Jim Caviezel is a well-known actor with a respectable career. He is best known for his role as Jesus in The Passion of the Christ film, which is the highest grossing Independent film in history. The Count of Monte Cristo, The Thin Red Line, Pay It Forward, and Angel Eyes are just a few of his films.
Jim Caviezel is being interviewed by Dave Cooper. In the interview, Caviezel went to great depths to help people understand what it means to play the crucified Savior.
These were some great insights both into an actor’s method as well as a devoted Christian and artist showing his own passion for his work.
After watching this, I have even more respect for him as an individual and someone who tries to better himself by following the teachings of Jesus Christ and loving God and all people.
This incredibly compelling interview shines light on such an amazing actor who was witness to the presence of God during the making of the movie.
He explains all the supernatural phenomena and the struggles that he and the crew making the film had to endure to make it a reality. For instance, Jim Caviezel was struck by lightning twice while making the movie, once was while filming the Sermon on the Mount scene and a second time reenacting the crucifixion.
Finally, he finishes with a powerful, inspiring and touching speech that will move you. When the interviewer asks, “What part of this had the greatest affect on you? Is it possible to isolate a moment or time?”
Jim Caviezel says, “ Oh boy, I’ll be honest with you, there are things that I went through that I can’t even talk about. I felt like a great presence came within me at times when we were filming. This prayer that came from me was, ‘I don’t want people to see me. I just want them to see Jesus. And through that conversions will happen.’ That’s what I wanted more than anything, that people would have a visceral effect to finally make a decision whether to follow Him or not.”