Monday, April 07, 2008

Bye, Chuck

I’m sure by now you’ve heard of the passing of Charlton Heston at the ripe old age of 84.* Say what you will about the man’s politics—remember his classic speech at the NRA: “From my cold, dead hands…!”—the man could act. His distinctive voice and classic looks made him a star in the 1950’s and he remained a distinct presence in the American film industry ever since.

Here is Mr. Heston in one of his most enduring roles in the best surprise ending in filmmaking… ever.

*Funny thing… as I get older, 84 doesn’t seem quite as old as it was when I was in my 20's…

1 comment:

Michele said...

RIP indeed. Mr. Heston gave me many, many hours of fine, quality cinema entertainment, something never to be underestimated. I still love "The 10 Commandments." He will be missed.