Live Poll: Best Portrayal Of Jesus Christ

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Which actor do you think best portrayed Jesus Christ in your opinion?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls024451850/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/niuAHjcPgWQ/
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Ben

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love the idea of the poll, but totally confused by your 'ben hur list'...
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So there were two versions of Ben-Hur made. I put a description in the box for each Ben hur Jesus labeling them based on the version of Ben-Hur that they appeared in.
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so is this just about 'ben hur' or the best portrayal of jesus period?...
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Ben

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The link was changed. I accidentally put the wrong link
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thanx for the new link...there have been alot of good portrayals, (including dafoe and marchiano), but i would probably have to go with diogo morgado ('the bible'...'son of god'...)...
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Hi Ben,

I updated your original post to link to your list (https://www.imdb.com/list/ls024451850/). You original linked to Ben-Hur.

There is a very similar live poll:
Favorite Portrayal of Jesus Christ

Your poll suggestion may be sufficiently different to still be viable. The author of the similar live poll has not been active, so they may not be available to update their poll.

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Thank you
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Jeorj Euler

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Christ?
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Great poll! My vote would probably go to Jim Caviezel. Also, FYC: Bruce Marchiano from The Gospel According to Matthew, (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0301359). 

Thank you.
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For your consideration:

 

 
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Surprised not to see Willem Dafoe on the list already. The Last Temptation of Christ is controversial, but quite good. 

What is the second picture, though?
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Hi, Nikolay Yeriomin. I too am surprised about Dafoe's portrayal being absent from the list. The second picture is an on-the-set photograph from a somewhat obscure movie in which Sorbo plays the husband of the mother of Jesus.
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I recognized Sorbo, but since he has an immense filmography and is a devoted Christian I can't say I was entirely surprised. 
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Jim Caviezel for me

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Hi Ben and welcome to "the poll board." :)

This is a well-made poll suggestion / list and a good and thorough list of actors and performances.

I have two suggestions:

1) If and when this becomes a poll, only the images will appear but the text that shows the actors' names and the respective films will not appear like it does on the list, therefore please add the text that is required to let people know what actor is in each image and from what movie that actor is in. For example:

Robert Powell in 'Jesus of Nazareth'

(The single quote marks are used on IMDb to denote a movie. Double quote marks are used for TV series.)

You can add that in the field that shows up by the photo when you hit "edit." 

You may also link the names and movies to their pages on IMDb but it is not necessary to do so. It will get your poll more exposure and may also be helpful to the voters so, if in case you'd like to link the actors and movies to their respective pages, I'll come back here to this discussion thread when I have a bit more time and let you know. (Other people would also be glad to let you know, as well, I'm sure. Feel free to ask but I will do my best to come back soon.)

2.) Because "Christ" is a religious matter and "title," and there are many different people of many different religions (or no religion) on IMDb, I'd suggest omitting that word and simple using "Jesus." 


Bravo on the good poll and thorough list!

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Al, we live in times where everyone must be cautious about everything, not saying it's good or bad, but that's the way it is. For instance, I wanted to make a joke for that poll and say "wasn't Idris Elba considered for the role?" but I decided not to, out of fear to be offensive or distasteful in some way...
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"wasn't Idris Elba considered for the role?"

Well, he wouldn't be much farther off from what the real Jesus presumably looked like than Max von Sydow, so why not?
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Yeah, maybe withdrawing the question is the more 'offensive' move :)
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I also brought up the question of the applicability of the salutation to portrayals of Jesus at specific times of his life. I have no doubt that the "holy ghost" would be known as Jesus Christ, but I'm not so sure about baby Jesus, 12-year-old Jesus and man-of-gospel Jesus. You see what I mean, right?
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According to pop group Boney M, Jesus was born on Christmas Day, so why shouldn't he be called Christ at that point already?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxm1FlLSfe4

But I think I know what you mean. I assume that there are different stances between and even within churches regarding at which point Jesus became Christ. Most would probably say that he was always intended to be Christ, even before his advent to earth.

However, the Holy Ghost is said to be one part of the trinity, as well as the Father and the Son (Jesus Christ). So, the Holy Ghost is not the same as Jesus Christ.
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Today I learned Chris Sarandon portrayed Jesus Christ. 
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I added Willem Dafoe and even the Family Guy version of Jesus
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Hahaha, the animated Jesus from "Family Guy" is funny. 'Good call, for a few different reasons, to put him at the end, I think. This is an excellent poll. 
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I remember that the very first time my mother saw even one second of "Family Guy," she saw that image of Jesus, so she thought, "oh, it's animated show" (she thought "children"), "it's called 'Family Guy' so it's going to be for families, including with children," and "Jesus is a character" (she was devoutly Catholic), so she thought she would love it and sat down to watch the rest. She had rather conservative tastes for TV, although she loved "All in Family" and "Desperate Housewives." Still, we thought "Family Guy" would be a bridge too far so we told her she probably wouldn't like it and might even be shocked or offended but she thought that was nonsense... she was mad at us for days for bringing such a TV show into her house, lol.    She eventually cooled down but still teased my father that he should never receive Communion ever again. :)
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Hi,

You have typos in #4: Ted Neeley in ‘Jesus Christ Superstar
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Congratulations on your first Live Pollhttps://www.imdb.com/poll/niuAHjcPgWQ/?ref_=po_fp Bravo!
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Thank You!
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I am surprised Family Guy Jesus is so high