Passion Of The Christ Star: ‘Hollywood Turned Its Back On Me Because Of My Faith In God’

Passion Of The Christ Star: ‘Hollywood Turned Its Back On Me Because Of My Faith In God’

This is just so very wrong. One of my favorite all-time movies is “The Passion of the Christ,” from 2004. It is a Mel Gibson movie and one the most moving, historic movies of all time. It is still shown in churches to Christians. Jim Caviezel played Jesus Christ in the movie. He was 33 at the time, the same age of Christ when he was crucified. Caviezel doesn’t believe in coincidence and neither do I. He feels he was meant to play the part and I agree.

At the time, he was one of the top five actors in Hollywood. After that, they blackballed him for playing Jesus and for being associated with Mel Gibson. Just disgraceful. Mel Gibson has made his mistakes, but he is one of the biggest contributors to Israel in donations and in other ways of all time. This is more than a Gibson thing though… it’s a Christianity thing. If you are a Christian conservative in Hollywood, you are considered an untouchable. It’s a damned shame as Caviezel was an incredibly talented actor… still is.

From TheBlaze:

Jim Caviezel, who portrayed Jesus Christ in the 2004 film “The Passion of the Christ,” opened up in a recent interview about how Hollywood snubbed him after his portrayal of Jesus.

“All of a sudden I stopped being one of five most popular actors in the studio, and I hadn’t done anything wrong. I just played Jesus,” Caviezel told Polish film critic Lukasz Adamski.

Caviezel added that everyone has their cross to bear, and that judgment is waiting for everyone.

“Was I personally affected by this rejection? Well, everyone has their cross to bear,” he said. “The world changes … but I will not be in this world forever. Neither will the producers from Hollywood. At some point, everyone will have to answer for what they have done.”

Caviezel portrayed Jesus when he was 33 years old and said he believed that it meant something for him to portray Jesus at the same age that he was crucified, and didn’t consider it a coincidence that the two shared the same initials.

“Don’t you tell me it was a coincidence!” he said. “There are no coincidences. I keep hearing about ‘accidents’ and ‘strokes of luck.’ Secularization affects the entire world, including the USA. Only atheists believe in coincidence.”

“There are no coincidences for God,” Caviezel said. “Even when God resurrects the dead, they will say it happened by accident.” There is a stark difference between being in the world and being of this world. In the end, we will all answer for our sins… even Hollywood producers. Caviezel kept things in perspective. Working in Hollywood did not lesson his faith… it strengthened it.

“I’ve never forgotten that the name of Jesus is above all else,” he said. “It is also the most controversial name of all times. Love is controversial and he impersonates love. Jesus was telling the Romans about love and they killed him because of that. ‘Who is that man to tell me what kind of person I’m supposed to be?’ – they asked arrogantly. He was betrayed by his own people and abandoned by everyone. My duty was not only to show it all on the screen. My real duty is to live in accordance with the gospel every day and to give witness to the truth.”

That’s how it should be for each of us. I feel the very same way. Writing in politics has not lessened my faith either… it has magnified it. Caviezel also noted that he’d be interested in working with “The Passion of the Christ” director Mel Gibson again, who has a sequel planned to the 2004 film, reportedly titled “Resurrection.” The sequel is set to follow the Gospels after Jesus’ resurrection. I can’t wait for that one. Gibson is one of, if not the most, talented men of our generation.

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Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at NoisyRoom.net. She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - trevorloudon.com. She also does research at KeyWiki.org. You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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