John Schuck as Capt. Walter Koskiusko “The Painless Pole” Waldowski, DDS as jesus..
wait a second. Although he is playing Zeus in Wrath of the Titans, Nesson seems to be channeling Jesus in his look. At one point in the film he is sorta being crucified by Hades.
and of course…
That’s right: E.T. as Christ figure. He comes down from the heavens, is found in a little shed (manger) behind the main house, develops a group of followers (disciples), is baptized (in the bathtub), spreads a gospel of love, is hunted down by the ruling authorities and killed. He returns from the dead, his sacred heart pounding, and is resurrected to his heavenly home. The mother’s name is Mary and the screenwriter, Melissa Mathison, went to Catholic school in Hollywood.
Need I say more?
Nobody betrays E.T.
I thought Sutherland in Johnny Got His Gun was a damn good Jesus. Why? He had no answers.
since no one else has said it yet, i gotta be real and say ted neely in jesus christ superstar
Well, you can’t DO Jesus on film. Nobody can ever capture all the projections thrown at this character. I think the best films about the whole Mystery are about characters who encounter, are affected by, or never even met the man in person but are somehow transformed by him. The best treatment of Jesus for me remains the 1959 Ben Hur. I also like The Robe. These are big Hollywood spectacles, unashamedly romantic, and hopelessly pious at times. Yet scenes like the Centurion’s encounter with Jesus in the desert when Ben Hur is being taken off to the galleys is very powerful … and rather funny. The expression on the actor’s face is priceless! That whole scene involving Jesus giving Ben Hur water when he begs to die is the turning point in the film itself, and Heston’s reaction shots are very powerful. The touching of hands. It flashes back to the main title background of the Michelangelo Cistine Chapel showing God and Adam. And in the Robe when Victor Mature is shown watching as Jesus passes on the donkey, the shadow crossing him: that’s wonderful. But as for the full on Jesus movies with some very fine actors taking on the part … well, they just don’t work for me. As a film, dumb as it is, I like The Last Temptation of Christ. I think it reaches the furthest, takes the most chances, and is really quite hair raising at times. But poor Willam … as great a performance as it is, just cannot get there. I do agree that the Pilate by David Bowie is wonderful.
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