Charlton Heston1923 — 2008 Age: 84 years old
Charlton Heston 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.
Thursday, October 4, 1923, Wilmette, Illinois, USA
Saturday, April 5, 2008
1956 The Ten CommandmentsMoses 1959 Ben-HurJudah Ben-Hur 1965 The Greatest Story Ever ToldJohn the Baptist 1968 Planet of the ApesGeorge Taylor 1970 Beneath the Planet of the ApesTaylor 1973 Soylent GreenDetective Robert Thorn 1976 MidwayCapt. Matthew Garth 1993 TombstoneHenry Hooker 1994 True LiesSpencer Trilby 1997 HerculesNarrator (voice) 1998 ArmageddonNarration by 1999 Any Given SundayCommissioner 2001 Planet of the ApesZaius 2001 Cats & DogsThe Mastiff (voice) 2001 The OrderProf. Walter FinleyLimited to the 15 most popular items