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Charlton Heston

Charlton Heston 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.

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Oct 4, 1923 In Wilmette, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Ruby Gentry 1952-12-25
Latest Project:
Movie Todos los nombres de Sara 2019-12-15
Known For
Movie Todos los nombres de Sara Himself - Actor (archive footage) 2019-12-15
Movie Hail Satan? Himself (archive footage) 2019-04-17
Movie The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille Himself 2016-02-11
Movie Spanish Western Self (archive footage) 2015-05-04
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-01
Movie Marlon Brando: An Actor Named Desire Self - Actor (archive footage) 2014-09-20
Movie Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles Himself - Actor (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Movie AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition Himself 2007-06-20
Movie My Father Josef Mengele 2004-10-12
Movie Christmas from Hollywood 2003-11-13
Movie Greatest Heroes and Legends of The Bible: Joshua and the Battle of Jericho 2003-04-01
Movie Bowling for Columbine Himself - NRA President 2002-10-09
Movie Town & Country Mr. Clayborne 2001-04-27
Movie Cats & Dogs The Mastiff (voice) 2001-07-04
Movie Planet of the Apes Zaius 2001-07-25
Movie Forever Hollywood Himself 1999-01-01
Movie Any Given Sunday Commissioner 1999-12-16
Movie Armageddon Narration by 1998-07-01
Movie Gideon Addison Sinclair 1998-10-26
Movie Behind the Planet of the Apes Himself - 'Taylor' (also archive footage) 1998-09-05
Movie Hercules Narrator (voice) 1997-06-20
Movie Hamlet Player King 1996-12-25
Movie The Bible According to Hollywood Himself 1994-01-01
Movie A Century of Cinema 1994-01-01
Movie True Lies Spencer Trilby 1994-07-15
Movie Charlie Sheen's Stunts Spectacular Himself - (archive footage) 1994-06-30
Movie Wayne's World 2 Good Actor 1993-12-10
Movie Tombstone Henry Hooker 1993-12-25
Movie Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 Captain Al Haynes 1992-02-24
Movie The Crucifer of Blood Sherlock Holmes 1991-11-04
Movie Treasure Island Long John Silver 1990-06-08
Movie Almost an Angel God 1990-12-21
Movie Call from Space Alien (voice) 1989-01-01
Movie Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary Himself 1989-09-24
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gregory Peck Self 1989-03-09
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbara Stanwyck Self 1987-04-01
Movie Proud Men Charley MacLeod Sr. 1987-10-01
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Billy Wilder Self 1986-04-26
Movie Directed by William Wyler 1986-05-01
Movie The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal Himself 1985-01-01
Series The Colbys 1985-11-20
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire 1981-04-18
Movie The Mountain Men Bill Tyler 1980-06-01
Movie The Awakening Matthew Corbeck 1980-07-31
Movie Gray Lady Down Captain Paul Blanchard 1978-03-10
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda Himself 1978-03-15
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to William Wyler Himself 1976-03-14
Movie Midway Capt. Matthew Garth 1976-06-18
Movie Two-Minute Warning Capt. Peter Holly 1976-11-12
Movie The Four Musketeers Cardinal Richelieu 1974-10-31
Movie The Three Musketeers Cardinal Richelieu 1973-12-11
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Ford Himself 1973-04-02
Movie The Special London Bridge Special Tennis Player 1972-01-01
Movie The Call of the Wild John Thornton 1972-11-30
Movie Beneath the Planet of the Apes Taylor 1970-04-23
Movie Number One Ron "Cat" Catlan 1969-08-21
Movie Planet of the Apes George Taylor 1968-02-07
Movie Will Penny Will Penny 1967-12-19
Movie Counterpoint Lionel Evans 1967-12-22
Movie The Greatest Story Ever Told John the Baptist 1965-02-15
Movie Major Dundee Major Amos Charles Dundee 1965-04-07
Movie 55 Days at Peking Maj. Matt Lewis 1963-05-06
Movie The Pigeon That Took Rome Captain Paul MacDougall / Benny the Snatch / Narrator 1962-06-19
Movie El Cid El Cid 1961-10-24
Movie The Buccaneer Gen. Andrew Jackson 1958-12-11
Movie The Big Country Steve Leech 1958-09-30
Movie The Ten Commandments Moses 1956-10-05
Movie Stars of Cabaret 1956-01-01
Movie Three Violent People Capt. Colt Saunders 1956-12-01
Movie The Private War of Major Benson Maj. Bernard R. 'Barney' Benson 1955-08-02
Movie Pony Express Captain William Frank 'Buffalo Bill' Cody 1953-01-01
Movie Arrowhead Ed Bannon 1953-08-03
Movie Ruby Gentry Boake Tackman 1952-12-25