Jim Caviezel accepted the role of Jesus Christ, feeling it was an honor to portray such a central figure in history.
From the beatings to the floggings and finally, the act of being hanged on a cross, actor Jim Caviezel, who portrayed Christ in the film, can say he has truly suffered for his profession.
The actor who brought more life to the character, causing his performance to outperform all others who have played this role, went through a lot of pain, and his career is still being restored after giving us an epic performance in the Passion of the Christ.
Here are strange things that happened to him
1 STRUCK BY LIGHTNING
The most intense and frightening injury for the actor and the crew was witnessing Caviezel get struck twice by lightning. Once in the scene on the Sermon on the Mount and then again in the crucifixion scene
We were shooting the Sermon on the Mount,” Caviezel told Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan. “About four seconds before it happened it was quiet, and then it was like someone slapped my ears. I had seven or eight seconds of, like, a pink, fuzzy color, and people started screaming. They said I had fire on the left side of my head and light around my body. All I can tell you is that I looked like I went to Don King’s hairstylist.”
As funny as he may have looked at the time, what wasn’t so humorous later on for the actor was finding out he needed to have open-heart surgery because of the lightning strikes.
2. SUFFERED SEVERE INJURIES
Caviezel’s physical injuries were significant. As much as the director and crew tried to protect the actor from being injured, he nevertheless sustained wounds
The 51-year-old described how, during a scene in which Christ is whipped with a leather rope, most of the strikes avoided him, as they were supposed to.
But “one of them missed and it hit me, flush, right on the back,” he said. “It ripped the skin right off my back, but I couldn’t scream because the pain knocked the wind out of me. It was so horrendous that my voice got away from me, quicker than I could scream.”
3.SUFFERED FROM PNEUMONIA
James Caviezel had to battle the virus winter winds while being held tight to the cross as Jesus Christ was. With his chest exposed and his head almost avoiding being nailed to the cross, James Caviezel had to battle the virus winter winds while being held tight to the cross as Jesus Christ was. The performer was plagued by lung infection and pneumonia
4. DISJOINTED SHOULDERS
This gave us a fair idea of what Christ went through when carrying his cross. It’ s no wonder that he fell on his way to Calvary. When delivering his cross, James Caviezel suffered a similar fate and ended up with a disjointed shoulder. Someone’ s view on strolling is explored.
The star entertainer had to stay awake from 2 a. m. to 10 a. m. so that make- up artists could rejuvenate his appearance. He also had to work with one eye closed to make it appear swollen everywhere he wore the crown of thistles except in the stations of the cross.
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