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updated 05/03/2004 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/03/2004 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Passion's Play
Now that director Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ has earned $360 million, we asked a few celebs to tell us what they think about the man, the movie and the hype

MISSY ELLIOTT
Mel Gibson should take a bow. It was real. As a Baptist, I agree with him. He did a great job of telling the truth.

TIM McGRAW
It was a powerful film. I didn't look away. There are a lot more violent films out there that I have seen.

BRAD GARRETT
Haven't seen it. I know the ending.

MARISKA HARGITAY
I was profoundly moved, but I felt like I was beaten to a pulp by the end of it. I think it is a movie that everybody on the planet should see.

JON FAVREAU
The best Jewish role finally comes up and if s played by a Gentile—that's the real tragedy.

GEORGE FOREMAN
It's good that people are arguing about it all over the country. Can you imagine something that happened 2,000 years ago still raising these pros and cons?

ELIJAH WOOD
I loved The Passion. It transcends films. It's like watching a painting coming to life0. At the heart of it is a man taking a risk, putting his career on the line to make an artistic and religious statement.

KWAME JACKSON (The Apprentice)
I think [Mel] is going to receive over $500 million for it, so I applaud him for being a great capitalist.

KELLY CLARKSON
Loved it. I cried out of repentance.

DAN AYKROYD
As a lapsed Roman Catholic and ex-altar boy, I thought, except for the scourging scene, it wasn't as over-the-top as people said.

CARSON KRESSLEY
If we can make it through Fear Factor, we can make it through this.

KIRSTIE ALLEY
I think this is an important event. I haven't seen it yet, but I'm dying to. My [11-year-old] son is dying to see it, too.

DANNY GLOVER
When I saw the movie, I bore witness. I felt that if I could be a better human being, that's what the movie is there to teach you.

JAI RODRIGUEZ
I'll see it when it comes out on video so I can pause it and be like, "Oh my God, too scary."

RUBEN STUDDARD
The movie was wonderfully done. It gives you, especially as a Christian, a true sense of what Jesus went through.

CHRISTOPHER MELONI
A two-hour scourging is not my idea of a good time.

SAMAIRE ARMSTRONG (The O.C.)
I'm not into being herded into films because of hype.

CARSON DALY
I'll watch it on DVD—I'm saving it for a long flight.

MARIO CANTONE
A) Mel Gibson is ridiculous. B) His father scares me. And C) I don't like Bible movies.

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