Monday, April 7, 2008

A little more on Heston

It always skips my mind that Charlton Heston starred in Orson Welles' great Touch of Evil. The fact that he ramrodded Welles into the position against studio resistance is one great contribution to the history of film. You can question his ability as an actor. But you can't question his capacity as a icon and star. He grew to become a star of the magnitude that it is now difficult to achieve. More than an actor, he was an institution in American life.

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