Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington tops list of actors who should play Jesus

Oct. 31, 2012 at 1:32 PM ET

It's fun to play armchair director, and tapping into that fantasy is exactly what Vanity Fair and "60 Minutes" did in a new online poll. They asked: "If you were directing a new film version of the New Testament, which actor would you cast to play Jesus?"

Denzel Washington was the winner, with 21 percent of people choosing him to play Jesus. Runner up was Daniel Day-Lewis, followed by Al Pacino. Ryan Gosling barely edged out Woody Allen for the fourth spot and Philip Seymour Hoffman came in last.

It should be noted, however, that 15 percent of respondents chose "none of them."

So who would you cast to play Jesus? Remember, Russell Crowe is out -- he's already been tapped to play Noah. Film fans, take it away on Facebook!

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