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Original Theatrical Date:

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director
  • Best Actor - Charlton Heston
  • Best Supporting Actor - Hugh Griffith
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Art Direction
  • Best Editing
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Special Effects
  • Best Sound
  • Best Score
  • Experience the visual splendor, thundering action and towering drama of this record-setting film; winner of ELEVEN Academy Awards (a feat not equalled until 1997's Titantic and 2003's The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)!

    Charlton Heston, in his Oscar-winning role, is Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish nobleman in Palestine whose heroic odyssey includes enslavement by the Romans, vengeance against his tormentors during a furious arena chariot race and fateful encounters with Jesus Christ. "Best Director" Oscar-winner William Wyler masterfully grips the reins of this enduring and spellbinding spectacular.

    For the special "50th Anniversary" release, Ben-Hur underwent a $1 million restoration - frame-by-frame from an 8k scan of the original 65mm camera negative - making this the highest resolution restoration ever completed by the Warner Bros. studio.

    Charlton Heston Judah Ben Hur
    Stephen Boyd Messala
    Jack Hawkins Quintus Arrius
    Haya Harareet Esther
    Hugh Griffith Sheik Ilderim