Movie Fact #157 - February 27th, 2021


The 1965 film The Agony and the Ecstasy, focusing on Michelangelo's creation of the Sistine Chapel, was somewhat of a dream role for Charlton Heston. According to his diary, Heston was interested in playing Michelangelo before any studios decided to produce this film. To commit to the role, he inserted a small length of narrow clay piping in his nose to make it more resemble Michelangelo Buonarotti's broken one (Heston's nose actually had been broken years before, but he thought it insufficiently crooked for the role). And that is why Heston was one of the best. Stay tuned!

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