Born on October 4, 1923
From Evanston, Illinois
Charlton Heston as "Judah Ben-Hur"
Charlton Heston plays a Palestinian Jew who is battling the Roman empire at the time of Christ. His actions send him and his family into slavery, but an inspirational encounter with Jesus changes everything. Heston finally meets his rival in a justly famous chariot race and rescues his suffering family.
|Academy Award (1959)||Won||Actor|
|Golden Globe (1959)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama|
Charlton Heston as "Moses"
Enjoying a life of ease in the court of Egypt's pharaoh, Moses (Charlton Heston) discovers his Hebrew heritage and, later, God's expectations of him. He dedicates himself to liberating his people from captivity and -- with the aid of plagues and divine intervention -- manages to lead them out of Egypt and across the Red Sea. A greater challenge comes in the form of the golden calf idol, however, and it takes an unforgettable visitation by God on Mount Sinai for Moses' mission to prevail.
|Golden Globe (1956)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama|