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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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Charlton Heston Gets a Postage Stamp
At a ceremony in Hollywood, those who knew him said the star of "Ben Hur" and the original "Planet of the Apes" was unafraid of stirring political controversy. read more

Cecil B. DeMille's 'amazing vision' for filmmaking
The only time Cecil B. DeMille's granddaughter saw the pioneering film director annoyed was when his body began to fail him. "He was a bull," said Cecilia DeMille Presley. "He exercised every day."

OUTSIDER PICTURES Secures Six Picture Distribution Deal With Hestons' AGAMEMNON FILMS
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  OUTSIDER PICTURES , the international sales and distribution company headed by Paul Hudson , has acquired distribution rights to six pictures from the ...

'Exodus: Gods and Kings': God as a bratty kid
Back in ancient times, say, 1956, when Charlton Heston led the Israelites on their epic march out of Egypt in Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments, miracles like the parting of the Red Sea were, indeed, miraculous. Matte paintings, rear projection, a g

Illness Among Charlton Heston Academy Students Closes School
A Roscommon County school is closed Thursday and Friday due to a large number of sick students out with the flu or other illnesses. 

Dark City (1950) (Blu-ray)
Recommended The setup is simple: a group of hustlers, unofficially led by Danny Haley (Charlton Heston, in his professional film debut), cheat hopeful young Arthur Winant (Don DeFore) out of a $5,000 cashier's check. Unfortunately, the money was never exactly Arthur's to begin with: he was using it to start a business back in Los Angeles, and the loss drives him to hang himself later that night ...

To Enjoy 'Exodus,' Don't Take It As Seriously As It Takes Itself
Director Ridley Scott's take on the story of Moses is half solemn, half silly ? and not so far an evolution from Charlton Heston's The Ten Commandments as it would like to believe.

Joanna Dunham obituary
Stage and screen actor who played Mary Magdalene in the 1965 film The Greatest Story Ever Told and appeared in several popular TV dramas of the 1970s The actor Joanna Dunham, who has died aged 78, played Mary Magdalene in the Hollywood blockbuster The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), directed by George Stevens, with Max von Sydow as Jesus and Charlton Heston as Pontius Pilate. She had been ...

School-wide sickness closes doors for cleaning
The Charlton Heston Academy in St. Helen is closed Thursday and Friday.

Ben-Hur (Diamond Luxe Edition) (Blu-ray)
Recommended THE FILM: Click an image to view Blu-ray screenshot with 1080p resolution. Films like William Wyler's Ben-Hur transcend generations and create shared memories for casual and frequent moviegoers alike. This risky, expensive and elaborate Biblical epic is widely considered a classic, and the extravagant production design and strong performances remain impressive. The film sits atop ...

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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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