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Charlton Hest-off

#1
Gone to the big premier in the sky.

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I suppose now would be a good time for the FBI to ask for his gun?
 

old_fat_and_hairy

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#2
Shame, he did some decent films. Even the trashier ones, like 'Omega Man' and 'Soylent Green' were superb, thanks to him.
Was quite a liberal, really, just had strong personal beliefs.
 
#3
Charlton Heston has died age 84.

now that the tiresome old sod has croaked can someone please pry that f*ckin gun out of his cold dead hand.



do you think mybe the apes got him?

"I have a face that belongs in another century," he often remarked. yep and politics from 2000 years ago too.

all thought i did like him in ben-hur and planet of the apes despite his hammy style, i could never rate him because of that crap el-cid.

he did well supporting the civil rights people in the 60's-70's, but let himself down with the gun control issue.

still, after all his alarmist rantings we may get some use of of him......... as soylent green. :wink:
 

old_fat_and_hairy

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#5
Whilst gun control is a contentious subject, I'm not sure he should just be remembered for that. However,

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Heston was typical of so many of us; a liberal in his youth, then as he got older -and maybe wiser - became a conservative. Like a lot of us on this site, he despaired at the breakdown of law and order, the over interfering of central government and the waste of money by succesive administrations.
 
#6
...I feel safer already.

And in response to the last post - I'm older, but I have never voted right wing tory or right wing tony - and will never. I think Charlton was a little mixed up, poor dear. He was a pathetic figure when Michael Moore went to visit. And now he's cold and dead. How sad.
 
#8
"Get your hands off me you damn dirty apes!"

Didn't care for his opinion on gun control, but he was fairly liberal otherwise. RIP
 

Mr Happy

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#9
deSTABlised said:
"Get your hands off me you damn dirty apes!"

Didn't care for his opinion on gun control, but he was fairly liberal otherwise. RIP
That might redeem him in my eyes, have you a linky / proof?
 
#10
In his earlier years, Heston was a liberal Democrat, campaigning for Presidential candidates Adlai Stevenson in 1956 and John F. Kennedy in 1960. A civil rights activist, he accompanied Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights march held in Washington, D.C. in 1963, even going so far as to wear a sign that read "All Men Are Created Equal". Heston later claimed it a point of pride that he helped in the civil rights cause "long before Hollywood found it fashionable", as he often says in his speeches. Heston had also planned to campaign for Lyndon Johnson, but was unable to do so when filming on Major Dundee went over schedule.

In 1968, following the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Heston appeared on The Joey Bishop Show and, along with fellow actors Gregory Peck, Kirk Douglas and James Stewart, called for public support for President Johnson's Gun Control Act of 1968. :roll:

He was also an opponent of McCarthyism and racial segregation, which he saw as only helping the cause of Communism worldwide. He opposed the Vietnam War and considered Richard Nixon a disaster for America. He turned down John Wayne's offer of a role in The Alamo, because the film was a right-wing allegory for the Cold War.
By the 1980s, however, Heston had begun to support more conservative positions on such issues as affirmative action and gun rights and changed his political affiliation from Democratic to Republican. He controversially praised David Duke. He has campaigned for Republican candidates and Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush.
 
#11
frenchperson said:
He was a pathetic figure when Michael Moore went to visit.
i'v always like what moore has to say, but his treatment of heston in BFC was dispicable, moore gained access to heston on false pretences, then harranged a feeble minded old man to score a petty point.

fat tw*t.
 
#12
frenchperson said:
...I feel safer already.

And in response to the last post - I'm older, but I have never voted right wing tory or right wing tony - and will never. I think Charlton was a little mixed up, poor dear. He was a pathetic figure when Michael Moore went to visit. And now he's cold and dead. How sad.
Good day to you Frenchie. Before you pass judgement old son, let's just wait and see. Most of us become more conservative with the years.
And yes, he was confused when Michael Moore interviewed him as he was in the early stages of Alzheimers. Michael Moore has made some good points, but he spares no one in the process, not even the weak.

And mate, we all become cold and dead. I do not wish to belabour the
point but, one day it will be you in the box.
 

Mr Happy

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#13
DrStealth said:
frenchperson said:
He was a pathetic figure when Michael Moore went to visit.
i'v always like what moore has to say, but his treatment of heston in BFC was dispicable, moore gained access to heston on false pretences, then harranged a feeble minded old man to score a petty point.

fat tw*t.
Agreed
 
#14
DrStealth said:
frenchperson said:
He was a pathetic figure when Michael Moore went to visit.
i'v always like what moore has to say, but his treatment of heston in BFC was dispicable, moore gained access to heston on false pretences, then harranged a feeble minded old man to score a petty point.

fat tw*t.
Agree.

What's more, there was nothing inconsistent about Heston's views - they were a coherent statement of what some would regard as essential American values; contrary to what some here appear to believe, supporting the Constitutional "right to bear arms" does not a priori make said proponent either a nutter or "red neck bigot".
 

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