Charlton Heston

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Charlton Heston was an American actor and political activist. As a Hollywood star, he appeared in almost 100 films over the course of 60 years. He played Moses in the epic film The Ten Commandments (1956), for which he received his first nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama. He also starred in Touch of Evil... read more

Charlton Heston was an American actor and political activist. As a Hollywood star, he appeared in almost 100 films over the course of 60 years. He played Moses in the epic film The Ten Commandments (1956), for which he received his first nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama. He also starred in Touch of Evil (1958) with Orson Welles, Ben-Hur (1959), for which he won the Oscar for Best Actor, El Cid (1961), Planet of the Apes (1968), The Greatest Show on Earth (1952), Secret of the Incas (1954), The Big Country (1958), and The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965). A supporter of Democratic politicians and civil rights in the 1960s, Heston later became a Republican, founding a conservative political action committee and supporting Ronald Reagan. Heston was the five-term president of the National Rifle Association (NRA), from 1998 to 2003. After announcing he had Alzheimer's disease in 2002, he retired from both acting and the NRA presidency.

Birth Name

John Charles Carter

Born

Thursday, 04 October 1923

Died

Saturday, 05 April 2008

Actor Filmography

Making Apes: The Artists Who Changed Film Self (archive footage) 2020
The Movies Self (archive footage) 2019
Hail Satan? Himself (archive footage) / Self (archive footage) 2019
1968: The Year That Changed America George Taylor (archive footage) 2018
Hollywood Insider Himself 2018
I Am Not Your Negro Himself (archive footage) 2017
The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille Himself 2016
Magician: The Astonishing Life And Work Of Orson Welles Himself (archive footage) 2014
And the Oscar Goes To... Himself (archive footage) 2014
Cooper And Hemingway: The True Gen Himself 2013
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Actor Filmography

Making Apes: The Artists Who Changed Film Self (archive footage) 2020
The Movies Self (archive footage) 2019
Hail Satan? Himself (archive footage) / Self (archive footage) 2019
1968: The Year That Changed America George Taylor (archive footage) 2018
Hollywood Insider Himself 2018
I Am Not Your Negro Himself (archive footage) 2017
The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille Himself 2016
Magician: The Astonishing Life And Work Of Orson Welles Himself (archive footage) 2014
And the Oscar Goes To... Himself (archive footage) 2014
Cooper And Hemingway: The True Gen Himself 2013
The March Himself (archive footage) 2013
Gore Vidal: The United States Of Amnesia Himself (archive footage) 2013
The Parade Ben Hur 2011
A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King Neville (archive footage) 2011
Charlton Heston & Ben-Hur: A Personal Journey Himself (archive footage) 2011
Cameraman: The Life And Work Of Jack Cardiff Himself - Interviewee 2010
Hollywood on the Tiber Himself (archive footage) 2009
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition Himself (archive footage) 2007
Manufacturing Dissent: Uncovering Michael Moore Himself (archive footage) 2007
Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema Himself (2001 Interview) (archive footage) 2005
The Naked Archaeologist Ben-Hur (archive footage), Moses (archive footage) 2005
Battleground Himself 2004
Rua Alguem 5555: My Father Josef Mengele 2004
Rated 'R': Republicans in Hollywood Himself (archive footage) 2004
Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade Himself (archive footage) 2004
Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic Himself - Interviewee 2004
Christmas from Hollywood Himself (archive footage) 2003
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second Himself (archive footage) 2003
Ben Hur Ben Hur 2003
Circle of Honor Himself 2002
Bowling for Columbine Himself 2002
Timeshift Himself (archive footage) 2002
The Definitive Elvis: The Hollywood Years - Part I: 1956-1961 Himself (archive footage) 2002
The Order Professor Finley 2001
Last Party 2000 Himself - President of the NRA 2001
Planet of the Apes Zaius 2001
Cats & Dogs The Mastiff (voice) 2001
Town & Country Eugenie's Father 2001
History Archive Footage 2000
The Weber Show Himself 2000
Any Given Sunday AFFA Football Commissioner 1999
Camino de Santiago Professor Marcelo Rinaldi 1999
The Best of Film Noir Himself (archive footage) 1999
Gideon Addison Sinclair 1998
The Roseanne Show Himself 1998
Behind the Planet of the Apes Himself 1998
Alaska: Spirit Of The Wild Narrator 1998
Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War Himself - Narrator (voice), Himself - Narrator 1998
Armageddon Narrator 1998
E! Mysteries & Scandals Himself 1998
Hercules Narrator 1997
Charlton Heston Presents the Bible Himself 1997
Hamlet Player King 1996
Adventures from the Book of Virtues Cincinnatus 1996
Alaska Perry 1996
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Self 1996
Ruby Wax Meets... Himself 1996
The Dark Mist Narrator (voice) 1996
Get Shorty Mike Vargas 1995
MADtv Himself 1995
The Outer Limits Chief Justice Haden Wainwright 1995
In the Mouth of Madness Jackson Harglow 1995
The Avenging Angel Brigham Young 1995
Texas Narrator 1994
Friends Himself 1994
True Lies Spencer Trilby 1994
Dennis Miller Live Himself 1994
Space Ghost Coast to Coast Himself 1994
The Bible According to Hollywood Himself 1994
Tombstone Henry Hooker 1993
Wayne's World 2 Good Actor 1993
Mystery of the Sphinx Host 1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Himself 1993
SeaQuest 2032 Abalon 1993
Charlton Heston Presents the Bible: Jesus of Nazareth Himself 1993
Noel Narrator (voice) 1992
Genghis Khan: The Story of a Lifetime Togrul 1992
MGM: When the Lion Roars Himself 1992
Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 Captain Al Haynes 1992
Symphony for the Spire Westmoreland / Poetry reciter 1992
The Crucifer of Blood Sherlock Holmes 1991
Almost An Angel God 1990
The Little Kidnappers James MacKenzie 1990
Solar Crisis Adm. Skeet Kelso 1990
Northern Exposure Judah Ben-Hur 1990
Treasure Island Long John Silver 1990
Comic Relief III Himself 1989
The Pat Sajak Show Himself 1989
The Arsenio Hall Show Himself 1989
Call from Space Alien (voice) 1989
A Man for All Seasons Sir Thomas More 1988
Inside Edition Himself 1988
The World's Greatest Stunts: A Tribute to Hollywood Stuntmen Himself 1988
Proud Men Charley MacLeod Sr. 1987
The Dame Edna Experience Himself 1987
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood Himself 1987
American Masters Self 1986
The Colbys Jason Colby 1985
The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal Himself 1985
Nairobi Affair Lee Cahill 1984
Chiefs Hugh Holmes 1983
Mother Lode Ian McGee 1982
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Frank Capra Himself 1982
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire Himself 1981
Dynasty Jason Colby 1981
The Awakening Matthew Corbeck 1980
The Mountain Men Bill Tyler 1980
The Toni Tennille Show Himself 1979
The Horror Show (archive footage) 1979
America 2-Night Himself 1978
Gray Lady Down Capt. Paul Blanchard 1978
Crossed Swords Henry VIII 1977
Two-Minute Warning Capt. Peter Holly 1976
America at the Movies Narrator (voice) 1976
Midway Capt. Matt Garth 1976
The Last Hard Men Sam Burgade 1976
Saturday Night Live Himself - Host / Various / God, President Dexter (as Captured Slave Charlton Heston) / President Dexter 1975
Arena Himself 1975
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Orson Welles Himself 1975
Earthquake Graff 1974
The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge Cardinal Richelieu 1974
Dinah! Himself 1974
Airport 1975 Alan Murdock 1974
The Three Musketeers Cardinal Richelieu 1973
The Adventures of Mowgli Narrator (voice) 1973
Soylent Green Detective Thorn 1973
The Call of the Wild John Thornton 1972
Skyjacked Capt. Henry 'Hank' O'Hara 1972
Antony And Cleopatra Marc Antony 1972
The Special London Bridge Special Tennis Player 1972
The Ωmega Man Neville 1971
The Hawaiians Whip Hoxworth 1970
Julius Caesar Mark Antony 1970
Beneath the Planet of the Apes Taylor 1970
King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis Himself 1970
Number One Ron Catlan 1969
The David Frost Show Himself 1969
Planet of the Apes George Taylor 1968
Counterpoint Lionel Evans 1968
Rowan & Martin At the Movies Himself 1968
Will Penny Will Penny 1967
The Joey Bishop Show Himself 1967
While I Run This Race Narrator 1967
Khartoum Gen. Charles 'Chinese' Gordon 1966
The War Lord Chrysagon 1965
The Agony And The Ecstasy Michelangelo 1965
Verifica incerta - Disperse Exclamatory Phase (archive footage) 1965
Major Dundee Major Amos Charles Dundee 1965
The Greatest Story Ever Told John the Baptist 1965
F.D.R. Voice of Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1965
Jeopardy! Himself (archive footage) 1964
55 Days At Peking Maj. Matt Lewis 1963
The Five Cities of June Narrator 1963
Diamond Head Richard 'King' Howland 1962
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself, Himself - Guest 1962
The Jack Paar Program Himself - Guest 1962
The Pigeon That Took Rome Narrator 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Himself - Actor 1961
El Cid El Cid Rodrigo de Vivar 1961
Alcoa Premiere Paul Malone 1961
Kraft Mystery Theater Paul Malone 1961
The Revlon Revue Himself 1959
Ben-Hur Judah Ben-Hur 1959
The Wreck Of The Mary Deare John Sands 1959
The Buccaneer Gen. Andrew Jackson 1958
The Big Country Steve Leech 1958
Touch of Evil Mike Vargas 1958
Shirley Temple's Storybook The Beast 1958
The Eddie Fisher Show Himself 1957
Three Violent People Capt. Colt Saunders 1956
The Ten Commandments Moses 1956
Playhouse 90 Charles Gray, Col. Jesse Price 1956
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show Himself - Guest, Himself - Actor 1956
Lucy Gallant Casey Cole 1955
The Private War of Major Benson Maj. Bernard R. 'Barney' Benson 1955
This Is Your Life Himself 1955
The Far Horizons Lt. William Clark 1955
The Magical World of Disney Himself 1954
Climax! Chipman, Lt. Paul Peterson 1954
The George Gobel Show Himself 1954
Secret of the Incas Harry Steele 1954
The Naked Jungle Christopher Leiningen 1954
Bad for Each Other Dr. Tom Owen 1953
Person to Person Himself - Guest 1953
Arrowhead Ed Bannon 1953
Medallion Theatre 1953
The President's Lady President Andrew Jackson 1953
General Electric Theater Tim 1953
Pony Express Buffalo Bill Cody 1953
Ruby Gentry Boake Tackman 1952
Omnibus Himself - Presenter (segment) 1952
The Savage War Bonnet 1952
Curtain Call 1952
The Greatest Show on Earth Brad Braden 1952
Schlitz Playhouse 1951
Dark City Danny Haley 1950
Lux Video Theatre 1950
Danger 1950
The Colgate Comedy Hour Himself - Host, Casey Cole, Himself 1950
Julius Caesar Antony 1950
Your Show of Shows Himself - Guest Performer 1950
What's My Line? Himself - Mystery Guest 1950
Robert Montgomery Presents Cashel Bryon, Melody Jones, Peter Handley 1950
20 Questions Himself 1949
The Clock 1949
Suspense 1949
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall Himself - Guest, Himself 1948
Studio One in Hollywood Col. / Dr. Michael Knowle, Edward Rochester, Gunnery Officer, Heathcliff, James Otis, Macbeth, Merton Densher, Mitch Henderson, Petruchio, Philip Carey 1948
Repertory Theatre 1948
The Ed Sullivan Show Himself, Actor - Dramatic Reading, Dramatic Reader 1948
Peer Gynt Peer Gynt 1941

Director Filmography

1963 Golden Globe Best Actor - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1960 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Won
1960 Golden Globe Best Actor - Drama Nominated
1957 Golden Globe Best Actor - Drama Nominated
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