Charlton Heston (born John Charles Carter in Wilmette, Illinois, October 4, 1923, died April 5, 2008) starred in epic films like The Ten Commandments (1956) by Cecil B. deMille, Ben-Hur (1959) by William Wyler, El Cid (1961) with Sophia Loren, 55 Days at Peking (1963) with Ava Gardner, The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) with Rex Harrison, Khartoum (1966) with Laurence Olivier, Planet of the Apes (1968). He also acted in Dark City (1950) by William Dieterle, Touch of Evil (1958) by Orson Wells, The Big Country (1958) by William Wyler with Gregory Peck.
Read Ready for My deMille: Profiles in Excellence – Charlton Heston, 1967 by Philip Berk
Golden Globe Awards
1957 NomineeBest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
1960 NomineeBest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
1962 WinnerWorld Film Favorites
1963 NomineeBest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
1967 WinnerCecil B. deMille Award