The films for this week's 'Vintage cinema' need no introduction. With all of them winning not one but multiple Academy Awards, they are surely in the minds of viewers, irrespective of their age group. The collective term to categorise films like Ben-Hur, The Ten Commandments, Cleopatra, and Spartacus is 'timeless classics'. Though Charlton Heston played the protagonist in two of the films, Kirk Douglas and Elizabeth Taylor, too, stole the show in their respective performances.
A story of faith and vengeance, Ben-Hur belongs to the all-time hits of Hollywood. Charlton Heston as Judah Ben-Hur won the Academy Award for the Best Actor in a Leading Role. The film, in total, won a whopping 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, etc.
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