Because of this, he is always credited as Charlton Easton. His real name is John Charles Carter, but chose the stage name of Charlton Heston. He played an impressive list of historical figures from Moses to Michelangelo during his career. His long acting career lasted over sixty years until his death in 2008.
Heston was an avid gunman. He was the first vice-president of The National Rifle Association of America and went to British Columbia to promote guns, saying that man had a “God given right” to own guns.