Most of the films avoid adding a God figure as they are afraid of people’s reaction if anything goes wrong. The choice of actor for such a role could be a gamble as it is important to have a good actor and at the same time show that God can be one of us. There is always controversy regarding the depiction of God – should it be just a voice or maybe a very vague figure? Nevertheless, these actors nailed the role of God.
1. Morgan Freeman – Bruce Almighty (2003) and Evan Almighty (2007)
After appearing in Bruce Almighty, Morgan Freeman’s voice became a standard for God and many imagined their own life could be narrated by Freeman. The actor was so natural in this role that many wouldn’t be surprised if he was God for real. Freeman is very calm and confident, that’s the features any God should possess.
2. Whoopi Goldberg – A Little Bit of Heaven (2011)
In this romantic comedy, God in the form of Whoopi Goldberg acts like a genie granting wishes and teaching lessons at the same time. We can see that God is fair and makes things come true but not in the way humans expect. Goldberg’s God looks very similar to Greek goddesses which is a perfect setting for a chick flick.
3. Alanis Morissette – Dogma (1999)
This comedy adds its twist to all godly creatures with angels and demons looking for loopholes. Alanis Morissette, the Canadian singer, managed to break the traditional God image and has proved that a woman can be God. She is very elegant and simple yet she is fair and shows her true wrath. She has the voice to kill with, quite literally.
4. Steve Buscemi – Miracle Workers (2019)
What would happen if God really was one of us? High chances he would just blow up Earth just like Steve Buscemi’s character does. This TV show twists the normal perception of heaven and presents God in a way we do not expect but totally deserve.
5. George Burns – Oh, God! (Oh God / Oh God Book II / Oh God You Devil)
George Burns shows that God can be a nice old man who doesn’t need to be a superhero to rock the world. Simple tricks that do the job and gentle guidance rather than harsh force make us believe in this form of God. This comparison of God and an old man proves that it’s all about patience, compassion and a little bit of fun.
6. Rob Zombie – Super (2010)
We can’t actually see God in this film, just his fingers which guide the main character to becoming a superhero. Here God is seen to be more physical, breaking into houses and influencing human thoughts. Also, an irony as the director of the movie has chosen a Zombie to play God.
7. Amitabh Bachchan – God Tussi Great Ho (2008)
Blaming God for your misfortunes might not be the best way to solve your problems. Amitabh Bachchan’s deity proves that being God is not easy and there are a lot of things to consider. Our life is in our own hands and God is there to support us just like Amitabh Bachchan.
8. Graham Chapman – Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Graham Chapman appears only as the voice of God over the face of 19th century English cricketer. While the appearance of god in a golden crown with jewels from the clouds is both mocking and stereotypical, it sets the standard for all other Monty Python films. God is shown to be annoyed with very apologizing worshippers.