Rochefort : I failed. One does occasionally.
Cardinal Richelieu: If I blundered as you do, my head would fall.
Rochefort: I would say from a greater height than mine, Eminence.
Cardinal Richelieu: You would?
Rochefort: The height of vaulting ambition.
Cardinal Richelieu (quickly): You have none?
Cardinal Richelieu (beat, sizing up): Do you fear me, Rochefort?
Rochefort: Yes, I fear you, Eminence. I also…hate you.
Cardinal Richelieu: I love you, my son. Even when you fail.
Posted on 4.26.15: Charlton Heston‘s performance as the devious Cardinal Richelieu in Richard Lester‘s The Three Musketeers (’73) was easily the best role he landed and the best performance he gave during the ’70s. The ’80s and ’90s were relatively fallow for him, but Heston lucked into a perversely amusing supporting role as Andie McDowell‘s dad in Peter Chelsom‘s Town & Country (’01) — the last discussable performance he gave. Heston’s last memorable appearance happened the following year in Michael Moore‘s Bowling for Columbine — an ambush, obviously, and not a performance.