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.

  1. Chuck Workman

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Simon Callow

    Simon Callow

    Himself - Actor and Welles' Biographer

  2. Christopher Welles

    Herself - Orson's Oldest Daughter

  3. Joanne Hill Styles

    Herself - Orson's Classmate

  4. Norman Lloyd

    Norman Lloyd

    Himself - Actor

  5. Julie Taymor

    Julie Taymor

    Herself - Stage and Film Director

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Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles


Status Released

Release Information

  • October 17, 2014


  • November 9, 2014


  • November 10, 2014


  • April 17, 2015


  • December 12, 2014
    Theatrical (limited)


    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 32m

Budget $813,505.00

Revenue -



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