Luther at the Diet of Worms (1521)

posted Apr 20, 2010, 10:35 AM by Professor Katz   [ updated Dec 19, 2013, 2:39 AM ]
If you ever watch the entire Luther movie, then you will see the part where Martin Luther appears at the Diet of Worms:


You know, I just don't think that Joseph Fiennes looks like Luther:


This is a very early portrait of Luther, from 1520, drawn by Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553), who worked for the Elector of Saxony.  Luther is still dressed as an Augustinian monk here.  Underneath it says, 'Lucas's pen portrays the mortal features; Luther himself the eternal image of his spirit".  Nice.

And then there's Joseph Fiennes.  Well, maybe he looks a bit like the young Luther:


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