"Ben-Hur", "a tale of the Christ", was the winner of 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director & Best Actor Charlton Heston. Produced on a grand scale, with massive sets & a cast of thousands, Ben-Hur has been hailed as the epic to end all epics. Charlton Heston & Stephen Boyd are both superb in their signature roles as the two friends who become enemies. In the climactic finale they are pitted against each other in a full-throttle chariot race, meticulously staged by fearless stuntman Yakima Canutt. The now legendary chariot race is an extraordinary achievement, something that has never been equaled in cinema history. Ben-Hur has gone down in movie folklore as one of the all-time greats in the sword and sandal genre & is even considered by many to be the greatest motion picture of its kind.