With his mile-long to-do list as President of the United States, Barack Obama has little time to moonlight as an actor on TV. Still, viewers of last night's History Channel movie "The Bible" had to do a double take at the stunning resemblance between Mohamen Mehdi Ouzaani, the actor who played the devil, and America's top dog.
The twittersphere went wild after Ouzaani -- looking like an older version of the POTUS -- appeared on screen. Radio talk show host Glenn Beck tweeted, "Anyone else think the Devil in #TheBible Sunday on HIstory Channel looks exactly like That Guy?" Viewers tweeted back they not only agreed, they also considered it more than a coincidence.
Conspiracy theory anyone?
Producer Mark Burnett of "Survivor" fame denied that he intentionally cast a man who resembled the sitting president as Satan, calling the claim "utter nonsense." Yet other celebs have willingly loaned their image to the man down under.
Most recently, Malcolm McDowell played the bad guy in "Suing the Devil," a movie about a law student who sues Satan for $8 trillion dollars. Though the Christian comedy thriller was a dud at the box office, the "Clockwork Orange" star has redeemed himself in real life by staying married to the same woman for more than 20 years, a huge accomplishment in musical-chair Hollywood. The soon-to-be septuagenarian and his wife Kelley have two sons together, ages nine and six.
Another famous star who played Satan was Jack Nicholson, an actor who looks devilish even when he plays a mousy suburban husband. In the "Witches of Eastwick" he used his mischievous wiles to seduce actresses Cher, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer. More recently, the "Shining" actor attempted to ply his devilish charm on this year's Academy Award winning best actress Jennifer Lawrence, playfully flirting with her in front of the TV cameras as she gave a post-Oscar interview.
Meanwhile, Elizabeth Hurley proved the devil can be a female in the 2000 movie remake of "Bedazzled." The former girlfriend of Hugh Grant played a sexy Satan who grants a wannabe Romeo seven wishes in exchange for his soul. Now engaged to marry Aussie cricket player Shane Warne, the "Austin Powers" actress enjoys tweeting about her muddy dogs, fondness for coconut water and other daily domesticities.
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