Orson Welles

Orson Welles

Date Of Birth: May 6, 1915
Birth Place: Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA
Date Of Death: Oct 10, 1985
Cause Of Death: Heart Attack
Voice Over Language: English

Popularity: 1,407st All Time, 2,456nd This Week. *

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Birth Name: George Orson Wells

Also credited as: G.O. Spelvin, O.W. Jeeves

It was once thought that Leonard Nimoy took over the role of Unicron in Transformers the Movie however Susan Blu confirmed that it was false and Orson finished his lines before he died.

Has been often imitated by voice actor Maurice LaMarche

Once ate 18 hot dogs in one sitting.

One of only five actors to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his first screen appearance.

Despite his reputation as an actor and master film-maker, he maintained his membership in the Magicians' Union, and regularly practiced sleight-of-hand magic in case his career came to an abrupt end.

A bootleg tape of a short-tempered (and foul-mouthed) Orson Welles arguing with a recording engineer during a voice-over session has been widely distributed. It was used as the basis for an episode of the show Pinky and the Brain, with The Brain reading cleaned-up verions of Orson's rantings. Ironically, the actor who plays The Brain, Maurice LaMarche, dubbed the voice of the actor who portrays Orson Welles in Ed Wood.

Died while working on Transformers: The Movie.

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said at 2:10 PM on Wed May 6 2015
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Happy 100th birthday and RIP Orson Welles.

Such an awesome radio performer and director. His War of the Worlds adaptation was just a stroke of genius.

And, of course, he gave an awesome performance as Unicron.
said at 1:53 PM on Wed May 6 2015
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Wow, he would have been a 100 if he was still alive.

Happy Birthday and RIP Orson Welles!
said at 12:57 PM on Wed May 6 2015
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Happy Birthday and RIP Orson Welles!

One of the most influential figures in Hollywood history from the movie Citizen Kane to The War of the Worlds Scare of 1938 and of course his final role as the voice of Unicron.
said at 3:55 PM on Sat Aug 4 2012
RIP Orson! The 1 and only Unicron.
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