It sounds to me, all these years after he played Jesus in “The Passion of the Christ,” that Jim Caviezel still hasn’t yet climbed down off the cross…..
And I hate to tell him, but Mel Gibson isn’t the best source for career advice….
And perhaps he should also consider that there are other factors in play-
Like the fact that maybe he’s just not that good of an actor…
Or is too much of a self-centered, self-important, paranoid personality even for Hollywood…
It also sounds like he’s made the career change to Professional Christian….
It probably pays better than acting- at least it did for Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson…
And it’s not all that different from acting….
From The Guardian:
“He said, ‘You’ll never work in this town again.’ I told him, ‘We all have to embrace our crosses,'” said Caviezel. He added: “Jesus is as controversial now as he has ever been. Not much has changed in 2,000 years.”
A passionate Christian, Caviezel told the audience at the First Baptist Church of Orlando he had learned to accept that the destruction of his acting career was a price worth paying. “We have to give up our names, our reputations, our lives to speak the truth,” he said. Though he labelled Gibson “a horrible sinner”, he said the actor turned film-maker should not be vilified. “Mel Gibson doesn’t need your judgment, he needs your prayers,” Caviezel said.
The Passion of the Christ was an enormous box office hit in 2004, taking more than $600m worldwide after attracting huge numbers of religious filmgoers. However, it was also the source of controversy with some critics accusing Gibson of antisemitism. Jami Bernard of the New York Daily News called it “the most virulently antisemitic movie made since the German propaganda films of World War II”.