2018, the film will debut in select theatres and on Netflix forty-eight years after principal photography began add something