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Ten fun facts about Jim Caviezel


1. Iconic Jesus Actor

Jim Caviezel is an American actor best known for his iconic role as Jesus Christ in Mel Gibson's 2004 film, The Passion of the Christ. Caviezel's performance was widely praised, earning him a nomination for the Saturn Award for Best Actor. His portrayal of Jesus was so powerful that it has become one of the most iconic and memorable performances in film history.

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2. Actor who has been a mainstay on CBS since 2011

Jim Caviezel has been a mainstay on CBS since 2011, when he began starring as John Reese on the crime drama Person of Interest. His character is a former CIA agent who is recruited by a mysterious billionaire to prevent violent crimes in New York City. Caviezel's performance has been praised by critics, and the show has been a ratings success, running for five seasons and counting.

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3. TV's Sexiest Man of 2011

Jim Caviezel, the star of the hit movie The Passion of the Christ, was recently ranked #92 on BuddyTV's list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011". This recognition is a testament to Caviezel's enduring appeal and charisma, which has captivated audiences for years. His performance in The Passion of the Christ earned him critical acclaim and a devoted fan base, and his continued success in television and film has solidified his status as one of the sexiest men on television.

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4. Person of Interest's Success Continues

Jim Caviezel has been a part of the CBS drama Person of Interest since 2011, and it has been a huge success. The series pilot received the highest rating in the past 15 years, and it has consistently had over 10 million viewers in weekly ratings. This is a testament to Caviezel's talent and the show's ability to captivate audiences.

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5. Jim Caviezel Shows Support for Rick Santorum with Donation

Jim Caviezel is an actor who is passionate about politics. In 2006, he showed his support for U.S. Senator Rick Santorum by donating $2,100 to his re-election campaign. This generous contribution was a clear indication of Caviezel's commitment to the political process and his belief in the importance of supporting those who share his values.

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6. Jim Caviezel's Acting Career

Jim Caviezel's acting career began in Seattle, where he performed in a number of plays. He quickly gained recognition for his talent, and soon began appearing in films and television shows. His first major role was in the 1999 film The Thin Red Line, and since then he has gone on to star in a number of critically acclaimed films, including The Passion of the Christ, Person of Interest, and The Count of Monte Cristo. He has also appeared in a number of television shows, including Prison Break and Longmire.

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7. Jim Caviezel's Screen Actors Guild card

Jim Caviezel earned his Screen Actors Guild card in 1991 after appearing in a small role in the movie My Own Private Idaho. The film, directed by Gus Van Sant, starred River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves and was a critical success, earning two Academy Award nominations. Caviezel's role was minor, but it was enough to earn him his SAG card and launch his career in Hollywood.

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8. Actor who chose Wyatt Earp over prestigious scholarship

In 1993, Jim Caviezel was offered a prestigious scholarship to study acting at New York's Juilliard School, one of the most renowned performing arts institutions in the world. However, instead of taking up the offer, he chose to pursue a role in the 1994 film Wyatt Earp, where he played Warren Earp. This decision proved to be a wise one, as it launched his career in Hollywood and he has since gone on to star in a number of critically acclaimed films.

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9. Jim Caviezel's Epic Role in "The Passion"

Jim Caviezel's portrayal of Jesus Christ in Mel Gibson's 2004 film The Passion of the Christ was no easy feat. During filming, Caviezel was struck by lightning, accidentally scourged, dislocated his shoulder, and even suffered from pneumonia and hypothermia. Despite the physical and emotional toll of the role, Caviezel's performance was widely praised and earned him a nomination for the Saturn Award for Best Actor.

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10. Actor who played Jesus warns others of negative impact

Jim Caviezel was warned by Mel Gibson, the director of the 2004 film The Passion of the Christ, that playing Jesus would have a negative impact on his acting career. Despite this, Caviezel accepted the role and went on to become one of the most recognizable actors in Hollywood. His performance in the film was critically acclaimed and earned him a nomination for the Saturn Award for Best Actor.

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