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O.W. Jeeves | G.O. Spelvin | Orson Wells
6' 1½" (1.87 m)
Did You Know?
A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.
, 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.
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.