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Charlton Heston

Charlton Heston

Charlton Heston was an American actor and political activist. As a Hollywood star he appeared in 100 films over the course of 60 years.

Did You Know?

  • Heston went to British Columbia to promote guns, arguing it is man's "God-given right" to own guns.
  • He was chosen to portray Moses in "The Ten Commandments" (1956) by Cecil B. DeMille because he bore an uncanny resemblance to the statue of Moses carved by Michelangelo.
  • He was an avid runner, swimmer and tennis player in his youth.

“You can take my rifle ... when you pry it from my cold dead hands!”

- Charlton Heston