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Orson Welles

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The Resume

    (May 6, 1915-October 10, 1985)
    Birth name was George Orson Welles
    Created 'War of the Worlds,' the most famous broadcast in radio history (1939)
    Wrote, directed, and starred in 'Citizen Kane,' 'The Lady From Shanghai,' 'Touch of Evil,' 'The Stranger,' 'The Trial' and 'Mr. Arkadin'
    Wrote and directed 'The Magnificent Ambersons'
    Directed and/or starred in 'It's All True'
    Did Gallo Brother's wine commercials
    Voice of Unicron in 'Transformers: The Movie'
    Hosted 'Around the World with Orson Welles' and 'Great Mysteries'
    Received the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award, and the D.W. Griffith Award
    Divorced from Rita Hayworth and Paola Mori

Why he might be annoying:

    His radio broadcast of 'War of the Worlds' (about an alien invasion) was so believable, he sent the United States into a panic.
    He once ate 18 hotdogs in one sitting.
    Newspaper tycoon, William Randolph Hearst, and inspiration for the incriminating 'Citizen Kane,' pressured RKO to destroy the movie.
    He was fired from 'The Magnificent Ambersons' and 'Touch of Evil' (both in post-production) because he worked to perfection, missing deadlines and not cooperating with the producers.

Why he might not be annoying:

    When he got his big break in Hollywood, he brought his Mercury Theater actors with him, rejecting established Hollywood talent.
    He said: 'I'm not bitter about Hollywood's treatment of me, but over its treatment of Griffith, Von Sternberg, Von Stroheim, Buster Keaton and a hundred others.'
    After meeting him, Dorothy Parker said: 'It's like meeting God without dying.'
    He clashed with Hollywood.

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 39 Votes: 7.69% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 31 Votes: 29.03% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 106 Votes: 43.40% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 185 Votes: 51.35% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 135 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 54 Votes: 48.15% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 148 Votes: 47.97% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 45 Votes: 73.33% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 27 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 13 Votes: 7.69% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 73 Votes: 42.47% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 21 Votes: 23.81% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 87 Votes: 50.57% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 74 Votes: 45.95% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 151 Votes: 52.32% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 167 Votes: 36.53% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 130 Votes: 33.08% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 303 Votes: 43.89% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 473 Votes: 39.53% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 688 Votes: 42.01% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 722 Votes: 41.55% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 1630 Votes: 42.76% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 5298 Votes: 35.75% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 12364 Votes: 26.47% Annoying