Appeared in "The Only Way", Dublin, Ireland.
16 Biographical Movies |
51 Print Biographies |
21 Portrayals |
51 Articles |
2 Pictorials |
6 Magazine Cover Photos |
O.W. Jeeves | G.O. Spelvin | Orson Wells
6' 1½" (1.87 m)
Did You Know?
[on why he hired Fortunio Bonanova
for Citizen Kane
(1941)] I saw him as the leading man with Katharine Cornell
in "The Green Hat" when I was about eight years old. I never forgot him. He looked to me like a leading man in a dirty movie. Sent for him the minute I wrote that part. He was a great romantic leading man. When he was prompting her [Dorothy Comingore
] in the opera, he was so marvelous. ...
He made The Lady from Shanghai
(1947) towards the end of his marriage to Rita Hayworth
. They were constantly fighting at the time and (some say as a comeuppance to Hayworth) he made her cut off most of her long, luxurious red hair and dye it bright platinum blonde.
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.