Charlton Heston, who won an Oscar for his role in Ben Hur, died over the weekend. Internet Movie Database has this to say:
“With features chiseled in stone, who else but Charlton Heston could you picture as Michelangelo, as Ben-Hur, as Moses? Heston’s movie career took off with The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) and reached light speed with Ben-Hur (1959). Although he played a pantheon of larger-than-life roles, he usually prefers to talk about the day-to-day daily grind of the movie business, and especially credits the writers and directors he has worked for much of his success.”
For more biographical information go to http://imdb.com/name/nm0000032/bio.
Although we are saddened by his death, Perrot is happy that we have some of his films to remember him by: