December 12, 2014 9:00 AM EST

Exodus: Gods and Kings, out Dec. 12, features Christian Bale, Sigourney Weaver — and, in the role of God, an eleven-year-old boy. Young Isaac Andrews is a surprising choice for the role, in keeping with Hollywood tradition; the only predictable thing about who’s played God on film is just how unpredictable the choices have been. Here are some of the most memorable examples.

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