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Charlton Heston dies aged 84

The actor Charlton Heston has put his vest on for the last time. The Oscar winning actor died on Saturday aged 84. Although for many youngsters Heston is better known from his role as the head of the NRA (as featured in Michael Moore's Bowling for Columbine), he has been in some great films over the years from Planet of the Apes, The Omega Man, Soylent Green to the not so great, and on every second Sunday, The Ten Commandments.

As a tribute to Chuck we've selected some of his finest moments in celluloid including classic lines like, "You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!", "Soylent Green is made out of people" to Heston's finest screen moment; the scene between his Ben Hur and Stephen Boyd's Messala.

Unbeknownst to Heston, director William Wylder told Boyd to act as if Ben Hur and Messala were old f**k buddies. It's a hilarious piece of cinematic gold from the film that bagged Charlton a Best Actor Oscar.
Planet of the Apes Soylent Green
The Omega Man Ben Hur

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