Saturday, April 5, 2008

Moses has left the building

And yes, I am aware that everyone already knows this. I realize that everyone knows internet things long before I do. However, I feel a little nostalgic at the passing of Charlton Heston.

And here's my favorite bit from the news article:

"Charlton Heston was seen by the world as larger than life. He was known for his chiseled jaw, broad shoulders and resonating voice, and, of course, for the roles he played," Heston's family said in a statement. "No one could ask for a fuller life than his. No man could have given more to his family, to his profession, and to his country."

Heston revealed in 2002 that he had symptoms consistent with Alzheimer's disease, saying, "I must reconcile courage and surrender in equal measure."

With his large, muscular build, well-boned face and sonorous voice, Heston proved the ideal star during the period when Hollywood was filling movie screens with panoramas depicting the religious and historical past. "I have a face that belongs in another century," he often remarked.

Publicist Michael Levine, who represented Heston for about 20 years, said the actor's passing represented the end of an iconic era for cinema.


KA said...

Actually, this is the first I've heard of it. I'm always just a little bit out of the loop.

Mom said...

Hey, ka, you're not alone. And I thought I watched a lot of tv. Somehow I missed this. He did make a great Moses.

John Hattan said...

I wonder if anyone's pried away his gun yet.