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I have played three presidents, three saints and two geniuses. If that doesn't create an ego problem, nothing does
Charlton HESTON | Charlton Carter

* 04.10.1923, Cook County, Illinois, USA † 05.04.2008, Beverly Hills, California, USA

1941-43 Studium an Northwestern University in Evanston * erste Filmauftritte in zwei Amateur-Produktionen von David Bradley (Peer Gynt, 1941 & Julius Caesar, 1949) * 1944-47 Armeedienst bei US Air Force * Schauspieler und Co-Regisseur an Thomas Wolfe Memorial Theatre in Asheville, North Carolina * 1947-48 Broadway-Debüt in Antony and Cleopatra * 1948 Auftritte im Live-Fernsehen (Studio One) * 1950 eigentliches Filmdebüt * 1965-71 Präsident der Screen Actors Guild * 1971 Regiedebüt (Antony and Cleopatra) * 1981 Gründung (mit seinem Sohn Fraser C. Heston) der Produktionsfirma Agamemnon Films * ab 1983 verstärkt TV-Arbeit * 1983-2002 Chairman des American Film Institute - 2003 erster Preisträger des neu geschaffenen Charlton Heston Award (für herausragende Verdienste um Film, Fernsehen und das American Film Institute) * 1998-2003 Vorsitzender der National Rifle Association (NRA) * 2002 Rückzug von der Öffentlichkeit wegen Erkrankung an Alzheimer * Genres: Drama / Abenteuer / Action / Western / Thriller / Historienfilm

FILMS

Dark City (Stadt im Dunkel, 1950-USA * William Dieterle / Danny Hale)
The Greatest Show on Earth (Die größte Schau der Welt, 1951-USA; R: Cecil B. DeMille, B: Fredric M. Frank, Barre Lyndon, Theodore St. John, K: George Barnes, M: Victor Young, D: Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde, CH-Brad Braden) 153m-Zirkusdrama
The Savage (Der weiße Sohn der Sioux, 1952-USA * George Marshall / Jim Ahern [War Bonnet])
Ruby Gentry (Wildes Blut, 1952-USA * King Vidor / Boake Tackman)
The President's Lady (Gefährtin (m)eines Lebens, 1952-USA * Henry Levin / Andrew Jackson)
Pony Express (Pony-Express, 1953-USA * Jerry Hopper / "Buffalo Bill" Cody)
Arrowhead (Die Bestie der Wildnis, 1953-USA * Charles Marquis Warren / Ed Bannon)
Bad for Each Other (1953-USA * Irving Rapper / Tom Owen)
The Naked Jungle (Wenn die Marabunta droht, 1953/54-USA * Byron Haskin / Christopher Leiningen)
Secret of the Incas (Das Geheimnis der Inkas, 1954-USA * Jerry Hopper / Harry Steele)
The Far Horizons (Am fernen Horizont, 1955-USA * Rudolph Maté / William Clark)
The Private War of Major Benson (Der Privatkrieg des Major Benson, 1955-USA * Jerry Hopper / B. Benson)
Lucy Gallant (Ich will, daß du mich liebst, 1955-USA * Robert Parrish / Casey Cole)
The Ten Commandments (Die Zehn Gebote, 1955/56-USA * Cecil B. DeMille / Moses)
Three Violent People (Rivalen ohne Gnade, 1956-USA * Rudolph Maté / Colt Saunders)
Touch of Evil (Im Zeichen des Bösen, 1957-USA * Orson Welles / Ramón Miguel [Mike] Vargas)
The Big Country (Weites Land, 1958-USA * William Wyler / Steve Leech)
The Buccaneer (König der Freibeuter, 1958-USA * Anthony Quinn / Andrew Jackson)
Ben-Hur (Ben Hur, 1958/59-USA * William Wyler / Juda Ben Hur)
The Wreck of the Mary Deare (Die den Tod nicht fürchten, 1959-USA * Michael Anderson / John Sands)
# El Cid (El Cid, 1960/61-USA * Anthony Mann ... Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar [El Cid]) (11-04; 6112)
The Pigeon That Took Rome (Es begann in Rom, 1962-USA * Melville Shavelson / Paul MacDougall)
Diamond Head (König von Hawaii, 1962-USA * Guy Green / Richard "King" Howland)
55 Days at Peking (55 Tage in Peking, 1962-USA * Nicholas Ray / Matt Lewis)
The Greatest Story Ever Told (Die größte Geschichte aller Zeiten, 1962/63-USA * George Stevens / Johannes der Täufer)
# Major Dundee (Sierra Charriba, 1964-USA * Sam Peckinpah ... Major Amos Charles Dundee) (02-04; 6504)
The Agony and the Ecstasy (Inferno und Ekstase, 1964/65-USA * Carol Reed / Michelangelo)
The War Lord (Die Normannen kommen, 1965-USA * Franklin J. Schaffner / Chrysagon)
Khartoum (Khartoum, 1965/66-GB * Basil Dearden / General Charles Gordon)
Counterpoint (Der Befehl, 1967-USA * Ralph Nelson / Lionel Evans)
Will Penny (Der Verwegene, 1967-USA * Tom Gries / Will Penny)
Planet of the Apes (Planet der Affen, 1967-USA * R: Franklin J. Schaffner, B: Michael Wilson, Rod Serling, K: Leon Shamroy, M: Jerry Goldsmith, D: CH-George Taylor, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter) 112m-Science-fiction /Roman von Pierre Boulle/
Number One (Number One, 1968-USA * Tom Gries / Ron Catlan)
Julius Caesar (1969-GB * Stuart Burge / Marcus Antonius)
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (Rückkehr zum Planet der Affen, 1969-USA * R: Ted Post, B: Paul Dehn, K: Milton Krasner, M: Leonard Rosenman, D: James Franciscus, Kim Hunter / CH-Taylor) 95m-Science-fiction
The Hawaiians (Herrscher der Insel, 1969-USA * R: Tom Gries, B: James R. Webb, K: Philip H. Lathrop, Lucien Ballard, M: Henry Mancini, D: CH-Whip Hoxworth, Tina Chen) 134m-Familienepos /Roman von James Michener/
The Omega Man (Der Omega-Mann, 1970/71-USA * Boris Sagal / Robert Neville)
Antony and Cleopatra (Antonius und Cleopatra, 1971-GB * Charlton Heston / Marcus Antonius)
Skyjacked (Endstation Hölle, 1971/72-USA * John Guillermin / Henry O'Hara)
Ruf der Wildnis / La selva blanca / Il richiamo della foresta / L'appel de la forêt / Call of the Wild (1972-D/E/I/F; R: Ken Annakin, B: Hubert Frank, Tibor Reves, K: John Cabrera, M: Carlo Rustichelli, D: CH-John Thornton, Michele Mercier) 100/5m-Abenteuer /Roman von Jack London/
Soylent Green (...Jahr 2022 ...die überleben wollen, 1972-USA * R: Richard Fleischer, B: Stanley R. Greenberg, K: Richard H. Kline, M: Fred Myrow, D: CH-Detective Robert Thorn, Leigh Taylor-Young) 97/100m-Sci-Fi-Thriller /Roman von Harry Harrison/
The Three Musketeers (Die drei Musketiere, 1973-PA * Richard Lester / Kardinal Richelieu)
The Four Musketeers (Die vier Musketiere - Die Rache der Mylady, 1973-PA * R. Lester / Kardinal Richelieu)
Airport 1975 (Giganten am Himmel, 1974-USA * Jack Smight / Alan Murdock)
# Earthquake (Erdbeben, 1974-USA * Mark Robson ... Stewart Graff) (02-05; 7411)
# Midway (Schlacht um Midway, 1975-USA * Jack Smight ... Captain Matt Garth) (05-07; 7606)
The Last Hard Men (Der Letzte der harten Männer, 1975/76-USA * Andrew V. McLaglen / Sam Burgade)
Two Minute Warning (Zwei Minuten Warnung, 1976-USA * Larry Peerce / Peter Holly)
The Prince and the Pauper (Der Prinz und der Bettler, 1976-PA * Richard Fleischer / Heinrich VIII.)
Gray Lady Down (U-Boot in Not, 1977-USA * David Greene / Captain Paul Blanchard)
The Mountain Men (Duell am Wind River, 1979-USA * Richard Lang / Bill Tyler)
The Awakening (Das Erwachen der Sphinx, 1979-USA * Mike Newell / Matthew Corbeck)
Mother Lode (Goldfieber, 1982-USA * Charlton Heston / Ian McGee/Silas McGee)
Treasure Island (Die Schatzinsel, 1989-USA * Fraser C. Heston / Long John Silver) TVM
Almost an Angel (Beinahe ein Engel, 1990-USA * John Cornell / uncredited appearance)
Solar Crisis / Kuraishisu niju-goju nen (Starfire, 1990-J/USA * Alan Smithee [=Richard C. Sarafian] / Kelso)
Tombstone (Tombstone, 1993-USA * George Pan Cosmatos / Henry Hooker)
Wayne's World 2 (Wayne's World 2, 1993-USA * Stephen Surjik / cameo)
True Lies (True Lies, 1993-USA * James Cameron / Spencer Trilby)
In the Mouth of Madness (Die Mächte des Wahnsinns, 1993/94-USA * R: John Carpenter, B: Michael De Luca, K: Gary B. Kibbe, M: John Carpenter, Jim Lang, D: Sam Neill, Julie Carmen, Jürgen Prochnow, CH-Jackson Harglow) 95m-Horror
Alaska (Alaska, 1995-USA * Fraser C. Heston / Perry)
Hamlet (Hamlet, 1996-GB/USA * Kenneth Branagh / Erster Schauspieler)
Gideon (1999-USA * Claudia Hoover / Addison Sinclair)
Any Given Sunday (An jedem verdammten Sonntag, 1999-USA * R: Oliver Stone, B: John Logan, Oliver Stone, K: Salvatore Totino, M: Robbie Robertson, Paul Kelly, Richard Horowitz, D: Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz / CH-commissioner der AFFA) 150/62m-Footballdrama
Town & Country (Stadt, Land, Kuss, 1998/00-USA * Peter Chelsom / Mr. Claybourne)
The Order (The Order, 2001-USA * Sheldon Lettich / Professor Finley) nur Video/vertrieb
Papà Rua Alguem 5555 / My Father - Rua Alguem 5555 (2001/02-BR/I/H * Egidio Eronico / Josef Mengele) (NRD)

AWARDS

Academy Award (Oscar) für Ben-Hur (bester Hauptdarsteller, 1960)
Cecil B. DeMille Award [Golden Globes - 1967]
Life Achievement Award [Screen Actors Guild - 1972]

BOOKS

Charlton Heston: The Actor's Life: Journals, 1956-1976. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1978 [Autobiografie]
Charlton Heston: In the Arena: An Autobiography. London: HarperCollins, 1995
Charlton Heston's Hollywood: 50 Years in American Film. New York: GT Publishing, 1998
Bruce Crowther: Charlton Heston: The Epic Presence. Bromley: Columbus Books, 1986
Michael Munn: Charlton Heston: A Biography. [London]: Robson Books, 1986
Hans Reinhardt, Andrea Rennschmidt: Charlton Heston: seine filmische Werke. Landshut: Weber, 1993

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