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You ask the questions: (Such as: Charlton Heston, do you think God looks more like you or George Burns? And what is Planet of the Apes' political message?)

Charlton Heston, 74, academy award winning actor, writer and artist was brought up in Michigan. During the second world war, he served as a Staff Sergeant in the Army Air Corps. In the 1960s, he campaigned for racial equality alongside Dr Martin Luther King and in 1984, he went to Ethiopia to report on the famine. Today, he is a spokesperson for NATO and first vice-president of the US National Rifle Association. He is currently appearing on stage in London, alongside his wife Lydia, in Love Letters, at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket.

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