(19??) Narrator: Introduction for restored version of The General
16 Biographical Movies |
50 Print Biographies |
21 Portrayals |
55 Articles |
2 Pictorials |
6 Magazine Cover Photos |
O. W. Jeeves | G.O. Spelvin | Orson Wells | Wells
6' 1½" (1.87 m)
Did You Know?
I do not suppose I shall be remembered for anything. But I don't think about my work in those terms. It is just as vulgar to work for the sake of posterity as to work for the sake of money.
When he signed on to direct Touch of Evil
(1958), instead of reading the book on which it was based--a pulp novel named "Badge of Evil"--Welles completely changed an early draft of the script.
Frequently wrote, directed and starred in films that feature the rise and fall of main characters (Charles Foster Kane in Citizen Kane
(1941), Gregory Arkadin in _Confidential Report (1955)_, Detective Hank Quinlan in Touch of Evil
(1958)) who, in classic Shakespearean style, are unmade by their own vices.