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In pictures: Charlton Heston turns 80
Charlton Heston
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Charlton Heston, who turns 80 on Monday, has played the lead role in more than 60 films.
Charlton Heston in Ben Hur
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He is best known for his role as Jewish prince Judah Ben-Hur in the 1959 epic film Ben Hur.
Charlton Heston with his Oscar
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It was a part that would win him the best actor Oscar at the 1960 Academy Award ceremony.
Charlton and Lydia Clarke Heston
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Heston married his wife, actress Lydia Clarke Heston, in 1944.
Charlton Heston
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He stepped down as president of the US gun lobby, the National Rifle Association (NRA), in 2003, citing ill-health.
Charlton Heston and President George W Bush
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Heston is a staunch supporter of George W Bush's Republican party.

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