Movie Credits
FILM DEBUT--1941 Peer Gynt .... Peer Gynt
1950 Dark City .... Danny Haley/Richard Branton
1950 Julius Caesar .... Antony
1952 Ruby Gentry .... Boake Tackman
1952 The Savage .... James 'Jim' Aherne Jr./War Bonnet
1952 The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) .... Brad Braden
1953 Bad for Each Other .... Dr. Tom Owen
1953 Arrowhead .... Ed Bannon
1953 Pony Express .... Captain William Frank 'Buffalo Bill' Cody
1953 The President's Lady .... President Andrew Jackson
1953 Three Lives .... Commentator
1954 Secret of the Incas .... Harry Steele
1954 The Naked Jungle .... Christopher Leiningen
1955 Lucy Gallant .... Casey Cole
1955 The Private War of Major Benson
                                               .... Maj. Bernard R. 'Barney' Benson
1955 The Far Horizons .... Lt. William Clark
1956 Three Violent People  .... Capt. Colt Saunders
1956 The Ten Commandments .... Moses / God
1958 The Buccaneer .... Gen. Andrew Jackson
1958 The Big Country .... Steve Leech
1958 Touch of Evil .... Ramon Miguel 'Mike' Vargas
1959 Ben-Hur .... Judah Ben-Hur
1959 The Wreck of the Mary Deare .... John Sands
1961 El Cid .... El Cid Rodrigo de Bivar
1962 The Pigeon That Took Rome
               .... Captain Paul MacDougall/Benny the Snatch/Narrator
1963 55 Days at Peking .... Maj. Matt Lewis
1963 Diamond Head .... Richard 'King' Howland
1965 The War Lord .... Chrysagon
1965 The Agony and the Ecstasy .... Michelangelo
1965 Major Dundee .... Major Amos Charles Dundee
1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told .... John the Baptist
1966 Khartoum .... Gen. Charles 'Chinese' Gordon
1966 What Is a Boy
1967 Counterpoint .... Lionel Evans
1967 All About People .... Narrator
1968 Will Penny .... Will Penny
1968 Planet of the Apes .... Colonel George Taylor
1969 Number One .... Ron (Cat) Catlan
1970 The Hawaiians .... Whipple 'Whip' Hoxworth
1970 Julius Caesar .... Marc Antony
1970 Beneath the Planet of the Apes .... Colonel George Taylor
1971 The Omega Man .... Robert Neville
1972 The Call of the Wild .... John Thornton
1972 Skyjacked .... Capt. Henry 'Hank' O'Hara
1972 The Special London Bridge Special .... Tennis player
1972 Antony and Cleopatra .... Marc Antony
1973 Soylent Green .... Detective Thorn
1973 The Three Musketeers: The Queen's Diamonds
                                                                      .... Cardinal Richelieu
1974 Earthquake .... Stewart Graff
1974 The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge .... Cardinal Richelieu
1974 Airport 1975 .... Alan Murdock
1975 The Fun of Your Life .... Narrator
1976 Two-Minute Warning .... Capt. Peter Holly
1976 Midway .... Captain Matt Garth
1976 The Last Hard Men .... Sam Burgade
1977 Crossed Swords .... Henry VIII
1978 Gray Lady Down .... Capt. Paul Blanchard
1980 The Awakening .... Matthew Corbeck
1980 The Mountain Men .... Bill Tyler
1982 Mother Lode .... Silas McGee/Ian McGee
1984 Nairobi Affair .... Lee Cahill
1987 Proud Men .... Charley MacLeod Sr.
1988 A Man for All Seasons .... Sir Thomas More
1989 Original Sin .... Louis Mancini
1989 Call from Space .... Alien
1990 Almost an Angel (uncredited) .... God
1990 The Little Kidnappers .... James MacKenzie
1990 Solar Crisis .... Adm. 'Skeet' Kelso
1990 Treasure Island .... Long John Silver
1991 The Crucifer of Blood .... Sherlock Holmes
1991 Cults: Saying No Under Pressure .... Narrator
1992 Noel .... Narrator
1992 Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 ... Captain Al Haynes
1992 Gengis Khan .... Togrul
1993 Tombstone .... Henry Hooker
1993 Wayne's World 2 .... Good Actor
1994 Texas .... Narrator
1994 True Lies .... Spencer Trilby
1995 In the Mouth of Madness .... Jackson Harglow
1995 The Avenging Angel .... Brigham Young
1996 Hamlet .... Player King
1996 Alaska .... Colin Perry the Poacher
1996 The Dark Mist .... Narrator
1997 Hercules .... Narrator
1998 Bagpipe: Instrument of War - Part 1 .... Narrator
1998 Armageddon .... Narration
1998 Bagpipe: Instrument of War - Part 2 .... Narrator
1999 Any Given Sunday .... Commissioner
1999 Gideon .... Addison Sinclair
2001 The Order .... Prof. Walter Finley
2001 Planet of the Apes (uncredited) .... Zaius - Thade's Father
2001 Cats & Dogs .... The Mastiff
2001 Town & Country .... Eugenie's Father
2003 Rua Alguem 5555: My Father .... The father (Josef Mengele)
2003 Ben Hur .... Ben Hur
Charlton Heston  (1923 -2008)

Date of Birth
October 4, 1923, Evanston, Illinois, USA

Date of Death
April 5, 2008, Beverly Hills, California, USA (pneumonia)

Birth Name
John Charles Carter


6' 2"

With features chiseled in stone, who else but Charlton Heston could you picture as Michelangelo, as
Ben-Hur, as Moses? Heston's movie career took off with The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) and
reached light speed with Ben-Hur (1959). Although he has played a pantheon of larger-than-life roles,
he usually prefers to talk about the day-to-day daily grind of the movie business, and especially
credits the writers and directors he has worked for much of his success.

Renowned for playing a long list of historical figures, particularly in Biblical epics, the tall, well built and
ruggedly handsome Charlton Heston is one of Hollywood's greatest leading men and remained active
in front of movie cameras for over sixty years.

Heston was born John Charles Carter on October 4th 1924 in Evanston, Illinois, and made his feature
film debut as the lead character in a 16mm production of Peer Gynt (1941), based on the Henrik
Ibsen play. Shortly thereafter, he played 'Marc Antony' in Julius Caesar, however Heston firmly
stamped himself as genuine leading man material with his performance as circus manager 'Brad
Braden' in the Cecil B. DeMille spectacular The Greatest Show on Earth, also starring James Stewart
and Cornel Wilde. The now very popular actor remained perpetually busy during the 1950s, both on
TV and on the silver screen with audience pleasing performances in the steamy thriller The Naked
Jungle, as a treasure hunter in Secret of the Incas and another barn storming performance for Cecil
B. DeMille as "Moses" in the blockbuster The Ten Commandments. Heston delivered further dynamic
performances in the oily film noir thriller Touch of Evil, and then alongside Gregory Peck in the
western The Big Country before scoring the role for which he is arguably best known, that of the
wronged Jewish prince who seeks his freedom and revenge in the William Wyler directed Ben-Hur.
This mammoth Biblical epic running in excess of three and a half hours became the standard by which
other large scale productions would be judged, and it's superb cast also including Stephen Boyd as
the villainous "Massala", English actor Jack Hawkins as the Roman officer "Quintus Arrius", and
Australian actor Frank Thring as "Pontius Pilate", all contributed wonderful performances.

Never one to rest on his laurels, steely Heston remained the preferred choice of directors to lead the
cast in major historical productions and during the 1960s he starred as Spanish legend "Rodrigo Diaz
de Vivar" in El Cid, as a US soldier battling hostile Chinese boxers during 55 Days at Peking, played
the ill-fated "John the Baptist" in The Greatest Story Ever Told, the masterful painter "Michelangelo"
battling Pope Julius II in The Agony and the Ecstasy, and an English general in Khartoum. In 1968,
Heston filmed the unusual western Will Penny about an aging and lonely cowboy befriending a lost
woman and her son, which Heston has often referred to as his favorite piece of work on screen.

Interestingly, Heston was on the verge of acquiring an entirely new league of fans due to his
appearance in four very topical science fiction films (all based on popular novels) painting bleak
future's for mankind. In 1968, Heston starred as time traveling astronaut "George Taylor", in the
terrific Planet of the Apes with it's now legendary conclusion as Heston realizes the true horror of his
destination. He returned to reprise the role, albeit primarily as a cameo, alongside fellow astronaut
James Franciscus in the slightly inferior sequel Beneath the Planet of the Apes. Next up, Heston again
found himself facing the apocalypse in The Omega Man as the survivor of a germ plague that has
wiped out humanity leaving only bands of psychotic lunatics roaming the cities who seek to kill the
uninfected Heston. And fourthly, taking its inspiration from the Harry Harrison novel "Make Room!,

Myers to tears in Wayne's World 2, and as the eye patch wearing boss of intelligence agent Arnold
Schwarzenegger in True Lies.

He also narrated numerous TV specials and lent his vocal talents to the animated movie Hercules, the
family comedy Cats & Dogs and an animated version of Ben Hur. Heston made an uncredited
appearance in the inferior remake of Planet of the Apes, and his last film appearance to date was in
the Holocaust themed drama of Rua Alguem 5555: My Father.

Heston has been married to Lydia Marie Clark Heston since March 1944, and they have two children.
His highly entertaining autobiography was released in 1995, titled appropriately enough "Into The
Arena". Although often criticized for his strong conservative beliefs and involvement with the NRA,
Heston was a strong advocate for civil right many years before it became fashionable, and has been a
recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, plus the Kennedy Center Lifetime Achievement
Award. In 2002, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, and has not appeared in a film or TV
production since 2003.

Personal Quote: an announcement concerning his having symptoms of Alzheimer's disease

"My Dear Friends, Colleagues and Fans: My physicians have recently told me I may have a
neurological disorder whose symptoms are consistent with Alzheimer's disease. So . . . I wanted to
prepare a few words for you now, because when the time comes, I may not be able to. I've lived my
whole life on the stage and screen before you. I've found purpose and meaning in your response. For
an actor there's no greater loss than the loss of his audience. I can part the Red Sea, but I can't part
with you, which is why I won't exclude you from this stage in my life. For now, I'm not changing
anything. I'll insist on work when I can; the doctors will insist on rest when I must. If you see a little less
spring in my step, if your name fails to leap to my lips, you'll know why. And if I tell you a funny story
for the second time, please laugh anyway. I'm neither giving up nor giving in. I believe I'm still the
fighter that Dr. [Martin Luther King] and [John F. Kennedy] and Ronald Reagan knew, but it's a fight I
must someday call a draw. I must reconcile courage and surrender in equal measure. Please feel no
sympathy for me. I don't. I just may be a little less accessible to you, despite my wishes. I also want
you to know that I'm grateful beyond measure. My life has been blessed with good fortune. I'm grateful
that I was born in America, that cradle of freedom and opportunity, where a kid from the Michigan
Northwoods can work hard and make something of his life. I'm grateful for the gift of the greatest
words ever written, that let me share with you the infinite scope of the human experience. As an actor,
I'm thankful that I've lived not one life, but many. Above all, I'm proud of my family ... my wife Lydia, the
queen of my heart, my children, Fraser and Holly, and my beloved grandchildren, Jack, Ridley and
Charlie. They're my biggest fans, my toughest critics and my proudest achievement. Through them, I
can touch immortality. Finally, I'm confident about the future of America. I believe in you. I know
that the future of our country, our culture and our children is in good hands. I know you will continue
to meet adversity with strength and resilience, as our ancestors did, and come through with flying
colors - the ones on Old Glory. William Shakespeare, at the end of his career, wrote his farewell
through the words of Prospero, in "The Tempest". It ends like this: "Be cheerful, sir. Our revels now
are ended. These our actors, as I foretold you, were all spirits and are melted into air, into thin air:
And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, the cloud-cap'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, the solemn
temples, the great globe itself, yea all which it inherit, shall dissolve and, like this insubstantial
pageant faded, leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life
is rounded with a sleep". Thank you, and God bless you, everyone."
(9 August 2002)

Truly, Charlton Heston is one of the legendary figures of US cinema.
Charlton Heston
Make Room!", Heston starred alongside screen
legend Edward G. Robinson and Chuck Connors
in Soylent Green. During the remainder of the
1970s, Heston appeared in two very popular
"disaster movies" contributing lead roles in
the far fetched Airport 1975, plus in the star
laden Earthquake, filmed in "Sensoround" (low
bass speakers were installed in selected theaters
to simulate the earthquake rumblings on screen
to movie audiences). He played an evil Cardinal
in the lively The Four Musketeers: Milady's
Revenge , a mythical US naval officer in the
recreation of Midway, also filmed in
"Sensoround", an LA cop trying to stop a sniper
in Two-Minute Warning and another US naval
officer in the submarine thriller Gray Lady Down.

Heston appeared in numerous episodes of the
high rating TV series "Dynasty" and "The Colbys"
, before moving onto a mixed bag of projects
including TV adaptations of Treasure Island and
A Man for All Seasons, hosting two episodes of
the comedy show, "Saturday Night Live", starring
as the "Good Actor" bringing love struck Mike

inducted into the Delta films Hall of Fame - Actor

Date Unknown
Walk of Fame - Star on the Walk of Fame Motion Picture
At 1620 Vine Street.

Long Beach International Film Festival
Lifetime Achievement Award  

Razzie Awards
Razzie Award - Worst Supporting Actor for: Cats & Dogs
Also for Planet of the Apes and Town & Country

ShoWest Convention, USA
Lifetime Achievement Award  

Academy Awards, USA
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award   

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
Special Award   

Screen Actors Guild Awards
Life Achievement Award   

Western Heritage Awards
Bronze Wrangler  - Theatrical Motion Picture  for: Will Penny

Golden Globes, USA
Cecil B. DeMille Award

Bambi Awards

Golden Globes, USA
Henrietta Award - World Film Favorite - Male

Academy Awards, USA  
Oscar - Best Actor in a Leading Role  for: Ben-Hur
Fotogramas de Plata
Fotogramas de Plata - Best Foreign Performer for: Ben-Hur
Also for The Ten Commandments
Laurel Awards
2nd place Golden Laurel - Top Male Dramatic Performance  for: Ben-Hur

Golden Apple Awards   
Golden Apple - Most Cooperative Actor