Charlton Heston

Charlton Heston

Actor

BIO

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Charlton Heston (October 4, 1923 – April 5, 2008) was an American actor of film, theatre and television. Heston is known for heroic roles in films such as The Ten Commandments, Planet of the Apes and Ben-Hur, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. Heston was also known for his political activism. In the 1950s and 1960s he was one of a handful of Hollywood actors to speak openly against racism and was an active supporter of the Civil Rights Movement. Initially a moderate Democrat, he later supported conservative Republican policies and was president of the National Rifle Association from 1998 to 2003.

Birthday

Oct. 4, 1923

Place of birth

Evanston - Illinois - USA

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Alaska Spirit of the Wild

Alaska... Here, in this vast and spectacularly beautiful land teeming with abundant wildlife, disco… Read more

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Behind the Planet of the Apes

This documentary was shown as part of the American Movie Classics (AMC) cable TV channel's celebrat… Read more

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Bowling for Columbine

Why do 11,000 people die in America each year at the hands of gun violence? Talking heads yelling f… Read more

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Andrew Weyth, The Helga Pictures

Charlton Heston tells the fascinating story of the intertwining of Andrew Wyeth's biography and art… Read more

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The Mystery of the Sphinx

Hosted by Charlton Heston, it explores the possibility that the Sphinx maybe older than expected. J… Read more

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Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema

Current filmmakers such as Ridley Scott and George Lucas reflect on the importance and influence of… Read more

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The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal

Among the legends of Hollywood, George Pal takes his place as a true visionary, an innovator and a … Read more

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Christmas from Hollywood

Dozens of stars--including Arnold Schwarzeneggar, Bob Hope, and more--demonstrate how the yuletide … Read more

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King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis

A 1970 American documentary film biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., presented in the form of… Read more

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Rowan & Martin At the Movies

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Verifica incerta - Disperse Exclamatory Phase

A short film containing a collection of clips from various Hollywood movies. Read more

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AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition

10th Anniversary of the 100 greatest films as chosen by the American Film Institute. Read more