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Charlton Heston

Charlton Heston
Photo: Rowland Scherman / Public domain / Wikimedia Commons

Birth Date

October 4, 1923


April 5, 2008


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Dark Brown

Eye color



6 ft 3 in | 191 cm


86 kg | 189.5 lbs

Shoe size

11 US | 44 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Charlton Heston was born in Wilmette, Illinois, United States, on October 4, 1923, was an American actor.

Young Charlton Heston first started performing during his years at Northwestern University in Evanston, in school theater productions.

He made his film debut in amateur silent 16 mm adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's play Peer Gynt (1941).

He landed his big screen debut in drama mystery film Dark City (1950) in role as Danny Haley / Richard Branton, at the age of 26.

He got his television debut in CBS anthology drama series Suspense (1949) in episode "Suspicion".

Heston's breakthrough performance came as Brad Braden in melodrama movie The Greatest Show on Earth (1952).

Charlton Heston Height and Weight

How tall was Charlton Heston and what was his weight? Charlton Heston's height was 6' 3" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 191 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, his weight was 189.5 іn pоunds or 86 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.

Best Movies

He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Drama and won the Golden Laurel Award for Top Male Dramatic Performance for his role as Moses in epic religious drama film The Ten Commandments (1956).

He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Comedy or Musical for his role as Capt. Paul MacDougall / Benny the Snatch / Narrator in comedy war movie The Pigeon That Took Rome (1962).

He won the Academy Award for Best Actor and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for his role as Judah Ben-Hur in epic historical drama film Ben Hur (1959).

He was nominated for the Golden Laurel Award for Top Action Performance for his role as Maj. Matt Lewis in epic historical war film 55 Days at Peking (1963).

Touch of Evil (1958) drama mystery as Ramon Miguel "Mike" Vargas

Planet of the Apes (1968) science fiction as George Taylor

Soylent Green (1973) post-apocalyptic science fiction thriller as Detective Frank Thorn

The Big Country (1958) epic Western as Steve Leech

The Omega Man (1971) science fiction as Neville

Midway (1976) drama action as Capt. Matthew Garth

Any Given Sunday (1999) sports drama as Commissioner

El Cid (1961) epic historical drama as El Cid (Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar)

The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) epic drama as John the Baptist

The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) drama history as Michelangelo Buonarroti


Attended New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois.

Studied drama at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Had English, German and Scottish ancestry.

Had younger sister, Lilla and brother, Alan.

He appeared in over 100 films during his career.

He was an avid tennis player, runner and swimmer in his youth.

He served for two years in the United States Army Air Forces.

He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2003.

He won the Golden Globe Henrietta Award for World Film Favorite - Male in 1962.

Received Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1967.

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located on 1628 Hollywood Boulevard in 1960.

Received Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1978.

He was the President of the National Rifle Association (1998-2003).

Heston died on April 5, 2008, Beverly Hills, California, United States, at age of 84.


He was married to actress and photographer Lydia Marie Clarke (1944–2008), they had one son, Fraser Clarke Heston and one adopted daughter, Holly Heston Rochell.


He dated Katy Jurado (1953).