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He’d become a household name in The Ten Commandments—but Charlton Heston wanted to show his acting chops, and he got the chance in the 1959 classic Ben-Hur.
See also: All hail Hal Holbrook.
To mark the DVD-BluRay release of the film’s restoration, Heston’s son Frasier recalls for Bill Newcott how his dad fretted over every detail of the movie’s production.
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