Orson Bean

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Orson Bean (born Dallas Frederick Burrows; July 22, 1928 – February 7, 2020) was an American film, television, and stage actor, as well as a comedian, writer, and producer. He appeared frequently on televised game shows from the 1960s through the 1980s and was a longtime panelist on the television game show To Tell the Truth. On February 7, 2020, while walking near Venice Boulevard and Shell Avenue, in Venice, California, Bean was struck by two cars, with the second striking him fatally. He was 91.

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The Hobbit (1977)

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Bilbo Baggins the Hobbit was just minding his own business, when his occasional visitor Gandalf the Wizard drops in one night. One by one, a whole group of dwarves drop in, and before he knows it, Bilbo has joined their quest to reclaim their kingdom, taken from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Orson Bean  •  Richard Boone  •  Hans Conried  •  John Huston

Bilbo Baggins the Hobbit was just minding his own business, when his occasional visitor Gandalf the Wizard drops in one night. One by one, a whole group of dwarves drop in, and before he knows it, Bilbo has joined their quest to reclaim their kingdom, taken from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Orson Bean  •  Richard Boone  •  Hans Conried  •  John Huston

Being John Malkovich (1999)

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One day at work, unsuccessful puppeteer Craig finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for anybody who enters its mad and controlling world of overtaking another human body.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  John Malkovich  •  John Cusack  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Mary Kay Place

One day at work, unsuccessful puppeteer Craig finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for anybody who enters its mad and controlling world of overtaking another human body.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  John Malkovich  •  John Cusack  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Mary Kay Place

Alien Autopsy (2006)

Humouristic reconstruction of the 1995 scandal when two British lads were accused of having faked a documentary from the Roswell incident in 1947.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonny Campbell
CAST:  Declan Donnelly  •  Anthony McPartlin  •  Bill Pullman  •  Götz Otto

Humouristic reconstruction of the 1995 scandal when two British lads were accused of having faked a documentary from the Roswell incident in 1947.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonny Campbell
CAST:  Declan Donnelly  •  Anthony McPartlin  •  Bill Pullman  •  Götz Otto

Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Semi-retired Michigan lawyer Paul Biegler takes the case of Army Lt. Manion, who murdered a local innkeeper after his wife claimed that he raped her. Over the course of an extensive trial, Biegler parries with District Attorney Lodwick and out-of-town prosecutor ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Lee Remick  •  Ben Gazzara  •  Arthur O'Connell

Semi-retired Michigan lawyer Paul Biegler takes the case of Army Lt. Manion, who murdered a local innkeeper after his wife claimed that he raped her. Over the course of an extensive trial, Biegler parries with District Attorney Lodwick and out-of-town prosecutor ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Lee Remick  •  Ben Gazzara  •  Arthur O'Connell

Innerspace (1987)

Test pilot Tuck Pendleton volunteers to test a special vessel for a miniaturization experiment. Accidentally injected into a neurotic hypochondriac, Jack Putter, Tuck must convince Jack to find his ex-girlfriend, Lydia Maxwell, to help him extract Tuck and his ship ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Martin Short  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Meg Ryan  •  Kevin McCarthy

Test pilot Tuck Pendleton volunteers to test a special vessel for a miniaturization experiment. Accidentally injected into a neurotic hypochondriac, Jack Putter, Tuck must convince Jack to find his ex-girlfriend, Lydia Maxwell, to help him extract Tuck and his ship ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Martin Short  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Meg Ryan  •  Kevin McCarthy

Soccer Dog 2: European Cup (2004)

Soccer Dog: European Cup opens with the titular hero, Kimble, escaping the clutches of an evil scientist, bent on performing animal experiments. Our plucky canine hero then falls into the hands of Zack (Jake Thomas), an American boy who's been brought to Scotland ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sandy Tung
CAST:  Nick Moran  •  Jake Thomas  •  Lori Heuring  •  Scott Cleverdon

Soccer Dog: European Cup opens with the titular hero, Kimble, escaping the clutches of an evil scientist, bent on performing animal experiments. Our plucky canine hero then falls into the hands of Zack (Jake Thomas), an American boy who's been brought to Scotland ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sandy Tung
CAST:  Nick Moran  •  Jake Thomas  •  Lori Heuring  •  Scott Cleverdon

The Return of the King (1980)

Two Hobbits struggle to destroy the Ring in Mount Doom while their friends desperately fight evil Lord Sauron's forces in a final battle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Orson Bean  •  Theodore Bikel  •  William Conrad  •  John Huston

Two Hobbits struggle to destroy the Ring in Mount Doom while their friends desperately fight evil Lord Sauron's forces in a final battle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  Orson Bean  •  Theodore Bikel  •  William Conrad  •  John Huston

Lola (1970)

A middle aged writer of pornographic novels meets and falls in love with a sixteen year old school girl. This alone is cause for concern but when the couple get married and move to America, the trouble (and fun) really begins.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Charles Bronson  •  Susan George  •  Honor Blackman  •  Michael Craig

A middle aged writer of pornographic novels meets and falls in love with a sixteen year old school girl. This alone is cause for concern but when the couple get married and move to America, the trouble (and fun) really begins.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Charles Bronson  •  Susan George  •  Honor Blackman  •  Michael Craig

The Novice (2006)

The life of a young Jesuit seminarian is turned upside down when he falls in love with a young woman while working as a volunteer at a soup kitchen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Murray Robinson
CAST:  Jacob Pitts  •  Alan Arkin  •  Amy Acker  •  Matthew Carey

The life of a young Jesuit seminarian is turned upside down when he falls in love with a young woman while working as a volunteer at a soup kitchen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Murray Robinson
CAST:  Jacob Pitts  •  Alan Arkin  •  Amy Acker  •  Matthew Carey

Burning Down the House (2001)

A down-on-his-luck film director sets fire to his home so he can collect the insurance money and fund his new movie. But crime apparently does pay, because once the rumor mill gets wind of his plans, everyone suddenly wants a slice of his new project's pie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe Mora
CAST:  John Savage  •  James Wilder  •  Joanne Baron  •  David Keith

A down-on-his-luck film director sets fire to his home so he can collect the insurance money and fund his new movie. But crime apparently does pay, because once the rumor mill gets wind of his plans, everyone suddenly wants a slice of his new project's pie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe Mora
CAST:  John Savage  •  James Wilder  •  Joanne Baron  •  David Keith

How To Be Very, Very Popular (1955)

Two strippers on the run hide out in a college fraternity. Director Nunnally Johnson's 1955 musical comedy stars Betty Grable, Sheree North, Robert Cummings, Charles Coburn, Tommy Noonan, Orson Bean, Fred Clark, Alice Pearce, Rhys Williams, Willard Waterman, Leslie ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nunnally Johnson
CAST:  Betty Grable  •  Sheree North  •  Charles Coburn  •  Tommy Noonan

Two strippers on the run hide out in a college fraternity. Director Nunnally Johnson's 1955 musical comedy stars Betty Grable, Sheree North, Robert Cummings, Charles Coburn, Tommy Noonan, Orson Bean, Fred Clark, Alice Pearce, Rhys Williams, Willard Waterman, Leslie ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nunnally Johnson
CAST:  Betty Grable  •  Sheree North  •  Charles Coburn  •  Tommy Noonan

Final Judgement (1992)

A priest is suspected in the brutal murder of a young stripper. To prove his innocence, he descends into the world of strip clubs and pornography, hoping to catch the killer. The priest is hampered by the police and taunted by the killer. A friend of the stripper ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis Morneau
CAST:  Brad Dourif  •  David Ledingham  •  Maria Ford  •  Simone Allen

A priest is suspected in the brutal murder of a young stripper. To prove his innocence, he descends into the world of strip clubs and pornography, hoping to catch the killer. The priest is hampered by the police and taunted by the killer. A friend of the stripper ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis Morneau
CAST:  Brad Dourif  •  David Ledingham  •  Maria Ford  •  Simone Allen

Two-Legged Rat Bastards (2011)

A short film based on the story by Daniel Wallace (Big Fish) detailing the strange estrangement of an elderly father and his son. Set on a park bench in the present day, Eddie, a cantankerous old alcoholic, attempts to connect with his son Winstead, who's spent the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Weintrob
CAST:  Derek Waters  •  Orson Bean  •  Michael Rosenbaum  •  Tony Curran

A short film based on the story by Daniel Wallace (Big Fish) detailing the strange estrangement of an elderly father and his son. Set on a park bench in the present day, Eddie, a cantankerous old alcoholic, attempts to connect with his son Winstead, who's spent the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Weintrob
CAST:  Derek Waters  •  Orson Bean  •  Michael Rosenbaum  •  Tony Curran

Skateboard (1978)

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A Hollywood agent finds himself in debt to a powerful bookie. To make a fast buck, he creates a team of exceptionally talented skateboarders and enters them in a downhill race. If they win, they will get $20,000  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Gage
CAST:  Leif Garrett  •  Allen Garfield  •  Kathleen Lloyd  •  Tony Alva

A Hollywood agent finds himself in debt to a powerful bookie. To make a fast buck, he creates a team of exceptionally talented skateboarders and enters them in a downhill race. If they win, they will get $20,000  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Gage
CAST:  Leif Garrett  •  Allen Garfield  •  Kathleen Lloyd  •  Tony Alva

Forty Deuce (1982)

A young hustler tries to get drug money by selling a boy to a middle-aged man; his plans are disrupted when the kid dies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Morrissey
CAST:  Orson Bean  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Mark Keyloun  •  Tommy Citera

A young hustler tries to get drug money by selling a boy to a middle-aged man; his plans are disrupted when the kid dies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Morrissey
CAST:  Orson Bean  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Mark Keyloun  •  Tommy Citera

Instant Karma (1990)

The writer of a bad TV series begins to rethink his life when he meets and falls in love with a beautiful actress.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roderick Taylor
CAST:  Craig Sheffer  •  Annette Sinclair  •  Orson Bean  •  Alan Blumenfeld

The writer of a bad TV series begins to rethink his life when he meets and falls in love with a beautiful actress.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roderick Taylor
CAST:  Craig Sheffer  •  Annette Sinclair  •  Orson Bean  •  Alan Blumenfeld

Frank McKlusky, C.I. (2002)

As a child, Frank McKlusky watched his daredevil father "Madman" McKlusky become comatose in an ill-fated motorcycle stunt. Now as a risk-avoiding adult, he lives with his parents and always wears protective gear. When he suspiciously loses his partner on the job, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arlene Sanford
CAST:  Dave Sheridan  •  Cameron Richardson  •  Randy Quaid  •  Dolly Parton

As a child, Frank McKlusky watched his daredevil father "Madman" McKlusky become comatose in an ill-fated motorcycle stunt. Now as a risk-avoiding adult, he lives with his parents and always wears protective gear. When he suspiciously loses his partner on the job, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arlene Sanford
CAST:  Dave Sheridan  •  Cameron Richardson  •  Randy Quaid  •  Dolly Parton

The Gristle (2004)

Multiculturalism reaches the depths of the criminal underworld as eight diverse con men must learn to work together to pull off a heist that's anything but ordinary. The target of this melting pot of thieves is a kidney inside a patient who's inside a hospital. ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Sven-Ole Thorsen  •  Barry Corbin  •  Michael Dorn  •  Orson Bean

Multiculturalism reaches the depths of the criminal underworld as eight diverse con men must learn to work together to pull off a heist that's anything but ordinary. The target of this melting pot of thieves is a kidney inside a patient who's inside a hospital. ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Sven-Ole Thorsen  •  Barry Corbin  •  Michael Dorn  •  Orson Bean

The Star Wagon (1966)

The Star Wagon is a play in black and white starring Dustin Hoffman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Karl Genus
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Orson Bean  •  Eileen Brennan  •  Joan Lorring

The Star Wagon is a play in black and white starring Dustin Hoffman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Karl Genus
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Orson Bean  •  Eileen Brennan  •  Joan Lorring

Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Charlie's Angels (2004)

A portrayal of life behind the scenes of the original Charlies Angels.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francine McDougall
CAST:  Christina Chambers  •  Tricia Helfer  •  Lauren Stamile  •  Ben Browder

A portrayal of life behind the scenes of the original Charlies Angels.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francine McDougall
CAST:  Christina Chambers  •  Tricia Helfer  •  Lauren Stamile  •  Ben Browder
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