Arguably the screen world’s greatest ever character actor, has died. A mountain of a man in screen terms, Charlton Heston will always be, to me, Judah Ben Hur.
He’ll be remembered for many roles. Many great and powerful dramatics. Moses, John the Baptist, Rodrigo Diaz, Michelagelo and General Charles Gordon. He’ll be remembered for great lines and big portrayals, but sadly, he’ll probably be remembered best for his proclamation regarding the right to bear firearms in the United States, as President of the National Rifle Association.
Better he be remembered as the righteous Judah Ben Hur than the somewhat sanctimonious President of the NRA.