Six degrees of Charlton Heston

Charlton Heston certainly loomed large over the pop culture, but when we ran a trivia contest last week around our series Cinematic Atlas: The Triumph of Charlton Heston, we never expected the kind of response we got. “Six degrees of Charlton Heston” was the bonus round, and these Heston trivia champions sure came through with some original and well-considered choices.

Charlton Heston :: Burt Lancaster :: Kevin Costner :: Tim Robbins :: Tom Cruise :: Steven Spielberg

1) Charlton Heston 2) Sophia Loren (Heston worked w/ her in
El Cid) 3)Paul Newman (worked with Sophia in Lady L) 4) Tim Robbins (Newman worked w/ Robbins in Hudsucker Proxy) 5) Martin Scorsese (directed Tim Robbins in an episode of Amazing Stories)…a TV series produced by 6) Steven Spielberg

Charlton Heston: Tombstone
Val Kilmer: Tombstone-Top Gun
Tom Cruise: Top Gun-War of the Worlds and Top Gun
Tim Robbins: Top Gun/War of the Worlds-Shawshank redemption
Morgan Freeman: Shawshank- Amistad
Steven Spielberg: Amistad

Charlton Heston (Planet of the Apes which starred Mark Whalberg who was in The Truth About Charlie with) Tim Robbins (starred in War of the Worlds directed by) Steven Spielberg

Charlton Heston was in Soylent Green (& Ten Commandments) with Edward G Robinson who was in The Prize with Paul Newman who was in the Hudsucker Proxy with Tim Robbins was in the Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me with Mike Myers was in Austin Powers: Goldmember with a cameo by Steven Spielberg as himself.

Charlton Heston – Karen Black – Robert Altman – Tim Robbins – Tom Cruise – Steven Spielberg

(the connection between Heston and Robbins can be done in one step
through Buck Henry)
(and of course the link between Heston and Spielberg can be made in
one step via Robert Wagner)

Charlton Heston WAS IN “HAMLET” WITH ROBIN WILLIAMS WHO WAS IN “CADILLAC MAN” WITH Tim Robbins WHO WAS IN “WAR OF THE WORLDS” DIRECTED BY Steven Spielberg

Charlton Heston was in Earthquake with…
Richard Roundtree, who was in Se7en with…
Morgan Freeman, who was in The Shawshank Redemption with…
Tim Robbins, who was in Top Gun with…
Tom Cruise, who was in Minority Report, directed by…
Steven Spielberg!

Congrats to all of the Heston trivia experts out there! And remember, there’s still time to check out Cinematic Atlas. See the full schedule right here.

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