Sunday, April 06, 2008

Actor Charlton Heston has passed away at the age of 84. He was best known for his performances in movie blockbusters of the 1950s & 1960s. He was in The Ten Commandments, Ben-Hur (for which he won the Oscar for Best Actor, The Greatest Show on Earth, and The Agony and the Ecstasy. Heston also stepped into the political arena from time-to-time. He marched with Martin Luther King for Civil Rights and was the spokesperson for the NRA. While I didn't agree with some of his political views, he was always a screen presence. Some of my personal favorites among his films are:
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Touch of Evil
The 3 Musketeers (1973 -- and its sequel The Four Musketeers)
The Big Country
Soylent Green
Major Dundee
Will Penny
Chiefs (TV mini-series)
The Private War of Major Benson.

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