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Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Chuck Workman

Cast (in credits order)  

Orson Welles ... Himself (archive footage)
Simon Callow ... Himself
Christopher Welles Christopher Welles ... Herself (as Christopher Welles Feder)
Joanne Hill Styles Joanne Hill Styles ... Herself
Norman Lloyd ... Himself
Micheál MacLiammóir ... Himself (archive footage)
Ruth Ford ... Herself (archive footage)
Julie Taymor ... Herself
Paolo Cherchi Usai Paolo Cherchi Usai ... Himself
Norman Corwin ... Himself (archive footage)
Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself
James Naremore James Naremore ... Himself
William Alland William Alland ... Himself (archive footage)
Reggie Armour Reggie Armour ... Himself (archive footage)
Steven Spielberg ... Himself
William Randolph Hearst ... Himself (archive footage)
John Houseman ... Himself (archive footage)
William Friedkin ... Himself
Dolores del Rio ... Herself (archive footage)
Robert Wise ... Himself (archive footage)
Richard Wilson Richard Wilson ... Himself (archive footage)
Pandro S. Berman ... Himself (archive footage)
Elvis Mitchell ... Himself
Martin Scorsese ... Himself
Jonathan Rosenbaum Jonathan Rosenbaum ... Himself
Henry Jaglom ... Himself
Joseph McBride ... Himself
Suzanne Cloutier ... Herself (archive footage)
Beatrice Welles ... Herself (as Beatrice Welles-Smith)
Peter Brook ... Himself (as Sir Peter Brook)
Charlton Heston ... Himself (archive footage)
Walter Murch ... Himself
George Lucas ... Himself
Eric Sherman ... Himself
Costa-Gavras ... Himself
Anthony Perkins ... Himself (archive footage)
Richard Linklater ... Himself
Oja Kodar ... Herself
Buck Henry ... Himself
Richard Benjamin ... Himself
Wolfgang Puck ... Himself
Stefan Drössler Stefan Drössler ... Himself
Jeanne Moreau ... Herself
Peter Viertel Peter Viertel ... Himself (archive footage)
Michael Dawson Michael Dawson ... Himself
Sydney Pollack ... Himself (archive footage)
Paul Mazursky ... Himself
Frank Marshall ... Himself
Dennis Hopper ... Himself (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Glenn Anders ... George Grisby (clip from Lady from Shanghai (1947)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Martin Balsam ... Col. Cathcart (clip from Catch-22 (1970)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Keith Baxter ... Prince Hal (clip from Falstaff (Chimes at Midnight) (1965)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Richard Bennett ... Major Amberson (clip from The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Andrew B. Clark Andrew B. Clark ... Sidney Manulis (clip from Radio Days (1987)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ray Collins ... Jack Amberson (clip from The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Dorothy Comingore ... Susan Alexander Kane (clip from Citizen Kane (1941)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Bobby Cooper Bobby Cooper ... George Minafer as a boy (clip from The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Dolores Costello ... Isabel Amberson Minafer (clip from The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Joseph Cotten ... Jedediah Leland (clip from Citizen Kane (1941)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
George Coulouris ... Walter Parks Thatcher (clip from Citizen Kane (1941)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Elmyr de Hory ... Himself (clip from F for Fake (1973)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Joan Fontaine ... Jane Eyre (clip from Jane Eyre (1943)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
John Gielgud ... Henry IV (clip from Falstaff (Chimes at Midnight) (1965)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jeffrey Green Jeffrey Green ... Rudy Linnekar (clip from Touch of Evil (1958)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tim Holt ... George Minafer (clip from The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
John Huston ... J.J. Jake Hannaford (clip from The Other Side of the Wind (2018)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Joi Lansing ... Zita (clip from Touch of Evil (1958)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Mercedes McCambridge ... Gang Leader (clip from Touch of Evil (1958)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Christian McKay ... Orson Welles (clip from Me and Orson Welles (2008)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Patricia Medina ... Mily (clip from Mr. Arkadin (1955)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Victor Millan Victor Millan ... Manelo Sanchez (clip from Touch of Evil (1958)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Mort Mills ... Al Schwartz (clip from Touch of Evil (1958)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Joanna Moore ... Marcia Linnekar (clip from Touch of Evil (1958)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Agnes Moorehead ... Mary Kane (clip from Citizen Kane (1941)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jeanette Nolan ... Lady Macbeth (clip from Macbeth (1948)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Austin Pendleton ... Lt. Col. Moodus (clip from Catch-22 (1970)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Francisco Reiguera Francisco Reiguera ... Don Quijote (clip from Don Quijote de Orson Welles (1992)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Edward G. Robinson ... Mr. Wilson (clip from The Stranger (1946)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Margaret Rutherford ... Mistress Quickly (clip from Falstaff (Chimes at Midnight) (1965)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Erskine Sanford ... Herbert Carter (clip from Citizen Kane (1941)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Paul Scofield ... Thomas More (archive footage) (uncredited)
Harry Shannon ... Kane's Father (clip from Citizen Kane (1941)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Everett Sloane ... Mr. Bernstein (clip from Citizen Kane (1941)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Paul Stewart ... Raymond (clip from Citizen Kane (1941)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Buddy Swan Buddy Swan ... Kane, age eight (clip from Citizen Kane (1941)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Akim Tamiroff ... 'Uncle' Joe Grandi (clip from Touch of Evil (1958)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ruth Warrick ... Emily Monroe Norton Kane (clip from Citizen Kane (1941)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Alan Webb Alan Webb ... Shallow (clip from Falstaff (Chimes at Midnight) (1965)) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Produced by 

Charles S. Cohen ... producer (as Charles Cohen) / producer
Lucy Day ... field producer
Julia Dorner ... field producer
Alice Henty ... co-producer / line producer
András Krucsai ... field producer
Robert J. Lyons ... field producer (as Robert Lyons)
Alex Rotaru ... field producer
Rose Walton ... field producer
Jeremy Workman ... field producer

Cinematography by 

Tom Hurwitz
Michael Lisnet
John Sharaf

Film Editing by 

Chuck Workman

Makeup Department 

Alice Murrell ... makeup artist
Judie Tallman ... makeup artist

Art Department 

Max Blecker ... still and motion effects artist
AJ Lutsky ... still and motion effects artist
Beverly Rosenzweig ... title artist

Sound Department 

Michael Barra ... production sound
Tom Bergin ... production sound
Patrick Cicero ... sound editor
Freddie Claire ... production sound
Tom Efinger ... post production sound
Peter Miller ... sound recordist
Peter Miller ... production sound
Patty Sharaf ... production sound

Visual Effects by 

D. Ze'ev Gilad ... motion effects artist

Camera and Electrical Department 

Keith Barefoot ... lighting and grip
Mike Braden ... additional camera
Michelle Brosh ... lighting and grip
Mathieu Czernichow ... additional camera
Ned Hallick ... lighting and grip
Christopher Titus King ... additional camera (as Chris Titus King)
Jaclyn Sheer ... lighting and grip
David Smoler ... camera operator
Rob Van Praag ... additional camera
Sándor Várkonyi ... additional camera

Editorial Department 

Walker Higgins ... second assitant editor
Patrick Katz ... assistant editor
Christopher Young ... colorist: color corrector

Music Department 

Elliot Goldenthal ... composer: stock music
Chris Robertson ... music clearances

Other crew 

Mary Bowden ... researcher
Gregory Brown ... researcher
Sam Cooke ... production assistant
Harrison Engle ... researcher
Molly Mack ... production office coordinator
Ralph Moffettone ... production assistant
James Naremore ... historical consultant
Durier Ryan ... production coordinator
Sofia Santana ... production assistant
Kevin Van Egeren ... production assistant

Thanks 

Bruce Barnes ... many thanks: George Eastman House
Daniel Battsek ... many thanks
Maggie Boone ... many thanks
Charles Coleman ... many thanks: Facets
Jenna Duran ... many thanks
Alexander Fiske-Harrison ... many thanks
Brenna Girard ... many thanks
Josh Jack ... many thanks
Ray Kelly ... many thanks (as Wellesnet.com)
Caryl Lemanski ... many thanks
Roger Mayer ... many thanks
Julia Potter ... many thanks: Irish Repertory Theatre
Nathan Powell ... many thanks
Jo Ralling ... many thanks
Melinda Reitman ... many thanks
Nina Soufy ... many thanks
Kathleen Spaltro ... many thanks
Todd Tarbox ... many thanks
R.B. Thompson ... many thanks

See also

Release Dates | Official Sites | Company Credits | Filming & Production | Technical Specs

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