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Charlton Heston (October 4, 1923 – April 5, 2008) 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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|The Greatest Show On Earth||Brad Braden||1952|
|The Ten Commandments||Moses||1956|
|The Big Country||Steve Leech||1958|
|The Buccaneer||Gen. Andrew Jackson||1958|
|The Wreck of the Mary Deare||John Sands||1959|
|El Cid||El Cid||1961|
|Diamond Head||Richard 'King' Howland||1963|
|Planet of the Apes||George Taylor||1968|
|Will Penny||Will Penny||1968|
|Beneath the Planet of the Apes||Taylor||1970|
|The Omega Man||Robert Neville||1971|
|Call of the Wild||John Thornton||1972|
|Soylent Green||Detective Robert Thorn||1973|
|The Three Musketeers||Cardinal Richelieu||1973|
|The Mountain Men||Bill Tyler||1980|
|Almost An Angel||God||1990|
|The Crucifer of Blood||Sherlock Holmes||1991|
|True Lies||Spencer Trilby||1994|
|In the Mouth of Madness||Jackson Harglow||1994|
|Behind the Planet of the Apes||Himself - 'Taylor' (also archive footage)||1998|
|Planet of the Apes||Zaius||2001|
|Bowling for Columbine||Himself - NRA President||2002|