Charlton Heston, 1923-2008

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.”

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Although we are saddened by his death, Perrot is happy that we have some of his films to remember him by:

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