(p. 04. 10. 1924), American actor and director.
Started his career in a provincial theater actor was interrupted by the Second World War, in which Heston
was involved as a military pilot. Demobilized, organized in 1944 in North Carolina, "Thomas Wolfe Memorial Theater 'and gained fame as a first-class performer leading roles in productions of Shakespeare's plays. Was invited to Broadway, where he played the role of Anthony. At the same time a group of students in the humanities, University of North Carolina (old friends of Heston
, . already tenants in 1941 in the amateur adaptation of Ibsen 'Peer Gynt' (Peer Gynt) created a 16-mm film screen version of Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar', . and execution of the main role drew the attention of filmmakers 'great movie', . Debut for which Heston
was held in 1950 ( 'Dark City' (Dark City) I,
. Dieterle). Tall, expressive courageous plastic and great acting talent immediately identified Role Heston
in film - he played in 'superkolossah' ( 'The most grandiose spectacle on Earth' N. DeMille (The Greatest Show On Earth, 1952); 'Ten Commandments' DeMille (The Ten Commandments, 1956); 'Ben Hur' Y. Wyler (Ben-Hur, 1959), Award Oscar for the role, 'Sid' E. Mann (El Cid, 1960), in Westerns and thrillers ( 'Pony Express' (Pony Express, 1953); 'Touch of Evil' O. Wells (Touch Of Evil, 1958); 'Big edge' (The Big Country, 1959) and others. ), Screen versions of the popular adventure prose ( "Call of the Wild 'K. Annakina (Call Of The Wild, 1972); 'Three Musketeers' (The Three Musketeers) and 'Four Musketeers' (The Four Musketeers) P. Lester, 1974; 'The Prince and the Pauper' P. Fleischer (Crossed Swords / The Prince And The Pauper, 1977)), acted as the modern role of the brave ( 'Airport 75' (Airport 1975) and 'Earthquake' (Earthquake, 1974).
. Of particular popularity is already at a mature age has won the lead role in the performance of film based on the fiction novel by Pierre Boulle 'Planet of the Apes' (Planet Of The Apes, 1968 and 1970)
. For an actor interested directors of a relatively new generation - J. Pan Kosmatos (western 'Tombstone', Tombstone, 1993), K. Brann ( 'Hamlet', 1996). Creative addiction Heston
especially evident, . when he went to the director: his love for life left Shakespeare ( 'Antony and Cleopatra', . Antony And Cleopatra, . 1972), . adventure stories ( 'gold-bearing vein', . Mother Lode / Search For The Mother Lode: The Last Great Treasure, . 1982), . long history (TV movie 'Man for All Seasons', . A Man For All Seasons, . 1988),
. In 1996 starred in the film 'Alaska' his son Fraser Heston
. Page Heston in "universal encyclopedia" on megaportals "Cyril and Methodius"
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