Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Squiggy, Apr 6, 2008.
Sorry to see you go, Taylor - say, "Hello," to Zira and Cornelius for us.
RIP, Chuck .
Is he cold enough to remove the gun?
A legend among men. Very sad to see him go. RIP Mr. Heston.
Why have so many celebrities died lately since late last year.
Anyway, it's time to take poor Chuck to the Soylent factory...
I'd guess so - make sure you unload it first.
He was one of my favourite actors, I hope he passed peacefully RIP
Wow. Thank you for the years of entertainment Mr Heston.
Great actor who made some brilliant movies.
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.
He was one of the screen's most legendary actors. He will be missed; he will be remembered. Rest in peace, Charlton Heston.
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.
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.
How did he die? Did he fall onto the Alpha-Omega bomb?
He was probably one of the last major stars of the 50s to still be alive. They're all dying out now.
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.
He marched with MLK.
He defended civil rights, human rights and gun rights. His opinions didn't always meet expectations.
Charlton Heston (left) with Marlon Brando, James Baldwin, and Harry Belafonte at Civil Rights March 1963
Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte and Heston.
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. When an Oklahoma movie theater premiering his movie was segregated, he joined a picket line outside in 1961. 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."
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. He also opposed the Vietnam War and voted for Richard Nixon in 1972.
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.
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).
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!
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