This is wrong on so many levels, and if it’s true, we have a problem. A favorite movie of many, “The Passion of the Christ” that hit theatres back in 2004. As you may already know it is a Mel Gibson movie and one that is known as one of his most moving. Even today it is still shown in churches to Christians.
Jim Caviezel is the actor that played the part of Jesus Christ in the movie. He was 33 at the time, which is the same age as Christ was when he was crucified. Caviezel has said that he doesn’t believe in coincidence, and quite frankly, neither do I. Caviezel is certain he was mean tto play the part, and I have to agree with that.
Back then, Caviezel was one of the top five actors in Hollywood. However, after playing the the part of Jesus Christ he was blackballed for both that and being an associate with Mel Gibson. It’s simply shameful. Mel Gibson as many of us are aware has made his mistakes, but he is one of the biggest contributors to Israel in donations and in other ways of all time if we’re going to be honest about it. However, we are talking about something that is more than just a Mel Gibson thing, it’s a Christianity thing. If you are bold enough to be a Christian conservative in Hollywood, you can expect to be untouchable. It is truly a shame too, because Caviezel is an incredibly talented actor. Have you seen his work?
Jim Caviezel, who portrayed Jesus Christ in the 2004 film “The Passion of the Christ,” opened up in a recent interview about how Hollywood snubbed him after his portrayal of Jesus.
“All of a sudden I stopped being one of five most popular actors in the studio, and I hadn’t done anything wrong. I just played Jesus,” Caviezel told Polish film critic Lukasz Adamski.
Caviezel added that everyone has their cross to bear, and that judgment is waiting for everyone.
“Was I personally affected by this rejection? Well, everyone has their cross to bear,” he said. “The world changes … but I will not be in this world forever. Neither will the producers from Hollywood. At some point, everyone will have to answer for what they have done.”
Caviezel portrayed Jesus when he was 33 years old and said he believed that it meant something for him to portray Jesus at the same age that he was crucified, and didn’t consider it a coincidence that the two shared the same initials.
“Don’t you tell me it was a coincidence!” he said. “There are no coincidences. I keep hearing about ‘accidents’ and ‘strokes of luck.’ Secularization affects the entire world, including the USA. Only atheists believe in coincidence.”
“There are no coincidences for God,” Caviezel said. “Even when God resurrects the dead, they will say it happened by accident.” There is a stark difference between being in the world and being of this world. In the end, we will all answer for our sins… even Hollywood producers. Caviezel kept things in perspective. Working in Hollywood did not lesson his faith… it strengthened it.
“I’ve never forgotten that the name of Jesus is above all else,” he said. “It is also the most controversial name of all times. Love is controversial and he impersonates love. Jesus was telling the Romans about love and they killed him because of that. ‘Who is that man to tell me what kind of person I’m supposed to be?’ – they asked arrogantly. He was betrayed by his own people and abandoned by everyone. My duty was not only to show it all on the screen. My real duty is to live in accordance with the gospel every day and to give witness to the truth.”
This is how it should be for all of us. I agree and feel the very same way. Caviezel has also noted that he’d be very interested in working with Mel Gibson again, who has a sequel planned to the 2004 film, it is reportedly titled “Resurrection”. I cannot wait for that one. If you can put judgement aside, Gibson is one of the most talented man of our generation there in Hollywood.