Quotes by Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston is consistently rated as one of the top rated actors of all-time. His greatest films include "Ben-Hur", "The Ten Commandments", and "Soylent Green". Nonetheless, the man had other passions. He was an avid gun owner's rights activist and served as President of the NRA for several of his later years. However, he'll always be best known for his parts in epic films, and rightfully so. Read some of Charlton Heston's greatest quotes below.
The trouble with movies as a business is that it's an art, and the trouble with movies as art is that it's a business.
For an actor, there is no greater loss than the loss of his audience.
As an artist, I understand that, and I value the creative input of the artist.
Shakespeare is the outstanding example of how that can be done. In all of Shakespeare's plays, no matter what tragic events occur, no matter what rises and falls, we return to stability in the end.
Dirty Harry, for example. Clint Eastwood was not a rogue cop. He was a maverick cop, but he was a good guy.
Undeniably the American art form, too. And yet more and more, we see films made that diminish the American experience and example. And sometimes trash it completely.
In recent years, anyone in the government, certainly anyone in the FBI or the CIA, or recently, in again, Clint's film, In the Line of Fire, the main bad guy is the chief advisor to the president.
You can spend a lifetime, and, if you're honest with yourself, never once was your work perfect.
You cut their money back, for one thing... I go back a long way with the NEA.
You could think of extraordinary examples to the contrary: The Grapes of Wrath... and even into the 70s.
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