History Creator / CharltonHeston

13th Jun '16 5:17:58 PM Mdumas43073
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* ''Film/TheBigCountry'' (1958) as Steve Leech
13th Jun '16 5:16:32 PM Mdumas43073
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'''Charlton Heston''' (real name '''John Charles Carter''' [[note]] You know you're awesome when your real name's every bit an AwesomeMcCoolName as your stage name! [[/note]]; born October 4, 1923 died April 5, 2008), was an American actor, once described by Creator/OrsonWelles as "Hollywood's Only Boyscout" due to his diligence as well as being a genuinely NiceGuy. He was best known for his leading roles in {{Epic Movie}}s of the late 50's / early 60's as well as some notable ScienceFiction movies such as ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968'' and ''Film/SoylentGreen''. BigDamnHero moments happen a lot in his films, and he was something of a MrFanservice as well. He is sometimes unfairly dismissed as a LargeHam due to his tendency to play larger than life heroes and bellowing epic dialogue with that BadassBaritone voice of his - though in some cases that's exactly why his fans love him.

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'''Charlton Heston''' Charlton Heston (real name '''John John Charles Carter''' Carter [[note]] You know you're awesome when your real name's every bit an AwesomeMcCoolName as your [[StageNames stage name! name]]! [[/note]]; born October 4, 1923 died April 5, 2008), was an American actor, once described by Creator/OrsonWelles as "Hollywood's Only Boyscout" due to his diligence as well as being a genuinely NiceGuy. He was best known for his leading roles in {{Epic Movie}}s of the late 50's / early 60's as well as some notable ScienceFiction movies such as ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968'' and ''Film/SoylentGreen''. BigDamnHero moments happen a lot in his films, and he was something of a MrFanservice as well. He is sometimes unfairly dismissed as a LargeHam due to his tendency to play larger than life heroes and bellowing epic dialogue with that BadassBaritone voice of his - though in some cases that's exactly why his fans love him.


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* ''Film/GrayLadyDown'' (1978) as Captain Paul Blanchard
18th Apr '16 4:27:09 PM DoctorCooper
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'''Charlton Heston''' (real name '''John Charles Carter''' [[note]] You know you're awesome when your real name's every bit an AwesomeMcCoolName as your stage name! [[/note]]; born October 4, 1923 died April 5, 2008), was an American actor, once described by Creator/OrsonWelles as "Hollywood's Only Boyscout" due to his diligence as well as being a genuinely NiceGuy. He was best known for his leading roles in {{Epic Movie}}s of the late 50's / early 60's as well as some notable ScienceFiction movies such as ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968'' and ''Film/SoylentGreen''. BigDamnHero moments happen a lot in his films, and he was something of a MrFanservice as well. He is sometimes unfairly dismissed as a LargeHam due to his tendency to play larger than life heroes and bellowing epic dialogue with that BadAssBaritone voice of his - though in some cases that's exactly why his fans love him.

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'''Charlton Heston''' (real name '''John Charles Carter''' [[note]] You know you're awesome when your real name's every bit an AwesomeMcCoolName as your stage name! [[/note]]; born October 4, 1923 died April 5, 2008), was an American actor, once described by Creator/OrsonWelles as "Hollywood's Only Boyscout" due to his diligence as well as being a genuinely NiceGuy. He was best known for his leading roles in {{Epic Movie}}s of the late 50's / early 60's as well as some notable ScienceFiction movies such as ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968'' and ''Film/SoylentGreen''. BigDamnHero moments happen a lot in his films, and he was something of a MrFanservice as well. He is sometimes unfairly dismissed as a LargeHam due to his tendency to play larger than life heroes and bellowing epic dialogue with that BadAssBaritone BadassBaritone voice of his - though in some cases that's exactly why his fans love him.
9th Apr '16 8:06:26 PM WJTaylor4
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'''Charlton Heston''' (real name '''John Charles Carter''' [[note]] You know you're awesome when your real name's every bit an AwesomeMcCoolName as your stage name! [[/note]]; born October 4, 1923 died April 5, 2008), was an American actor, once described by Creator/OrsonWelles as "Hollywood's Only Boyscout" due to his diligence as well as being a genuinely NiceGuy. He was best known for his leading roles in {{Epic Movie}}s of the late 50's / early 60's as well as some notable ScienceFiction movies such as ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968'' and ''Film/SoylentGreen''. BigDamnHero moments happen a lot in his films, and he was something of a MrFanservice as well. He is sometimes unfairly dismissed as a LargeHam due to his tendency to play larger than life heroes - though in some cases that's exactly why his fans love him.

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'''Charlton Heston''' (real name '''John Charles Carter''' [[note]] You know you're awesome when your real name's every bit an AwesomeMcCoolName as your stage name! [[/note]]; born October 4, 1923 died April 5, 2008), was an American actor, once described by Creator/OrsonWelles as "Hollywood's Only Boyscout" due to his diligence as well as being a genuinely NiceGuy. He was best known for his leading roles in {{Epic Movie}}s of the late 50's / early 60's as well as some notable ScienceFiction movies such as ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968'' and ''Film/SoylentGreen''. BigDamnHero moments happen a lot in his films, and he was something of a MrFanservice as well. He is sometimes unfairly dismissed as a LargeHam due to his tendency to play larger than life heroes and bellowing epic dialogue with that BadAssBaritone voice of his - though in some cases that's exactly why his fans love him.
25th Feb '16 7:38:42 PM PaulA
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In an interesting case of WhatCouldHaveBeen, a handful of his films were originally offered to BurtLancaster, specifically ''Dark City'' (Heston's film debut), ''Ben-Hur'' (for which Heston won his only Oscar for best actor), ''The Agony and the Ecstasy'' and ''Khartoum''.

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In an interesting case of WhatCouldHaveBeen, a handful of his films were originally offered to BurtLancaster, Creator/BurtLancaster, specifically ''Dark City'' (Heston's film debut), ''Ben-Hur'' (for which Heston won his only Oscar for best actor), ''The Agony and the Ecstasy'' and ''Khartoum''.
''Khartoum''.
15th Jan '16 11:42:21 AM ProfessorGrimm
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* ''Theatre/The CruciferOfBlood'' (1991) as Franchise/SherlockHolmes

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* ''Theatre/The CruciferOfBlood'' ''Theatre/TheCruciferOfBlood'' (1991) as Franchise/SherlockHolmes
15th Jan '16 11:41:24 AM ProfessorGrimm
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* ''The Crucifer of Blood'' (1991) as Franchise/SherlockHolmes

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* ''The Crucifer of Blood'' ''Theatre/The CruciferOfBlood'' (1991) as Franchise/SherlockHolmes
7th Oct '15 7:23:14 PM RushLimborg
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'''Charlton Heston''' (real name '''John Charles Carter'''; born October 4, 1923 died April 5, 2008), was an American actor, once described by Creator/OrsonWelles as "Hollywood's Only Boyscout" due to his diligence as well as being a genuinely NiceGuy. He was best known for his leading roles in {{Epic Movie}}s of the late 50's / early 60's as well as some notable ScienceFiction movies such as ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968'' and ''Film/SoylentGreen''. BigDamnHero moments happen a lot in his films, and he was something of a MrFanservice as well. He is sometimes unfairly dismissed as a LargeHam due to his tendency to play larger than life heroes - though in some cases that's exactly why his fans love him.

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'''Charlton Heston''' (real name '''John Charles Carter'''; Carter''' [[note]] You know you're awesome when your real name's every bit an AwesomeMcCoolName as your stage name! [[/note]]; born October 4, 1923 died April 5, 2008), was an American actor, once described by Creator/OrsonWelles as "Hollywood's Only Boyscout" due to his diligence as well as being a genuinely NiceGuy. He was best known for his leading roles in {{Epic Movie}}s of the late 50's / early 60's as well as some notable ScienceFiction movies such as ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968'' and ''Film/SoylentGreen''. BigDamnHero moments happen a lot in his films, and he was something of a MrFanservice as well. He is sometimes unfairly dismissed as a LargeHam due to his tendency to play larger than life heroes - though in some cases that's exactly why his fans love him.


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* ''Film/TheNakedJungle'' (1954) as Christopher Leiningen.
25th Jul '15 10:53:21 AM DoctorSleep
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Heston was also known for his political activism. In TheFifties and TheSixties he was one of a handful of Hollywood actors to speak openly against racism and was an active supporter of the Civil Rights Movement. Initially a moderate Democrat, he later supported conservative Republicans and was president of the [[UsefulNotes/AmericanGunPolitics National Rifle Association]] from 1998 to 2003. The (in)famous [[BadassBoast "You'll get my rifle when you pry it from my cold, dead hands!"]] has angered many gun control advocates while Creator/MichaelMoore's controversial ''Film/BowlingForColumbine'' seemed to hurt his image with some modern audiences. Sadly, he was also accused of being a homophobe later in life due to his apparent disagreement with the HoYay subtext of ''Ben-Hur'' and evidence suggesting the painter Creator/MichelangeloBuonarroti, whom he portrayed in ''The Agony and the Ecstasy'', had been gay, even though Heston himself vehemently denied being a homophobe.

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Heston was also known for his political activism. In TheFifties and TheSixties he was one of a handful of Hollywood actors to speak openly against racism and was an active supporter of the Civil Rights Movement. Initially a moderate Democrat, he later supported conservative Republicans and was president of the [[UsefulNotes/AmericanGunPolitics National Rifle Association]] from 1998 to 2003. The (in)famous [[BadassBoast "You'll get my rifle when you pry it from my cold, dead hands!"]] has angered many gun control advocates while Creator/MichaelMoore's controversial ''Film/BowlingForColumbine'' seemed to hurt his image with some modern audiences. Sadly, he was also accused of being a homophobe later in life due to his apparent disagreement with the HoYay subtext of ''Ben-Hur'' and evidence suggesting the painter Creator/MichelangeloBuonarroti, whom he portrayed in ''The Agony and the Ecstasy'', had been gay, even though Heston himself vehemently denied being a homophobe. Despite his questionable stance on political correctness and affirmative action, he never preached what he couldn't practice, being able to shrug off a snarky comment by Creator/GeorgeClooney regarding his Alzheimer's affliction.
6th Apr '15 2:04:46 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Film/BenHur'' (1959) as Judah Ben Hur

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* ''Film/BenHur'' ''[[Film/BenHur Ben-Hur]]'' (1959) as Judah Ben HurBen-Hur
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