awards & nominations

Butterfly (1981)

Orson Welles as "Judge Rauch"

A nymphet (Pia Zadora) flirts with a father figure (Stacy Keach) in Nevada, and a judge (Orson Welles) runs an incest trial.

Golden Globe (1981)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Chimes at Midnight (1965)

Orson Welles as "Falstaff"

Henry IV (John Gielgud) usurps the English throne, sets in motion the factious War of the Roses and now faces a rebellion led by Northumberland scion Hotspur (Norman Rodway). Henry's heir, Prince Hal (Keith Baxter), is a ne'er-do-well carouser who drinks and causes mischief with his low-class friends, especially his rotund father figure, John Falstaff (Orson Welles). To redeem his title, Hal may have to choose between allegiance to his real father and loyalty to his friend.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1967)NominatedForeign Actor

Citizen Kane (1941)

Orson Welles as "Charles Foster Kane"

When a reporter is assigned to decipher newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane's (Orson Welles) dying words, his investigation gradually reveals the fascinating portrait of a complex man who rose from obscurity to staggering heights. Though Kane's friend and colleague Jedediah Leland (Joseph Cotten), and his mistress, Susan Alexander (Dorothy Comingore), shed fragments of light on Kane's life, the reporter fears he may never penetrate the mystery of the elusive man's final word, "Rosebud."

Academy Award (1941)NominatedActor