Charlton Heston

Charlton Heston

Highest Rated: 100% The Big Country (1958)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Oct 4, 1923

Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, USA

One of the most commanding stars of his era, actor Charlton Heston was a man whose presence allowed him to play larger than life characters on screen. With his imposing stature and sonorous voice, it did not take long before the stage actor was landing roles on early television and headlining in feature films like "The Greatest Show on Earth" (1952). As impressive as these early roles were, Heston's performances in the biblical blockbusters "The Ten Commandments" (1956) and "Ben-Hur" (1959) cemented his stature as a leading man in Hollywood. He continued with a steady output of historical epics and, as the 1960s drew to a close, took part in several science fiction classics, beginning with "Planet of the Apes" (1968). There was no denying that Charlton Heston was one of the most influential and prolific actors of 20th Century cinema, providing generations of audiences with some of the most memorable big screen performances of all time.

Highest rated movies

Khartoum
The Big Country
Cameraman: The Life & Work of Jack Cardiff
Major Dundee
Hamlet
Touch of Evil
El Cid
The Naked Jungle

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
97% 91% Cameraman: The Life & Work of Jack Cardiff Unknown (Character) $20.0K 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Genghis Khan: The Story of a Lifetime Trogul (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet America Home of the Brave Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 71% Ben Hur Ben Hur (Voice) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Father, Rua Alguem 5555 The Father (Character) - 2003
95% 83% Bowling for Columbine Self $21.2M 2002
13% 28% The Order Prof. Walter Finley (Character) - 2001
53% 32% Cats & Dogs Mastiff (Voice) $93.4M 2001
13% 14% Town & Country Eugenie's Father (Character) $6.7M 2001
52% 73% Any Given Sunday Commissioner (Character) $75.5M 1999
No Score Yet 50% Forever Hollywood Self - 1999
No Score Yet 66% Gideon Addison Sinclair (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind the Planet of the Apes Self (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alaska: The Spirit of the Wild Narrator - 1998
84% 76% Hercules Narrator $99.1M 1997
No Score Yet 52% Alaska: Spirit of the Wild Narrator - 1997
No Score Yet 100% Charlton Heston Presents: The Bible Unknown (Character) - 1997
95% 89% Hamlet Player King (Character) $4.4M 1996
25% 44% Alaska Perry (Character) $11.6M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mysterious Origins of Man Host - 1996
No Score Yet 78% The Adventures of Mowgli Narrator - 1996
No Score Yet 60% The Avenging Angel Brigham Young (Character) - 1995
57% 73% In the Mouth of Madness Jackson Harglow (Character) $8.9M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bible According to Hollywood Unknown (Character) - 1994
69% 76% True Lies Spencer Trilby (Character) $146.3M 1994
74% 94% Tombstone Henry Hooker (Character) $55.9M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mystery of the Sphinx Host - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 Captain Al Haynes (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 33% The Crucifer of Blood Sherlock Holmes (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 57% The Little Kidnappers James MacKenzie (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 77% Treasure Island Long John Silver (Character) - 1990
33% 48% Almost an Angel God (Character) $6.5M 1990
No Score Yet 17% Solar Crisis Adm. "Skeet" Kelso (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Original Sin Louis Mancini (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man for All Seasons Sir Thomas More (Character),
Director
- 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Proud Men Charley MacLeod Sr. (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nairobi Affair Lee Cahill (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 94% Chiefs Hugh Holmes (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 55% Mother Lode Silas McGee/Ian McGee (Character),
Director
- 1982
0% 21% The Awakening Matthew Corbeck (Character) - 1980
43% 64% The Mountain Men Bill Tyler (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 52% Crossed Swords Henry VIII (Character) - 1978
63% 36% Gray Lady Down Capt. Paul Blanchard (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 52% The Last Hard Men Sam Burgade (Character) - 1976
23% 42% Two Minute Warning Capt. Peter Holly (Character) - 1976
47% 71% Midway Captain Matt Garth (Character) - 1976
76% 74% The Four Musketeers Cardinal Richelieu (Character) - 1975
48% 36% Earthquake Stewart Graff (Character) - 1974
29% 37% Airport 1975 Alan Murdock (Character) - 1974
87% 77% The Three Musketeers Cardinal Richelieu (Character) - 1973
69% 70% Soylent Green Detective Robert Thorn (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Antony and Cleopatra Marc Antony (Character),
Director
- 1972
No Score Yet 28% Skyjacked Capt. Henry "Hank" O'Hara (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 46% Call of the Wild John Thornton (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vietnam! Vietnam! Narrator - 1971
64% 53% The Omega Man Robert Neville (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 48% The Hawaiians Whip Hoxworth (Character) - 1970
40% 35% Julius Caesar Marc Antony (Character) - 1970
37% 38% Beneath the Planet of the Apes George Taylor (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Number One Ron "Cat" Catlan (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Elizabeth, the Queen Robert Devereaux (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Counterpoint Lionel Evans (Character) - 1968
85% 73% Will Penny Will Penny (Character) - 1968
86% 87% Planet of the Apes Col. George Taylor (Character) - 1968
100% 65% Khartoum Gen. Charles "Chinese" Gordon (Character) - 1966
97% 67% Major Dundee Major Amos Charles Dundee (Character) $14.9K 1965
86% 78% The Agony and the Ecstasy Michelangelo (Character) - 1965
43% 64% The Greatest Story Ever Told John the Baptist (Character) - 1965
67% 60% The War Lord Chrysagon (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 54% Diamond Head Richard "King" Howland (Character) - 1963
57% 55% 55 Days at Peking Maj. Matt Lewis (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 50% The Pigeon That Took Rome Captain Paul MacDougall/Benny the Snatch/Narrator (Character) - 1962
92% 78% El Cid El Cid (Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar) (Character) $26.9K 1961
No Score Yet 57% The Wreck of the Mary Deare John Sands (Character) - 1959
85% 89% Ben-Hur Judah Ben-Hur (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 66% The Buccaneer Gen. Andrew Jackson (Character) - 1958
100% 90% The Big Country Steve Leech (Character) - 1958
95% 92% Touch of Evil Ramon Miguel "Mike" Vargas (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Voice of the Big Country Unknown (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 64% Three Violent People Capt. Colt Saunders (Character) - 1956
86% 87% The Ten Commandments Moses (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 44% The Private War of Major Benson Maj. Bernard R. "Barney" Benson (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 38% The Far Horizons Lt. William Clark (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucy Gallant Casey Cole (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 53% Secret of the Incas Harry Steele (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 27% Bad for Each Other Dr. Tom Owen (Character) - 1954
88% 60% The Naked Jungle Christopher Leiningen (Character) - 1954
60% 50% The President's Lady President Andrew Jackson (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 41% Arrowhead Ed Bannon (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 19% Pony Express Captain William Frank "Buffalo Bill" Cody (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 60% The Savage James "Jim" Aherne Jr./War Bonnet (Character) - 1952
63% 50% Ruby Gentry Boake Tackman (Character) - 1952
50% 54% The Greatest Show on Earth Marc Braden (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 52% Dark City Danny Haley (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 77% Julius Caesar Unknown (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Anthology Unknown (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Peer Gynt Peer Gynt (Character) - 1942

TV

Credit
8% No Score Yet The Weber Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
79% 94% Friends Himself (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Space Ghost: Coast to Coast Guest 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet James A. Michener's Texas Narrator 1995
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 1987 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colbys Jason Colby (Character) 1985-1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1974 1979-1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Revlon Revue Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1955 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Character) 1949-1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1949 1951