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Playing Jesus wrecked my career
« on: September 24, 2011, 05:37:31 PM »
'Playing Jesus wrecked my career': Passion of the Christ actor said Hollywood has shunned him.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1382515/Passion-Christ-actor-Jim-Caviezel-said-Hollywood-shunned-him.html#ixzz1YuNKUVuQ

I thought this was sort of inspirational. I mean, talk about taking up your cross... and what a beautiful way to do it.
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Re: Playing Jesus wrecked my career
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2011, 05:47:37 PM »
Yes, very inspirational. I am confident that he will receive a reward far greater than a career in Hollywood for the sacrifice he has offered unto God.
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Re: Playing Jesus wrecked my career
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2011, 05:51:00 PM »
Was it much of a film career to start with?

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Re: Playing Jesus wrecked my career
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2011, 05:51:26 PM »
He's in a new TV series called Person of Interest, which I haven't seen yet but I heard it got alot of viewers on its Pilot episode. God bless him!
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Re: Playing Jesus wrecked my career
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2011, 05:56:48 PM »
He's starring in a new network program right now... apparently burnt bridges can be rebuilt  ;)
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Re: Playing Jesus wrecked my career
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2011, 08:15:16 PM »
I wouldn't be surprised if its true. Hollywood is really the bottom of the bar.....*ahem* NOTE TO SELF: Jesus died for them too.......*grumble*

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Re: Playing Jesus wrecked my career
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2011, 08:20:00 PM »
Was it much of a film career to start with?

I only saw him in The Thin Red Line but I loved him in that and it's one of my favorite movies.
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Re: Playing Jesus wrecked my career
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2011, 09:13:23 PM »
So, he has a few millions less, I gather. What a great loss! I hope he'll be put in the calendar for enduring all these for Christ.
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« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2011, 09:51:06 PM »
IIRC, the British actor, Robert Powell, was reported to have made similar comments about damage done to his acting career after starring as Christ in the 1977 series Jesus of Nazareth.
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Re: Playing Jesus wrecked my career
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2011, 10:21:06 PM »
What about The Count of Monte Cristo? I liked that film.

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« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2011, 10:39:21 PM »
^^That was earlier that The Passion, I believe.
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Re: Playing Jesus wrecked my career
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2011, 11:05:13 PM »
I think "Playing Jesus wrecked my career" would look really cool on a t-shirt.  8)
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Re: Playing Jesus wrecked my career
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2011, 11:07:44 PM »
So, he has a few millions less, I gather. What a great loss! I hope he'll be put in the calendar for enduring all these for Christ.
Even if, materially, he isn't losing much, it's the principle. He undermined his career as an actor to play Christ in "The Passion".
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Re: Playing Jesus wrecked my career
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2011, 11:11:56 PM »
IIRC, the British actor, Robert Powell, was reported to have made similar comments about damage done to his acting career after starring as Christ in the 1977 series Jesus of Nazareth.

It didn't help Jeffrey Hunter much, either. Lost the role of captain of the Enterprise to William Shatner and died young.
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Re: Playing Jesus wrecked my career
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2011, 11:39:40 PM »
IIRC, the British actor, Robert Powell, was reported to have made similar comments about damage done to his acting career after starring as Christ in the 1977 series Jesus of Nazareth.

It didn't help Jeffrey Hunter much, either. Lost the role of captain of the Enterprise to William Shatner and died young.

LOVED Jeffrey Hunter in KIK. Shame he died so young.  :'(  Max Von Sydow has done pretty well, though.

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« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2011, 11:41:28 PM »
^^That was earlier that The Passion, I believe.

Oops, I meant it in reply to the comment about his pre-Passion career.

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« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2011, 02:23:03 AM »
^^That was earlier that The Passion, I believe.

Oops, I meant it in reply to the comment about his pre-Passion career.

Sorry. My bad.  :-[
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« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2011, 04:27:33 AM »
^^That was earlier that The Passion, I believe.

Oops, I meant it in reply to the comment about his pre-Passion career.

Sorry. My bad.  :-[

Eh, it's cool. I should've used quotes.  :)

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Re: Playing Jesus wrecked my career
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2011, 05:49:46 AM »
So, he has a few millions less, I gather. What a great loss! I hope he'll be put in the calendar for enduring all these for Christ.
Even if, materially, he isn't losing much, it's the principle. He undermined his career as an actor to play Christ in "The Passion".

"Career" lol.

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Re: Playing Jesus wrecked my career
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2011, 05:51:04 AM »
Was it much of a film career to start with?

I only saw him in The Thin Red Line but I loved him in that and it's one of my favorite movies.

Presbytera keeps on me about seeing this. Just ain't been up for anything of any content lately.

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Re: Playing Jesus wrecked my career
« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2011, 07:14:38 AM »
I'd much rather have a Jesus movie behind me that i can't shake off than being know for playing a hobbit and not be able to get good movie roles after that.
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Re: Playing Jesus wrecked my career
« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2011, 10:46:15 AM »
Was it much of a film career to start with?

I only saw him in The Thin Red Line but I loved him in that and it's one of my favorite movies.

Presbytera keeps on me about seeing this. Just ain't been up for anything of any content lately.

Will be seen soon.

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Re: Playing Jesus wrecked my career
« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2011, 10:56:47 AM »
I'm not Jesus, but I play Him on TV....
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« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2011, 01:26:02 PM »
Caviezel was in a small independent film called "Bella" a few years ago.  It was pretty good.

Saw "Person of Interest" and was underwhelmed.  Perhaps it will get better as the writers work on their kinks.  I'll give it another week or so, but that's it.

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« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2011, 03:29:54 PM »
Caviezel was in a small independent film called "Bella" a few years ago.  It was pretty good.
As was "Frequency", with Dennis Quaid and Caviezel.
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Re: Playing Jesus wrecked my career
« Reply #25 on: September 25, 2011, 05:47:02 PM »
He's in a new TV series called Person of Interest, which I haven't seen yet but I heard it got alot of viewers on its Pilot episode. God bless him!

Very interesting series. Last night, I saw a replay of the pilot which involved a lot of gun battles, killing, and of course suspense.

It is weird, but the twists in the story make it unpredictable.
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Re: Playing Jesus wrecked my career
« Reply #26 on: September 26, 2011, 01:21:10 AM »
He's in a new TV series called Person of Interest, which I haven't seen yet but I heard it got alot of viewers on its Pilot episode. God bless him!

Very interesting series. Last night, I saw a replay of the pilot which involved a lot of gun battles, killing, and of course suspense.

It is weird, but the twists in the story make it unpredictable.

Ben Linus is basically reprising his role.
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Re: Playing Jesus wrecked my career
« Reply #27 on: September 26, 2011, 01:37:26 AM »
I think "Playing Jesus wrecked my career" would look really cool on a t-shirt.  8)
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« Reply #28 on: September 26, 2011, 10:03:07 AM »
Caviezel was in a small independent film called "Bella" a few years ago.  It was pretty good.

Saw "Person of Interest" and was underwhelmed.  Perhaps it will get better as the writers work on their kinks.  I'll give it another week or so, but that's it.
I don't think that was him in Bella. That was a great movie, btw. :)

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Re: Playing Jesus wrecked my career
« Reply #29 on: September 26, 2011, 10:31:22 AM »
Was it much of a film career to start with?

I only saw him in The Thin Red Line but I loved him in that and it's one of my favorite movies.

Presbytera keeps on me about seeing this. Just ain't been up for anything of any content lately.

Will be seen soon.

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Are you talking about The Passion or The Thin Red Line?  I think they were talking about the latter.  If the former, then I agree.  The Passion puts a visual on it.  I can take a lot of gore in movies, but there's just something about it happening to an innocent man that gets me.  And there was none more innocent than Christ.  If the latter, skip it.  I think The Pacific was much better, though you will need to liberally use the fast forward button.  Lot's of boring parts.
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Re: Playing Jesus wrecked my career
« Reply #30 on: September 26, 2011, 11:02:45 AM »
Caviezel was in a small independent film called "Bella" a few years ago.  It was pretty good.
As was "Frequency", with Dennis Quaid and Caviezel.
I'll be honest, I much preferred Caviezel as a chain-smoking alcoholic.

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Re: Playing Jesus wrecked my career
« Reply #31 on: September 26, 2011, 11:57:46 AM »
Caviezel was in a small independent film called "Bella" a few years ago.  It was pretty good.

Saw "Person of Interest" and was underwhelmed.  Perhaps it will get better as the writers work on their kinks.  I'll give it another week or so, but that's it.
I don't think that was him in Bella. That was a great movie, btw. :)

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oh wow, you're right.  I wonder why I thought that.  oh well.  :-\