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Pope Pourri | Liv Ullmann (Pope Joan)
Liv Ullmann (Pope Joan)

Film: Pope Joan (1972)

Uh-oh! Lady pope. According to Chroniclius Wikipedius, Joan's strategy for raising to holy office was to wear men's clothes and change her name to 'John'. This could still work. It'd certainly win her an Oscar. As recorded in this stodgy 1972 epic, Liv Ullmann's Joan - sorry, John - succeeded Trevor Howard's Pope Leo and made a decent fist of the job until someone figured out she had lady parts.

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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

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What about Scott Mechlowicz in Eurotrip? More

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