‘Noah,’ Satan, God, Moses: Religious roles played by unexpected actors

03.25.14 3 years ago

Hitting theaters this weekend is Darren Aronofsky's “Noah,” a bold and inventive vision of the Biblical Noah's Ark story. But one of the more imaginative strokes may well have been casting Russell Crowe as the eponymous Noah. Later this year, meanwhile, Christian Bale will take on the role of Moses in Ridley Scott's “Exodus.” While these titanic stars make some level of sense taking on these major figures, there have been plenty of religious parts in the past populated by, well, let's just say actors and actresses that wouldn't be your first guess.

Click through the gallery below for a look at 10 examples and sound off in the comments section with your thoughts on them or any others!

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