Charlton Heston  

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Charlton Heston (born October 4, 1924 - April 5, 2008) was an American film actor, known for playing larger-than-life heroic roles such as Moses in The Ten Commandments, Colonel George Taylor in Planet of the Apes, and Judah Ben-Hur in Ben-Hur. Early in his career, he was one of a handful of Hollywood stars to publicly speak out against racism, was active in the civil rights movement and was also president of the National Rifle Association between 1998 to 2001. To cult audiences he was known for his performance in Soylent Green.



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