With Christmas almost upon us, I note that the networks really don’t haul out the Jesus movies until Easter. Oh, we will get some nativity stuff…baby Jesus riding on a Noreclo Electric Razor… but the Life of Jesus mini-series is not a December event. The excellent movie where British actor Robert Powell plays Jesus was originally supposed to star Dustin Hoffman, but the studio said he was too Jewish. In fact, has any Jewish actor ever portrayed Jesus? Usually it is a very nordic looking guy. Well, there is a new movie where Jesus is Black. This really makes more sense than Nordic as research confirms that Old Testament prophets were undoubtedly of African heritage, and DNA tests now show Africans and descendents of the ancient Jews are definately closely related. Try getting a black jew okayed to play Jesus next Easter and see how far you get.
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