(2/20/60) Stage: Appeared in "An Evening with Orson Welles", Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, Ireland.
16 Biographical Movies |
50 Print Biographies |
21 Portrayals |
53 Articles |
2 Pictorials |
6 Magazine Cover Photos |
O.W. Jeeves | G.O. Spelvin | Orson Wells | Wells
6' 1½" (1.87 m)
Did You Know?
[on the many documentary films he had narrated] I never saw the movies. That's always been a condition of mine in narrating a film--that I don't have to see any footage. Otherwise, I won't accept the job.
Film critics lobbied for him to record an audio commentary for Citizen Kane
(1941), but he refused, stating that he was tired of talking about it.
Frequently wrote, directed and starred in films that feature the rise and fall of main characters (Charles Foster Kane in Citizen Kane
(1941), Gregory Arkadin in _Confidential Report (1955)_, Detective Hank Quinlan in Touch of Evil
(1958)) who, in classic Shakespearean style, are unmade by their own vices.