Won 1 Oscar.
Another 21 wins & 16 nominations.
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Audio book (Japan only): Narrated Mark Twain
's "Huckleberry Finn".
16 Biographical Movies |
37 Print Biographies |
16 Portrayals |
47 Articles |
2 Pictorials |
5 Magazine Cover Photos |
O.W. Jeeves | G.O. Spelvin | Orson Wells
6' 1½" (1.87 m)
Did You Know?
[regarding his famous "cuckoo clock" speech in The Third Man
(1949) ("In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love--they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock."] When the picture came out, the Swiss ...
, whom Welles admired as the greatest American director and who, in turn, admired Welles as a director and actor, wanted to cast him as Mayor Frank Skeffington in his movie adaption of Edwin O'Connor
's novel The Last Hurrah
(1958). Welles was unable to accept the role due to scheduling conflicts, and Spencer Tracy
was cast instead.
Known for his use of low camera angles, tracking shots, deep focus and elaborate crane shots in his films.