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Pope Pourri
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Pope Pourri | Alec Guinness (Pope Innocent III)
Alec Guinness (Pope Innocent III)

Film: Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1973)

Zeffirelli's Francis of Assisi biopic may have been flowerier than Laura Ashley's jim-jams, but you can't argue with his choice of pope. Obi-Wan ticks all the papal boxes: he's dignified, comes with his own robes and can miracle his way around buildings. The late, great Alec Guinness brought his usual gravitas to his cameo as Pope Innocent III, providing a holy audience to the hippie Francis (Graham Faulkner) and his monkish sidekicks.

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1 RE: 2 Obi Wans for the Price of 1!!!
L: sirvolkar Surely Ewan McGregor's skydiving pope from Angels & Demons deserves mention here? e would if he was actually pope at any point in the film, which he isn't. Nice compilation. Is 'flowerier' a real word?? More

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2 2 Obi Wans for the Price of 1!!!
Surely Ewan McGregor's skydiving pope from Angels & Demons deserves mention here? More

Posted by sirvolkar on Tuesday February 12, 2013, 23:16

3 EuroTrip Pope?
What about Scott Mechlowicz in Eurotrip? More

Posted by Troutmaster on Tuesday February 12, 2013, 18:06

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