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Charlton Heston

Saturday, 4th October 1924 - Saturday, 5th April 2008
Evanston, IL
USA


Rugged American leading man who has turned up in a wide variety of material, from religious epic to sci-fi spectacular. A fascinating career because it covers old school Hollywood values and the cynicism that crept in at the end of the sixties. Some of Heston's heroes are downright unlikeable.

Planet of the Apes is my choice for his best work.

Actor who won the 1959 best-actor Oscar as chariot-racing Ben-Hur and portrayed Moses, Michelangelo, El Cid, and other heroic figures in movie epics of the '50s and '60s. Heston is pictured above as a drama student at Northwestern University in the '40s, as Moses in The Ten Commandments (1956), as the title character in Ben-Hur (1959), and as president (1998-2003) of the National Rifle Association. He revealed in 2002 that he had symptoms consistent with Alzheimer's disease. He died in Beverly Hills, California on April 5, 2008.
~Life in Legacy



Dark City
Danny Haley
1950
Julius Caesar
Marcus Antonius
1950
Greatest Show on Earth
Brad Braden
1952
Ruby Gentry
1952
Savage
Warbonnet
1952
Pony Express
Buffalo Bill Cody
1953
President's Lady
Andrew Jackson
1953
Arrowhead
Ed Bannon
1953
Bad For Each Other
Dr. Tom Owen
1953
Naked Jungle
Christopher Leiningen
1954
Secret of the Incas
Harry Steele
1954
Private War of Major Benson
Major Bernard R. (Barnery) Benson
1955
Untamed West
1955
Far Horizons
Bill Clark
1955
Lucy Gallant
Casey Cole
1955
Ten Commandments
Moses
1956
Three Violent People
Colt Saunders
1956
Touch of Evil
Mike Vargas
1958
Big Country
Steve Leech
1958
Buccaneer
Andrew Jackson
1958
Ben-Hur
Judah Ben-Hur
1959
Wreck of the Mary Deare
John Sands
1959
El Cid
Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar (El Cid)
1961
Pigeon That Took Rome
Captain Paul MacDougall
1962
Diamond Head
1963
55 Days at Peking
Major Matt Lewis
1963
Major Dundee
Major Amos Charles Dundee
1964
Greatest Story Ever Told
John the Baptist
1965
Agony and the Ecstasy
Michelangelo
1965
War Lord
Chrysagon
1965
Khartoum
General Charles Gordon
1966
Counterpoint
Lionel Evans
1967
Will Penny
Will Penny
1967
Planet of the Apes
George Taylor
1968
Number One
Ron (Cat) Catlan
1969
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
Mark Antony
1970
Beneath the Planet of the Apes
Taylor
1970
Hawaiians
Whip Hoxworth
1970
Omega Man
Robert Neville
1971
Skyjacked
Henry O'Hara
1972
Call of the Wild
John Thornton
1972
Antony and Cleopatra
Antony
1973
Soylent Green
Thorn
1973
Three Musketeers
Cardinal Richelieu
1974
Earthquake
Graff
1974
Airport 1975
Alan Murdock
1974
Four Musketeers
Richelieu
1975
Last Hard Men
Sam Burgarde
1976
Midway
Captain Matt Garth
1976
Two Minute Warning
Holly
1976
Gray Lady Down
Captain Paul Blanchard
1978
Crossed Swords
Henry VIII
1978
Awakening
Matthew Corbeck
1980
Mountain Men
Bill Tyler
1980
Mother Lode
Silas McGee/Ian McGee
1982
Chiefs
1983
Nairobi Affair
Lee Cahill
1984
Proud Men
1987
Man For All Seasons
Sir Thomas More, Chancellor of Engl
1988
Original Sin
Louis Mancini
1989
Solar Crisis
Admiral "Skeet" Kelso
1990
Treasure Island
1990
Little Kidnappers
James MacKenzie
1990
Almost an Angel
God
1990
Crucifer of Blood
Sherlock Holmes
1991
Wayne's World 2
Good Actor
1993
Tombstone
Henry Hooker
1993
True Lies
Spencer Trilby
1994
In the Mouth of Madness
Jackson Harglow
1995
Avenging Angel
Brigham Young
1995
Alaska
Perry
1996
Hamlet
Player King
1996
Hercules
Narrator
1997
Armageddon
Narrator
1998
Any Given Sunday
Commissioner
2000
Cats and Dogs
Voice: Dog Leader
2001
Planet of the Apes
Thade's Father
2001
Bowling For Columbine
Himself
2002

DVD Extras
Behind the Planet of the Apes
Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War
German Intelligence in WWII
Himself - Narrator (voice)
1998
Academy Awards
70th Annual Academy Awards
Himself - Past Winner
03/23/1998
Playhouse 90
Forbidden Area
Major Jesse Price
10/04/1956
Parkinson
Episode #1.21
Himself
12/12/1971
Film Night
Episode dated 26 February 1972
Himself
02/26/1972
Academy Awards
44th Annual Academy Awards
Presenter
04/10/1972
This is Your Life
Christopher Lee
Himself
04/03/1974
DVD Extras
That's Entertainment
Himself
05/29/1974
AFI Interview
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock
Himself - President of the American Guild of Actors
03/07/1979
Dynasty
The Californians
Jason Colby
10/09/1985
Dynasty
The Man
Jason Colby
10/16/1985
Dynasty
The Titans
Jason Colby
11/13/1985
Dame Edna Experience
Episode #1.4
Chuck- the butler
10/03/1987
Dame Edna Experience
Episode #1.5
Himself
10/10/1987
Friends
The One With Joey's Dirty Day
Himself
02/05/1998




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