Charlton Heston: An Epic Life

Heston played larger-than-life roles on screen and was called "a great patriot."

Charlton Heston: An Epic Life

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With his chiseled, dramatic features, actor Charlton Heston, seen here in a publicity photo from 1950, made a career playing heroic figures, such as Moses, Michelangelo, El Cid and the charioteer Ben-Hur, a role that won him the Oscar for best actor in 1959. He died Saturday April 5, 2008 according to a statement from the actor's family. He was 84. (AP Photo)
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