Fraser Clarke Heston (born February 12, 1955) is an American film director, film producer, screenwriter and actor. The son of actors Charlton Heston and Lydia Clarke, Fraser Clarke Heston was born in Los Angeles.Fraser Heston’s filmography includes Alaska and the 1990 version of Treasure Island which cast his father as Long John Silver. As a baby, he made his film debut as the infant Moses (his father played the grown Moses) in the Cecil B. DeMille epic The Ten Commandments.While in the process of writing Wind River, a romantic adventure novel about 19th-century fur trappers, Fraser was convinced by producer Martin Shafer to turn the story into a film script. Discovering that film-writing came naturally for him, 22-year-old Fraser wrote his first screenplay, The Mountain Men, for Columbia Pictures, which became the feature film.
The Search for Michael Rockefeller, Alaska, Needful Things, The Crucifer of Blood, Treasure Island, Mother Lode
Good work – by definition – is almost impossible to spot on its own.
I think tastes change as you mature. A picture I made twenty years ago would be different than a picture I’d make now.
What I liked most about my dad’s era (Charlton Heston) was the club atmosphere in Hollywood during that time. Dialogue in the filmmaking process back then sounded like this: “I’ll produce this picture, you direct it, then I’ll direct the next one and you produce…” I was fortunate to have caught a glimpse of that old business.
I think the 1970s and part of the ’80s was a story driven time for filmmaking. Now it seems we’ve all went back 60 years in how we make pictures. Studio film of the 40s and 50s had this spectacle quality; thousands of extras in the background, huge choreographed dance numbers, memorable stunts and the audience would see this and go “wow”! …These last 10 years of special effects movies feels like it’s repeating that, maybe next we’ll get the story driven era, again.
Born around the time of production of his father’s breakthrough film The Ten Commandments (1956), he was used to portray the infant “Moses” while his father, star Charlton Heston, portrayed the adult “Moses”.