Charlton Heston

Actor · Director · Writer
IVA Star Rating : 82
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

A Forbidden Orange Self 2021
Making Apes: The Artists Who Changed Film Self 2020
The Movies Self 2019
Hail Satan? Self / Self (archive footage) 2019
I Am Richard Pryor Self - Actor (archive footage) 2019
They'll Love Me When I'm Dead Self 2018
Fahrenheit 11/9 Self 2018
1968: The Year That Changed America George Taylor 2018
America in Color Self 2017
I Am Not Your Negro Self 2016
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

A Forbidden Orange Self 2021
Making Apes: The Artists Who Changed Film Self 2020
The Movies Self 2019
Hail Satan? Self / Self (archive footage) 2019
I Am Richard Pryor Self - Actor (archive footage) 2019
They'll Love Me When I'm Dead Self 2018
Fahrenheit 11/9 Self 2018
1968: The Year That Changed America George Taylor 2018
America in Color Self 2017
I Am Not Your Negro Self 2016
Robert Klein Still Can't Stop His Leg Self 2016
The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille Himself / Self 2016
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles Self / Self - Actor (archive footage) 2014
And the Oscar Goes to... Self 2014
Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen Self 2013
The March Self 2013
Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia Self 2013
Sing Your Song Self 2012
The Parade Ben Hur 2011
A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King Neville 2011
Charlton Heston & Ben-Hur: A Personal Journey Self 2011
Making the Boys Self 2011
Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff Self - Interviewee / Himself – Interviewee 2010
Hollywood on the Tiber Self 2009
The 81st Annual Academy Awards Self - Memorial Tribute 2009
Religulous George Taylor 2008
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition Self / Himself 2007
Manufacturing Dissent Self 2007
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters Moses 2006
20 to 1 Judah Ben-Hur 2005
Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema Himself (2001 Interview) (archive footage) / Self (2001 Interview) 2005
The Naked Archaeologist Ben-Hur, Moses 2005
Battleground Self 2004
My Father Josef Mengele / The Father (Josef Mengele) 2004
Rated 'R': Republicans in Hollywood Self 2004
Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade Self / Self (archive footage) 2004
Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic Self - Interviewee 2004
Christmas from Hollywood Self 2003
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second Self 2003
Images of Indians: How Hollywood Stereotyped the Native American Self / Ed Bannon (from Arrowhead (1953)) 2003
Ben Hur Ben Hur / Ben Hur (voice) 2003
Circle of Honor Self 2002
Bowling for Columbine Self / Himself - NRA President 2002
Timeshift Himself (archive footage) 2002
The Definitive Elvis: The Hollywood Years - Part I: 1956-1961 Self 2002
Last Party 2000 Self - President of the NRA 2001
Planet of the Apes Zaius 2001
Cats & Dogs The Mastiff (voice) / The Mastiff 2001
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies Self 2001
The Order Professor Finley / Prof. Walter Finley 2001
Town & Country Eugenie's Father / Mr. Clayborne 2001
A Century of Science Fiction Self 2001
History Archive Footage 2000
The Weber Show Self 2000
Any Given Sunday AFFA Football Commissioner / Commissioner 1999
Camino de Santiago Professor Marcelo Rinaldi 1999
The Best of Film Noir Self 1999
Television: The First Fifty Years Self - Interviewee 1999
Gideon Addison Sinclair 1998
The Roseanne Show Self 1998
Behind the Planet of the Apes Self / Himself - 'Taylor' (also archive footage) 1998
Alaska: Spirit of the Wild Narrator / Narrator (voice) 1998
Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War Self - Narrator 1998
Armageddon Narration by / Narration (voice) 1998
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's Self 1998
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies Self 1998
The 70th Annual Academy Awards Self - Past Winner 1998
Gary Cooper: The Face of a Hero Self 1998
E! Mysteries & Scandals Self 1998
The Best of Hollywood Self - Interview 1998
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Self - Honoree 1997
Hercules Narrator / Narrator (voice) 1997
Hamlet Player King 1996
Adventures from the Book of Virtues Cincinnatus 1996
Alaska Perry 1996
The Daily Show Self 1996
Shirley MacLaine: Kicking Up Her Heels 1996
The Mysterious Origins of Man Self - Host 1996
Ruby Wax Meets... Self 1996
The Lord Protector Narrator (voice) / Narrator 1996
Get Shorty Mike Vargas 1995
MADtv Self 1995
The Outer Limits Chief Justice Haden Wainwright 1995
In the Mouth of Madness Jackson Harglow 1995
The Avenging Angel Brigham Young 1995
100 Years at the Movies Self 1994
Texas Narrator 1994
Friends Charlton Heston 1994
True Lies Spencer Trilby 1994
Movie Magic Self 1994
Dennis Miller Live Self 1994
Space Ghost Coast to Coast Himself 1994
The Chase George Taylor 1994
The Bible According to Hollywood Himself / Self 1994
Tombstone Henry Hooker 1993
Wayne's World 2 Good Actor 1993
Mystery of the Sphinx Host / Narrator 1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Himself 1993
SeaQuest 2032 Abalon 1993
Charlton Heston Presents the Bible: The Story of Moses Himself 1993
Charlton Heston Presents the Bible: Jesus of Nazareth Himself 1993
Charlton Heston Presents the Bible Self / Narrator 1992
Noël Narrator 1992
Genghis Khan: The Story of a Lifetime Trogul 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
Noel's House Party Star guest 1991
The Crucifer of Blood Sherlock Holmes 1991
One on One with John Tesh Self 1991
Almost an Angel God 1990
The Little Kidnappers James MacKenzie 1990
Solar Crisis Adm. Skeet Kelso / Adm. 'Skeet' Kelso 1990
Northern Exposure Judah Ben-Hur 1990
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards Self - Presenter 1990
Treasure Island Long John Silver 1990
Comic Relief III Self 1989
The Pat Sajak Show Self 1989
The Arsenio Hall Show Himself 1989
Call from Space Alien (voice) / Alien 1989
A Man for All Seasons Sir Thomas More 1988
Inside Edition Self 1988
The 60th Annual Academy Awards Self - Presenter 1988
The World's Greatest Stunts: A Tribute to Hollywood Stuntmen Self 1988
Proud Men Charley MacLeod Sr. 1987
The Dame Edna Experience Chuck, Self 1987
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood Self 1987
Biography Self, Moses 1987
Liberty Weekend Self 1986
American Masters Self 1986
The 12th Annual People's Choice Awards Self - Presenter & Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Dramatic Program 1986
An All-Star Celebration Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Self 1986
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan Self 1985
The Colbys Jason Colby 1985
The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal Himself / Self 1985
The Stars Salute the U.S. Olympic Team Self - Performer 1984
Nairobi Affair Lee Cahill 1984
Chiefs Hugh Holmes 1983
The 55th Annual Academy Awards Self - Presenter 1983
Mother Lode Ian McGee / Silas McGee 1982
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Frank Capra Himself 1982
The Way They Were 1981
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 52nd Annual Academy Awards Self - Presenter 1980
The Toni Tennille Show Self 1979
The Horror Show (archive footage) 1979
America 2-Night Self 1978
The 50th Annual Academy Awards Self - Hersholt Award Recipient 1978
Gray Lady Down Capt. Paul Blanchard / Captain Paul Blanchard 1978
Crossed Swords Henry VIII 1977
Two-Minute Warning Capt. Peter Holly 1976
America at the Movies Narrator 1976
Midway Capt. Matt Garth / Capt. Matthew Garth 1976
The Last Hard Men Sam Burgade 1976
The 48th Annual Academy Awards Self - Presenter 1976
Saturday Night Live Self, President Dexter (as Captured Slave Charlton Heston) / President Dexter, Himself - Host / Various / God 1975
Arena Self 1975
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Orson Welles Himself 1975
Earthquake Graff / Stewart Graff 1974
The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge Cardinal Richelieu 1974
Dinah! Self 1974
Airport 1975 Alan Murdock 1974
The Three Musketeers Cardinal Richelieu 1973
The Adventures of Mowgli Narrator 1973
Soylent Green Detective Thorn / Detective Robert 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 / Self - Tennis Player 1972
The Omega Man Neville / Robert Neville 1971
Parkinson Self 1971
The Two Ronnies Bar Customer: Pinocchio II Segment 1971
The Hawaiians Whip Hoxworth 1970
Beneath the Planet of the Apes Taylor 1970
King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis Self 1970
Julius Caesar Mark Antony / Marc Antony 1970
Number One Ron Catlan / Ron "Cat" Catlan 1969
The David Frost Show Self 1969
Planet of the Apes George Taylor 1968
Rowan & Martin at the Movies Himself / Self 1968
Counterpoint Lionel Evans 1967
Will Penny Will Penny 1967
Mondo Hollywood: Hollywood Laid Bare! Self 1967
The Joey Bishop Show Self 1967
While I Run This Race Narrator 1967
Khartoum Gen. Charles 'Chinese' Gordon / General 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. Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1965
Jeopardy! Himself (archive footage) 1964
55 Days at Peking Maj. Matt Lewis 1963
Hollywood: The Great Stars Self 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 Self - Guest 1962
The Pigeon That Took Rome Narrator / Captain Paul MacDougall / Benny the Snatch 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Himself - Actor 1961
El Cid El Cid Rodrigo de Vivar / El Cid 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
Premier Khrushchev in the USA Self 1959
The Buccaneer Gen. Andrew Jackson 1958
The Big Country Steve Leech 1958
Touch of Evil Mike Vargas / Ramon Miguel Vargas 1958
Shirley Temple's Storybook The Beast 1958
The Eddie Fisher Show Self 1957
Three Violent People Capt. Colt Saunders 1957
The Ten Commandments Moses 1956
Playhouse 90 Charles Gray, Col. Jesse Price 1956
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show Self - Guest, Self - Actor 1951
Lucy Gallant Casey Cole 1955
The Private War of Major Benson Maj. Bernard R. 'Barney' Benson 1955
This Is Your Life Self 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 / Harry Steel 1954
The Naked Jungle Christopher Leiningen 1954
Bad for Each Other Dr. Tom Owen 1953
Person to Person Self - Guest 1953
Arrowhead Ed Bannon 1953
The President's Lady President Andrew Jackson / Andrew Jackson 1953
General Electric Theater Tim 1953
Pony Express Buffalo Bill Cody / Captain William Frank 'Buffalo Bill' Cody 1953
Ruby Gentry Boake Tackman 1952
Omnibus Self - Presenter (segment) 1952
This Is Your Life Self 1950
The Jackie Gleason Show Self 1952
The Savage War Bonnet / James 'Jim' Aherne Jr. 1952
The Greatest Show on Earth Brad Braden 1952
Crawford Mystery Theatre Self - Celebrity Contestant 1951
Dark City Danny Haley 1950
The Colgate Comedy Hour Self - Host, Self, Casey Cole 1950
Julius Caesar Antony / Mark Antony 1950
Your Show of Shows Self - Guest Performer, Himself - Guest Performer 1950
What's My Line? Himself - Mystery Guest 1950
Robert Montgomery Presents Peter Handley, Cashel Bryon, Melody Jones 1950
20 Questions Self 1949
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall Himself - Guest, Himself 1948
Studio One Col. / Dr. Michael Knowle, Commander Schneider, Dermot Francis O'Flingsley, Edward Rochester, Heathcliff, James Otis, Macbeth, Merton Densher, Mitch Henderson, Petruchio, Philip Carey 1948
Repertory Theatre 1948
The Ed Sullivan Show Self, 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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