Charlton Heston

Charlton Heston is an American film actor noted for heroic roles, and his long involvement in political issues, mainly as five-time president of the National Rifle Association.
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As an artist, I understand that, and I value the creative input of the artist.

Charlton Heston

Well, we have certainly produced great art before we did this. In my view, there are any number of areas of government which tax money should not be spent.

Charlton Heston

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.

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Dirty Harry, for example. Clint Eastwood was not a rogue cop. He was a maverick cop, but he was a good guy.

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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.

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These are ridiculous, foolish grants dangerously foolish. Most of which are made precisely to irritate the Philistine.

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You cut their money back, for one thing... I go back a long way with the NEA.

Charlton Heston

You can spend a lifetime, and, if you're honest with yourself, never once was your work perfect.

Charlton Heston

But when I told an audience last year that white pride is just as valid as black pride or red pride or anyone else's pride, they called me a racist. I've worked with brilliantly talented homosexuals all my life. But when I told an audience that gay rights should extend no further than your rights or my rights, I was called a homophobe. I served in World War II against the Axis powers. But during a speech, when I drew an analogy between singling out innocent Jews and singling out innocent gun owners, I was called an anti-Semite. Everyone I know knows I would never raise a closed fist against my country. But when I asked an audience to oppose this cultural persecution, I was compared to Timothy McVeigh.

Charlton Heston

The big studio era is from the coming of sound until 1950, until I came in... I came in at a crux in film, which was the end of the studio era and the rise of filmmaking.

Charlton Heston

It's been quite a ride. I loved every minute of it.

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It's been quite a ride.

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You could think of extraordinary examples to the contrary: The Grapes of Wrath... and even into the 70s.

Charlton Heston