Top 5 film portrayals of Christ
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How many film versions of Christ's life have you seen? How many portrayals would you say are accurate?
Which films portray Jesus in the best way ("Jesus")?
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Christ has literally altered the course of humanity, but how many films portray him in a way that is both accurate and meaningful?
After celebrating Easter, which is a celebration of Christ's Resurrection, take a moment to consider 8 thought-provoking Easter quotes to inspire, then review the following list.Crosswalk.com listed their top 5 portrayals of Jesus. Please feel free to leave your favorites in the comments below!
The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John (IMDB).
Henry Ian Cusick's portrayal of Christ is not as well acted as other versions, but in "The Gospel of John," the scenes are reenacted according the Scriptures, verbatim.
Son of God (Wallpaper up).
While most films show Jesus' serious, loving nature, Diogo Morgado's portrayal of Christ depicts a man who was capable of feeling and showing a wide variety of emotions including love, joy, tenderness and pain.
In an interesting twist, Morgado was nicknamed "the Hot Jesus" in the media, which distracted some from the message meant to be produced in the film.
Risen (SJoBlo Movie Trailers/YouTube).
Though "Risen" focuses on Roman military tribune Clavius, there are instances in which Christ makes an appearance.
Unlike other films, "Risen" doesn't exactly tell the story of Christ's life. Jesus is depicted in a variety of scenes and actor Cliff Curtis does an excellent job of portraying Jesus as a powerful but mysterious Son of God.
The Greatest Story Ever Told (CFDb).
Max von Sydow's portrayal of Christ was known as the face of Jesus for a time, with his acting requiring him to stand out among A-list costars including Charlton Heston and Angela Lansbury.
According to Crosswalk.com, von Sydow's Jesus "set the bar for anyone else looking to play the role Messiah in film today."
The Passion of the Christ (Alison Holme/YouTube).
Mel Gibson isn't the most religious man, and he certainly has a lot to seek forgiveness for, but his film "The Passion of the Christ" definitely made an impact on Christians around the world.
Actor Jim Caviezel portrayed Jesus as a man who loved the lost, the broken and the needy. During the crucifixion, Caviezel did a wonderful job of showing the pain and raw emotion that Christ would have after being tortured and stabbed before finally being crucified.
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