Films starring American actor Charleton Heston include ���Ben-Hur,��� ���The Omega Man,��� ���Soylent Green��� and ���Planet of the Apes.��� In a career spanning six decades, Heston appeared in more than 100 films.Continue Reading
Heston played Judah Ben-Hur in the historical drama ���Ben-Hur,��� which featured a legendary chariot-racing scene. Directed by William Wyler, ���Ben-Hur��� was the highest-grossing film of 1959, and won a record 11 Academy Awards, including a Best Actor Award for Heston.
In 1971, Heston starred in the post-apocalpytic science fiction film ���The Omega Man,��� based on the Richard Matheson novel ���I Am Legend.��� Heston plays a scientist who is one of the last people left on earth, after biological warfare wipes out most of the population.
In 1973, Heston starred in the science fiction film ���Soylent Green,��� playing a detective investigating murder in a dystopian future plagued by overpopulation, where the greenhouse effect has depleted resources and killed the oceans. Most of the population eats a processed food ration called soylent green.
Heston starred in 1968���s ���Planet of the Apes��� as an astronaut held captive by intelligent apes. He made a cameo appearance in the 1970 sequel, ���Beneath the Planet of the Apes,��� but did not appear in the next three sequels. In 2001, Heston appeared briefly as an elderly chimpanzee in the Tim Burton remake of ���Planet of the Apes.���Learn more about Art & Literature