: Charlton Heston: 1923-2008

04-07-08, 12:47 AM
Don't know if anyone else has seen this, but I just came across it myself. Evidently the 84 year old Heston passed away quietly in his home on Saturday... he had also been dealing with Alzheimer's for the past several years as well.

Washington Post: Charlton Heston, 1923-2008 (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/06/AR2008040600584.html?hpid=topnews)

So, may I offer a small moment of silence for the Heston family from the CF community...


04-07-08, 12:56 AM
Wow, I didn't know he was that old.

There will be twenty-one gun salutes across the country tomorrow.

DopeStar 156
04-07-08, 02:33 AM
Imagine if he shot himself accidentally. That woulda been funny.....

04-07-08, 07:46 AM
The Omega Man has made it to his Omega. :salute:

Just don't eat the Soylent Green.


04-07-08, 12:10 PM
Imagine if he shot himself accidentally. That woulda been funny.....

That was the first thing that came to mind when the news first broke and the reports were being vague about an "unreleased cause of death". Horrible, I know, but it definately would have made discussions a bit more... interesting to say the least.

My condolences to his family. He was one of the cinematic greats and will undoubtedly be fondly remembered.

04-07-08, 12:42 PM
He was a man who really made a difference in the world. Both on screen and off. I'll never forget his epic motion pictures.

I own:
El Cid
Ben Hur
Ten Commanments
The Agony and the Ecstasy
Tombstone (cameo part)
True Lies (another bit part)
Gray Lady Down
The Battle of Midway
Call of the Wild

04-07-08, 12:47 PM
The Battle of Midway

Fantastic :thumbsup:

04-08-08, 05:41 AM
Ben-Hur's an Easter tradition with my family. We all love Mr. Heston at the Flynn residence, and I salute him.

04-08-08, 06:27 AM
Some of today's "actors" could learn a thing or two from his movies.
I can't recall many bad ones... which is more than I can say for anyone who has made a movie in the last 20 years or so :lol:

He'll be missed.

04-08-08, 09:19 AM
Later Chuck! Good guy, great legacy.

04-08-08, 09:20 AM
I was fortunate to meet him briefly while serving in USS PIPER (SS 409) in '61. He and some writers were in New London doing research for a submarine movie, we were in port for the weekend, so we wound up as the host boat. Seemed just like one of the troops. Unlike most "stars" nowadays, he pretty much avoided the tabloid image over the years and didn't go off on weird causes and crusades in order to enhance his personal exposure. Having heard him speak at a couple of NRA functions in DC I believe he actually had a functioning brain, as opposed to some of our more visible talking heads. Good actor, good movies with decent effects (given the technology of the day), and no blood and guts solely for gruesome shock effect. A dying breed.

04-08-08, 10:18 AM
A truly great conservative Republican when the majority of Hollywood was solidly behind Lenin.