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Brad Pitt to play 'Pontius Pilate?'
« on: January 09, 2013, 10:52:58 AM »
Brad Pitt to play 'Pontius Pilate?'

Actor reportedly circles the upcoming Biblical epic
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According to Deadline, Brad Pitt is considering whether to take on the title role in Warner Bros.'


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Re: Brad Pitt to play 'Pontius Pilate?'
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2013, 11:18:12 AM »
Ohhhhhhh! I can't wait for this flick.  ::)
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Re: Brad Pitt to play 'Pontius Pilate?'
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2013, 11:25:36 AM »
Theres no way the real Pontius Pilate was that good looking....
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Re: Brad Pitt to play 'Pontius Pilate?'
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2013, 12:20:01 PM »
I'm not too keen on the phrasing "that whole Christianity thing", but it could be an interesting movie - perhaps along the lines of Ben Hur, in the sense that Christ is present, but not on screen. Doing it that way would also deflect a lot of criticism about how Christ is played.

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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2013, 12:40:09 PM »
I'm not too keen on the phrasing "that whole Christianity thing", but it could be an interesting movie - perhaps along the lines of Ben Hur, in the sense that Christ is present, but not on screen. Doing it that way would also deflect a lot of criticism about how Christ is played.
And avoid a lot of kitsch art generated using an actor's likeness.
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Re: Brad Pitt to play 'Pontius Pilate?'
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2013, 01:34:19 PM »
I'm not too keen on the phrasing "that whole Christianity thing", but it could be an interesting movie - perhaps along the lines of Ben Hur, in the sense that Christ is present, but not on screen. Doing it that way would also deflect a lot of criticism about how Christ is played.
And avoid a lot of kitsch art generated using an actor's likeness.


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Re: Brad Pitt to play 'Pontius Pilate?'
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2013, 01:49:39 PM »
I'm not too keen on the phrasing "that whole Christianity thing", but it could be an interesting movie - perhaps along the lines of Ben Hur, in the sense that Christ is present, but not on screen. Doing it that way would also deflect a lot of criticism about how Christ is played.
And avoid a lot of kitsch art generated using an actor's likeness.


Remember how those movies never showed the face of Jesus.
I was thinking in terms of certain more recent works (one from the 70s and the other from the mid-2000s) from which the actors’ likeness was lifted and used to sell many pieces of Jesus Junk in Christian markets. It's been years since I've seen Ben Hur.

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Re: Brad Pitt to play 'Pontius Pilate?'
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2013, 01:53:12 PM »
So is Angelina going to be Saint Procula?

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Re: Brad Pitt to play 'Pontius Pilate?'
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2013, 01:54:35 PM »
I hope he'll be showing eating something all the time, like in Ocean's Eleven.
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Re: Brad Pitt to play 'Pontius Pilate?'
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2013, 02:47:55 PM »
I hope he'll be showing eating something all the time, like in Ocean's Eleven.

that is just such a random request!  So now I must know why!?
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Re: Brad Pitt to play 'Pontius Pilate?'
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2013, 05:23:47 PM »
I consider Pontius Pilate to be one of the more tragic people in the Bible and have always had a deep sympathy for him.  Simultaneously, I think Brad Pitt is one of the sexiest men alive, and being primarily straight there aren't a lot of men I will say that about.

Still, I don't think that anyone will do a better Pilate than David Bowie did in that other awful film.
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Re: Brad Pitt to play 'Pontius Pilate?'
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2013, 06:35:54 PM »
I hope he'll be showing eating something all the time, like in Ocean's Eleven.

that is just such a random request!  So now I must know why!?

"What is truth?" Pitt-Pilate asks, while eating some Roman form of nachos. That would be both hilarious and sort of fittingly symbolic in some way I can't explain.
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Re: Brad Pitt to play 'Pontius Pilate?'
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2013, 06:37:13 PM »
I consider Pontius Pilate to be one of the more tragic people in the Bible and have always had a deep sympathy for him.  Simultaneously, I think Brad Pitt is one of the sexiest men alive, and being primarily straight there aren't a lot of men I will say that about.

Still, I don't think that anyone will do a better Pilate than David Bowie did in that other awful film.

Which film was that? You said Bowie, and I thought of the unfortunate and bizaare Labrynth, then thought of Pontius Pilate like Bowie's character and shuddered.
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Re: Brad Pitt to play 'Pontius Pilate?'
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2013, 06:41:24 PM »
I thought of the unfortunate and bizaare Labrynth

Aww, that's a great movie. Strange, yes, but great (though it begins to drag towards the end).  :angel:

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« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2013, 06:42:07 PM »
I consider Pontius Pilate to be one of the more tragic people in the Bible and have always had a deep sympathy for him.  Simultaneously, I think Brad Pitt is one of the sexiest men alive, and being primarily straight there aren't a lot of men I will say that about.

Still, I don't think that anyone will do a better Pilate than David Bowie did in that other awful film.

Which film was that? You said Bowie, and I thought of the unfortunate and bizaare Labrynth, then thought of Pontius Pilate like Bowie's character and shuddered.

The Last Temptation of Christ.

I can't find it on youtubes or I'd put up a link.  
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Re: Brad Pitt to play 'Pontius Pilate?'
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2013, 06:43:00 PM »
I hope he'll be showing eating something all the time, like in Ocean's Eleven.

that is just such a random request!  So now I must know why!?

"What is truth?" Pitt-Pilate asks, while eating some Roman form of nachos. That would be both hilarious and sort of fittingly symbolic in some way I can't explain.

Bread dipped in garum.  And yes, I totally got the mental image you described in my head.  The Brad that I'm using is Fight Club Brad.
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Re: Brad Pitt to play 'Pontius Pilate?'
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2013, 07:13:56 PM »
I consider Pontius Pilate to be one of the more tragic people in the Bible and have always had a deep sympathy for him.  Simultaneously, I think Brad Pitt is one of the sexiest men alive, and being primarily straight there aren't a lot of men I will say that about.

Still, I don't think that anyone will do a better Pilate than David Bowie did in that other awful film.

Which film was that? You said Bowie, and I thought of the unfortunate and bizaare Labrynth, then thought of Pontius Pilate like Bowie's character and shuddered.

The Last Temptation of Christ.

I can't find it on youtubes or I'd put up a link.  

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Re: Brad Pitt to play 'Pontius Pilate?'
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2013, 07:14:46 PM »
I hope he'll be showing eating something all the time, like in Ocean's Eleven.

that is just such a random request!  So now I must know why!?

"What is truth?" Pitt-Pilate asks, while eating some Roman form of nachos. That would be both hilarious and sort of fittingly symbolic in some way I can't explain.

Hard to think of which is nastier--plastic cheese in nachos or garum.

Bread dipped in garum.  And yes, I totally got the mental image you described in my head.  The Brad that I'm using is Fight Club Brad.
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Re: Brad Pitt to play 'Pontius Pilate?'
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2013, 07:44:04 PM »
The best Pontius Pilate was Telly Savalas in The Greatest Story Ever Told. The movie was a turkey, but Telly's part was a highlight. The best Herod beyond question was Frank Thring in King of Kings. His lecherous decadence ("Dance, Salome! DANCE!") cannot be bettered.
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Re: Brad Pitt to play 'Pontius Pilate?'
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2013, 08:28:10 PM »
The best Pontius Pilate was Telly Savalas in The Greatest Story Ever Told. The movie was a turkey, but Telly's part was a highlight. The best Herod beyond question was Frank Thring in King of Kings. His lecherous decadence ("Dance, Salome! DANCE!") cannot be bettered.

"King of Kings" is a favorite of mine. I do enjoy the lofty narration at the beginning.
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Re: Brad Pitt to play 'Pontius Pilate?'
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2013, 08:55:30 PM »
Can Kim Kardashian be St. Mary of Egypt before her conversion?  :laugh: And Charlie Sheen can be pre-conversion St. Augustine of Hippo.
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Re: Brad Pitt to play 'Pontius Pilate?'
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2013, 10:02:59 PM »
Bowie as Pontius Pilate:

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/an-dm4ctYtu4hYmJ/the_last_temptation_of_christ_1988_pontius_pilate_and_jesus_part_2/

Bowie looks good as a Roman, his speaking voice is suitably august, but he looks far too young and untried in this to make a convincing Procurator of Judea.
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Re: Brad Pitt to play 'Pontius Pilate?'
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2013, 04:59:53 AM »
So am I the only one who thinks that Jennifer Aniston would make a smoking hot St. Olga?  ;D
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Maybe he will convert to Ethiopian Orthodoxy as a part of the process. :P
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Re: Brad Pitt to play 'Pontius Pilate?'
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2013, 08:24:33 AM »
I hope he'll be showing eating something all the time, like in Ocean's Eleven.

that is just such a random request!  So now I must know why!?

"What is truth?" Pitt-Pilate asks, while eating some Roman form of nachos. That would be both hilarious and sort of fittingly symbolic in some way I can't explain.

Hahaha who knows what they'll put into the movie

I don't know why, but I always have been imaging Pontius Pilate as a handsome man. A stately Roman in white toga with red strips... So Brad Pitt is quite good choice, but maybe 5 years later... He looks too young for this role. Probably it would be the same as with David Bowie
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Re: Brad Pitt to play 'Pontius Pilate?'
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2013, 09:22:12 AM »

Woow! ??? Hollywood is more popular on a "Christian" website than martyred holy men. The owners of this site would have moved this thread within seconds if we were talking about persecuted Christians of Africa. Shameful! :-[

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« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2013, 10:26:28 AM »

Woow! ??? Hollywood is more popular on a "Christian" website than martyred holy men. The owners of this site would have moved this thread within seconds if we were talking about persecuted Christians of Africa. Shameful! :-[


Maybe you should try and read some of those threads were we actually discuss those things. This thread isn't even two pages long.
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Re: Brad Pitt to play 'Pontius Pilate?'
« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2013, 10:43:57 AM »
Think he will invent pilates?  :)

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