Sunday, April 6, 2008
Charlton Heston R.I.P.
Charlton Heston died yesterday at the age of 84. He had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and pretty much retreated from the public sphere in 2002. Heston's acting legacy is nothing short of iconic, but unfortunately it is overshadowed, in my opinion, his political rallying for an individual's ridiculous right to bare arms. For me his reputation went down the tubes with his interim as president of the NRA. If he had not been in Touch of Evil and Planet of the Apes, I wouldn't have even bothered with the post.