I don't seem to fit really into the 20th CenturyOscar-winner Charlton Heston dies at 84 Apr 07, 2008
He was a good friend and a very, very good writerFeature: Remembering Vernon Scott Feb 23, 2003
I am honored to have been asked to speak on his behalf and in his honorFeature: Remembering Vernon Scott Feb 23, 2003
Every time was an amusement. And every time, I came away knowing a little more about movies than when we startedHollywood remembers Vernon Scott Feb 22, 2003
He was a good friend and a very, very good writerHollywood remembers Vernon Scott Feb 22, 2003
Charlton Heston (October 4, 1923 – April 5, 2008) was an American actor of film, theatre and television.
Heston is known for having played heroic roles, such as Moses in The Ten Commandments, Taylor in Planet of the Apes, and the eponymous characters of El Cid and Judah 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.