Charlton Heston Rides Into the Sunset

Posted by Michael Pinto on Apr 6, 2008 in Cinema |

Charlton Heston - Planet of the Apes

I just found out that Charlton Heston passed away at age 84. While he got his start in films in 1950 and won an Oscar, as a fanboy I’ll always associate him with such classic fanboy favorites like Planet of the Apes, Soylent Green and The Omega Man.

Here’s an amazing scene from Soylent Green, Charlton Heston’s tears at Sol’s death were real, as Heston was the only cast member who knew that Edward G. Robinson was dying of terminal cancer. This was the 90th and last movie in which Robinson appeared:

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