Charlton Heston

Film Director / Writer / Actor / Screenwriter | * 10/04/1923 († 84, 04/05/2008) | Wilmette, Illinois (United States of America (USA))
Charlton Heston (born John Charles Carter; October 4, 1923 – April 5, 2008) was an American actor and political activist. He gained stardom for his leading man roles in numerous Hollywood films including biblical epics, science-fiction films and action films. He won the Academy Award as well as nominations for three Golden Globe Awards, and three Primetime Emmy Awards. He won numerous honorary accolades including the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1978, the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1967, the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 1971, the Kennedy Center Honors in 1997, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2003. Heston gained stardom for his leading roles as Moses in The Ten Commandments (1956), and as the title role of Ben-Hur (1959), the latter of which earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor. His other notable credits include The Greatest Show on Earth (1952), Secret of the Incas (1954), ()
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Charlton Heston was an American actor of film, theatre and television. Heston is known for heroic roles in films such as The Ten Commandments, Planet of the Apes and Ben-Hur, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor.Heston was also known for his political activism. In the 1950s and 1960s 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 Republican policies and was president of the National Rifle Association from 1998 to 2003.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Documentaries | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Charlton Heston

Presidential Medal of Freedom Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award Academy Award for Best Actor Theatre World Award Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award Kennedy Center Honors Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award Commandeur Des Arts Et Des Lettres‎ Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Academy Award for Best Actor
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Movies with Charlton Heston as Actor(144)

as Self (archive footage)2023 Charlton Heston: Radical to Right Wing
as Self - Actor (archive footage)2020 Yul Brynner: The Magnificent
as Himself - Actor (archive footage)2019 Todos los nombres de Sara
as Self - Actor (archive footage)2019 I Am Richard Pryor
as Himself (archive footage)2019 Sword-and-Sandal
as Self (archive footage)2019 Hail Satan?
as Himself (archive footage)2016 Bienvenido Mr. Heston
as Self (archive footage)2015 Spanish Western
as Self - Actor (archive footage)2014 Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles
as Self - Actor (archive footage)2014 Marlon Brando: An Actor Named Desire
as Self (archive footage)2014 And the Oscar Goes To...
as Himself (archive footage)2006 De Madrid a la Luna
as Self (archive footage)2005 Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema
as Josef Mengele2004 My Father
as Self (archive footage)2003 Christmas from Hollywood
as Ben Hur (voice)2003 Ben Hur
as (archive footage)2002 Edith Head: The Paramount Years
as Himself - NRA President2002 Bowling for Columbine
as Mr. Clayborne2001 Town & Country
as Professor Finley2001 The Order
as Zaius2001 Planet of the Apes
as The Mastiff (voice)2001 Cats & Dogs
as Commissioner1999 Any Given Sunday
as himself1999 Forever Hollywood
as Narration (voice)1998 Armageddon
as Addison Sinclair1998 Gideon
as Himself - 'Taylor' (also archive footage)1998 Behind the Planet of the Apes
as Narrator (voice)1998 Alaska: Spirit of the Wild
as Narrator (voice)1997 Hercules
as Perry1996 Alaska
as Player King1996 Hamlet
as Narrator (voice)1996 The Dark Mist
as himself1996 Love in Hollywood
as Narrator1995 Texas
as Brigham Young1995 The Avenging Angel
as Jackson Harglow1995 In the Mouth of Madness
as himself1994 A Century of Cinema
as Self (archive footage)1994 Charlie Sheen's Stunts Spectacular
as Spencer Trilby1994 True Lies
as Good Actor1993 Wayne's World 2
as Henry Hooker1993 Tombstone
as Narrator1992 Noël
as Sherlock Holmes1991 The Crucifer of Blood
as God1990 Almost an Angel
as James MacKenzie1990 The Little Kidnappers
as Long John Silver1990 Treasure Island
as Adm. "Skeet" Kelso1990 Solar Crisis
as Alien (voice)1989 Call from Space
as Louis Mancini1989 Original Sin
as Sir Thomas More1988 A Man for All Seasons
as Narrator1987 Eclipse of Reason
as Charley MacLeod Sr.1987 Proud Men
as Lee Cahill1984 Nairobi Affair
as Silas McGee / Ian McGee1982 Mother Lode
as Bill Tyler1980 The Mountain Men
as Matthew Corbeck1980 The Awakening
as Captain Paul Blanchard1978 Gray Lady Down
as Henry VIII1977 The Prince and the Pauper
as Narrator1977 Energy: A National Issue
as Capt. Peter Holly1976 Two-Minute Warning
as Narrator1976 America at the Movies
as Sam Burgade1976 The Last Hard Men
as Capt. Matthew Garth1976 Midway
as Cardinal Richelieu1974 The Four Musketeers
as Stewart Graff1974 Earthquake
as Alan Murdock1974 Airport 1975
as Detective Robert Thorn1973 Soylent Green
as Cardinal Richelieu1973 The Three Musketeers
as Capt. Henry 'Hank' O'Hara1972 Skyjacked
as John Thornton1972 The Call of the Wild
as Marc Antony1972 Antony and Cleopatra
as Narrator (voice)1971 Vietnam! Vietnam!
as Robert Neville1971 The Omega Man
as Marc Antony1970 Julius Caesar
as Whip Hoxworth1970 The Hawaiians
as Ron "Cat" Catlan1969 Number One
as George Taylor1968 Planet of the Apes
as Lionel Evans1967 Counterpoint
as Narrator1967 While I Run This Race
as Will Penny1967 Will Penny
as Gen. Charles 'Chinese' Gordon1966 Khartoum
as Major Amos Charles Dundee1965 Major Dundee
as Michelangelo1965 The Agony and the Ecstasy
as John the Baptist1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told
as Chrysagon1965 The War Lord
as Thomas Jefferson1963 The Patriots
as Narrator1963 The Five Cities of June
as Maj. Matt Lewis1963 55 Days at Peking
as Richard 'King' Howland1962 Diamond Head
as Captain Paul MacDougall / Benny the Snatch / Narrator1962 The Pigeon That Took Rome
as El Cid1961 El Cid
as John Sands1959 The Wreck of the Mary Deare
as Judah Ben-Hur1959 Ben-Hur
as Gen. Andrew Jackson1958 The Buccaneer
as Steve Leech1958 The Big Country
as Ramon Miguel Vargas1958 Touch of Evil
as Col. Jesse Price1956 Forbidden Area
as Capt. Colt Saunders1956 Three Violent People
as Maj. Bernard R. 'Barney' Benson1955 The Private War of Major Benson
as Lt. William Clark1955 The Far Horizons
as Casey Cole1955 Lucy Gallant
as Christopher Leiningen1954 The Naked Jungle
as Harry Steel1954 Secret of the Incas
as Andrew Jackson1953 The President's Lady
as Dr. Tom Owen1953 Bad for Each Other
as Ed Bannon1953 Arrowhead
as himself1953 Three Lives
as Captain William Frank 'Buffalo Bill' Cody1953 Pony Express
as Boake Tackman1952 Ruby Gentry
as James 'Jim' Aherne Jr. / War Bonnet1952 The Savage
as Brad Braden1952 The Greatest Show on Earth
as James Otis1951 A Bolt of Lightning
as Danny Haley1950 Dark City
as Mark Antony1950 Julius Caesar
as Peer Gynt1941 Peer Gynt

TV Shows/Series with Charlton Heston as Actor(62)

as Self (archive footage)2013 Talking Pictures
as Narrator (voice)1998 Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War
as himself1995 MADtv
as himself1994 Friends
as Abalon1993 seaQuest DSV
as Self - Guest1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien
as himself1991 Pebble Mill
as Jason Colby1985 The Colbys
as Hugh Holmes1983 Chiefs
as himself1982 Wogan
1981 Dynasty
as Jason Colby1981 Dynasty
as Self - Host1975 Saturday Night Live
as himself1971 V.I.P. Schaukel
as Self - Guest1968 The Dick Cavett Show
1965 F.D.R.
as himself1962 The Merv Griffin Show
as Self - Actor1956 The Steve Allen Show
as Self - Guest1956 The Steve Allen Show
as Col. Jesse Price1956 Playhouse 90
as Substitute Host1955 The $64,000 Question
as Lt. Paul Peterson1954 Climax!
as Chipman1954 Climax!
as Tim1953 GE Theater
1952 Omnibus
as Thomas Jefferson1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame
as Robert Devereaux, Earl of Essex1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame
as Self - Host1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour
as Cashel Bryon1950 Robert Montgomery Presents
as Peter Handley1950 Robert Montgomery Presents
as Melody Jones1950 Robert Montgomery Presents
as Self - Mystery Guest1950 What's My Line?
as Self (archive footage)1948 The Ed Sullivan Show
as himself1948 The Ed Sullivan Show
as Actor - Dramatic Reading1948 The Ed Sullivan Show
as Self - Dramatic Reading1948 The Ed Sullivan Show
as Dramatic Reader1948 The Ed Sullivan Show
as Philip Carey1948 Studio One
as Edward Rochester1948 Studio One
as Col. / Dr. Michael Knowle1948 Studio One
as Petruchio1948 Studio One
as Heathcliff1948 Studio One
as Mitch Henderson1948 Studio One
as Macbeth1948 Studio One
as James Otis1948 Studio One
as Merton Densher1948 Studio One

Movies with Charlton Heston as Crew(4)

Directing/Director1988 A Man for All Seasons
Directing/Director1982 Mother Lode
Directing/Director1972 Antony and Cleopatra
Writing/Screenplay1972 Antony and Cleopatra

Full Name: Charlton Heston
Born: Thursday, 10/04 1923 (October) in Wilmette, Illinois (United States of America (USA))
Died: Saturday, 04/05 2008 (April) in Beverly Hills (aged: 84)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Northwestern University, Northwestern University School of Communication
Spouses (current/former): Lydia Clarke
Father: Russel Whitford Carter
Mother: Lila Charlton
Other names for Charlton Heston (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"찰톤 헤스톤"
"Miguel Angel"
Charlton Heston frequently works together with these people:
Tress MacNeille (36x, Actress)
John Forsythe (32x, Actor)
Andy Samberg (30x, Actor)
Vaughn Taylor (28x, Actor)
E.G. Marshall (27x, Actor)
Eddie Albert (26x, Actor)
Everett Sloane (26x, Actor)
John Newland (26x, Crew)
Bill Hader (24x, Actor)
Pamela Hayden (23x, Actress)
Lee Marvin (22x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1522, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 06/10/2024