In the Arena

Charlton Heston, like the roles he has played on both stage and on screen, has had a large infuence on both American and world cinema. He is famous throughout the world for his throughtful portrayal of biblical and historical heroes - Moses in The Ten Commandments , Ben Hur, Mark Anthony and as Michelangelo in The Agony and the Ectasy . In his memoirs, Charlton Heston reflects on his life, his career as an actor, and the political and personal principles which have influenced him. He tells stories of his contemporaries and co-stars, who include almost all the famous stage and screen names of the past 40 years.