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:

TCM Summer Under the Stars: Day Thirty —

By shadowsandsatin on Aug 29, 2020 From Shadows and Satin

Forever Ben. When many people think of ?s film career, they think of his biblical epics, like Ben Hur or The Ten Commandments or El Cid. But Heston produced a body of work that encompassed a wide range of roles in a variety of films, from noir to westerns, and from science fiction to ... Read full article


EASTER WITH : Dark City, 1950

on Apr 22, 2020 From Caftan Woman

Dark City, 1950 opens with leaving a store with a boxed gift in hand. The sign on the shop window reads "Remember her at Easter." Aha, we have another movie to add to our Easter/Passover Heston perennials, The Ten Commandments, 1956 and Ben-Hur, 1959. Danny Haley () i... Read full article


The Omega Man: as the Last (Uninfected) Human on Earth

By Rick29 on Jan 27, 2019 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

fires at a window. The Cafe staff recently conducted a poll on Twitter asking film fans to select their favorite adaptation of Richard Matheson’s sci fi-horror novel I Am Legend. To our surprise, the overwhelming choice was The Omega Man (1971), which starred a... Read full article


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


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Charlton Heston Quotes:

[Quintas Arrius woke up, chained, on ship debris; the chain is held by Judah Ben-Hur]
Quintus Arrius: Why did you save me?
Judah Ben-Hur: Why did you have me un-chained?
[they struggle briefly, Arrius is overpowered; he looks at the shackle on Judah's ankle]
Quintus Arrius: What is your name, forty-one?
Judah Ben-Hur: Judah Ben-Hur.
Quintus Arrius: Judah Ben-Hur. Let me die.
Judah Ben-Hur: [echoing Arrius' words to the galley slaves] We keep you alive to serve this ship. Row well, and live.


Maj. Matt Lewis: He's a good soldier when he knows what he's fighting for.
Sir Arthur Robertson: It's easy when it's something you can see; a wall, a hill, a river, but how can you explain to them when it's for a principle.
Maj. Matt Lewis: You can't. Not here in China, it's too far from home.


Jimena: Can you forgive me, Rodrigo?
El Cid: Jimena.
Jimena: Would you take me with you?
El Cid: But... now I... have nowhere to take you.
Jimena: As long as we are together it will not be nowhere. I love you Rodrigo. I love you.
[They kiss]
El Cid: You know what you risk if you come with me, my love?
Jimena: Since my love is not a man like other men my life with not be like other lives.
El Cid: It's only now, only know that I know... how hard the road would have been without you.
[They kiss again]


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Somewhat ironically, Heston was a vocal supporter of the Gun Control Act of 1968, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson.

Turned down the lead in The Omen (1976). The role then went to Gregory Peck.

After his starring role in the 1968 version of Planet of the Apes (1968), he had an uncredited cameo in the 2001 remake, Planet of the Apes (2001), as Gen. Thade's dying father.

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