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Charlton Heston Dead


#1

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080406/ap_on_en_mo/obit_heston

He was one of my heroes. A great, iconic actor and one of the last men of an age that appears to have past. He will be sorely missed.

This thread will probably turn into a train wreck, and I'm sure he wouldn't give a damn what his detractors would think of him.

Rest in peace, old man.


#2

Chuck got a bit wacky in later life, but always had a great sense of humor.

Ben Hur was one of the greatest films ever.


#3

That man was one of the best supporters of civil rights this nation has ever had.

mike


#4

[quote]Mikeyali wrote:
That man was one of the best supporters of civil rights this nation has ever had.

mike[/quote]

In every way. Marched with MLK and stood up for the second ammendment. Too bad too many will remember him as some gun-tottin’ death merchant or some shit.


#5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRG6ahCs_t0


#6

Wow, I didn’t know this had happened. I guess I always saw Chuck as timeless. I somehow never really gave much thought to the old man actually dying. He was a great actor, and a great man with a lot of integrity, regardless of politics. He spoke his mind but never really resorted to rhetoric or mud slinging. And you knew exactly where he stood. He will be missed.


#7

A real class act. Great actor, stoic and rugged. They don’t make em like that anymore.

                  Integrity.

#8

I remember he was a guest on Saturday Night Live once. Great sense of humor.


#9

Awesome guy, one of the VERY BEST in pretty much every sense of the word. I’m sorry to see him go.


#10

Loved his old movies especially during the seventies. Soylent Green, The Omega Man (better then I am Legend IMO), Planet of the Apes. Lot of good westerns as well. RIP Mr. Heston.

D


#11

http://www.newsfromme.com has some nice reminiscences about Heston. I found them enlightening.


#12

you know what pisses me off? i watch the news daily from about 9-11, and the first time i heard of this was 5 MINUTES AGO. WTF