Jesus Christ On Screen: Who Played Him The Best?
It's the ultimate role because you get to be holy and look good yet suffer for your craft, all with the promise of a return engagement.
And a lot of terrific actors have attempted to nail the role.
Willem Dafoe in The Last Temptation of Christ. He was hung all right!
Jim Caviezel in The Passion of the Christ. He atoned for Mel's sins.
Max von Sydow in The Greatest Story Ever Told, aka Incredibly Loud and Extremely Crucified
Christian Bale. Mary, Mother of Jesus!!! I'm not cursing--that was the name of the TV movie.
PS: I left some out--like the Christ in Ben-Hur because you only see the back of his head--but the link and the link within the link both list more. Praise Hollywood.
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