Saturday, April 05, 2008

Charlton Heston: 1924-2008

Entertainment News bids a sad farewell to film legend Charlton Heston. He was best known for his roles in The Ten Commandments, Ben Hur and the Original Planet of the Apes. My favorite of his movies is Orson Welles' Touch of Evil in which he curiously plays a Mexican named Ramon Miguel Vargas. Heston also uttered two of the American Film Institutes's 100 Greatest Movie Quotes: "Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!" and "Soylent Green is people!" And of course, who can forget the work he did as President of National Rifle Association, telling President Clinton "America doesn't trust you with our 21-year-old daughters, and we sure don't trust you with our guns." Later in his career, Mr. Heston did mostly cameos, none of them funnier than the clip below (1:24) from Wayne's World 2.

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