Charlton Heston( October 4, 1923 - April 5, 2008 )
Charlton Heston was an American actor and political activist.
As a Hollywood star, he appeared in 100 films over the course of 60 years. He played Moses in the epic film, The Ten Commandments , for which he received his first ">Golden Globe Award nomination. He also starred in Touch of Evil with Orson Welles, Ben-Hur , for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, El Cid , and Planet of the Apes . He also starred in the films The Greatest Show on Earth , Secret of the Incas , and The Big Country .
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's most famous role in politics came as the five-term president of the National Rifle Association,...