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Classically Speaking:
Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World!

Monday, October 03, 2005


Charlton Heston

CHARLTON HESTON (1924-2008) was a leading man for 6 decades. He is sometimes called "the great stone face".

The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

Haven't you seen The Greatest Show On Earth (1952)? His role as the circus manager in Cecil B. DeMille's epic propelled him to stardom.

Watch this and then see these other four films.

The Ten Commandments (1956) His Moses more than held his own opposite Yul Brynner's Rameses the Great. Outstanding performance.
Ben-Hur (1959) Heston was awarded the Best Actor Oscar for his role in William Wyler's epic.
Planet Of The Apes (1968) Heston stars in the Sci-Fi classic. (Tim Burton's remake is already a footnote in film history).
Treasure Island (1990) Heston portrays a chilling Long John Silver in the best adaptation of Stevenson's oft-filmed book.

The Ten Commandments (1956)/autographed

The Ten Commandments (1956)
Autograph photo provided by: Eric Jamborsky
Inscription reads:
Charlton Heston

*Contributed by: "Eric Jamborsky" Date: Mon, Jun 17 2002 / 16:49:04 PST

Academy Awards®
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1959 Won Best Actor in a Leading Role: BEN-HUR
1977 Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award