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Orson Welles

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 #13,778)
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)
Born: May 6th, 1915
Died: October 10th, 1985

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  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading4$1,160,868$133,081$1,293,949
Cameo1$76,657,000$0$76,657,000
Documentary Subject1$15,528$4,977$20,505
(Unclassified)12$156,649,046$19,019,690$175,668,736
In Technical RolesDirector6$3,364,383$19,690$3,384,073
Screenwriter2$126,724$0$126,724
Production Designer1$126,724$0$126,724

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


Home Market Releases for October 10th, 2017

October 10th, 2017

Maudie

It’s a good week for the home market with top notch releases in nearly every category. Baby Driver is the biggest first run release of the week and one of the best releases. The Lure is a foreign-language film and one of two Criterion Collection releases in competition for Pick of the Week. Maudie is a Canadian limited release that did surprisingly well in theaters. Finally there’s Othello, which first came out more than 60 years ago. The only thing we are missing is a TV on DVD title. As for the winner, I’m giving Pick of the Week to, Othello, while Maudie wins Puck of the Week for Best Canadian Release. More...

Home Market Releases for September 26th, 2017

September 27th, 2017

HYOUKA: Part Two

Transformers: The Last Knight is the biggest release of the week and it has scared away a lot of the competition, but it’s garbage and should be avoided. There are no big releases that are pick of the week contenders, but some smaller ones fit the bill, including David Lynch: The Art Life: The Criterion Collection, HYOUKA: Part Two, and Shameless: The Complete Seventh Season. All are amazing and worth checking out, but none have many extras, so it is up to the role of the dice to determine the Pick of the Week. ... And it’s HYOUKA. More...

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...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
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
12/22/1965 Campanadas a medianoche Sir John Falstaff  $126,724 $0 $126,724
9/19/1963 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
12/24/1947 The Lady from Shanghai   $0 $0 $0
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
  Averages:$13,026,802$1,064,319$14,091,122

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/1/1976 Verites et mensonges $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/22/1965 Campanadas a medianoche $18,958 4 $126,724 $126,724 100.0%
2/2/1950 The Third Man $0 13 $1,034,144 $1,167,225 88.6%
12/31/1942 Jane Eyre $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
Movies: 4Totals:  $1,160,868$1,293,949 
 Averages:$4,7404$290,217$323,48794.3%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,301-3,400) 3,327 $1,160,868
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 13,401-13,500) 13,441 $111,670,090
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,922 $77,833,396
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 584 $76,657,000
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 6,601-6,700) 6,679 $234,482,442
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 4,001-4,100) 4,004 $133,081
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 33,001-33,100) 33,053 $19,157,748
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 9,201-9,300) 9,218 $138,058
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 35,101-35,200) 35,135 $19,157,748
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,101-4,200) 4,182 $1,293,949
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 21,601-21,700) 21,684 $130,827,838
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 3,801-3,900) 3,898 $77,971,454
Top Stars in Cameo Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 701-800) 798 $76,657,000
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 13,701-13,800) 13,778 $253,640,190
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,012 $1,034,144
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies (Rank 201-300) 201 $126,724
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,035 $133,081
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,174 $1,167,225
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Play Movies (Rank 201-300) 225 $126,724
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 3,001-3,100) 3,025 $1,160,868
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 3,601-3,700) 3,650 $133,081
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 3,801-3,900) 3,822 $1,293,949
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,107 $1,034,144
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 956 $126,724
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 2,401-2,500) 2,493 $133,081
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,639 $1,167,225
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,115 $126,724
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,406 $126,724
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 501-600) 563 $1,034,144
Top International Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 601-700) 666 $133,081
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,578 $126,724
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 601-700) 673 $1,167,225
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 101-200) 181 $1,160,868
Top International Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 990 $133,081
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Not Rated Movies (Rank 601-700) 696 $1,293,949

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
1/1/1976 Verites et mensonges Director,
Screenwriter 
$0 $0 $0
12/22/1965 Campanadas a medianoche Director,
Screenwriter,
Production Designer 
$126,724 $0 $126,724
5/21/1958 Touch of Evil Director $2,237,659 $19,690 $2,257,349
9/12/1955 Othello Director $0 $0 $0
12/24/1947 The Lady from Shanghai Director $0 $0 $0
5/1/1941 Citizen Kane Director $1,000,000 $0 $1,000,000
Movies: 6Totals:$3,364,383$19,690$3,384,073
  Averages:$560,731$3,282$564,012

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/1/1976 Verites et mensonges $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/22/1965 Campanadas a medianoche $18,958 4 $126,724 $126,724 100.0%
5/21/1958 Touch of Evil $0 45 $2,237,659 $2,257,349 99.1%
9/12/1955 Othello $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/24/1947 The Lady from Shanghai $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
5/1/1941 Citizen Kane $0 20 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 100.0%
Movies: 6Totals:  $3,364,383$3,384,073 
 Averages:$3,16012$560,731$564,01299.7%


Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
1/1/1976 Verites et mensonges $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/22/1965 Campanadas a medianoche $18,958 4 $126,724 $126,724 100.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $126,724$126,724 
 Averages:$9,4792$63,362$63,362100.0%


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