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Charlton Heston

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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Oct 4, 1923 In Wilmette, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Dark City 1950-10-17
Latest Project:
Movie I Am Not Your Negro 2017-02-03
Known For
Movie I Am Not Your Negro Self (archive footage) 2017-02-03
Movie The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille Himself 2016-02-11
Movie Spanish Western Self (archive footage) 2015-05-04
Movie Marlon Brando: An Actor Named Desire Self - Actor (archive footage) 2014-09-20
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-01
Movie Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles Self - Actor (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Movie Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff Himself – Interviewee 2010-05-05
Movie AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition Himself 2007-06-20
Movie De Madrid a la Luna Himself (archive footage) 2006-10-24
Movie Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema Himself (2001 Interview) (archive footage) 2005-09-13
Movie Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade Self (archive footage) 2004-07-25
Movie My Father Josef Mengele 2004-10-12
Movie Christmas from Hollywood 2003-11-13
Movie Ben Hur Ben Hur (voice) 2003-02-15
Movie Town & Country Mr. Clayborne 2001-04-27
Movie Planet of the Apes Zaius 2001-07-25
Movie Any Given Sunday Commissioner 1999-12-16
Movie Behind the Planet of the Apes Himself - 'Taylor' (also archive footage) 1998-09-05
Movie Gideon Addison Sinclair 1998-10-26
Movie Hercules Narrator (voice) 1997-06-20
Movie Alaska Perry 1996-08-14
Movie Hamlet Player King 1996-12-25
Movie The Avenging Angel Brigham Young 1995-01-01
Movie In the Mouth of Madness Jackson Harglow 1995-02-03
Movie Charlie Sheen's Stunts Spectacular Himself - (archive footage) 1994-06-30
Movie Texas Narrator 1994-11-09
Movie True Lies Spencer Trilby 1994-07-15
Movie Wayne's World 2 Good Actor 1993-12-10
Movie Tombstone Henry Hooker 1993-12-25
Movie Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 Captain Al Haynes 1992-02-24
Movie The Crucifer of Blood Sherlock Holmes 1991-11-04
Movie Treasure Island Long John Silver 1990-06-08
Movie The Little Kidnappers James MacKenzie 1990-08-17
Movie Almost an Angel God 1990-12-21
Movie Call from Space Alien (voice) 1989-01-01
Movie Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary Himself 1989-09-24
Movie A Man for All Seasons Sir Thomas More 1988-12-21
Movie Proud Men Charley MacLeod Sr. 1987-10-01
Series The Colbys 1985-11-20
Movie The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal Himself 1985-01-01
Movie Nairobi Affair Lee Cahill 1984-01-01
Series Chiefs Hugh Holmes 1983-11-13
Movie Mother Lode Silas McGee / Ian McGee 1982-08-06
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire 1981-04-18
Movie The Mountain Men Bill Tyler 1980-06-01
Movie Gray Lady Down Captain Paul Blanchard 1978-03-10
Movie The Prince and the Pauper Henry VIII 1977-06-03
Movie The Last Hard Men Sam Burgade 1976-04-22
Movie Two-Minute Warning Capt. Peter Holly 1976-11-12
Movie Midway Capt. Matthew Garth 1976-06-18
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Orson Welles Himself 1975-06-10
Movie Earthquake Stewart Graff 1974-01-01
Movie Airport 1975 Alan Murdock 1974-10-18
Movie The Four Musketeers Cardinal Richelieu 1974-10-31
Movie Soylent Green Detective Robert Thorn 1973-04-18
Movie The Three Musketeers Cardinal Richelieu 1973-12-11
Movie The Special London Bridge Special Tennis Player 1972-01-01
Movie Antony and Cleopatra Marc Antony 1972-03-18
Movie Skyjacked Capt. Henry 'Hank' O'Hara 1972-05-24
Movie The Call of the Wild John Thornton 1972-11-30
Movie The Omega Man Robert Neville 1971-08-01
Movie King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis Self 1970-03-24
Movie The Hawaiians Whip Hoxworth 1970-06-17
Movie Number One Ron "Cat" Catlan 1969-08-21
Movie Rowan & Martin At the Movies Himself 1968-01-01
Movie Planet of the Apes George Taylor 1968-02-07
Movie Counterpoint Lionel Evans 1967-12-22
Movie Khartoum Gen. Charles 'Chinese' Gordon 1966-06-09
Movie Verifica incerta - Disperse Exclamatory Phase 1965-05-31
Movie Major Dundee Major Amos Charles Dundee 1965-04-07
Movie The War Lord Chrysagon 1965-11-17
Movie The Agony and the Ecstasy Michelangelo 1965-10-07
Movie 55 Days at Peking Maj. Matt Lewis 1963-05-06
Movie The Pigeon That Took Rome Captain Paul MacDougall / Benny the Snatch / Narrator 1962-06-19
Movie Diamond Head Richard 'King' Howland 1962-12-27
Movie El Cid El Cid 1961-10-24
Movie Ben-Hur Judah Ben-Hur 1959-12-26
Movie The Wreck of the Mary Deare John Sands 1959-11-17
Movie The Big Country Steve Leech 1958-09-30
Movie The Buccaneer Gen. Andrew Jackson 1958-12-11
Movie The Ten Commandments Moses 1956-10-05
Movie Forbidden Area Col. Jesse Price 1956-10-04
Movie Three Violent People Capt. Colt Saunders 1956-12-01
Movie The Private War of Major Benson Maj. Bernard R. 'Barney' Benson 1955-08-02
Movie The Far Horizons Lt. William Clark 1955-05-20
Movie Lucy Gallant Casey Cole 1955-10-20
Movie Secret of the Incas Harry Steel 1954-06-06
Movie The President's Lady Andrew Jackson 1953-05-21
Movie Pony Express Captain William Frank 'Buffalo Bill' Cody 1953-01-01
Movie Arrowhead Ed Bannon 1953-08-03
Movie Bad for Each Other Dr. Tom Owen 1953-12-24
Movie The Greatest Show on Earth Brad Braden 1952-02-16
Movie The Savage James 'Jim' Aherne Jr. / War Bonnet 1952-09-01
Movie Ruby Gentry Boake Tackman 1952-12-25
Movie Dark City Danny Haley 1950-10-17
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