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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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Movie spotlight: 'The Ten Commandments' at the Heights Theater
Charlton Heston is Moses in ?The Ten Commandments.? Wednesday: ?The Ten Commandments? (????, rated G) is the greatest dramatic fantasy ever created in the golden age of 1950s Hollywood.

'Exodus' costume designer talks research, controversy
Maybe because the Charlton Heston version of The Ten Commandments is on TV every Easter season, it doesnât feel like very long since Hollywood last produced a grand Biblical epic. Yet when costume designer Janty Yates went into costume houses in search of anything she could use on Ridley...

Memories: when Ben Hur star Charlton Heston came to Glasgow
It's not every day you get a bona fide Hollywood legend coming to Glasgow. So no wonder there was quite a crowd when Charlton Heston, star of Ben Hur and The 10 Commandments, swapped his chariot for an open-top car to launch what was then the new Cannon cinema in Sauchiehall Street.

TV review: ?Dovekeepers,? ?A.D.? bring faith stories to life
Options for Easter-time TV viewing once were limited to Snoopy frolicking in bunny ears and Charlton Heston carrying the Ten Commandments. Then, the History Channel aired the 10-part miniseries ?The Bible? in 2013 to record-setting ratings.

Italy's Cinecitta Studios Aims to Lure Back Big Hollywood
With the falling Euro and new tax credits, Italy?s most famous film studio is hoping to once again become an international brand.

Ben-hur Crew Banned From Filming In Chariot Race Stadium
Producers Of The Ben-hur Remake Have Been Banned From Filming In The Ancient Chariot Racing Stadium Featured In Charlton Heston's 1959 Epic.

Tom Berenger Talks 'Lonesome Dove Church' and Preferring Charlton Heston's 'Ten Commandments' Over 'Exodus: Gods and ...
Oscar-nominated actor Tom Berenger recently voiced his opinion of some of today's faith films, including his latest project, "Lonesome Dove Church," just days before its March 24th release.

Ben-Hur banned from chariot stadium
Producers of the Ben-Hur remake have been banned from filming in the ancient chariot racing stadium featured in Charlton Heston's 1959 epic.

See Photos of Children Celebrating Purim in the 1950s
As the Jewish holiday is celebrated around the world, here is a selection of never-published photos by Alfred Eisenstaedt

New on DVD: Lots of biblical stories, heroes, and heroines
Filmmakers seem to love outdoing one another when it comes to biblical tales. From Cecil B. DeMille (The Ten Commandments) to Richard Fleischer (Barabbas) to the team of film giants behind The Greatest Story Ever Told, which included George Stevens and David Lean, the obsession usually is to go big: big stars, big sets, and most definitely huge, special-effects-driven set pieces.

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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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