5 Highest Grossing Movies by Orson Welles of All Time

Best Movies With Orson Welles as Lead Actor

Here is our list of movies starring Orson Welles that we are sure you will enjoy.

Orson Welles Mini Bios

Born: October 10, 1985

His father, Richard Head Welles, was a well-to-do inventor, his mother, Beatrice (Ives) Welles, a beautiful concert pianist; Orson Welles was gifted in many arts (magic, piano, painting) as a child. When his mother died in 1924 (when he was nine) he traveled the world with his father. He was orphaned at 15 after his father’s death in 1930 and became the ward of Dr. Maurice Bernstein of Chicago. In 1931, he graduated from the Todd School in Woodstock, Illinois. He turned down college offers for a sketching tour of Ireland. After failing to gain admission to the London and Broadway stages, he traveled to Morocco and Spain, where he fought in bullrings.

Orson Welles Best Movies List

Citizen Kane

Year: 1941

Director: Orson Welles

Upon the death of publishing tycoon Charles Foster Kane, reporters scramble to unravel his final words: ‘Rosebud’.

The Lady from Shanghai

Year: 1947

Director: Orson Welles

Sailor Michael O’Hara is fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, so he joins a bizarre yachting cruise, where he’s entangled in a murder plot.

Touch of Evil

Year: 1958

Director: Orson Welles

A Mexican border town is plagued by murder, kidnapping, and police corruption.

The Trial

Year: 1962

Director: Orson Welles

An unassuming office worker is arrested and brought to trial but never informed of his charges.


Year: 1981

Director: Matt Cimber

A silver mine caretaker in 1937 Nevada is reunited with his teenage daughter Kady who will do anything to claim the mine for herself.

The Best Movies Starring Orson Welles

I hope you find something on this list you will enjoy; if you like Orson Welles, we are sure you will enjoy the rest of these titles. Comment below on other movies you have enjoyed starring Orson Welles.

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