Charlton Heston

Charlton Heston

  • Born on
    • October 4th, 1923
  • Died on
    • April 5th, 2008
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.

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Acting (77 Credits)

2014And the Oscar Goes to...
2003Ben Hur as Ben Hur (voice)
2001The Order as Prof. Walter Finley
2001Town & Country as Mr. Clayborne
2001Planet of the Apes as Zaius
2001Cats & Dogs as The Mastiff (voice)
1999Any Given Sunday as Commissioner
1998Alaska: Spirit of the Wild as Narrator (voice)
1998Gideon as Addison Sinclair
1998Armageddon as Narration by
1997Hercules as Narrator (voice)
1996Alaska as Perry
1996Hamlet as Player King
1995The Avenging Angel as Brigham Young
1994In the Mouth of Madness as Jackson Harglow
1994True Lies as Spencer Trilby
1993Tombstone as Henry Hooker
1993Wayne's World 2 as Good Actor
1992Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 as Captain Al Haynes
1990The Little Kidnappers as James MacKenzieWatch Free
1990Treasure Island as Long John Silver
1990Solar Crisis as Adm. Skeet Kelso
1990Almost an Angel as God
1988A Man for All Seasons as Sir Thomas More
1985The Colbys
1983Chiefs as Hugh Holmes
1982Mother Lode as Silas McGee / Ian McGee
1980The Awakening as Matthew Corbeck
1980The Mountain Men as Bill Tyler
1978Gray Lady Down as Captain Paul Blanchard
1977Crossed Swords as Henry VIII
1976Two-Minute Warning as Capt. Peter Holly
1976Midway as Capt. Matthew Garth
1976The Last Hard Men as Sam Burgade
1974Earthquake as Stewart Graff
1974Airport 1975 as Alan Murdock
1974The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge as Cardinal Richelieu
1973Soylent Green as Detective Robert Thorn
1973The Three Musketeers as Cardinal Richelieu
1972The Call of the Wild as John ThorntonWatch Free
1972Skyjacked as Capt. Henry 'Hank' O'Hara
1972Antony and Cleopatra as Marc Antony
1971The Omega Man as Robert Neville
1970The Hawaiians as Whip Hoxworth
1970Julius Caesar as Marc AntonyWatch Free
1970Beneath the Planet of the Apes as Taylor
1968Planet of the Apes as George Taylor
1967Will Penny as Will Penny
1967Counterpoint as Lionel Evans
1966Khartoum as Gen. Charles 'Chinese' Gordon
1965The Agony and the Ecstasy as Michelangelo
1965The War Lord as Chrysagon
1965Major Dundee as Major Amos Charles Dundee
1965The Greatest Story Ever Told as John the Baptist
196355 Days at Peking as Maj. Matt Lewis
1962Diamond Head as Richard 'King' HowlandWatch Free
1961El Cid as El Cid
1959Ben-Hur as Judah Ben-Hur
1959The Wreck of the Mary Deare as John Sands
1958Touch of Evil as Ramon Miguel Vargas
1958The Buccaneer as Gen. Andrew Jackson
1958The Big Country as Steve Leech
1956The Ten Commandments as Moses
1956Three Violent People as Capt. Colt Saunders
1955The Private War of Major Benson as Maj. Bernard R. 'Barney' Benson
1955The Far Horizons as Lt. William Clark
1955Lucy Gallant as Casey Cole
1954Secret of the Incas as Harry Steel
1954The Naked Jungle as Christopher Leiningen
1953Pony Express as Captain William Frank 'Buffalo Bill' Cody
1953Bad for Each Other as Dr. Tom Owen
1953Arrowhead as Ed Bannon
1953The President's Lady as Andrew Jackson
1952The Savage as James 'Jim' Aherne Jr. / War Bonnet
1952Ruby Gentry as Boake Tackman
1952The Greatest Show on Earth as Brad Braden
1950Dark City as Danny Haley

Himself (6 Credits)

2019Hail Satan? as Self (archive footage)
2016The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille as HimselfWatch Free
2014Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles as Self - Actor (archive footage)
2010Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff as Himself – Interviewee
2002Bowling for Columbine as Himself - NRA President
1998Behind the Planet of the Apes as Himself - 'Taylor' (also archive footage)


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