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'Passion' star Jim Caviezel talks about Mel Gibson's troubles, and his own

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Actor Jim Caviezel, his voice sometimes cracking with emotion, spoke of being "rejected in my own industry," the problems of his friend Mel Gibson and his son's cancer in an appearance Saturday night at First Baptist Church of Orlando.

The star of "The Passion of the Christ," whom First Baptist pastor David Uth described as "more passionate about God" than anyone he's ever met, was in town to give witness to his faith, to urge others to share it and to sell a new all-star audio production of the Bible that he has produced.

During a 20-minute talk, Caviezel spoke of the troubles that have dogged Gibson, his "Passion" director, who has been labeled an anti-Semite in addition to being caught on tape ranting and cursing out the mother of his youngest child.

"Mel Gibson, he's a horrible sinner, isn't he?" Caviezel, 42, said. "Mel Gibson doesn't need your judgment, he needs your prayers."....
Caviezel also starred in The Thin Red Line; if you haven't seen that, I would recommend seeing it. His 2008 Outlander was pretty good, too.
 

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I heard he was struck by lightning during the filming - anyone know if that's true or just an urban myth?
 

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kijabeboy03 said:
I heard he was struck by lightning during the filming - anyone know if that's true or just an urban myth?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3209223.stm

BBC NEWS:
Last Updated: Thursday, 23 October, 2003, 17:47 GMT 18:47 UK 

Jesus actor struck by lightning

Jim Caviezel (left) was struck by lightning while filming
Actor Jim Caviezel has been struck by lightning while playing Jesus in Mel Gibson's controversial film The Passion Of Christ.
The lightning bolt hit Caviezel and the film's assistant director Jan Michelini while they were filming in a remote location a few hours from Rome.

It was the second time Michelini had been hit by lightning during the shoot.
 

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kijabeboy03 said:
Interesting...
I think the fact that he lived through it and all the other stuff that happened is a testament to the great God we serve. :)  Nothing prevented the making even though it tried.
 

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Gebre Menfes Kidus said:
Jetavan said:
Caviezel also starred in The Thin Red Line; if you haven't seen that, I would recommend seeing it.

A wonderful movie.
Agreed. The soundtrack with the Melanesian choirs is amazing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEslvVk7hcU&feature=related
 

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Awful Film Blaaaaa.......... :police:
 

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stashko said:
Awful Film Blaaaaa.......... :police:
And why do you think  that Staskho? Personally I'm not a great fan of it for a variety of reasons it must be said. Although my frustrations at messr. Gibson and his father long standing predilection for anti-semitic outbursts did play a part in that.
 

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I hear Jim Caviezel is going to have a TV show this fall.  Does anyone know anything about it?
 
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quietmorning said:
I think the fact that he lived through it and all the other stuff that happened is a testament to the great God we serve. :)  Nothing prevented the making even though it tried.
You're the first one I've heard that didn't attribute the lightning to God. I've always been inclined to think it was "the prince of the power of the air".

Jharek Carnelian said:
stashko said:
Awful Film Blaaaaa.......... :police:
And why do you think  that Staskho? Personally I'm not a great fan of it for a variety of reasons it must be said. Although my frustrations at messr. Gibson and his father long standing predilection for anti-semitic outbursts did play a part in that.
Are you Jewish?
 

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Look to the left of my posts to the small icon displayed as my profile picture. Now look under the icon, now read the text. Are you going to work through some more logical fallacies as the day progresses?
 
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Jharek Carnelian said:
Look to the left of my posts to the small icon displayed as my profile picture. Now look under the icon, now read the text. Are you going to work through some more logical fallacies as the day progresses?
Sorry I don't see your ethnicity under the Theotokos:



 

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quietmorning said:
It was the second time Michelini had been hit by lightning during the shoot.
And they say lightning never strikes the same place twice.

Lived next to this woman who evidently was struck by lightning twice in her youth. She was more than odd and although in her twenties, had a striking (pardon) white patch of hair.

If I were either, I would wear a Faraday cage for the rest of my life.

 

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Stephen St. Pierre said:
Jharek Carnelian said:
Look to the left of my posts to the small icon displayed as my profile picture. Now look under the icon, now read the text. Are you going to work through some more logical fallacies as the day progresses?
Sorry I don't see your ethnicity under the Theotokos:

Ah my mistake. LOOK  over it. Sorry to delay your quest to explore logical fallacies via such an error. By the way I'm honoured to see you went to the trouble of copying and saving an image to imageshack and then linking to it here to make your reply. I'm truly flattered.

Asses are a very Biblical animal so I'm once again flattered by the comparision!
 
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orthonorm said:
quietmorning said:
It was the second time Michelini had been hit by lightning during the shoot.
And they say lightning never strikes the same place twice.

Lived next to this woman who evidently was struck by lightning twice in her youth. She was more than odd and although in her twenties, had a striking (pardon) white patch of hair.

If I were either, I would wear a Faraday cage for the rest of my life.
Surveilance camera - Man Struck By Lightning Twice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjI8AxZnrx8

OW!
 

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Caviezel is sort of a puzzle. He played a role in a series or film that advocated homosexuality (even though Caviezel never confirmed or denied that he did, my impression is that he just sees it as conveying the reality that we live in a world with gay people but it certainly was far from condemning it). He also claims to do love-making scenes with clothes. He said, "I do love scenes—but not ones with gratuitous sex. . . . And it's not just about my wife, although that's important. It's sin, pure and simple. I mean, it's wrong." However, Kirk Cameron, an evangelical Protestant who axed his career for being vocally against homosexuality and other sins, does not even go that far, only doing these scenes in the movie Fireproof (about a man struggling with porn addiction, at the end he reconciles with his wife) where at the end after the reconciliation the two have normal healthy sex behind a silhouetted curtain where his wife wore a wig to look like the actress playing his fictional wife in the film, and they kissed, because he would not kiss anyone else. Yet, because of Caviezel's 'class', his work is given more praise over Cameron, because Cameron's movies are regarded as cheesy. Understand that homosexuality is the one deal breaker for Christians working in Hollywood. You may, as some celebrities have, gotten away with criticizing abortion like Caviezel and a few others (such as Patricia Heaton) did, but say anything negative about the LGBTs and you're history. Caviezel is supposedly 'passionate' about God, yet has not boldly proclaimed his true feelings about homosexuality in public at the cost of his job. Kirk's career in the secular industry is pretty much over in most cases because he will not back down about it. So even if Caviezel's movies seem more 'sophisticated', it is Kirk who shows more fidelity to Christ's teachings. Another example of bad Catholics being outdone by good Protestants, since Caviezel is the closest thing we have in entertainment to a conservative, informed Catholic, and he falls short in several aspects.
 
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