Actors who played religious figures in movies

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

  • 1. Charlton Heston

    Charlton Heston


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

  • 2. Christian Bale

    Christian Bale

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

  • 3. Maia Morgenstern

    Maia Morgenstern


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

  • 4. Omar Sharif

    Omar Sharif

    Lions Gate

    The late Omar Sharif played Peter in "St. Peter."

  • 5. Russell Crowe

    Russell Crowe

    Paramount Pictures

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

  • 6. Aaron Paul

    Aaron Paul


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

  • 7. Jim Caviezel

    Jim Caviezel


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

  • 8. Ben Affleck

    Ben Affleck


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