THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH (1952)
In one of his first major roles, Heston plays a circus manager caught up in a romantic triangle with two of his star performers. Though a box-office success, director-producer Cecil B. DeMille's soulless extravaganza is generally regarded as the worst movie ever to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.
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Equally adept at playing roles big (Moses, El Cid, Ben-Hur) and small (a cop, a scientist, and a construction engineer), the late Oscar-winning actor left behind an impressive body of work