Charlton Heston, who died on Sunday, played the lead role in more than 60 films.
One of Heston's first major roles was playing Moses in the Hollywood epic The Ten Commandments.
He is best known for his role as Jewish prince Judah Ben-Hur in the 1959 epic film Ben Hur.
The film included an iconic chariot race, one of the most famous scenes in cinema.
It was a part that would win him the best actor Oscar at the 1959 Academy Award ceremony.
Heston later went on to star in the cult sci-fi film The Planet of the Apes, where he played an astronaut who lands on a planet run by intelligent apes.
Away from the set, Heston was a passionate campaigner for civil rights. Here, he (left) pickets a whites-only restaurant in Oklahoma City in 1961.
Later in life, he was president of the US gun lobby group, the National Rifle Association.
Heston married his wife, actress Lydia Clarke, in 1944.
A supporter of the Republican Party, Heston received a medal from President George W Bush in 2003.