Sunday, April 06, 2008

It's genuine 160-proof old Anglo-Saxon baby.

Some of his best bits...




Omega Man, "There are no phones ringing here."



The Planet of the Apes, "Get your stinking paws off me..."



The Planet of the Apes, "It's a Madhouse..."



Soylent Green, "It was people..."



The Ten Commandments original trailer.

R.I.P. ya big ham.

10 comments:

Don Snabulus said...

RIP, Mr. Heston. You provided entertainment in your movies and your real life. Enjoy the firing range in the sky.

Had to be said:

I wonder who is going to pry his gun away.

Dean Wormer said...

Don,

I wonder who is going to pry his gun away.

Ha! We have to wait for his fingers to get cold first.

Overdroid said...

I'm going to eat some soylant green and think of him.

Freida Bee said...

My favorite was his role Bowling for Columbine, or maybe that should be least favorite, but nonetheless, it's death. What's there to be happy about no matter who it is.

Diane said...

what? nothing on Ben Hur?

Swinebread said...

So long Chuck!

Dr. Zaius said...

Ha! He'll be back in 1,971 years!

Dean Wormer said...

OD-

Usually when I'm eating Soylent I'm thinking of you.

Freida-

That was great, Moore really nailed in Columbine. They're a few actors like Heston that I like where the cheese overpowers my dislike of their politics. In many cases I believe the cheese actually informs their politics.

Diane-

My bad.

Swine-

Yup.

Zaius-

Excellent point. Unfortunately it will be a madhouse by then. :)

Aaron said...

Love the big ham's quotes. I would add one more; "Police work is only easy in a police state" from "Touch of Evil".

And although I disagreed with his positions as head of the NRA, I had to admit his jibe at Bill Clinton ("We wouldn't trust you with our daughters and we won't trust you with our guns".) was pretty funny.

Dean Wormer said...

Aaron-

Great Heston quote! Didn't he play a hispanic sheriff in that film?

He was almost in too many movies...