Charlton Heston

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Charlton Heston
Age84
Full NameJohn Charles Carter
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Biography

The great Lord Charlton Heston graced the silver screen for over sixty years, playing a plethora of renowned historical figures, particularly in Biblical epics. His features were chiseled in stone, and his tall, ruggedly handsome stature made him one of Hollywood's most renowned leading men. He was nominated for his first Golden Globe Award for his performance as Moses in The Ten Commandments (1956) and went on to win the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Ben-Hur (1959). Heston also starred in classic films such as Touch of Evil (1958), El Cid (1961), Planet of the Apes (1968), The Greatest Show on Earth (1952), Secret of the Incas (1954), The Big Country (1958), and The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965). As a supporter of Democratic politicians and civil rights in the 1960s, Heston was made a lifetime honorary member of the National Rifle Association in recognition of his advocacy for the Second Amendment. Lord Heston's legacy will endure for generations as a true Hollywood icon.

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Awards
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  • Oscar1960
    Ben-HurBest Actor in a Leading Role

Media
127

  • Movie Magic
  • Your Show of Shows
  • America 2-Night
  • The Dick Cavett Show
  • MGM: When the Lion Roars
  • King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis
  • Chiefs
  • Ben-Hur
  • Planet of the Apes
  • Bowling for Columbine
  • Touch of Evil
  • The Big Country
  • The 81st Annual Academy Awards
  • The Colgate Comedy Hour
  • Hamlet
  • Tombstone
  • The Outer Limits
  • Biography
  • America's Tribute to Bob Hope
  • The Kate Smith Hour
  • Religulous
  • Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic
  • Sing Your Song
  • The Eddie Fisher Show
  • True Lies
  • Hercules
  • The March
  • The Dick Cavett Show
  • Fahrenheit 11/9
  • Charlton Heston Presents the Bible
  • America at the Movies
  • In the Mouth of Madness
  • The Three Musketeers
  • The 50th Annual Academy Awards
  • Genghis Khan: The Story of a Lifetime
  • Treasure Island
  • Soylent Green
  • Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary
  • Ben Hur
  • Elizabeth the Queen
  • The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge
  • The 70th Annual Academy Awards
  • Any Given Sunday
  • A Man for All Seasons
  • Get Shorty
  • Charlton Heston & Ben-Hur: A Personal Journey
  • The Weber Show
  • The 45th Annual Academy Awards

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Towering over his peers, Charlton Heston is a Hollywood icon renowned for his portrayal of powerful historical figures. His illustrious career spans 60 years, in which he has stared in over 100 films and earned an Academy Award for Ben-Hur (1959). His legacy is furthered by his only son, Fraser C. Heston, a producer and director who has worked on iconic films such as The Ten Commandments (1956) and City Slickers (1991). As a family, the Hestons are a pillar of strength, having been married for 40 years and raised a beloved son. It is no surprise that the Heston name has become synonymous with greatness and distinction.

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