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Place of Birth Wilmette, Illinois, USA
Birthday 1923-10-04
Death 2008-04-05


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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.


2019Todos los nombres de Sara as Himself - Actor (archive footage)
2019Hail Satan? as Himself (archive footage)
2019Sword-and-Sandal as Himself (archive footage)
2016Bienvenido Mr. Heston as Himself (archive footage)
2016The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille as Himself
2014Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles as Himself - Actor (archive footage)
2014Marlon Brando: An Actor Named Desire as Himself - Actor (archive footage)
2014And the Oscar Goes To...
2010Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff as Himself - Interviewee
2008Greatest Heroes and Legends: The Story of Moses as Introduction
2007AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition as Himself
2006De Madrid a la Luna as Himself (archive footage)
2005Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema as Himself (2001 Interview) (archive footage)
2004My Father, Rua Alguem 5555 as Josef Mengele
2003Christmas from Hollywood
2003Greatest Heroes and Legends of The Bible: David and Goliath as Narrator
2003Greatest Heroes and Legends of The Bible: Jonah and the Whale as Narrator
2003Greatest Heroes and Legends of The Bible: Joshua and the Battle of Jericho
2003Greatest Heroes and Legends of The Bible: Samson and Delilah
2003Ben Hur as Ben Hur (voice)
2002Bowling for Columbine as Himself - NRA President
2001The Order as Prof. Walter Finley
2001Planet of the Apes as Zaius
2001Cats & Dogs as The Mastiff (voice)
2001Town & Country as Mr. Clayborne
1999Any Given Sunday as Commissioner
1999AFI Lifetime Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire
1999Forever Hollywood as Himself
1998Gideon as Addison Sinclair
1998Behind the Planet of the Apes as Himself - 'Taylor' (also archive footage)
1998Alaska: Spirit of the Wild as Narrator (voice)
1998Armageddon as Narrator
1997Charlton Heston Presents the Bible: Genesis
1997Hercules as Narrator (voice)
1997Charlton Heston Presents the Bible as Narrator
1996Hamlet as Player King
1996The Dark Mist as Narrator (voice)
1995Texas as Narrator
1995The Avenging Angel as Brigham Young
1994True Lies as Spencer Trilby
1994Charlie Sheen's Stunts Spectacular as Himself - (archive footage)
1994In the Mouth of Madness as Jackson Harglow
1994A Century of Cinema
1994The Bible According to Hollywood as Himself
1993Tombstone as Henry Hooker
1993Wayne's World 2 as Good Actor
1993The Mystery of the Sphinx as Narrator
1993Charlton Heston Presents the Bible: Jesus of Nazareth as Himself
1992Noel as Narrator
1992Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 as Captain Al Haynes
1991The Crucifer of Blood as Sherlock Holmes
1990Almost an Angel as God
1990The Little Kidnappers as James MacKenzie
1990Solar Crisis as Adm. Skeet Kelso
1990Treasure Island as Long John Silver
1990With Orson Welles: Stories from a Life in Film as Himself
1989Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary as Himself
1989Call from Space as Alien (voice)
1989Original Sin
1988A Man for All Seasons as Sir Thomas More
1987Proud Men as Charley MacLeod Sr.
1987Andrew Weyth, The Helga Pictures as Host
1987Eclipse of Reason as Narrator
1986Directed by William Wyler
1985The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal as Himself
1984Nairobi Affair
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
1977Energy: A National Issue as Narrator
1977The Prince and the Pauper 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
1974The Four Musketeers as Cardinal Richelieu
1974Airport 1975 as Alan Murdock
1973The Three Musketeers as Cardinal Richelieu
1973Soylent Green as Detective Robert Thorn
1972The Call of the Wild as John Thornton
1972Skyjacked as Capt. Henry 'Hank' O'Hara
1972Antony and Cleopatra as Marc Antony
1972The Special London Bridge Special as Tennis Player
1971Vietnam! Vietnam! as Narrator (voice)
1971The Omega Man as Robert Neville
1970The Hawaiians as Whip Hoxworth
1970Julius Caesar as Marc Antony
1970Beneath the Planet of the Apes as Taylor
1970King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis
1969Number One as Ron "Cat" Catlan
1968Planet of the Apes as George Taylor
1968Rowan & Martin At the Movies as Himself
1967Counterpoint as Lionel Evans
1967Will Penny as Will Penny
1967While I Run This Race as Narrator
1966Khartoum as Gen. Charles 'Chinese' Gordon
1965The War Lord as Chrysagon
1965The Agony and the Ecstasy as Michelangelo
1965Verifica incerta - Disperse Exclamatory Phase
1965Major Dundee as Major Amos Charles Dundee
1965The Greatest Story Ever Told as John the Baptist
196355 Days at Peking as Maj. Matt Lewis
1963Diamond Head as Richard 'King' Howland
1963The Five Cities of June as Narrator
1962The Pigeon That Took Rome as Captain Paul MacDougall / Benny the Snatch / Narrator
1961El Cid as El Cid
1959Ben-Hur as Judah Ben-Hur
1959The Wreck of the Mary Deare as John Sands
1958The Buccaneer as Gen. Andrew Jackson
1958The Big Country as Steve Leech
1958Touch of Evil as Ramon Miguel Vargas
1956Three Violent People as Capt. Colt Saunders
1956The Ten Commandments as Moses
1956Forbidden Area as Col. Jesse Price
1956Stars of Cabaret
1955Lucy Gallant as Casey Cole
1955The Private War of Major Benson as Maj. Bernard R. 'Barney' Benson
1955The Far Horizons as Lt. William Clark
1954Secret of the Incas as Harry Steel
1954The Naked Jungle as Christopher Leiningen
1953Bad for Each Other as Dr. Tom Owen
1953Arrowhead as Ed Bannon
1953The President's Lady as Andrew Jackson
1953Pony Express as Captain William Frank 'Buffalo Bill' Cody
1952Ruby Gentry as Boake Tackman
1952The Savage as James 'Jim' Aherne Jr. / War Bonnet
1952The Greatest Show on Earth as Brad Braden
1950Studio One: Wuthering Heights as Heathcliff
1950Dark City as Danny Haley
1950Julius Caesar as Mark Antony
1941Peer Gynt as Peer Gynt

Other Roles

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

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