Actor Andrew Garfield recently spoke with the National Catholic Review magazine regarding his spiritual odyssey while studying for his role in the Martin Scorsese film "Silence." In it, Garfield plays the part of a 17th century Jesuit priest trying to spread the gospel during a time when Christians are faced with persecution in Japan. The Marvel hero "Spiderman" actor revealed that he also took part in a Jesuit retreat which focused on personally seeking the will of God. Garfield stated that he was surprised to find how easy it was to fall in love with Jesus Christ during the process. He expressed feeling frustrated by the fact that some people had given Jesus a bad name and that Christianity is often misused.

The 33-year-old movie star shared how he felt like a changed man and believes he's been shown where God wants him to be in life. Garfield continued, admitting to having had a desire to be healed of feeling a wound of not-enough-ness. He felt like what he had to offer was never enough.

Christians and film critics applaud the movie ‘Silence’

Martin Scorsese’s film “Silence” made a limited debut on December 23rd, but fully releases on Friday. Based on Shusaku Endo’s historical novel, the movie tells the tale of two Portugese priests on a quest to find their mentor, Father Cristovao Ferreira, who is missing and has allegedly renounced his faith. They stumble upon a remnant of Christians but minister to them in secret before being discovered by Japanese authorities who try to prod them into renouncing their faith.

Father Ferreira is eventually found living a shocking lifestyle.

Christianity and Hollywood

Actor Chris Pratt recently opened up on how becoming a believer of Christ has changed his life as well. During an interview with GQ magazine, Pratt revealed how time growing up in Hawaii was spent partying, drinking, and using drugs. All that changed one day when he met a stranger standing outside a grocery store.

The man told the "Guardians of the Galaxy" star that he saw something in him that needed saving and that Jesus told him to talk to Pratt. Feeling compelled, Pratt accompanied the man to church, and, a few days later, he made a declaration to friends that he was going to change his life.

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