Charlton Heston

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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.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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.

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Gender -

Known Credits 135

Birthday 1923-10-04

Day of Death 2008-04-05

Place of Birth Evanston - Illinois - USA

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2013 Talking Pictures(1 episode) as Himself
2010 Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff as Himself - Interviewee
2007 AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition
2005 Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema as Himself (2001 Interview) (archive footage)
2004 My Father, Rua Alguem 5555 as Josef Mengele
2003 Christmas from Hollywood
2003 Greatest Heroes and Legends of The Bible: Jonah and the Whale as Narrator
2003 Greatest Heroes and Legends of The Bible: David and Goliath as Narrator
2003 Greatest Heroes and Legends of The Bible: Samson and Delilah
2002 Bowling for Columbine as Himself - NRA President
2001 The Order as Prof. Walter Finley
2001 Planet of the Apes as Zaius
2001 Town & Country as Mr. Clayborne
1999 Any Given Sunday as Commissioner
1999 Camino de Santiago(3 episodes)
1998 Gideon as Addison Sinclair
1998 Behind the Planet of the Apes as Himself - 'Taylor' (also archive footage)
1998 Alaska: Spirit of the Wild as Narrator (voice)
1998 Armageddon as Narrator
1997 Hercules as Narrator (voice)
1996 Hamlet as Player King
1996 Alaska
1996 The Dark Mist
1995 MADtv(1 episode)
1995 Eco-Challenge(17 episodes)
1995 The Outer Limits(2 episodes)
1995 The Avenging Angel as Brigham Young
1994 In the Mouth of Madness as Jackson Harglow
1994 Friends(1 episode) as Himself
1994 True Lies as Spencer Trilby
1994 seaQuest DSV(1 episode)
1993 Tombstone as Henry Hooker
1993 Wayne's World 2 as Good Actor
1993 The Mystery of the Sphinx as Narrator
1992 Noel as Narrator
1992 Gengis Khan as Togrul
1992 Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 as Captain Al Haynes
1991 Noel's House Party(1 episode)
1991 The Crucifer of Blood as Sherlock Holmes
1991 Pebble Mill(1 episode)
1990 Almost an Angel as God
1990 The Little Kidnappers as James MacKenzie
1990 Solar Crisis as Adm. Skeet Kelso
1990 Treasure Island as Long John Silver
1989 The Simpsons(2 episodes)
1988 A Man for All Seasons as Sir Thomas More
1987 Proud Men as Charley MacLeod Sr.
1987 Andrew Weyth, The Helga Pictures as Host
1985 The Colbys(49 episodes)
1985 The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal as Himself
1984 Nairobi Affair
1983 Chiefs as Hugh Holmes
1983 Chiefs(7 episodes)
1982 Mother Lode as Silas McGee / Ian McGee
1981 Dynasty(5 episodes)
1980 The Awakening as Matthew Corbeck
1980 The Mountain Men as Bill Tyler
1978 The Kennedy Center Honors(1 episode)
1978 America 2Night(65 episodes)
1978 Gray Lady Down as Captain Paul Blanchard
1976 Two-Minute Warning as Capt. Peter Holly
1976 Midway as Capt. Matthew Garth
1976 The Last Hard Men as Sam Burgade
1975 Saturday Night Live(2 episodes)
1974 Earthquake as Stewart Graff
1974 The Four Musketeers as Cardinal Richelieu
1974 Airport 1975 as Alan Murdock
1973 The Three Musketeers as Cardinal Richelieu
1973 Soylent Green as Detective Robert Thorn
1973 The American Film Institute Salute to ...(2 episodes)
1972 The Call of the Wild as John Thornton
1972 Skyjacked as Capt. Henry 'Hank' O'Hara
1972 Antony and Cleopatra as Marc Antony
1972 The Special London Bridge Special as Tennis Player
1971 The Omega Man as Robert Neville
1970 The Hawaiians as Whip Hoxworth
1970 Julius Caesar as Marc Antony
1970 Beneath the Planet of the Apes as Taylor
1970 King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis
1969 Number One as Ron Catlan
1968 Planet of the Apes as George Taylor
1967 Will Penny as Will Penny
1967 Counterpoint as acteur
1967 While I Run This Race as Narrator
1966 Khartoum as Gen. Charles 'Chinese' Gordon
1965 The War Lord as Chrysagon
1965 The Agony and the Ecstasy as Michelangelo
1965 La verifica incerta
1965 Major Dundee as Major Amos Charles Dundee
1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told as John the Baptist
1965 F.D.R.(3 episodes)
1963 55 Days at Peking as Maj. Matt Lewis
1963 Diamond Head as Richard 'King' Howland
1963 The Five Cities of June as Narrator
1962 The Pigeon That Took Rome as Captain Paul MacDougall / Benny the Snatch / Narrator
1961 El Cid as El Cid
1961 Kraft Mystery Theatre(1 episode)
1959 Ben-Hur as Judah Ben-Hur
1959 The Wreck of the Mary Deare as John Sands
1958 The Buccaneer as Gen. Andrew Jackson
1958 The Big Country as Steve Leech
1958 Touch of Evil as Ramon Miguel Vargas
1957 Three Violent People as Capt. Colt Saunders
1956 The Ten Commandments as Moses
1956 The Steve Allen Show(3 episodes)
1955 Lucy Gallant as Casey Cole
1955 The Private War of Major Benson as Maj. Bernard R. 'Barney' Benson
1955 The Far Horizons as Lt. William Clark
1954 Climax!(2 episodes)
1954 Secret of the Incas as Harry Steel
1954 The Naked Jungle as Christopher Leiningen
1953 Bad for Each Other as Dr. Tom Owen
1953 Arrowhead as Ed Bannon
1953 The President's Lady as Andrew Jackson
1953 General Electric Theater(1 episode)
1953 Pony Express as Captain William Frank 'Buffalo Bill' Cody
1952 Ruby Gentry as Boake Tackman
1952 Omnibus(1 episode)
1952 This Is Your Life(1 episode)
1952 The Savage as James 'Jim' Aherne Jr. / War Bonnet
1952 The Greatest Show on Earth as Brad Braden
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(2 episodes)
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars(2 episodes)
1950 Dark City as Danny Haley / Richard Branton
1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour(5 episodes)
1950 Julius Caesar as Mark Antony
1950 Your Show of Shows(3 episodes)
1950 Robert Montgomery Presents(3 episodes)
1949 Jane Eyre as Edward Rochester
1949 Suspense(3 episodes)
1948 Westinghouse Studio One(12 episodes)
1948 The Philco Television Playhouse(2 episodes)
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show(7 episodes)
1929 The Academy Awards(5 episodes)
1900 AFI Lifetime Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire

Directing

1988 A Man for All Seasons … Director
1982 Mother Lode … Director
1972 Antony and Cleopatra … Director

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