Sunday, April 06, 2008

"So far, this is not blowing my skirt up, gentlemen."

Ach! Charlton Heston is dead!

Being a firm admirer of actors who chew the scenery with wild abandon, I always liked Charlton Heston a great deal, even when I didn't like the movie. The Ten Commandments tends to have the same soporific effect on me as a big turkey dinner with two glasses of wine, without the comforting feeling of having eaten a big turkey dinner with two glasses of wine, but that's not Heston's fault, and I really love Ben-Hur. In his later years, Heston took on a lot of small roles that played off his image of a tough-as-nails guy you don't mess with, and I like that sense of humor he showed.

His political views? Didn't share them, obviously, and I don't much care what actors believe, anyway. I'll just cheerfully watch the chariot race from Ben-Hur again:

So long, Omega Man!

1 comment:

Becky said...

My heart sank when I read the news article this morning. I can't believe he's gone. I REALLY can't believe he was in his 80s. He always seemed so...timeless.