Monday, April 7, 2008

Charlton Heston, American actor and icon, 1924-2008

I was very saddened to hear about the passing of Charlton Heston, one of the great American actors. He struck me as a very classy, dignified man, and he will be greatly missed.

And when he wasn’t saying epic movie lines like “Soylent Green is made out of PEOPLE!!!”, he had some great observations about society in general. During an NRA speech, he held a musket up in the air and dared 2000 democratic presidential candidate Al Gore to pry the weapon, “…from my cold, dead hands.” (I guess now Gore can take Heston up on his offer). Also, Heston gave a great speech regarding winning the cultural war (which he gave at Harvard Law School in 1999).

R.I.P., Mr. Heston.

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