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O.W. Jeeves | G.O. Spelvin | Orson Wells | Wells
6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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[on Tim Holt
, with whom he worked in The Magnificent Ambersons
(1942)] One of the most interesting actors that's ever been in American movies, and he decided to be just a cowboy actor. Made two or three important pictures in his career, but was very careful not to follow them up--went straight back to bread-and-butter Westerns... he was the most marvelous fellow to work with you can imagine.
Lobbied to get the role of Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather
(1972), even offered to lose a good deal of weight in order to get the role. Francis Ford Coppola
, a huge fan of his, had to turn him down because he already had Marlon Brando
in mind for the role and felt Welles would not be right for the role.
One of the most recognizable deep voices in all of film, radio or television.