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    Film Legend Charlton Heston Dead at 84

    LOS ANGELES - Charlton Heston, who won the 1959 best actor Oscar as the chariot-racing "Ben-Hur" and portrayed Moses, Michelangelo, El Cid and other heroic figures in movie epics of the '50s and '60s, has died. He was 84.

    The actor died Saturday night at his home in Beverly Hills with his wife Lydia at his side, family spokesman Bill Powers said.

    Powers declined to comment on the cause of death or provide further details.

    "Charlton Heston was seen by the world as larger than life. He was known for his chiseled jaw, broad shoulders and resonating voice, and, of course, for the roles he played," Heston's family said in a statement. "No one could ask for a fuller life than his. No man could have given more to his family, to his profession, and to his country."

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    Re: Film Legend Charlton Heston Dead at 84

    Sad to hear.

    I watched some of his movies (can't say many, because he made so many) when I was a kid, including Planet of the Apes, Soylent Green, Ben-Hur & him playing Moses in THe Ten Commandments.

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    Re: Film Legend Charlton Heston Dead at 84

    Soylent Green creeped me out - especially when you found out what the food (the "Soylent Green" in the title was one of several colors of food, or Soylent, in the movie, for those of you who have never seen the movie) was made of.

    Singer, did you ever see "Omega Man"?
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    Re: Film Legend Charlton Heston Dead at 84

    Sad.
    Good man, easy to admire for me as a young man, and a man getting older.
    Good rest his soul.

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    Re: Film Legend Charlton Heston Dead at 84

    "shockzilla" wrote:
    Soylent Green creeped me out - especially when you found out what the food (the "Soylent Green" in the title was one of several colors of food, or Soylent, in the movie, for those of you who have never seen the movie) was made of.

    Singer, did you ever see "Omega Man"?
    I'm pretty sure I did, but don't recall the movie right now. I know that was one of his biggies. The others I remember pretty well because I've watched them more than once.

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    Re: Film Legend Charlton Heston Dead at 84

    Sad, but he lived a good life, and his wife of 64 years at his side when he died.

    He was a classy guy, distinctive voice...remember seeing "Planet of the Apes" the first time. Awesome movie.
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    Re: Film Legend Charlton Heston Dead at 84

    A wonderful actor and human being.
    I especially appreciated his efforts on behalf of our Second Ammendment rights.
    Soylent Green was interesting, but creepy at the ending.
    Is it just me (I'm old) or do some of you get the feeling we're losing an era of wonderful actors?
    Heston, Matthau, Scott, Stewart, just to name a few...
    RIP Charlton.
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    Re: Film Legend Charlton Heston Dead at 84

    "PacNWVike" wrote:
    A wonderful actor and human being.
    I especially appreciated his efforts on behalf of our Second Amendment rights.
    Soylent Green was interesting, but creepy at the ending.
    Is it just me (I'm old) or do some of you get the feeling we're losing an era of wonderful actors?
    Heston, Matthau, Scott, Stewart, just to name a few...
    RIP Charlton.
    I think that's exactly what made him scary.

    May he still rest in peace though, despite that.

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    Re: Film Legend Charlton Heston Dead at 84

    "cogitans" wrote:
    "PacNWVike" wrote:
    A wonderful actor and human being.
    I especially appreciated his efforts on behalf of our Second Amendment rights.

    Soylent Green was interesting, but creepy at the ending.
    Is it just me (I'm old) or do some of you get the feeling we're losing an era of wonderful actors?
    Heston, Matthau, Scott, Stewart, just to name a few...
    RIP Charlton.
    I think that's exactly what made him scary.

    May he still rest in peace though, despite that.
    Again, we'll have to agree to disagree on that one Cog.
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