Charlton Heston's film career spanned 60 years, and he starred in biblical epics such as "Ben-Hur" and "The Ten Commandments" and science fiction classics such as "Planet of the Apes" and "Soylent Green." The last movie he starred in was "Genghis Khan: The Story of a Lifetime," released in 2010.
Charlton Heston played Moses in the 1956 movie "The Ten Commandments," and then three years later he played the lead role in "Ben-Hur," a movie about a rebellious Jew who challenged the Roman Empire. In "Planet of the Apes," Heston played an astronaut whose ship crashes on a planet where intelligent apes have enslaved human beings. "Soylent Green" cast Heston in the role of Detective Thorn, a man living in an overpopulated future where food is made from dead human bodies.