Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles

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


  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2014-12-12
  • User Rating: 7/10 from 23 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 32min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Cohen Welles Project
  • Production Country: United States of America
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Summary

The extraordinary life of Orson Welles (1915-1985), an enigma of Hollywood, an irreducible independent creator: a musical prodigy, an excellent painter, a master of theater and radio, a modern Shakespeare, a magician who was always searching for a new trick to surprise his audience, a romantic and legendary figure who lived only for cinema.

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  • Simon Callow

    as Himself - Actor and Welles' Biographer
  • Christopher Welles

    as Herself - Orson's Oldest Daughter
  • Joanne Hill Styles

    as Herself - Orson's Classmate
  • Norman Lloyd

    as Himself - Actor
  • Julie Taymor

    as Herself - Stage and Film Director
  • Paolo Cherchi Usai

    as Himself - G. Eastman House Curator
  • Peter Bogdanovich

    as Himself - Filmmaker
  • James Naremore

    as Himself - Writer and Film Scholar
  • Elvis Mitchell

    as Himself - Film Critic
  • Jonathan Rosenbaum

    as Himself - Film Critic
  • Henry Jaglom

    as Himself - Filmmaker and Orson's Friend
  • Joseph McBride

    as Himself - Welles' Biographer
  • Peter Brook

    as Himself - Filmmaker
  • Walter Murch

    as Himself - Film and Sound Editor
  • Eric Sherman

    as Himself - Filmmaker
  • Costa-Gavras

    as Himself - Filmmaker
  • Oja Kodar

    as Herself - Actress and Orson's Companion
  • Buck Henry

    as Himself - Actor
  • Richard Benjamin

    as Himself - Filmmaker
  • Wolfgang Puck

    as Himself - Chef
  • Stefan Drößler

    as Himself - Film Restorer
  • Michael Dawson

    as Himself - Film Restorer
  • Paul Mazursky

    as Himself - Filmmaker
  • Frank Marshall

    as Himself - Filmmaker
  • Orson Welles

    as Himself / Various Roles (archive footage)
  • Micheál MacLiammóir

    as Himself - Actor (archive footage)
  • Ruth Ford

    as Herself - Actress (archive footage)
  • Norman Corwin

    as Himself - Pioneer Radio Producer (archive footage)
  • William Alland

    as Himself - Actor (archive footage)
  • Reggie Armour

    as Himself - RKO Executive (archive footage)
  • Steven Spielberg

    as Himself - Filmmaker (archive footage)
  • William Randolph Hearst

    as Himself - Tycoon (archive footage)
  • John Houseman

    as Himself - Actor (archive footage)
  • William Friedkin

    as Himself - Filmmaker (archive footage)
  • Robert Wise

    as Himself - Filmmaker (archive footage)
  • Richard Wilson

    as Himself - Filmmaker (archive footage)
  • Pandro S. Berman

    as Himself - Producer (archive footage)
  • Martin Scorsese

    as Himself - Filmmaker (archive footage)
  • Suzanne Cloutier

    as Herself - Actress (archive footage)
  • Beatrice Welles

    as Herself - Orson's Youngest Daughter (archive footage)
  • Charlton Heston

    as Himself - Actor (archive footage)
  • George Lucas

    as Himself - Filmmaker (archive footage)
  • Anthony Perkins

    as Himself - Actor (archive footage)
  • Richard Linklater

    as Himself - Filmmaker (archive footage)
  • Jeanne Moreau

    as Herself - Actress (archive footage)
  • Peter Viertel

    as Himself - Writer and Orson's Friend (archive footage)
  • Sydney Pollack

    as Himself - Filmmaker (archive footage)
  • John Huston

    as Himself - Filmmaker (archive footage)
  • Dennis Hopper

    as Himself - Filmmaker (archive footage)
  • François Mitterrand

    as Himself - Politician (archive footage)
Directing Chuck Workman Director
Editing Chuck Workman Editor
Writing Chuck Workman Writer
Camera Tom Hurwitz Director of Photography
Production Alice Henty Co-Producer
Production Charles S. Cohen Producer
Sound Patrick Cicero Sound Editor
Costume & Make-Up Judie Tallman Makeup Artist
Camera Michael Lisnet Director of Photography
Camera John Sharaf Director of Photography
Editing Patrick Katz Assistant Editor
Costume & Make-Up Alice Murrell Makeup Artist

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