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