6 Actors Who Played God

Thursday, December 22 by Sylvia Cochran

Morgan Freeman.

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<p>The actors who played God do not usually get a couple of shots at the role. Freeman is an exception. In 2003 he set straight Jim <span data-scayt_word=Carrey’s character in “Bruce Almighty.” Turning a smug television field reporter into a believer, Freeman highlights the power of the deity. He reprises the role in the 2007 movie “Evan Almighty.” In this setting, the deity answers a politician’s prayer to change the world—literally. God definitely has a sense of humor—or so Freeman will have you believe.

Jim Doyle.

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Actors who played God cannot shy away from song. Doyle played the Lord in the 2003 production of “Jerry Springer: The Opera.” This irreverent musical is not for everyone’s taste, and viewers should be careful to preview the show before inviting the family to join them. There are dancing devils, cursing angels and other holy figures baring all in the typical TV show format made famous by Springer.