Charlton Heston

Born:  October 4, 1923, Wilmette, Illinois

Died:  April 5, 2008, Beverly Hills, California


1941:  Peer Gynt

1950:  Julius Caesar, Dark City

1952:  The Greatest Show On Earth, The Savage, Ruby Gentry

1953:  Pony Express, The President’s Lady, Arrowhead, Bad For Each Other

1954:  The Naked Jungle, Secret of the Incas

1955:  The Far Horizons, The Private War of Major Benson, Lucy Gallant

1956:  The Ten Commandments, Three Violent People

1958:  Touch of Evil, The Big Country, The Buccaneer

1959:  The Wreck of the Mary Deare, Ben-Hur

1961:  El Cid

1962:  The Pigeon That Took Rome, Diamond Head

1963:  55 Days At Peking

1965:  The Greatest Story Ever Told, Major Dundee, The Agony and The Ectasy, The War Lord

1966:  Khartoum

1967:  Will Penny

1968:  Planet of the Apes, Counterpoint

1969:  Number One

1970:  Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Julius Caesar, The Hawaiians

1971:  The Omega Man

1972:  Antony and Cleopatra, Skyjacked, The Call of the Wild

1973:  Adventures of Mowgli, Soylent Green, The Three Musketeers

1974:  Airport 1975, The Four Musketeers: Milady’s Revenge, Earthquake

1976:  The Last Hard Men, Midway, Two-Minute Warning

1977:  Crossed Swords

1978:  Grey Lady Down

1980:  The Mountain Men, The Awakening

1982:  Mother Lode

1990:  Solar Crisis, Almost an Angel

1993:  Wayne’s World 2, Tombstone

1994:  True Lies, In The Mouth of Madness

1996:  Alaska, Hamlet, The Dark Mist

1997:  Hercules

1998:  Armageddon, Gideon

1999:  Any Given Sunday

2001:  Town & Country, Cats & Dogs, Planet of the Apes, The Order

2003:  Rua Alguem 5555: My Father

2010:  Genghis Khan: The Story of a Lifetime


Academy Awards:  Best Actor, Ben-Hur (1959); Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, 1977

Golden Globe Awards:  World Film Favourite-Male, 1961; Cecil B. DeMille Award, 1966
Nominations:  Best Actor-Drama, The Ten Commandments (1956); Ben-Hur (1959); Best Actor-Musical/Comedy, The Pigeon That Took Rome (1962)

Screen Actors Guild Award:  Life Achievement Award, 1971


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