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Fraser Clarke Heston Poster

Biography

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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 12 February 1955Los Angeles, California, USA
Nickname Fray
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Fraser Clarke Heston was born on February 12, 1955 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Needful Things (1993), Treasure Island (1990) and Alaska (1996). He has been married to Marilyn Heston since 1980. They have one child.

Spouse (1)

Marilyn Heston (1980 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (8)

Son of actor Charlton Heston and Lydia Clarke.
Brother of Holly Heston Rochell.
Son, John (Jack) Alexander Clarke Heston.
Born around the time of production of his father's breakthrough film The Ten Commandments (1956), he was used to portray the infant "Moses" while his father, star Charlton Heston, portrayed the adult "Moses".
Cast his father, Charlton Heston, in Treasure Island (1990). Also appearing in that film was Pete Postlethwaite. The elder Heston and Postlethwaite have both played "The Player King" from Hamlet.
Got his break as a writer when Martin Shafer offered him $500.00 to write a first draft of The Mountain Men (1980).
Moved his family to a remote island in Canada, but after discovering business-travel was a nuisance, he moved back to Los Angeles.
Host of an infomercial for the DVD of Charlton Heston Presents the Bible (1997).

Personal Quotes (4)

I think the 1970s and part of the '80s was a story driven time for filmmaking. Now it seems we've all went back 60 years in how we make pictures. Studio film of the 40s and 50s had this spectacle quality; thousands of extras in the background, huge choreographed dance numbers, memorable stunts and the audience would see this and go "wow"! ...These last 10 years of special effects movies feels like it's repeating that, maybe next we'll get the story driven era, again.
What I liked most about my dad's era (Charlton Heston) was the club atmosphere in Hollywood during that time. Dialogue in the filmmaking process back then sounded like this: "I'll produce this picture, you direct it, then I'll direct the next one and you produce..." I was fortunate to have caught a glimpse of that old business.
I think tastes change as you mature. A picture I made twenty years ago would be different than a picture I'd make now.
Good work - by definition - is almost impossible to spot on its own.

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