March 14, 2013

The Pope On the Screen

A day after the Catholic Church welcomed Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as Pope Francis, the Hollywood Reporter offers us this look at famous fictional popes. One commenter points out that it omits two legendary actors as two legendary Pontiffs: Rex Harrison as Julius II in The Agony and the Ecstacy and Sir John Gielgud as Pius XII in The Scarlet and the Black. I note that it also omits the wonderful Sir Alec Guinness as Innocent III in Brother Sun, Sister Moon, and the iconic Peter O"Toole as Paul III in the Showtime series The Tudors. Which pop culture representations of the Bishop of Rome are your  favorites?

1 comment:

Matthew Mantel said...

Anthony Quinn in Shoes of the Fisherman.