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Who Had The Best Martin Luther Costume?

In honor of Reformation Day (and because it's Halloween), I thought I'd do a quick Google search to find out how many movies have been made about Martin Luther and the Reformation.

The purpose?

Who had the best Martin Luther Costume?

Apparently, there have been only 5 movies ever made about Luther.

Luther - 1928
Martin Luther - 1953
Luther - 1973
Martin Luther, Heretic - 1983
Luther - 2003

Boy, good thing we're not looking for the "Best Title" to a movie about Martin Luther!

People in Hollywood are so creative, aren't they?

Let's take a look at our nominees:

Luther - 1928
Eugen Klöpfer as Luther

Martin Luther - 1953
Niall MacGinnis as Luther

Luther - 1973
Stacy Keach as Luther

Martin Luther, Heretic - 1983
Jonathan Pryce as Luther

Luther - 2003
Joseph Fiennes as Luther

There are your nominees!

Remember, we're not judging who had the "Best Acting Performance" (since I could find a picture for Pryce's version), but it's who you think "looks the part" the best.

In a Lutheran Layman's terms, who do you think best resembles how Martin Luther really looked?

Well? What do you think? Please make your selection in the Comments Section below and please tweet this out with #BestMartinLutherCostume too.

[NOTE: As you know, I am a newly converted Confessional Lutheran who recently escaped American Evangelicalism. That being said, please contact me ASAP if you believe that any of my "old beliefs" seem to have crept their way into any of the material you see published here, and especially if any of the content is not consistent with Lutheran doctrine -- in other words, if it's not consistent with God's Word -- so that I can correct those errors immediately and not lead any of His little ones astray. Thank you in advance for your time and help. Grace and peace to you and yours!]


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