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Orson Welles

Orson Welles
Photo: Carl Van Vechten / Public domain / Wikimedia Commons

Birth Date

May 6, 1915


October 10, 1985


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Dark Brown

Eye color

Dark Brown


6 ft 2 in | 188 cm


99 kg | 218 lbs

Shoe size

10 US | 43 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

George Orson Welles was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States, on May 6, 1915, was an American actor, writer and director.

Young Orson Welles first started performing in school theater productions and on radio station.

He began his professional career in a play "Jew Suss" (1931), in role as Duke Karl Alexander of Württemberg, at Gate Theatre, in Dublin, Ireland.

He made his professional debut on radio in The American School of the Air (1934).

He made his big screen debut in drama film Citizen Kane (1941) in role as Charles Foster Kane.

He landed his Broadway debut in a play "Romeo and Juliet" (1934) in role as Tybalt, at Martin Beck Theatre, at the age of 19.

Orson Welles Height and Weight

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Best Movies

He directed, co-wrote, produced and starred as Charles Foster Kane in drama movie Citizen Kane (1941), for which he was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Director also won the Academy Award for best Screenplay.

He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture for his role as Judge Rauch in crime drama film Butterfly (1982).

He directed and starred as Sir John Falstaff in comedy drama film Chimes at Midnight (Campanadas a medianoche) (1965), for which he was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor.

He directed, wrote and starred as Police Captain Hank Quinlan in drama mystery movie Touch of Evil (1958), for which he won the Faro Island Film Festival Golden Train Award for Best Director.

He directed, wrote, produced and narrated drama film The Magnificent Ambersons (1942).

He directed, produced, co-wrote and starred as Michael O'Hara in noir movie The Lady from Shanghai (1947).

He directed, wrote and starred as Albert Hastler in black comedy drama film The Trial (1962).

He directed, co-wrote and starred as Franz Kindler, also known as Professor Charles Rankin in noir movie The Stranger (1946).

He directed, wrote, produced and starred as Macbeth in historical drama war film Macbeth (1948)

He directed, wrote, produced and starred as Othello in drama romance movie Othello (1951).


Attended public school in Madison, Wisconsin.

Graduated from independent school Todd Seminary for Boys in Woodstock, Illinois in 1931.

Had German, Irish and Scottish ancestry.

He directed thirteen full-length films during his career.

He causes a nationwide panic with his broadcast of "War of the Worlds" (1938).

He directed and starred in role as Brutus in Broadway production of "Julius Caesar" (1937), which became the longest running version in Broadway history.

He was awarded two Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame:

Motion photos at 1600 Vine Street

Radio at 6652 Hollywood Boulevard

Founded an independent repertory theatre company, Mercury Theatre (1937).

He received an Academy Honorary Award in 1970.

He was good friend with John Huston.

He was big fan of animated films.

He was posthumously inducted into Radio Hall of Fame in 1988.

Welles died on October 10, 1985, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 70.


He was married to:

Paola Mori (1955-1985) they had one daughter, Beatrice Welles

Rita Hayworth (1943-1947) they had one daughter, Rebecca Welles Manning

Virginia Nicolson (1934-1940) they had one daughter, Christopher Welles Feder


He dated Oja Kodar (1966-1985), Marlene Dietrich (1958-1959), Ludmilla Tchérina (1952), Eartha Kitt (1950-1952), Nancy Valentine (1946), Lea Padovani (1943-1944), Billie Holiday (1942), Dolores del Rio (1941-1943) and Lynn Remar (1938-1941).