Intoxicated Orson Welles Tries to Sell Wine

This Paul Masson Wines ad campaign featuring Orson Welles was famous in the 1970s, but I think this outtake is even better than the real thing. I guess after multiple takes, Welles was pretty toasted. Maybe no one told him that he should spit the wine out between shots. What do you think - funny or sad?


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Professionalism. Actors (usually non-stars) generally have it. Perhaps it was more pervasive back then?

I can't tell you how annoying it was every time Heratio Sans and Jimmy Fallon were in an SNL skit together, because it was all stone-faced teleprompter reading and giggling throughout the scene.

Similar scenarios are bothersome.

Even in the blooper real, it sucks. The bloopers where people break character and say something funny, or run into something, or practically anything else, can be entertaining. But them taking 10 shots because someone can't stop giggling is just boring.
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I'd love to know what those actors at the table with him thought. I figured they would have been thrilled, at first, about getting to work with Welles. Then after 49 takes of trying to look interested at a wine bottle, that dude probably wanted to smack him with it.
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