Tipsy Orson Welles

It ain’t easy being an underappreciated genius. Witness Orson Welles, who was only 25 years old when he directed and starred in Citizen Kane, considered by many to be the greatest American film ever made. Orson was also a legendarily tough man to work with, and became more embittered as he aged.

By the late ’70s, the once-trim Welles’ weight had ballooned to near the 400-pound mark, and he became known to a new generation of people as the spokesman for the low-end winemaker Paul Masson. It was during this period when he attempted to film this spot for the winery, but evidently was too inebriated to do so.

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4 responses to “Tipsy Orson Welles

  1. I’m rather fond of the parody response posted by the ucbmidnightshow. Brrrrhhhhaaaaaaah, the FRENCH!

  2. Forgot the link, cause I’m really smart that way:

  3. That’s brilliant. A parody of an outtake–the internets have wrought this. Lucky for us.

  4. Welcome to the desert of the real!

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