05 April 2008

Charlton Heston 1924-2008

Charlton Heston died today at the age of 84.

Heston might be one of the greatest science fiction actors of all time, starring in Planet of the Apes(as Taylor, left), Soylent Green and The Omega Man, the trifecta of classic sci-fi from the '70s. He was also politically active - and contrary to Michael Moore's portrayal, on both sides of the political spectrum. Yes, he was the president of the National Rifle Association, but he was also an active crusader for civil rights. He was one of the last of the "Golden Age" actors of Hollywood yesteryear.

Very few actors could talk to themselves and act barechested like Charlton.

Charlton with Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte on the Lincoln Memorial. (right)

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