6 Actors Who Played God

Thursday, December 22 by Sylvia Cochran

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There are six actors who played God in an unforgettable way. Portraying the supreme deity is never easy, but these movie greats managed to imbue the character with quirks and personality for a memorable big screen—or stage—experience.

Charlton Heston.

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<p>Of all the actors who played God, Heston only presumed to voice the deity. In the 1956 epic “The Ten Commandments,” the actor portrayed Moses. He also voiced God as He spoke to Moses from the burning bush. His portrayal is somber, measured and respectful.</p>
<p><strong>George Burns.</strong></p>
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Tackling the Lord from a humanistic and humorous angle in the 1977 rendition of “Oh, God!” comedian George Burns added kindness and authenticity to the role. Weaving in a bit of theology, Burns’ portrayal of God is famous for the line: “If it please (sic) the court, and even if it doesn’t please the court, I’m God.” Audiences took to the likable old man portraying a deity everyone could love.