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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:

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


Day 5:

By Jill Blake on Aug 5, 2013 From Sittin' on a Backyard Fence

I would like to thank Cliff from Immortal Ephemera for the excellent tribute to yesterday’s star Mary Boland. If you haven’t had a chance to check out yesterday’s tribute, please do! Today we honor . A man’s man. “Chuck” to his friends… Fun t... Read full article


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Charlton Heston Quotes:

Joanna Leiningen: Everything I say seems to make things worse. I'm trying not to irritate you.
Christopher Leiningen: I've noticed that. I find it irritating.


Messala: Look to the West, Judah! Don't be a fool, look to Rome!
Judah Ben-Hur: I would rather be a fool than a traitor... or a killer!
Messala: I am a soldier!
Judah Ben-Hur: Yes! Who kills! For Rome! Rome is evil!
Messala: I warn you...
Judah Ben-Hur: No! I warn you! Rome is an affront to God! Rome is strangling my people and my country, the whole Earth! But not forever. I tell you the day Rome falls there will be a shout of freedom such as the world has never heard before!


Baroness Natalie Ivanoff: You know, I think I'll get you to take me to San Francisco with you.
Maj. Matt Lewis: Oh? Why to San Francisco?
Baroness Natalie Ivanoff: Well, isn't that the place where they found all the gold?
Maj. Matt Lewis: [laughs]


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Charlton Heston Facts
Stated in his autobiography 'In The Arena' that while he felt Anthony Mann was a good director, he also felt that Mann's lack of experience in directing large scale historical films such as their 1961 epic El Cid (1961) hurt the overall product and also stated that El Cid may have benefited from being directed by William Wyler, who directed Heston in The Big Country (1958) and Ben-Hur (1959), or someone like Wyler.

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

Turned down an offer to co-star with Marilyn Monroe in Let's Make Love (1960) in order to be directed in a play by Laurence Olivier, whom he greatly admired.

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