Nathan appeared in a 1996 film called "A Family Thing", which starred Robert Duvall and James Earl Jones, two well known actors. I watched it some time ago out of curiosity since Nathan seems to mention he appeared in it quite a bit. It wasn't a bad movie. Yes, he was in it, back when he was a, I believe, Baptist minister without the Ortho-hair and beard. I think he was claiming to be a Protestant Charismatic type prophet back then.
This was perhaps his big break and he seems really proud of it. In fact, he seems to me to be trying to blow this role way out of proportion and make you believe he had some kind of starring role, what you call, creative marketing. However, if you were watching it and left the room for a minute, you would miss him entirely. I think he had only one or maybe two lines tops, as I remember it. In the movie he drove up to the building where Robert Duvall's character was, walked in, said a couple words, and handed him a letter. That's about it really, anyone could have played that part. Real Academy Awards type stuff there Nathan.
He also had another forgettable bit role as, I guess, some crazy guy in a film called "The Gift", A "supernatural thriller". I attempted to watch it once but quickly turned it off, not my cup of tea. I must say though, he was very convincing as a crazy guy.
Here's something which Nathan wrote on his Facebook page before he had made it private. He sounds really excited and of course, as usual, is tooting his own horn...
Nathan Lee Lewis <https://www.facebook.com/
"Day of shooting. In front of the camera this time! My juices are flowing. Southern accent. It will take me a month to shake it. I die in this film. Takes me back to my childhood. What a great job!!!"
Several comment are made by other people, then Nathan makes this one. So dramatic!...it's not about putting masks on? Ok LOL
"Nathan Lee Lewis <https://www.facebook.com/
"The most profound. amazing and rewarding acting experience of my life. ..and I have worked with Robert Duvall, Cate Blanchette, been directed by Sam Raimi, et. al. No discredit to any of the above. I just think I have come into my own. I finally understand the craft. I understand my own soul and the barriers have been knocked down. I have found the zone. It is both terrifying and exhilarating. Acting is about taking masks off not putting masks on. I am now vulnerable and in this craft, this is a good thing. Young student director and writer- great chemistry with the actors. All the right elements aligned. I think this is a launching point for my career. I really do. It is about time"
What a gigantic crock of...butter. Sounds like he had a very moving religious experience. OK, good luck with that...I guess.
Well anyway, this post is not so much about Nathan, the actor. It's more about his family thing. Seems like Nathan may not be the only prophet in his lineage. No, according to him, his mother Rozilla also had "the gift" and was some sort of a prophet and is now a saint in heaven. This is from a Sunday, September 21, 2008 JTO post
"A Wise Saying"
- Another variation, "If you can't say anything nice about someone, make sure they're out of the GD room."
Since it'd be un-Christian and "mean-spirited" I just say nothing.
Well, I guess, this commentator wasn't too impressed with what Nathan was putting out but refrained from coming right out and saying it. I'm really surprised that Nathan didn't pick up on this and label him a anonymous drive-by. Nathan must have been in "the zone' that day and it didn't click. Here's more bits of the post...
"I found myself at Morning Prayers"...
..."I saw, in a new and dynamic way, in the depths of my spirit, that my mother, Rozella... is present with the angels and the saints of the ages worshiping
around the throne of God. I spoke to her. I "prayed" to her to beseech the Lord on my
behalf for the salvation and theosis of my soul"...
" I cannot explain, I only can say, my mother was with me and I was with her. She was where I was and I was where she was..."
..." I communed with the saints. I communed with Saint Rozella"
St. Rozella, OK... so she's a saint and a prophet just like you are...wow!
On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 2:24 PM, MR. XRISTIDIS <email@example.com> wrote:
On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 2:08 PM, Joanna Higginbotham <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
First: newbies are not permitted to teach.
Second: this is a subject that is difficult even for seasoned, mature, qualified, tested, recognized Orthodox teachers. The Church is our teacher. And from what I know, our Church says there can be no salvation outside of her. AND, those who died outside of her are in God's hands and judged as He knows, and His judgments are unknowable to us. Nathan goes blah blah blah. He's not the first newbie to make an fool of himself. I can't believe people are accepting him as an authority.
What a jerk. I wonder if a demon visited Nathan disguised and Rozella – can't really say from his description... is this Nathan's overactive sentiment/emotion? or is it a real contact from a demon?
Nathan's Fathers Day post from June 16, 2013
"A Blessed Man"
"Happy Father's Day To All"
Now I must take up an issue with you. I heard you sent my last comment to Fr. Gregory with some kind of rambling dribble complaining about me. First, let me tell you that I am not in his jurisdiction, Joanna is. He is not my priest and quite frankly, I'm not bound by any monastic obedience to anyone, so quit complaining to him about me, you'll get nowhere. You must understand that if you put yourself out there on the internet that your going to have your critics, and with what your putting out, probably a whole bunch. The problem is, and I've told you this before, your not an honest person, and I suspect you have many, many more clear minded critics. You just are not honest enough to publish any critical comments about yourself and your so called Orthodox blog. Instead you address your critics in some dishonest posting about how they are slandering poor, poor you. This without the benefit of letting the reader know what was originally said. Oh ! boo hoo, poor Nathan.
Second, you have quite the nitwitted nerve demanding anything of Fr. Gregory, since you refused his sober minded advice, got pissed off and left. Then you started writing his bishop trying to get him in trouble. Deja Vu, same pattern with the priest you had before him. Where I come from, Michigan, they have a name for people like you, actually several names. Let me just say that I think that, you sir, are a megaassnhole.
Yes, it's all in the family. It seems that Nathan's wife also believes that he is a prophet.
"Sarah's Trip From Ur or Follow Your Husband "Ur" Else" by Cynthia Louise Lewis
..."When God tells a man it’s time to move into His promises, those camels get packed and off you go! And, quite frankly, you don’t always care that he’s right..."
..." Camels stink. And watering holes are few and far between – even for the prophetic."
..." Other issues were, of course, going on in the ICCEC of which my prophetic husband was aware"
" But even I could tell there were serious cracks in the foundation of our little denomination".
"Denomination", she (and Nathan) seem to see Orthodoxy as just another denomination, the Protestant view the church. If you don't like what you find in one denomination (or jurisdiction), then you should just go on to another that suits your tastes better. It's that simple. Don't like what a priest or bishop say to you, then go. They are above everyone else, their prophets. They have no need to listen to priests, bishops or kings, as Nathan has stated. They are above everyone else, they are prophets.
..."As we entered the Orthodox faith...And, good-bye to worshiping my Lord the way I was used to."
Well, not really, they brought their prophet delusion with them
..."bursting into tears as I told my husband,“I’m so consumed with when to bow, and when to kneel, and all the other new rules, that I haven’t spoken to Jesus in weeks!”