Denzel Washington

Denzel Is America’s Top Choice to Play Jesus

Vanity Fair/60 Minutes poll lists Denzel as the first choice

by #teamEBONY, November 1, 2012

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington Is America's Top Choice To Play Jesus In Vanity Fair/60 Minutes Poll

In the December issue of Vanity Fair magazine, there's a 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll (subtitled Lust For Life), which asks readers a series of random questions such as which holiday movie is most overplayed on TV ("A Christmas Story" was #1), do you have a public library card (55% said they do), what is Kwanzaa (60% got it right), and finally, if you were directing a new film version of the New Testament, which actor would you cast to play Jesus?

Surprisingly, in response to that last question about what actor you'd cast to play Jesus, the majority vote, 21%, chose Denzel Washington, beating out Daniel Day-Lewis (14%), Al Pacino (13%), Rya Gosling (11%), Woody Allen (10%), Philip Seymour Hoffman (3%), and finally, none of them (15%).

Woody Allen, though?

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