Orson Welles 1984

While Orson Welles never acted in or produced any version of George Orwell’s Novel 1984, he is associated with the work because of the similarity in named. Some people think Orville Wright invented really good popcorn, or that Bill Cosby sang “White Christmas.” This is the same phenomenon.

However, there’s no reason not to know what Welles was doing in 1984.

It was the year in which he voiced the lead chipmunk in a film called Enchanted Journey. He also played a supportive role (Klingsor) in Where is Parsifal? a film that holds the distinction of bringing together Tony Curtis and Erik Estrada. For Orson Welles, 1984 was not the highlight of his career, but I’d guess that for Welles, Orwell’s 1984 was a great read.


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