That man is Pontius Pilate. In a film called Pontius Pilate.
Brad Pitt is getting pretty cocky with his celebrity these days, flaunting his “I can do no wrong” attitude by playing the man who condemned our lord and savior. Well, not “our” lord and savior, but some people’s lord and savior. Ok. Some people’s lord and some people’s savior. It’s not an all or nothing-type thing. One man’s savior is another man’s lord. And vice versa.
The film purports itself to be “80% fact” which is just the right amount to ensure that absolutely everyone gets pissed at your film and hates it because it shows Christians/Romans/Jews/Whores/Judges in a bad light.