Okay, probably not the most tasteful of headlines, but it's true. Anyone that ever opposed the NRA can finally pry the gun out of his cold dead hands, because he finally kicked the bucket today at age 84 after a battle with Alzheimer's. I suppose chiseled good looks and a big gun can't stop Alzheimer's either. Will we ever find a cure? Okay, so they didn't say what he died from, but he's had a case of the where am I's and who are you's for a while now.
Heston was best known as being a stone cold bad ass in tons of projects from the 40's to up until just a few years back. He also took charge of the NRA and ushered in a whole new world of crazy gun toting flag waving hub-a-jub. Some of my favorite Heston joints?
The Naked Jungle, A Touch of Evil, Planet of the Apes, The Omega Man, Soylent Green, and Almost an Angel. Okay so Almost an Angel was a Paul Hogan joint, but Heston was in it for a moment damnit. Plus Paul Hogan deserves to be on any list of anything.
Well Mr. Heston. Thanks for everything...the good, the bad, and the crazy. In fact, especially for the crazy, cause those were my favorite parts. I hope you are guarding those 10 commandments up there somewhere with a giant pistol and a low cut shirt, cause there isn't anyone more qualified.
And for all those people that say you're nuts? Well, it's true, but I don't care...and Damn them, Damn them all to hell!