1960年《宾虚》在第32届奥斯卡上共获得11项大奖，创下奥斯卡历史最高纪录。Judah Ben-Hur由Charlton Heston扮演。Ben-Hur（宾虚）本是一位犹太王子，后被朋友Messala（Stephen Boyd扮演）出卖，沦为奴隶。Ben-Hur几经磨难，终于重获自由，向仇人发起了挑战。
Ben-Hur:You sent for me?
Pilate:I hope I bring you a good conclusion to your victory.I have a message for you from the consul,your father.
B:I honor him.
P:As you may honor yourself. You have made a citizen of Rome.Do you say nothing to this?
B:I have just come from the Vally of Stone where my mother and sister live what's left of their lives.By Rome's will,lepers, outcasts without hope.
P:I have heard this,there was great blame there,very deeply regretted.
B:Their flesh is mine,Lord Pilate.It already carries Rome's mark.
P:Messala is dead.What he did had its way with him.
B:The deed was not messala's.I knew him,well,before the curelty of Rome spread in his blood.Rome destroyed messala as surely as Rome has destroyed my family.
P:Where there is greatness,great government of power,even great feeling or compassion,error also is great.We progress and mature by fault.But Rome has said she is ready to join your life to hers in a great future.
B:there are other voices.
P:The voice,for instance,of arrius waiting for you in Rome.He would tell you,if I may speak in his place,not to crucify yourself on a shadow such as old resentment or impossible loyalties.Perfect freedom has no existence.A grown man knows the world he lives in.As for the present,the world is Rome,young Arrius,I am sure,will choose it.
B:i am Judah Ben-hur.
P:I cross this floor in spoken friendship as I would speak to Arrius.But when I go up those stairs,I become the hand of Caesar,ready to crush those who challenge his authority.There are too many men of envy and ambition who try to disrupt the goverment of Rome. You have become the victor and here to those people.They look to you,their one ture god ,as I call you.If you stay here,you will find yourself part of this tragedy.
B:I am already part of this tragedy.Return this to Arrius,I honor him too well to wear it any longer.
P:Even for Arrius's sake,I cannot protect you from personal disaster if you stay here.You are too great a danger.