told Fox News. A big reason for the movie's popularity is its star, Diogo Morgado, who has gotten a lot of attention on social media, especially for his appearance. In short, fans of the movie approve of the casting. The handsome Portuguese actor, 34, is just the latest man to take on the daunting role of Jesus Christ. Film actors have portrayed the face of Christianity since the early 20th century. Here's a look back at the portrayal of Jesus and the actors who have played him over time.