Hollywood is home to several well-known Christian actors and actresses. Some have been practicing their religion their whole lives, while others grew religious later in their life. Some people are outspoken about their beliefs, while others are more reserved. Devout Christian actors and actresses definitely exist, and they’re making a stir in the business all around the world, despite what the mainstream media would want us to believe.
5 Famous Actors Who are Christians
In this blog, we’ll take a look at five famous actors who are Christians.
1. Chriss Pratt
Christopher Michael Pratt is an American actor who has appeared in both animated and action movies.
Pratt gained prominence for his role as Andy Dwyer on NBC’s Parks and Recreation. In 2014, Pratt solidified his case of a Hollywood leading man by featuring as the lead role in two successful films: Warner Animation Group’s The Lego Movie playing Emmet Brickowski and Marver’s Guardians of the Galaxy playing Star-Lord. He was named of the 100 most important people in the world by Time magazine in 2015. Pratt also starred in Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, Jurassic World, and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Since he was young, the star has been a devout Christian. At the 2017 Teen Choice Awards, he said in his acceptance speech that he would not have been here if not for his Lord, Jesus Christ. He has stated he is proud to live openly in faith in a romantic Instagram message for his wife, Katherine Schwarzenegger, more recently.
2. Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling is an actor born on November 12, 1980, in London, Canada. He started his acting career early, featuring on the Mickey Mouse Club on Disney Channel and featured in many entertainment shows and dramas.
2004 was the breakthrough year for Gosling, as he shot to fame after a lead role in The Notebook. He got an Academy Award nomination in the category of the best actor since his portrayal of the character Dan Dunne, a drug addict school teacher in the movie Half Nelson, was exceptional. In 2011, Gosling featured as a lead in three big films, all critically and commercially successful: Crazy, Stupid, Love, Drive & Ides of March. He also did a movie named The Big Short, a critically acclaimed financial satire, and La La Land, a romantic musical that got him a Best Actor award at the Golden Globes and another Academy Award nomination in the category best actor.
Ryan Gosling’s parents were Christians, and he has stated that religion had a profound influence on their life. He said in an interview with Guardian that they were brought up quite religious. It was a part of their everyday lives.
3. Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg is an actor, producer, entrepreneur, and former rapper from the United States of America.
Appearing in a movie for the first time in Renaissance Man and his very first leading part in Fear, Wahlberg made the move from music to acting in 1996. He starred in big-budget action films like Planet of the Apes, The Italian Job, and Perfect Storm in the early 2000s. Acting as a police officer in The Departed, he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor (2006). For the sports drama biography The Fighter, he received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor (2010). In 2017, he was reported to be the highest-paid actor on the planet.
According to Relevant magazine, the actor attributes his success in Hollywood to his Christian faith. He stated that the most important things in his life are his faith and his family, enabling him to be successful in all of his other endeavors.
4. Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington is an American actor, producer, and director. He’s alleged to be the man who reconfigured the idea of classic movie stardom for his screen and stage performances.
Washington began his acting career in theatre, appearing in off-Broadway productions such as Coriolanus, written by William Shakespeare. He rose to prominence after starring in St. Elsewhere, A Soldier’s Story, and Cry Freedom. He received his very first Academy award in the category of best supporting actor for his work as in the movie Glory. He established himself as a leading man in movies like the historically epic Malcolm X, The Pelican Brief, and Much Ado About Nothing during the 1990s. For his work as a crooked detective in the crime thriller movie Training Day, Washington won his 2nd Academy award as the Best Actor in 2001.
In 2012, Denzel Washington told GQ that he reads the Bible every day. He also donated 2.5 million dollars to a church back in 1995.
5. Chuck Norris
Chuck Norris is not only an actor but also a producer and a martial artist.
After his services in the air force, Norris took up a career in acting in Hollywood. He was also a mentor and a teacher to many young and upcoming actors, teaching them martial arts and more. Norris starred and featured in numerous action movies and has also written multiple books related to martial arts, politics, and philosophies.
Norris has been very vocal about his faith in public and the media. He campaigned for the kids to be allowed to pray in public schools during school time and on school premises. He has written some Christian books as well and is on the council that regulates the Bible study curriculum for children.
Our Final Thoughts
Hollywood isn’t short of Christian actors who are not afraid one bit to proclaim their faith and how important it is to them. They encourage the younger generation to not be afraid of sticking to their religious beliefs just because the media doesn’t glorify them. The actors that feature on our list of famous actors who are Christian feature some of the biggest stars in the industry who are very open about their faith.