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Charlton Heston, simply put, is the greatest leading man in film history. The charisma, dignity, grace and strength he conveyed on the silver screen define what it is to be a leading man. Heston has screen presence in biblical proportions, and its appropriate that his prime came about while Hollywood had an obsession with making epics -- the gravitas he embued in his characters made him a perfect fit in Tinsel Town's Golden Era. There has never been anyone else quite like him before or since and there may never be.


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Heston, Guns and Booze: A Harvard Law Professor?s Strange Tale
When having people over to dinner, it?s best not to discuss politics, religion ? or guns. That?s something the actor Charlton Heston and Laurence Tribe, the Harvard constitutional scholar, figured out ? sort of. In the 2008 landmark 5-4 Supreme Court decision, District of Columbia v. Heller, the court held that the Second Amendment protects an individual?s right to possess a firearm unconnected ...

Christian Bale as Moses in 'Exodus': First Look
By Sara Vilkomerson New take on Old Testament; dish from star, costar Joel Edgerton, director Ridley Scott

Biblical characters on the big screen
From Charlton Heston to Diogo Morgado, here's looking at actors who best left a mark in their memorable roles

Christian Bale turns Moses into action hero in first 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' images
When we think of Moses, most filmgoers still have an image of Charlton Heston parting the Red Sea. read more

Hollywood cameraman insists he invented the celebrity selfie in 1981
In the photographs, Lester Wisbrod is a constant: He always appears on the right, with a big smile and a satisfied look about him. On the left, a cavalcade of famous faces flashes by: Clint Eastwood, Jennifer Aniston, Charlton Heston, Renee Zellweger.

James Garner's New Antihero Gave Us Jack Sparrow and Indiana Jones
Gary Cooper. Steve McQueen. John Wayne. Humphrey Bogart. Yul Brynner. Charlton Heston. Being an American action hero was a pretty grim business from the dawn of movies and TV straight through the '60s, conducted by sober men with steely temperament. There was a time when you'd be hard-pressed to find a single frame of a leading man flinching, looking scared and vulnerable, or trying like hell to ...

Watch: First trailer for "Exodus: Gods and Kings"
Christian Bale stars as Moses and Joel Edgerton is Ramses in the Ridley Scott-directed epic out later this year

Review: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' is armed and extremely evolved
It's a good thing Charlton Heston didn't live to see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes . This would've killed him.

'Planet of the Apes' over the years: Know before you go
Before launching into a conversation about the latest "Planet of the Apes" film, hone up on the franchise with our overview so you can become the top banana with your friends. Start out by sharing that the films were inspired by the 1963 science fiction novel "La Planete des singes," by French author Pierre Boulle.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes a tech wonder, says Andy Serkis (with video)
Few in Hollywood expected the Planet of the Apes franchise to still have appeal in the 21st century, decades after the classic Charlton Heston sci-fi flick first hit theatres. Mind you, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a [?]

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Charlton Heston actually played President Andrew Jackson twice in unrelated films, thanks in part to their similar striking features. His first turn as Jackson came in Harry Levin's The President's Lady in 1953 and Anthony Quinn called on him to play Jackson again in the 1958 swashbuckler The Buccaneer.
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