Published On: Thu, Aug 18th, 2016

Hollywood Flashback: ‘Ben-Hur’ First Conquered Hollywood in 1959

As a remake heads to theaters Aug. 19, THR looks back at the film starring Charlton Heston as a Jewish prince-turned-slave-turned-chariot racer: “When a horse went down, there was no room for mistakes. It wasn’t digital. All those wrecks were real,” says the actor’s stunt double.

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