American actor, producer, book author and "God's Not Dead" star Kevin Sorbo wants to keep faith-based movies alive in Hollywood, but said movie-goers have to support those type of productions and film crews need to make them in more true manners.
Sorbo told Fox News Hollywood can grow the faith-based film genre, and said at the 24th Annual Movieguide Awards he believes some of the recent faith films could have been executed better. "They did 'The Exodus,' and they did 'Noah,' and I think they learned their lesson: You don't get Atheist directors to direct movies that deal with the Bible. It's ridiculous -- at least get an Agnostic!"
But along with better executions, people have to support faith-based movies, Sorbo said. "It's as simple as that, trust me, if people start going more and more to that type of movie, Hollywood will start making them more."
Sorbo is best known for his roles of Professor Radisson in God's Not Dead, Hercules in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Captain Dylan Hunt in Andromeda, and Kull in Kull the Conqueror. The actor's film "God's Not Dead" was such a big hit last year that it spurred "God's Not Dead 2."
He said he believes faith-based movies would resonate better with audiences if Hollywood kept the films clean, such as the way they were done four decades ago.
"If you're going to do a biblical movie, do it," said the 57-year-old actor.
"Go back to what they used to prior to the 1960s because that's what changed. There were no R-rated movies prior to the '60s. They were all G and PG-type movies. You had 'Ben Hur' and 'The Ten Commandments.' I watch those movies still today. They are wonderful movies. People have to support them, but Hollywood doesn't know how to put [newer faith-based movies] out there in a proper way."
Sorbo was raised in Minnesota by parents who taught him Christian values. When he was 13 years old, he went to a Billy Graham crusade and responded to the altar call. "It was a very happy, emotional night for me. And I just always remembered it," he told Charisma News.
"Faith is not tangible, you can't touch it. It's something that's a belief, something that's inside of you," said Sorbo.
"My true strength comes from God and certainly from my family right after that. They're the most important things in my life."