Live Poll: Favorite Movie or Episodic Series Pope?

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Which of these depictions of an individual who is or will become a movie, television or streaming media pope is the most worthy of your devotion?

See the partial list of movie and episodic current & future popes here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls043828752/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/j1lB-P1BKHg/
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Honorable Mention: Movie, Television or Streaming Media Popes

Emperor  Oliver Platt
Future: Oliver Platt as Pope Clement VII, aka Giulio di Giuliano de' Medici

Albert Finney Pope John Paul II
Pope John Paul II, aka Karol Wojtyla

Ruby Wax Popetown
The Pope (fictional pope)

Ellen Dubin Lexx: The Dark Zone Stories
Pope Rota, aka Genevieve Rota (fictional pope)

Thomas Kretschmann, Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II
Pope John Paul II, aka Karol Wojtyla

Amen. Marcel Iures
Pope Pius XII, aka Eugenio Pacelli

Darío Grandinetti Bergoglio, the Pope Francis
Pope Francis, aka Jorge Bergoglio

Philip Leaver Martin Luther
Pope Leo X, aka Giovanni di Lorenzo de' Medici

Rodrigo De la Serna Chiamatemi Francesco - Il Papa della gente
Pope Francis, aka Jorge Bergoglio

Lorenzo Dardado Gone with the Pope
The Pope (fictional pope)

Tom Conti Saving Grace
Pope Leo XIV (fictional pope)

Manu Fullola The Conclave
Pope Alexander VI, aka Rodrigo Borgia

Brian Blessed The Conclave
Pope Pius II, aka Enea Piccolomini

Fabrizio Gifuni Paul VI: The Pope in the Tempest
Pope Paul VI, aka Giovanni Montini

Leonardo Cimino Monsignor
Pope

James FoxMister Lonely
The Pope (fictional pope)
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Honorable Mention: Movie, Television or Streaming Media Popes

John Gielgud The Shoes of the Fisherman
The Elder Pope (fictional pope)

John Gielgud The Scarlet and the Black
Pope Pius XII, born as Eugenio Pacelli

Marc Fiorini Angels & Demons
Pope Luke I, born as Baggia (fictional pope)

Jack Marston, Scott Mechlowicz EuroTrip
The Pope and Faux Pope, aka Scott Thomas (both fictional)

Adolfo Celi The Borgias
Pope Alexander VI, born as Rodrigo Borgia

Piotr Adamczyk Karol: A Man Who Became Pope
Pope John Paul II, born as Karol Wojtyla

Uwe Ochsenknecht Luther
Pope Leo X, born as Giovanni di Lorenzo de' Medici

Cyril Magnin Foul Play
Pope Pius XIII (fictional pope)

Edward Asner Pope John XXIII: The Pope of Peace
Pope John XXIII, born as Angelo Roncalli

Terence Stamp Vatican Conspiracy
Pope Giovanni Clemente I, aka Padre Andreani

Colm Feore The Borgias
Cardinal Della Rovere born as Giuliano della Rovere
(known later in real-life as Pope Julius II)

Eugene Greytak, A celebrity double with about twenty notable film/TV appearances as Pope John Paul II including: Murphy Brown, Everybody Loves Raymond, Ally McBeal, Picket Fences, The Golden Girls, Night Court, ALF, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Repossessed (1990), Hot Shots! (1991), Sister Act (1992), Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994), Just the Ticket (1998) and more.
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That one from Godfather Part 3 lmao.
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My vote: Pope Kiril I, born as Kiril Lakota (fictional pope)
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I like this poll and my vote would go to Jonathan Pryce as Pope Francis.

I suspect that there might be some confusion over what the vote is for (the character/pope or the performance), especially since there are several real popes on the list. Since you mention depiction in the title and question, I'm assuming that you mean the performance but perhaps that would be more clear if you added the actor's name in the captions (instead of "Pope Francis, born as Jorge Bergoglio," perhaps "Jonathan Pryce as Pope Francis."

The title could also be shortened and decluttered a bit: Favorite Pope Depiction?
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Poll takers should vote for their favorite depiction or performance (pictured actor in the pictured title). I wanted to include all the notable actors who were cast as pope. The answer pool, in addition to depicting papal reigns, covers some ascessions to pope or depict their lives prior to becoming pope (ascending at the end of the story). Hence, the born as with their real-name is important, as it bridges all these transitions. I also included the name of each pope to reflect the number of multiple depictions of the same pope. Lastly, I thought it was important to note whether they were real-life, fictional or something else. So, it is a bit a tightrope to balance everything. Which of these depictions of an individual who is or will become a movie, television or streaming media pope is the most worthy of your devotion?

I prefer the title as is "Favorite Movie or Episodic Series Pope Depiction?" over "Favorite Movie or TV Pope Depiction?" I don't want to use TV to encapsulate streaming depictions within the TV banner, because it is just one way users watch streaming titles. I reformatted the answers to focus on the depiction ie Jonathan Pryce as Pope Francis, with it being repeated on the image tag. The extra information is non-bolded and cited at to the bottom. I agree it a lot to take it, but in the end what is expected is what poll takers do anyways.

EXAMPLE

Jonathan Pryce The Two Popes

Jonathan Pryce
as Pope Francis,

born as Jorge Bergoglio (real-life pope)

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I noticed that you linked Jeremy Irons instead of Jude Law in #2.
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Thanks, i requested a re-push to correct the mislabeled #2 answer option link from Jeremy Irons as Pope Pius XIII to Jude Law as Pope Pius XIII.