Charlton Heston, outspoken former-president of the NRA and celebrated film star, passed away Saturday evening. He was 84. Read more on IMDb.
The timing of his death seems really strange to me, it seems like ever since John and I watched Get Shorty I’ve heard his name mentioned multiple times. Just a coincidence, I suppose.
I’m probably not the best guy to talk about Heston, I haven’t even seen Ben-Hur yet, but I’ll freely admit that while I didn’t care for his NRA work, I respect the Hell out of his film career. I mean with films like Planet of the Apes and Soylent Green how can you not like him?
So, sadly, another great Hollywood icon has passed on. But he leaves us behind a body of work that future generations will be able to look back on and enjoy. We’ll miss you, Chuck.