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Charlton Heston Overview:

Legendary actor, Charlton Heston, was born John Charles Carter on Oct 4, 1923 in Evanston, IL. Heston died at the age of 84 on Apr 5, 2008 in Beverly Hills, CA and was laid to rest in Saint Matthew's Episcopal Church Columbarium Cemetery in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles County, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Charlton Heston was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Actor for Ben-Hur (as Judah Ben-Hur) in 1959. He also won two Honorary Awards in 1977 and 1977 Charlton Heston .

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1959Best ActorBen-Hur (1959)Judah Ben-HurWon

Academy Awards (Honorary Oscars)

YearAwardDescription
1977JEAN HERSHOLT HUMANITARIAN AWARDCharlton Heston

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Charlton Heston's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #119 on Jan 18, 1962. In addition, Heston was inducted into the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum .

BlogHub Articles:

1968 Fest – Making A Monkey Out Of – Planet Of The Apes (1968)

By Michael on Apr 30, 2018 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

I find it hard to believe that in all the time that I’ve been writing this blog I’ve not written about one of my all-time favorite movies.Fortunately this 1968-fest gives me a chance to rectify that. I can’t remember how young I was when I first saw Planet of the Apes. One of the g... Read full article


Three Violent People (1956) with and Anne Baxter

By Orson De Welles on Jan 8, 2015 From Classic Film Freak

Share This!Three Violent People seems like an intriguing film at its surface- and the collateral promotional material supports this thinking. On viewing, however, you get the sense that it is really a ‘B’ picture with an ‘A’ cast. True, or no? By the standards of the day, the... Read full article


Three Violent People (1956) with and Anne Baxter

By Orson De Welles on Jan 8, 2015 From Classic Film Freak

Share This!Three Violent People seems like an intriguing film at its surface- and the collateral promotional material supports this thinking. On viewing, however, you get the sense that it is really a ‘B’ picture with an ‘A’ cast. True, or no? By the standards of the day, the... Read full article


Jane Wyman Romances and Natalie Wood Befriends a Miracle Dog

By Rick29 on May 8, 2014 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Compared to Jane Wyman's other "women's pictures" of the 1950s, Lucy Gallant is neither as good as All That Heaven Allows nor as bad as Magnificent Obsession. It also wasn't made by Douglas Sirk, though director Robert Parrish clearly intended to imitate Sirk's glossy melodramas. Wyman stars as t... Read full article


USPS and TCM's Stamp Dedication Ceremony

By Raquel Stecher on May 7, 2014 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

On April 11th I attended the USPS/TCM Stamp Dedication Ceremony. I thought it was going to be a small ceremony but much to my surprise it was an epic event! Held during the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival this ceremony was free and open to the public. It took place at the TCL Chinese ... Read full article


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Charlton Heston Quotes:

Maj. Amos Dundee: [to Ryan; repeated] Whistle me a tune, boy.


[Leetch tries to impress Patricia by picking a fight with McKay]
James McKay: If it's a fight you want, you've picked the right time for it, haven't you?
Steve Leech: Yeah, I'm offering you a fight. Or ain't that a nice word back east?
James McKay: You're gambling, Leech. You're gambling that if we fight, you can beat me. And you're gambling that if you beat me, Ms. Terrill will admire you for it.
Steve Leech: Out here, we leave a lady's name out of an argument.


George Taylor: Chalk up another victory to the human spirit.


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After their son was born, they decided to adopt their next child so that they could be sure it would be a girl. Heston and his wife felt that one son and one daughter made the perfect family.

Did a great deal of research on the historical Cardinal Richelieu for his appearance in The Three Musketeers (1973)/The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge (1974). Even though the character is portrayed as an antagonist, Heston gained a great deal of respect for the man's real accomplishments on behalf of France. He came across a quote attributed to Richelieu: "I have no enemies, France has enemies." He liked the line so much that he insisted it be worked into the films somewhere, and he ultimately got his wish. Though slightly modified ("I have no enemies, only enemies of France."), the line appears in the second film, in the scene where Richelieu offers d'Artagnan the opportunity to be one of his soldiers.

He was considered for the role of Pike Bishop in Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch (1969). The role went to William Holden instead.

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