1.) What is Chuck's full name?
ANSWER: Charles (Charlton) Carter Heston
2.) What is his wife's name? What is Chuck's nickname for her?
ANSWER: Lydia Marie Clarke Heston. His nickname for Lydia is 'My Girl'.
3.) What was the year they married & what state did they marry in?
ANSWER: March 17, 1944 at Greensboro's Methodist Church in North Carolina
4.) What nickname does his wife call Chuck?
ANSWER: "Charlie" (DON'T EVER CALL HIM THIS! Only Lydia can)
5.) How many children do they have and what are their names?
ANSWER: 2 children: Fraser (Fray) Clarke Heston (biological son) Birthday: 2-12-55
& Holly Ann Heston Rochell (adopted daughter) Birthday: 8-2-61
6.) What was Chuck's parents names?
ANSWER: Lila Charlton & Russell Whitford Carter,(Stepfather: Chester Heston)
7.) What high school and college did he attend?
ANSWER: New Trier Township High School & Northwestern University's School of Speech-Scholarship from Winnetka Drama Club (1941)
8.) How many grandchildren does he have (as of 2001) and what are their names?
ANSWER: 2 grandchildren: John (Jack) Alexander Clarke Heston & Ridley Charlton Rochell
9.) He made his Hollywood debut in what film? What year did he make his Hollywood debut?
ANSWER: 'DARK CITY' made in 1951, directed by: William Dieterle
10.) Who was the leading lady in this 'debut' film?
ANSWER: Lizabeth Scott-She appeared in 21 films between 1945 and 1957, mostly for Wallis and Paramount, and was promoted by the studio as a Lauren Bacall or Veronica Lake-type.
11.) What president did he play twice in two different films? What are the names of these films?
ANSWER: President Andrew (Old Hickory) Jackson, Films: THE PRESIDENT'S LADY-Director:Henry Levin, 1953 & THE BUCCANEER-Director:Anthony Quinn, 1958
12.) What director thought he looked like Moses?
ANSWER: Cecil B. DeMille-He saw the marble statue of 'Moses', sculptured by Michelangelo (1475-1564), which is located in Rome's church of San Pietro in Vincoli and saw the resemblance between Chuck and the statue of 'Moses' instantly.
13.) Name three movies which Chuck has played the lead in which made the Top 10 Best Movies List?
ANSWER: THE TEN COMMANDMENTS-Directed by Cecil B. DeMille(1956), BEN-HUR-Directed by William Wyler(1959) & THE PLANET OF THE APES-Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner(1968)
14.) What movie of Chuck's made the American Film Institute Top 100 Films? What year was the movie made?
ANSWER: BEN-HUR-Directed by William Wyler(1959)
15.) How many Academy Awards has Chuck won? For what and what years?
ANSWER: 2--Best Actor in BEN-HUR (1959) & The 'Jean Hersolt Humanitarian Award' (1977)
16. What movie did Chuck portray a famous artist? When was it made? Who was his co-star?
ANSWER:THE AGONY & THE ECSTASY-Directed by Carol Reed(1965),Chuck portrayed the artist: MICHELANGELO di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni(1475-1564). His co-star was: Rex Harrison-(CLEOPATRA(1963),MY FAIR LADY(1964)DOCTOR DOLITTLE(1967)
17.) What movie did Chuck learn how to use the broard sword in? Who was the leading lady co-star in this movie?
ANSWER: EL CID-Directed by Anthony Mann(1961). His co-star was: Sophia Loren-(HOUSEBOAT(1958),TWO WOMEN(1961),MARRIAGE ITALIAN-STYLE(1964)
18.) What movie did Chuck sing in during the opening credits? What song did he sing?
ANSWER: WILL PENNY-Directed by Tom Gries(1968). Chuck sang: "Get Along Lil Doggies". Chuck also sang later in the film: "Deck The Halls" with co-star:Joan Hackett-(SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHERIFF!(1969,THE OTHER MAN(1970-TV)WILL PENNY was Chuck's favorite western that he made.
19.) How many times has Chuck been the President of the Screen Actor's Guild?
ANSWER: Chuck was elected six times as President of the Screen Actors Guild,& also served as the first Chairman and President of the American Film Institute.
20.) What famous line did Chuck yell in the movie: THE PLANET OF THE APES?
ANSWER: "Take your stinking paws off me---you damn dirty apes!!!"('68-'69)
21.) What is one of Chuck's favorite food---he takes this food with him everytime he goes overseas---he can not do without it and he is afraid some countries may not have it?
ANSWER: Peanut butter---he loves it and can not do without it for more than a day or two.
22.) What is his grandson's nickname for Chuck?
ANSWER: 'Ba'--Jack(grandson) had a hard time saying 'grandpa' so 'Ba' is all he could say when he was little.
23.) What is the name of the film, television & digital production company, established in 1981 by Chuck and his son?
ANSWER: Agamemnon Films-their mission is to entertain, enlighten, and inform audiences, in that order. They believe that developing and producing quality entertainment without compromising their artistic and ethical standards will reap reward and enrichment for their company and their audience.
24.) He played the last man on Earth in what movie? When was it made?
ANSWER: OMEGA MAN-Directed by Boris Sagal(1971)
25.) What illness did Chuck have recently, been treated for and is doing very well now?
ANSWER: Prostate cancer-Chuck under went radiation therapy for five days a week, for six-to-seven weeks. He has been quoted to say about his illness, "Happily, I seemed to have survived. It's very good news."
26.) What famous prop did he donate to the American Film Institute? What movie was it used in?
ANSWER: Chuck presented the 'STAFF' he used as 'Moses' in THE TEN COMMENDMENTS to the American Film Institute Showcase (AFI) in 1977, located in Florida at the Disney/MGM Studios.
27.) What does Chuck wear to bed?
ANSWER: He only wears his 'birthday-suit' or as some might say: he sleeps in the nude (NOTHING).
28.) How many times has Chuck died in his movies? Can you name the movies?
ANSWER: 15 times! The movies are: RUBY GENTRY, EL CID, THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD, KHARTOUM, ELIZABETH THE QUEEN, BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES, THE OMEGA MAN, CALL OF THE WILD, ANTONY & CLEOPATRA, EARTHQUAKE, MIDWAY, THE AWAKENING, MOTHER LODE, NAIROBI AFFAIR, A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS. Chuck has been quoted to say, "I have unquestionably been killed in more films than any other leading actor in the history of the movies."
29.) What are two books which Chuck has written?
ANSWER: Chuck has so far written: An Actor's Life (1976), Beijing Diary (1986), In the Arena (1995), To Be a Man: Letters to My Grandson (1998), Charlton Heston's Hollywood (1998), Charlton Heston Presents THE BIBLE: Text Guide (1997), & The Courage to be Free (1999).
30.) What is your favorite Charlton Heston film?
ANSWER: I have too many to name here, but why don't you go to the 'WEBPOLL PAGE' and place your vote for your favorite Heston film there. Click on the button below and it will take you to the page.