Sigh. I was never a fan of Heston’s politics — the exact opposite, actually — but dude, he was fucking Moses.
I met Heston in high school. He was supporting the governor of Wyoming’s re-election campaign. i was writing about it for my high school newspaper. Dude was a total right-wing fascist.
But afterwards, when I was getting his autograph, I said “Mr. Heston, there’s something I’ve always wanted to ask you.”
He glared at me — damn dirty punk that I was. “Yes?”
“What, precisely is in Soylent Green?”
He grinned, a genuine grin.
“It’s PEOPLE!” he shouted, and walked away.