Born on this day in 1923: legendary actor Charlton Heston, who played everyone from Michelangelo to Ben-Hur, Moses and a time-traveling astronaut.

The ruggedly handsome actor had a suitably prepossessing motor as well: a Jaguar E-Type 4.2 OTS.

Charlton Heston and his Jaguar E-Type 4.2 OTS in 1967

Here’s he’s pictured at the wheel of the stylish car at home in Beverly Hills in 1967, the year before he starred in Planet of the Apes.

“From start to finish, Heston was a grand, ornery anachronism,” Richard Corliss noted in TIME magazine when the actor died in 2008, “ the sinewy symbol of a time when Hollywood took itself seriously, when heroes came from history books, not comic books.”

Those were the days….