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“One time everybody went to lunch except Orson and me. He had said he wasn’t hungry, so I’d said the same to keep him company. Ten minutes after we were alone, he said, “Are you hungry? I’m absolutely starving!” I admitted I was too, so we went into the kitchen and from the top of the refrigerator he pulled the largest bag of Fritos I had ever seen, ripped off a two-inch strip across the top of the bag, splashed out a large portion onto the kitchen table, sat, took a huge handful, and shoved it into his mouth. I did exactly the same and we sat there chewing seriously for several minutes before Orson could finally manage to say, confidentially, still chewing, and with a gleefully manic look: “You know… you don’t gain weight… if nobody sees you eating!”
— Peter Bogdanovich, This is Orson Welles [x]
Welles on the set of Philip Saville’s Oedipus the King. 1968.
Alfred Hitchcock by Jack Mitchell. 1972.
greatest movie ever made, ladies and gents
ah, i’m home.
what if this blog just turned into pictures of fat orson
i love it when you call me big pop-pa
throw your hands in the air if youse a true player
Orson Welles | Venice 1951
His second wife Movita, who had a lock put on their refrigerator to stop pilfering by what she thought was the household staff, awoke one morning to find the lock broken and teeth marks on a round of cheese. The maid told her that Brando nightly raided the fridge. Movita also related how he often drove down to hot dog stands late at night (one of his favorite spots was the legendary Pink’s Hot Dogs in Hollywood; it was open 24 hours a day, and Brando would go there at 3:00 or 4:00 in the morning and polish off a half-dozen hot dogs at a time).
IMDB’s Trivia: Marlon Brando
His gorging was already established when Truman Capote wrote a cruel profile of him in 1957. Capote watched the star of A Streetcar Named Desire and The Wild One order a meal of “soup, beefsteak with french fries, three orders of vegetables, a plate of spaghetti, rolls and butter, and apple pie with ice cream”. In his latter years stories circulated about how when Brando went to health farms, he paid people to throw burgers over the fence.