Heston's movie career took off with The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) and reached light speed with Ben-Hur (1959). Along with Tony Curtis, Heston admitted to voting for Russell Crowe to win the Best Actor Oscar in 2001, saying before the ceremony, "I hope he gets it. He's very good."
Director: David Bradley. Also starred Theodore Cloak, Mary Sefton Darr & Homer Dietmeier
April 5th. He was born Charles Carter near Chicago. He played many of the great roles in epic Hollywood movies including Moses in "The Ten Commandments," Judah Ben-Hur in "Ben-Hur," (won an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 1960 for Ben-Hur) Andrew Jackson in "The President's Lady," El Cid in "El Cid," John The Baptist in "The Greatest Story Every Told," Michelangelo in "The Agony and the Ecstasy," General Gordon in "Khartoum," Cardinal Richelieu in "The Three Musketeers," and Henry VIII in "The Prince and the Pauper." He was an activist who was NRA (National Rifle Association) President from 1998-2003. He died at age 84.
Roy Scheider got the part
Gregory Peck got the part
Maurice Evans - Planet of the Apes (1968) & Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970), Charlton Heston - Planet of the Apes (2001)
IMDB:8.0/10. Director: Franklin J. Schaffner. 2 Oscar nomnations and Honorary Award to John Chambersfor his outstanding make-up achievement in the movie. National Film Preservation Board Award.
An astronaut crew crash lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species.
Director: Richard Fleischer. Also starred Joseph Cotten, Brock Peters & Paula Kelly. Plot: In an overpopulated futuristic Earth, a New York police detective finds himself marked for murder by government agents when he gets too close to a bizarre state secret involving the origins of a revolutionary and needed new foodstuff.
People are still the same. They'll do anything to get what they need. And they need SOYLENT GREEN.
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner. Also starred Maurice Evans, James Whitmore & James Daly. Plot: An astronaut crew crash lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved.
Director: Mark Robson. Also starred Lorne Greene, Geneviève Bujold & Richard Roundtree. Plot: Various stories of various people as an earthquake of un-imagineable magnitude hits Los Angeles.
IMDB: 8.2/10. Director: William Wyler. Winner of 11 Oscars including Best Picture.
Director: William Wyler. Also starred Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith & Martha Scott. Plot: When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.
Director: Orson Welles. Also starred Joseph Calleia, Akim Tamiroff & Joanna Cook Moore. Plot: Stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in Mexican border town.
Director: Boris Sagal. Also starred Paul Koslo, Eric Laneuville & Lincoln Kilpatrick. Plot: Robert Neville (Heston), a doctor,due to an experimental vaccine, is the only survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons...
Director: Cecil B. DeMille
IMDB: 8.4/10. Director: Orson Welles. National Film Preservation Board Award.
Director: Carol Reed. Also starred Harry Andrews, Alberto Lupo & Adolfo Celi