Everyone always talks about his playing Moses, or "Planet of the Apes", but I always thought his best role, albeit a small one, was as the King of the Players in "Hamlet". The guy had PRESENCE, the ability to wrap a scene around yourself and DEFINE a role.
Well at least he didn't have an attitude about his money, and gave back to the world that treated him well for his skills as an actor and activist:
Heston remained active in charity work (as with The Will Rogers Institute) and politics and earned a reputation as a staunch Republican and a supporter and eventual president of the National Rifle Association.
At a Variety Club Charity fund raising event held in Newcastle, England during the late 80s Hollywood actor Charlton Heston was presented with a Bob Olley sculpture (Geordie ) as a momento of his visit to the North East of England and his support for the charity.