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Ben Hur (1959)

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)WonActor
Golden Globe (1959)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
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