How old was Charlton Heston in the movie Ben-Hur?

Charlton Heston was 35 in Ben-Hur when he played the character 'Judah Ben-Hur'.

That was over 64 years ago in 1959.

In 2008 he died aged 84, starring in 155 films in his career, 131 of those after Ben-Hur was first released. If he were alive today he would be 100.

How old do you think he looks in the movie?

In Ben-Hur, I think Charlton Heston looks:

Did you know?

  • Director William Wyler has worked with Charlton Heston a total of 2 times in his career.
  • Charlton Heston's first movie was as 'Peer Gynt' in Peer Gynt, released in 1941 when he was 16
  • Ben-Hur scores 7.85 out of 10 on TMDB.

The cast of Ben-Hur

Charlton Heston's other movies