Wrote / appeared in "Alice in Wonderland U.S.A.", based on Lewis Carroll
's "Alice in Wonderland". Dublin, Ireland.
16 Biographical Movies |
51 Print Biographies |
16 Portrayals |
49 Articles |
2 Pictorials |
6 Magazine Cover Photos |
O.W. Jeeves | G.O. Spelvin | Orson Wells
6' 1½" (1.87 m)
Did You Know?
[Louis B. Mayer
] offered me his studio! He was madly in love with me, because I wouldn't have anything to do with him, you know? Twice he brought me over--spent all day wooing me. He called me "Orse". Whenever he sent for me, he burst into tears, and once he fainted. To get his way. It was fake, absolutely fake. The deal was, I'd have the studio, but I'd have to stop acting, directing and ...
Told Peter Bogdanovich
that, as a practicing magician, he became adept at the old carny trick of fortune-telling, but he became so good at it that it scared him. He was worried that he'd come to believe he actually did have the power to tell the future, like the self-deluded fortune tellers known as a "shut eye".
Films that he wrote/directed often revolve around the rise and fall of main characters (Kane, Quinlan, Arkardin) who, in classic Shakespearean style, are unmade by their own vices.