|“||Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain! The Great Oz has spoken!||„|
|~ The Wizard of Oz, upon being exposed.|
The Wizard of Oz is the titular character of the 1939 movie of the same name. He is played by Frank Morgan who also played the Gatekeeper, a Cabbie, and the Wizard's bodyguard. He is not a real wizard but an ordinary man from Omaha, Nebraska who was accidentally sent to Oz in a hot air balloon in a terrible storm while performing at the carnival. When he landed in Oz, the people thought he was a great wizard and gave him a job as their local sorcerer. His Kansas counterpart is a touring fortune teller named Professor Chester Marvel who had a horse named Sylvester.
In Oz: The Great and Powerful, his real name is Oscar Diggs.