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Hollywood Flashback: Charlton Heston’s “Cold Dead Hands” Speech Fired Up the NRA in 2000

The actor made his pronouncement at the group's 129th convention as he held up a Revolutionary War-era flintlock rifle, declaring he'd refuse to allow the government confiscate the gun, and called…

Lydia Clarke Heston, Actress and Wife of Charlton Heston, Dies at 95

Lydia Clarke Heston, an actress and the wife of Oscar-winning actor Charlton Heston for 64 years, died Monday at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, her family announced. She was 95.

‘The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille’: Film Review | DWF 2017

In 'The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille,' filmmaker Peter Brosnan traces his 30-year mission to excavate the largest movie set built during Hollywood's silent era from the dunes of a California beach.

Hollywood Flashback: ‘Ben-Hur’ First Conquered Hollywood in 1959

As a remake heads to theaters Aug. 19, THR looks back at the film starring Charlton Heston as a Jewish prince-turned-slave-turned-chariot racer: "When a horse went down, there was no room for…

Charlton Heston’s Kids on Oscar-Winning ‘Ben-Hur’: “It Was a Big Risk for Him and the Studio”

"When he won, I think he finally felt validated as an actor," son Fraser Heston, who has the statuette today, tells THR. Daughter Holly Heston Rochell possesses the actor's other Oscar, the Jean…

Charlton Heston’s Son, an Oscar Voter, Criticizes “Orwellian” Diversity Changes

"This move was ill-advised, ill-considered, possibly illegal, and in essence just all kinds of wrong," Fraser Heston states.

Yelp Accused of Mob-Like Behavior in Upcoming Documentary

Longtime Hollywood PR man Michael Levine will executive produce 'Billion Dollar Bully,' which makes allegations that Yelp vigorously denies.

Zombie Master George Romero on “Hollywood Mafia,” Cable TV’s Appeal

"You can be a little tougher on cable. You don't have to be as gentle," the 'Night of the Living Dead' director said at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Oscars: 5 Ways to Depolarize the Broadcast

A politically charged environment filled with controversy over 'American Sniper' and charges of Academy racism over the 'Selma' snubs means only one thing: A makeover must happen — fast — for the…

‘Greatest Story Ever Told’ Actress Joanna Dunham Dies at 78

The British actress had been recommended for the role in the 1965 blockbuster by Marilyn Monroe

ICM Partners Toasts Veteran Talent Agent Jack Gilardi For 60th Anniversary With Dodgers Bash

A version of this story first appeared in the Nov. 14 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Hollywood players are often criticized for a lack of loyalty, but the same complaint cannot be…

Feature Film Seeks Answers to Disappearance of Michael Rockefeller

Agamemnon Films, founded by Fraser and Charlton Heston, will explore the mysterious 1960s death of a member of one of the most powerful families in American history.