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Orson Welles

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 18 films, with $253,640,190 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #12,904)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Lew Lord (The Muppet Movie), Narrator (History of the World: Part I), Brig. General Dreedle (Catch-22), Cardinal Wolsey (A Man for All Seasons), Le Chiffre (Casino Royale)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Campanadas a medianoche (Director), Campanadas a medianoche (Screenwriter), Campanadas a medianoche (Production Designer), Citizen Kane (Director), Touch of Evil (Director)
Most productive collaborators: Jeanne Moreau, William Shakespeare, Margaret Rutherford, John Gielgud, Edmond Richard

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  3. Acting Credits
  4. Technical Credits
Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorLeading4$1,160,868$133,081$1,293,949
Documentary Subject1$15,528$4,977$20,505
In Technical RolesDirector5$3,364,383$19,690$3,384,073
Production Designer1$126,724$0$126,724

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 26th, 2015

May 25th, 2015

Welcome to Me

Wow. It is a summer week on the home market, as there are a ton of summer shows coming out on DVD. Unfortunately, none of them seem like big sellers. The best-selling new release of the week is Seventh Son, which is a terrible sign. The second best is The Nanny: The Complete Series. I don't know how to react to that. As for the best of the new releases, Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Wells (DVD or Blu-ray) is as good as it gets. More...

Limited Release: Vice as Nice

December 12th, 2014

Inherent Vice poster

We are deep into Awards season with three major awards nominations already handed out. Unfortunately, there's not a lot of limited releases coming out this week that will be part of Awards Season. Inherent Vice is the biggest release of the week, but its reviews are only good and not great, while there are a lot of great films in theaters at the moment. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Shogun

July 22nd, 2014

Shogun is a TV mini-series that first aired way back in 1980. I saw the theatrical cut on VHS, and remember loving the show. However, that was about 25 years ago and my tastes might have changed and / or the film might not have aged gracefully. Is it as good as I remember it? And is the Blu-ray worth picking up? More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: The Muppet Movie

August 11th, 2013

The Muppet Movie came out 34 years ago, which makes it a little strange they are releasing a 35th Anniversary edition Blu-ray this week. Then again, I'm glad I don't have to wait another year to get this movie on Blu-ray, because I loved it as a kid. Does it still hold up decades later? And is the Blu-ray worth picking up if you are a fan of the movie? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 20th, 2012

November 18th, 2012

It's not a good week on the home market. The best-selling new release is The Expendables 2, which makes sense, as the film made $300 million worldwide. However, the second best selling new release of the week is Cinderella on DVD. The Blu-ray Combo Pack came out last month and is currently cheaper than the DVD. It is a really shallow week for new releases. As for releases that might compete for Pick of the Week, there's not a lot here to look at. I'm going to go with the special edition DVD for The Point! a TV movie from 1971 that isn't exactly forgotten, but is isn't as well known as it should be. Grave of the Fireflies on Blu-ray is the only other contender for the week. More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
1/1/2016 Campanadas a medianoche Sir John Falstaff  $126,724 $0 $126,724
3/17/2015 The Lady from Shanghai   $0 $0 $0
12/10/2014 Magician: The Astonishing Life and Wo… Himself  $15,528 $4,977 $20,505
5/23/2006 Compulsion   $0 $0 $0
8/8/1986 The Transformers: The Movie Unicron  $5,849,647 $0 $5,849,647
6/12/1981 History of the World: Part I Narrator  $31,672,000 $0 $31,672,000
6/22/1979 The Muppet Movie Lew Lord  $76,657,000 $0 $76,657,000
1/1/1976 Verites et mensonges Self  $0 $0 $0
6/24/1970 Catch-22 Brig. General Dreedle  $24,911,670 $0 $24,911,670
4/28/1967 Casino Royale Le Chiffre  $22,744,718 $19,000,000 $41,744,718
12/12/1966 A Man for All Seasons Cardinal Wolsey  $28,350,000 $0 $28,350,000
1/1/1963 The V.I.P.s Max Buda  $15,000,000 $0 $15,000,000
10/30/1961 King of Kings Narrator  $14,483,352 $0 $14,483,352
5/21/1958 Touch of Evil Capt. Hank Quinlan  $2,237,659 $19,690 $2,257,349
1/1/1956 Moby Dick Father Mapple  $10,400,000 $0 $10,400,000
2/2/1950 The Third Man Harry Lime  $1,034,144 $133,081 $1,167,225
12/31/1942 Jane Eyre Edward Rochester  $0 $0 $0
5/1/1941 Citizen Kane Charles Foster Kane  $1,000,000 $0 $1,000,000
Movies: 18Totals:$234,482,442$19,157,748$253,640,190
Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
1/1/2016 Campanadas a medianoche Production Designer,
$126,724 $0 $126,724
3/17/2015 The Lady from Shanghai Director $0 $0 $0
1/1/1976 Verites et mensonges Director,
$0 $0 $0
5/21/1958 Touch of Evil Director $2,237,659 $19,690 $2,257,349
5/1/1941 Citizen Kane Director $1,000,000 $0 $1,000,000
Movies: 5Totals:$3,364,383$19,690$3,384,073