Actors who played religious figures in movies

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Take a look at a few of the actors and actresses who took on roles of biblical proportions.

  • 1.&nbspCharlton Heston

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    Charlton Heston in “The Ten Commandment” is arguably the most-well known portrayal of Moses in film.

  • 2.&nbspChristian Bale

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    The British actor portrayed Moses in “Exodus: Gods of Egypt.”

  • 3.&nbspMaia Morgenstern

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    The Romanian actress is best known for her role as Mary, the mother of Jesus, in Mel Gibson’s “Passion of the Christ.”

  • 4.&nbspOmar Sharif

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    The late Omar Sharif played Peter in “St. Peter.”

  • 5.&nbspRussell Crowe

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    Russell Crowe starred as Noah in the movie of the same name alongside Emma Watson and Jennifer Connelly.

  • 6.&nbspAaron Paul

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    The “Breaking Bad” star played the role of Joshua in “Exodus: Gods and Kings.”

  • 7.&nbspJim Caviezel

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    Jim Caviezel is known for portraying Jesus Christ in “The Passion of the Christ.”

  • 8.&nbspBen Affleck

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    Ben Affleck lent his voice to play Joseph in the animated film “Joseph: King of Dreams.”

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