Caption: Still of Charlton Heston in Ben-Hur (1959)
Actor, Director, Writer
Born: October 4, 1923
Star sign: Libra
Height: 6' 2½" (1.89 m)
Known for: Ben-Hur (1959), Planet of the Apes (1968), Touch of Evil (1958), The Ten Commandments (1956)
With features chiseled in stone, and renowned for playing a long list of historical figures, particularly in Biblical epics, the tall, well built and ruggedly handsome Charlton Heston was one of Hollywood's greatest leading men and remained active in front of movie cameras for over sixty years. Heston was born John Charles Carter on October 4th ...