Jim Caviezel says Jesus ruined his career

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05.03.11 48 Comments


It’s hard to deny that before Passion of the Christ, Jim Caviezel seemed like a star on the rise (Count of Monte Cristo is a guilty pleasure of mine).  Or that these days, he seems a bit like an afterthought (Outlander, anyone?).  The question is, is his fall from prominence the result of Hollywood being run by Godless Jews, or is it just that Christians are always trying to blame everything on Jesus?

Since playing the son of God in the 2004 film he said offers had dried up and he is shunned by many within the industry. Prior to playing Jesus he was considered one of Hollywood rising stars and appeared in ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ and ‘Angel Eyes’ with Jennifer Lopez.

Ah yes, who could forget that classic, Angel Eyes with Jennifer Lopez? I have my fingers crossed for the Criterion Collection.  Any day now, I can feel it.

Caviezel, a devout Roman Catholic, said he knew playing Jesus would be risky.  ‘Jesus is as controversial now as he has ever been,’ Caviezel said. ‘Not much has changed in 2,000 years.’

Caviezel said he was warned against taking the part by Gibson who warned him he would never work in Hollywood again. ‘He said, “You’ll never work in this town again.” I told him, “We all have to embrace our crosses”.’ Caviezel told an audience of churchgoers in Orlando, Florida.

Gibson later told him, “Put your shirt back on.  You look like an Israelite in heat, and I hope you get raped by a pack of Romans.”

He said he wasn’t worried about the stalling of his career. He said it was no coincidence that ‘in my 33rd year, I was called to play Jesus,’ and joked about his initials also being the same as Jesus Christ.

So let’s see… is Jim Caviezel being discriminated against because he’s a Christian, or because he thinks being the same age and having the same initials as someone is more than a coincidence?

The actor spoke about the film and its negative effect on his career while at a megachurch in Orlando to promote a new audio book of the Bible.

Ah, the old promotion tour through persecution complex.  ‘Perscromotion,’ I like to call it.

Pointing to a DVD of his famous film, Caviezel said ‘This is The Passion of the Christ.’ Pointing to the CD boxed set of the new audio book of the Bible, Words of Promise,  he said: ‘This is The Passion on Steroids.’ [DailyMail via Fark]

Wait, did someone say… The Passion on steroids??



Anyway, someone hire Jim Caviezel already.  He’s a great actor, and it’s not like he believes in dead alien spirits or anything.  Just holy ones.

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