Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles

Category: Documentary
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.
















Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 2014-12-12
Run time: 92 minute / 1:32
Budget: $813,505
Director: Chuck Workman
Website: http://cohenmedia.net/films/magician
Production Company : Cohen Welles Project
Production Country: United States of America





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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
Charles S. Cohen Producer

Sound
Patrick Cicero Sound Editor

Costume & Make-Up
Judie Tallman Makeup Artist

Camera
Michael Lisnet Director of Photography
John Sharaf Director of Photography

Editing
Patrick Katz Assistant Editor

Costume & Make-Up
Alice Murrell Makeup Artist





















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