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Jim Caviezel "Shunned" By Hollywood For The Passion Of The Christ!

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It seems like he's pretty comfortable with his choice, so more power to him!

Jim Caviezel, who portrayed Jesus in Mel Gibson's controversial film, The Passion of the Christ, recently spoke out about portraying the son of God on film during a speech at a Florida mega-church in promotion of a new audiobook version of the Bible, and claimed that his participation in the click resulted in being shunned by Hollywood!

He explained:

"I was rejected in my own industry. [Prior to filming, Mel Gibson] He said, 'You'll never work in this town again.' I told him, 'We all have to embrace our crosses.' In my 33rd year, I was called to play Jesus. Jesus is as controversial now as he has ever been. Not much has changed in 2,000 years. Mel Gibson, he's a horrible sinner, isn't he? Mel Gibson doesn't need your judgment, he needs your prayers."

Well, it seems as though it was a very important role for him to take, at least spiritually, so we hope that he doesn't look back with too much regret!

What do U think? Should Jim have been shunned for appearing in The Passion of the Christ?

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64 comments to “Jim Caviezel "Shunned" By Hollywood For The Passion Of The Christ!”



  1. 1

    No, but he is hardly alone.
    He's a fine actor, and he HAS worked since then ("Three Musketeers).
    Reality check: He is not so young anymore, nor are his looks so stunning as to command top box office status.
    Hollywood has a number of devout Christian actors, be they Catholic, Protestant, Mormon or other. Caviezel should look into producing and directing, or maybe switch to a more aggressive agent.



  2. 2

    Too bad, I enjoyed his movies The Count of Monte Cristo and High Crimes.



  3. 3

    Thats what happens when you support a psycho anti-semite in an industry that is controlled by Jewish People



  4. 4

    Hollywood is run by racist jews.

  5. mw says – reply to this


    5

    I don't get it why would he be shunned? I assume that all of Hollywood knows that movies are pretend and not real people being portrayed?



  6. 6

    he's not THAT great of an actor. He was good in "frequency" but other than that, there are a lot better actors out there (i know, some duds too like hayden christensen). This bs is just more of the mythical christian persecution complex. He hasn't been shunned… this is just his way of making excuses for not being that great.

  7. elRey says – reply to this


    7

    This loser didn't ACT he walked around with a cross and had a bunch of blood on him. He's not getting work because he's a nobody. Period. Bear THAT cross mo-fo!



  8. 8

    Re: Mad Dog
    Hollywood is run by racist Jews? Are you out of your mind? Do you know how many actors/celebrities are anti-semite, yet they seem to have no problem finding work. Or does your insensitive comment insinuate that these "racist Jews" should tolerate anti-semitic spews and sit there quietly while financing their movies?
    Idiot.



  9. 9

    The thing is, he forgot to get down off the cross when filming was over. He got really preachy during publicity of the movie. Nobody knows what a Jesus-Freak will do: WWJFD.



  10. 10

    Typical of the Jewish community. They can criticize other religions and do all the time but if you dare show their religion in a bad light, they become like rabid animals on the attack. The fact is, they're not chosen at all. They create their own enemies and Jim Caviezel's situation is why. Too bad for the Jewish community is that now, the world is onto them.



  11. 11

    What a LIAR!!!!

    I checked on IMDB and Passion of Christ was one of 4 movies he made in 2004,. In 2006 he did 2 movies: Deja Vu and Unknown. In 2008 he did 3 movies:Long Weekend, Stoning of Soraya M, and Outlander. In 2009 he did a tv mini series: the Prisoner. In 2011 he has 2 movies in post production:Person of Interest and Transit. In 2012 he has one in post production:Savannah and 1 in pre production: Sound of Mind.

    Give him some cheese with that whine-it sounds like Mel Gibson isn't the only sinner in this duo.



  12. 12

    That's really sad. People have played worse things and they have careers. If acting is what he loves to do then I hope he gets work soon.



  13. 13

    who's shunning him ? ususally the all of hollywood hates me claim has to d o with the person and not them. maybe he thought he should be getting bigger roles since he played jesus. seemed ok, but never thought he was olivier



  14. 14

    I watched this movie again this past Easter and wondered what he was up to lately so I googled him and discovered he hadn't done much since he played this role. But then again, once you play Jesus, where else is there to go but down when you've already played the greatest man to ever live? You could'nt get a greater or better role than to play the Savior. He should be very proud of the work he did in that film. It was so powerful and moving. Besides, Jesus once said that we would be rejected and persecuted for his sake.His shunning from Hollywood for playing Jesus is a clear example of this.



  15. 15

    Oh, please. You are a rejected by the industry because you're a hateful, prejudiced, ignorant fanatic whose reputation is toxic for any movie you work on.



  16. 16

    willem dafoe played jesus, and he's done pretty well. maybe it's a talent thing.



  17. 17

    I watched this movie again this past Easter and wondered what he was up to lately so I googled him and discovered he hadn't done much since he played this role. But then again, once you play Jesus, where else is there to go when you've already played the greatest man to ever live? You could'nt get a greater or better role than to play the Savior. He should be very proud of the work he did in that film. It was so powerful and moving. Besides, Jesus once said that we would be rejected and persecuted for his sake.His shunning from Hollywood for playing Jesus is a clear example of this.



  18. 18

    Re: sayswho
    Oh, so he's a liar? Did you stop to think that maybe those were no roles he would want or did want? Maybe all he could get? I think he knows more about his career than you do. So go have some Mogen David wine with your BS.

  19. sanaa says – reply to this


    19

    Get him back in movies his serene presence is sorely missed.

  20. love3 says – reply to this


    20

    I think he is a good actor & completely scrumptious!! I hav an awful crush on "Jesus!" I wish I would find him in my garage! (Pay it Forward)



  21. 21

    This guy is full of shit. Go look at his IMDb page. Right now, Caviezel has three films in post-production, and one film in pre-production. Last year, he starred in "The Prisoner" - an elaborte 6 part mini-series for AMC, with Sir Ian McKellan! Since the Passion of the Christ came out, he has had 6 films released.

    That totals 10 films and 1 mini-series (6 episodes) that he has worked one since Passion of The Christ was released. So how has he been shunned by Hollywood? Because he didn't become the next Matt Damon? Please…

    No way has this actor been shunned. It's all in his head. This is an actor crying because he feels he deserves more stardom, and is using religion as an excuse for not acheiving the level of fame he wanted.



  22. 22

    He's an excellent actor. Not sure if I buy his being "shunned" since he has had steady film work since then.



  23. 23

    Uhm I didn't know who he was before that movie. But I assumed one of the reasons he was cast was because his initials were the same… so not happy with the (likely) millions of dollars he made for his one A list movie he has to whine about not becoming a movie star?

  24. fiona says – reply to this


    24

    You are evil for calling him a liar.
    He is a good man of strong principles. Men with a strong backbone are few, especially when tempted by money and fame.
    He has been a compelling actor in his past roles, precisely because there is a good soul inside the man.
    I will continue to support his work.



  25. 25

    Re: suthernpeach – Thank you, and I stand corrected in post #1: It was "The Count" and not the " 3 Musketeers" as I'd thought. He is a working actor and in a better position than many.



  26. 26

    He hasn't been shunned , it's just that all of the rest of the movies he has done weren't that successful.
    Funny thing though, every actor who has played Jesus , disappears from spotlight and big productions afterwards.



  27. 27

    You could probably kill someone and still get roles in Hollywood but if you're a religious Christian you can't get a part. I'm not at all religious myself but that does seem pretty f'd up - if true.



  28. 28

    Libs hate religion. Period. And they paint religious people as fanatics. No prob, it'll all be sorted out in the afterlife.



  29. 29

    The comments on this site sometimes depress me. Such hatred in the minds of some people. Now granted many hide behind their computers and would never have the nerve to speak like this in reality…but nonetheless the fact that people think this way is sad.



  30. 30

    Re: Chris_McRe: Chris_Mc

    There are a lot of actors who would love to have that many roles in so few years.



  31. 31

    Sounds like he was prepared to be a "victim" before he even started filming. Christians get off on pretending they're oppressed.



  32. 32

    Being shunned doesn't mean he didn't find work. Apparently, he wasn't shunned by everyone. But, if anyone does not believe Hollywood has lot of big liberal Jewish power players, then you are in denial.



  33. 33

    I LOVE JIM !!!!! he really is a great actor I was lucky to see him in person while he was at Ft. Hood and the man is gorgeous drop dead handsome!! I hope to see him in more movies



  34. 34

    I don't think he's exactly been "shunned" because he has had a few other movies come out since then, but I am surprised his star power didn't just shoot through the roof after The Passion because he was excellent in that movie.

  35. @v@ says – reply to this


    35

    Re: Cattac – I don't think so. There was a lot of controversy surrounding The Passion. Acquaint yourself with it.



  36. 36

    Of course he was shunned by Hollywood, despite good reviews in The Passion, Bobby Jones, Unknown, and the TV remake of The Prisoner: He's talented, nice looking, openly Catholic, happily married after 15 years (to his first and only wife), wont do nude love scenes, and is a conservative. Not exactly the type of man most Hollywood insiders want to help promote.



  37. 37

    Unbelieveable. The dude is an actor. And he did a terrific job in that challenging role. Anyway, others are right: he's still getting continued work. But if he's passed over in high-profile films b/c of 'Passion of Christ,' it's wrong. Dude's a good actor.



  38. 38

    A MINORITY (Jews) should NOT have a monopoly over the film industry. It's ridiculous and time for it to change.



  39. 39

    Hollywood is Anti-Christian! What? No!



  40. 40

    Re: grumpiestoldman

    What utter bullshit.



  41. 41

    Because its ok to be Muslim and Jewish in this country but not Christian. We are oppressed and it gets worse daily. He is shunned because he portrayed our Savior.



  42. 42

    He wasn't shunned, he's been in a bunch of movies. The roles he gets are equal to his acting ability. There is not shunning involved.



  43. 43

    shunned….hahahaha….perhaps he needs to start actually stop dropping out of shit that doesn't meet with his catholic ideaology…..he has worked and worked plenty…..just looking for shit to whine about…..and a need to have someone pay attention to him…..shame….cuz he is a petty decent actor…..now…..he just seems lame…



  44. 44

    I don't think it was The Passion of Christ responsible for that! Angel Eyes (With J-Low) is the cause but in reality he was not an interesting actor (nice but not good) is more the choices he made i saw some of the crap he did after playing that ”fictional”(Jesus) character and it was pretty bad he can blame Hollywood but there are other ways and markets to have a career being a catholic!!



  45. 45

    Re: elRey – LOL

  46. Laura says – reply to this


    46

    that's not why he was shunned - he's just weird, especially during the promotion of the movie - other actors have played JC and is still working.



  47. 47

    Well, I think he's a great actor (The Prisoner / The Count of Monte Cristo) and Jesus was the movie of his life. He sould be very proud indeed.



  48. 48

    awwww the pooooor guy. Of course his mediocre at best acting couldn't possibly be blamed for his lack of work.
    That was also some nice thinly-veiled jew bashing. Hitler used to do that too.



  49. 49

    Re: nursesRgr8 – oh yes the Christians really are an opressed minority. Give me a break! The best thing you people do is blame others (especially the jews) for your own shortcomings.



  50. 50

    Re: GetSerious – He is not preachy, it is his way of life. I know of him donating to Churches and having a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. He was very nice to everyone. Stop Hating!

  51. Stepy says – reply to this


    51

    Re: giabread – Just because hes a Christian he's automatically a "fanatic" Thats as bad as saying just because someone is Muslim theyre automatically a "terrorist"

    So sad. Sounds like youre the fanatic. Grow up. Different people have different beliefs. Try some tolerance. Its refreshing.



  52. 52

    Re: Laura – Really…In fact many of the actors that have protrayed Christ disappear. They may make the odd movie here or there, but for the most part they seem to have that one iconic role…and then gone. Look at Robert Powell from the mini series "Jesus of Nazareth". To me, the actor that most looks like what we "think" Christ looked like. His eyes were absolutley mesmerizing. Has he worked since then? Sure, but in small nothing projects. Go ahead…name something that anyone will have actually heard of that he was in. It is almost a curse. You can play Christ, but you will not be able to top it. But as Jim relates, he feels it was completely worth it.



  53. 53

    Yes because the Jews hate Christ through indoctrination of what the bankers request from 'LONDON', but are too chicken shit to admit it, so nothing has changed. Hence 'the left' hates 'the right'. Hence .02 % of the world population has been given awesome control to hate on a massive christian population that has done nothing wrong to them, by the jewish bavarian (German) banking establishment out of London, which owns most of major media in the United States including your original 3 hollywood studios created in 1912 a year before the Federal Reserve was created. (Rothschild, Warburg, Schiff, Oppenheimer, Kuhn Loeb Inc., Harriman, Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers (Barclays), Lazard Bros of Paris). Just awful.



  54. 54

    Re: sam007 – Willem Dafoe in 'last temptation of christ'. He went on to play green goblin! I think the fact that film made a lot of money, was directed by mel gibson, and portrayed the high jews at the end as 'killers'…probably did him in. I'll never forget a quote from Jeffrey Katzenberg when the film came out regarding Mel Gibson…"I'll never speak to Mel Gibson again." LMAO.



  55. 55

    The whole "Blame the Jews" for Hollywood is such a cop out…it is just prejudice. My brother worked in Hollywood for years and worked with every type of person. He knew many people that financed their own movies and got things made because they wanted to. Look at The Brothers McMullen, or the films that Morgan Spurlock does, there is a hilarious movie called the Infidel about a Muslim guy who finds out he's Jewish done with humor and sensitivity…there are too many examples to even name. Noone stops anyone from being creative and putting things out there, it's just ridiculous prejudices that keep perpetuating it. Actors and Actresses come and go all the time. Besides, Mel Gibson's movie, whether you like it or not, is opening soon. If there was the big, bad conspiracy, that wouldn't happen. It is just so silly to think that a tiny minority controls movies, for goodness sake…If some of you took all the time you spend on this website shaking your angry little fist at the world, hiding behind words and used it to volunteer somewhere like a soup kitchen, you could actually do something to help others instead of inciting hatred. So Sad.



  56. 56

    too bad if its true, he hasn't been in much lately has he? I really enjoy watching him on screen in character too, he is a great actor…loved him in Frequency and The Count of Monte Cristo…and I have to disagree with him losing his looks - he looks good to me still and I'm in my twenties. But yeah, by Hollywood standards he is probably considered too old. Well I'm sick of seeing tweens and twenty-somethings pretending to be ages they aren't….just get the right aged actors to play these characters please!



  57. 57

    He is full of shit, he wanted this movie to make him a martyr and it didn't. Perhaps he's not being shunned from hollywood, maybe he should think of that. Maybe its he's not that great an actor, didn't have much of a career before that movie, isn't that attractive, and refuses to do any nudity or say any lines of profanity. That kinda limits his work options doesn't it.



  58. 58

    I've heard he is a devout christian. They should not have shunned him unless he was not right for a role. He is very talented. I loved him in Frequency with
    Dennis Quaid.



  59. 59

    I'm not sure it was because that movie was as bad as they come or if it's because he's acting isn't really that great. I loved Frequency but he did have a lot of help carrying the weight of that movie from his co-stars. He should've know better than to be in Passion of the Christ. I tried to regift that movie and nobody would take it. So I threw it away.



  60. 60

    Re: mistique
    oh brother…
    Enjoy living in that bubble you've made for yourself.



  61. 61

    Re: www.someonehad2.com
    And the MAJORITY (christians) in this country should make room for other religions and they shouldn't descriminate or judge people because they believe in SCIENCE! (that one is from Nacho Libre, hilarious!)



  62. 62

    Re: www.someonehad2.com – So change it. Who is stopping you? Make an indie film, and put it out there- be an innovator…but stop blaming others for your lack of initiative. What a crock that it's a monopoly…anyone can break into the industry with a little effort, with or without talent…from the Dramatic Hamster Look to Justin Beiber to that girl who sings Friday…they all just went for it. What's keeping you besides the need to fall back on the old prejudice card to give you an excuse for not achieving?



  63. 63

    Re: stickrat – well spoken ….haha



  64. 64

    Maybe he can play Osama Bin Ladin.