Charlton Heston

“Julius Caesar” (1950) At New Trier High School in Willamette, Ill., Heston became involved with the school’s drama program where he excelled in numerous productions. He even appeared in a 16mm silent amateur film adaptations of “Peer Gynt,” directed by David Bradley. He received a scholarship to Northwestern University from the Winnetka Community Theatre where he also did plays. Nearly a decade after “Peer Gynt,” Heston teamed up with Bradley for this low-budget, 16mm indie production in which he plays Marc Antony. Heston earned $50 a week for his work. The film was mainly shown in schools and private industry screenings. It didn’t have a wide spread release in the states until 1952 after Heston was an established actor. Heston reprised the role in an all-star Hollywood remake in 1970 (pictured).
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