John Charles Carter (1923 – 2008), known artistically as Charlton Heston, was an accomplished and prolific classic American film actor Oscar winner. His good looks, very photogenic, a particular mixture of modesty and dignity and a powerful physical presence, coupled with the seriousness that characterized him, conferred great credibility to their actions and opened the doors of Hollywood. Universally famous for his performances in the epic film genre giving life to biblical characters like Moses (the Ten Commandments, 1956) and Judah Ben-Hur (Ben-Hur, 1959). She also played Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar in “El Cid” (1961) and Michelangelo in “The Agony and the Ecstasy” (1965).
His career also includes Orson Welles’s “Touch of Evil” (1958), and the role of Colonel Taylor in the classic science fiction series “Planet of the Apes”(1968-1970).The most famous film of Heston is Ben Hur: The overproduction of William Wyler contained subliminal messages clear and some very ambiguous scenes in an argument that is easier to explain assuming Ben Hur has had a gay relationship with his friend Messala, but always with subtlety and clever double meanings. Charlton Heston had a very conservative mentality, and was well known to the crew and everyone knew that he would refuse to continue working if he was aware that his character was a undercover gay. But Heston filmed the movie without grasping the underlying romance, which was not aware until later see it.
Heston was very well known for being president between 1998 and 2003 from the National Rifle Association (NRA), from which ardently defended the right to free possession of firearms in the United States. Film director Michael Moore interviewed Heston in his documentary Bowling for Columbine, where the issue of Slaughter Columbine High School in Jefferson County (Colorado) in 1999. After the slaughter addressed, Heston had addressed a rally NRA precisely in that county, even though the authorities and relatives of the victims had asked him not to. Heston, ignoring pleas, decided to hold the meeting anyway, so some interpreted his attitude as a provocation.