Charlton Heston dead at 84

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Squiggy, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. Ptrope

    Ptrope Agitator Admiral

    Aug 10, 2001
    Sorry to see you go, Taylor - say, "Hello," to Zira and Cornelius for us.

    RIP, Chuck :(.
  2. Stormrage

    Stormrage Rear Admiral

    Jun 12, 2005
    Is he cold enough to remove the gun?
  3. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2001
    A legend among men. Very sad to see him go. RIP Mr. Heston.
  4. TedShatner10

    TedShatner10 Commodore Commodore

    Oct 27, 2007
    Why have so many celebrities died lately since late last year.:cardie:

    Anyway, it's time to take poor Chuck to the Soylent factory...;)
  5. JoeZhang

    JoeZhang Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jan 9, 2008
    I'd guess so - make sure you unload it first.
  6. Caprica_Six

    Caprica_Six Admiral Admiral

    Mar 26, 2003
    He was one of my favourite actors, I hope he passed peacefully RIP
  7. Gertch

    Gertch Admiral

    Jan 4, 2004
    Wow. :( Thank you for the years of entertainment Mr Heston.
  8. Haggis and tatties

    Haggis and tatties Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 27, 2002

    Great actor who made some brilliant movies.
  9. Kegek

    Kegek Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 23, 2007
    Somewhere You're Not
    I always felt he had one of the best voices in acting. You could listen to him say anything and it'd sound interesting. Superb screen presence and charisma as well.

    RIP; Mr. Heston.
  10. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

    Out Of My Vulcan Mind Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 27, 2002
    Wherever you go, there you are.
    He was one of the screen's most legendary actors. He will be missed; he will be remembered. Rest in peace, Charlton Heston.
  11. JM1776

    JM1776 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 6, 2002
    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
    A more-than-competent actor ... a spectacular presence ... a bonafide movie star ... a voice to give you chills and make you heed ...

    ... and, as in El Cid, Charlton Heston rides off into the mists of legend.
  12. God Magnus

    God Magnus Commodore Commodore

    Jul 10, 2001
    A world where criminals operate above the law...
    A great actor who had amazing presence. I also admired how he could handle a range of different types of roles including action, drama and comedy. Larger than life for sure. RIP.
  13. Ethros

    Ethros Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 4, 2001
    1123 6536 5321
    How did he die? Did he fall onto the Alpha-Omega bomb? ;)
  14. DarthPipes

    DarthPipes Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 3, 2006
    He was probably one of the last major stars of the 50s to still be alive. They're all dying out now.
  15. Newski

    Newski Captain Captain

    Aug 21, 2006
    Last night, my friend Kukla called me to tell me. That's the first thing I told her.

    I'd be more effected if an old man dying was actually a tragedy. A great actor has died but at 84, it was going to happen.
  16. Scout101

    Scout101 Admiral Admiral

    Aug 21, 2003
    Rhode Island, USA
    gun accident...
  17. VulcanJedi

    VulcanJedi Captain Captain

    Jul 19, 2006
    New England
    He marched with MLK.

    He defended civil rights, human rights and gun rights. His opinions didn't always meet expectations.

    Political activism

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    Charlton Heston (left) with Marlon Brando, James Baldwin, and Harry Belafonte at Civil Rights March 1963

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    Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte and Heston.

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    Heston with United States President Ronald Reagan during a meeting for the Presidential Task Force on the Arts and Humanities in the White House Cabinet Room, 1981

    Heston campaigned for Presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson in 1956 and John F. Kennedy in 1960.[9] When an Oklahoma movie theater premiering his movie was segregated, he joined a picket line outside in 1961.[10] During the civil rights march held in Washington, D.C. in 1963, he accompanied Martin Luther King Jr.. In later speeches, Heston said he helped the civil rights cause "long before Hollywood found it fashionable."[11]
    In 1968, following the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Heston appeared on The Joey Bishop Show and, along with fellow actors Gregory Peck, Kirk Douglas and James Stewart, called for public support for President Johnson's Gun Control Act of 1968.[12][13] He also opposed the Vietnam War and voted for Richard Nixon in 1972.[14]
  18. S. Gomez

    S. Gomez Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 9, 2005
    Vancouver, BC
    Wow. Not that it's a complete tragedy that a rather old man died, but it was still a surprise. He was a great actor, and his three best movies (The Ten Commandments, Ben-Hur, and Planet of The Apes) are among my favourites.

    Requiescat In Pace.
  19. CaptainCanada

    CaptainCanada Admiral Admiral

    Mar 4, 2004
    Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
    The guy had a long, prosperous life, about as much as anyone can hope for; in later years I found his NRA politicking beyond ridiculous, but he was a great actor (his minor turn as the Player King in Branagh's Hamlet was utterly fantastic).
  20. Neroon

    Neroon Mod of Balance Moderator

    Oct 31, 2000
    On my ship the Rocinante
    Indeed, he had a good, long ride. Passings will always bring some melancholy of some level, but when the honored dead have done as much as Heston did... I find it hard not to smile.

    Peace and long life, Judah Ben-Hur!