Charlton Heston was an actor, political activist, and Hollywood star. He is known for his role as Moses in The Ten Commandments. Following this part, he was nominated the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama. He joined the military in 1944 and served in the United States Army Air Force during World War II. He is the author of multiple books, including The Actors Life: Journals 1956-1976 and To Be a Man: Letters to My Grandson.