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About Orson Welles
Orson Welles was an American actor and filmmaker who first gained recognition for his works in theatre which included the acclaimed Macbeth (1936) and Caesar (1937), adaptations from two of William Shakespeare’s most recognizable plays. Orson also forayed into radio, where he was notoriously known for his narration of the radio drama “The War of the Worlds” that caused panic among listeners believing the events was actually happening.
Welles is most famous for his film debut Citizen Kane (1941), regarded as one of the best films ever made, where he starred as the titular character and also served as the director. His other critically acclaimed films include The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), Touch of Evil (1958), and Chimes at Midnight (1965).
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Famous quotes by Orson Welles
A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.Orson Welles
A good artist should be isolated. If he isn't isolated, something is wrong.Orson Welles
Criminals are never very amusing. It's because they're failures. Those who make real money aren't counted as criminals. This is a class distinction, not an ethical problem.Orson Welles
Did you ever stop to think why cops are always famous for being dumb? Simple. Because they don't have to be anything else.Orson Welles
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.Orson Welles
I don't pray because I don't want to bore God.Orson Welles
I have a great love and respect for religion, great love and respect for atheism. What I hate is agnosticism, people who do not choose.Orson Welles
I have the terrible feeling that, because I am wearing a white beard and am sitting in the back of the theatre, you expect me to tell you the truth about something. These are the cheap seats, not Mount Sinai.Orson Welles
I passionately hate the idea of being with it I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.Orson Welles
I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.Orson Welles
If there hadn't been women we'd still be squatting in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girlfriends.Orson Welles
My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.Orson Welles
Nobody gets justice. People only get good luck or bad luck.Orson Welles
Now I'm an old Christmas tree, the roots of which have died. They just come along and while the little needles fall off me replace them with medallions.Orson Welles
Only very intelligent people don't wish they were in politics, and I'm dumb enough to want to be in there.Orson Welles
Personally, I don't like a girlfriend to have a husband. If she'll fool her husband, I figure she'll fool me.Orson Welles
Race hate isn't human nature race hate is the abandonment of human nature.Orson Welles
The best thing commercially, which is the worst artistically, by and large, is the most successful.Orson Welles
The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.Orson Welles
The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age.Orson Welles
We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.Orson Welles
Orson Welles' Popularity
Orson Welles was a famous American director and actor, who was born on May 6, 1915. As a person born on this date, Orson Welles is listed in our database as the 8th most popular celebrity for the day (May 6) and the 2nd most popular for the year (1915).
People born on May 6 fall under the Zodiac sign of Taurus, the Bull. Orson Welles is the 211th most popular Taurus.
Aside from information specific to Orson Welles' birthday, Orson Welles is the 1787th most famous American and ranks 1st in famous people born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S.
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