Wednesday, January 9, 2008

James Caviezel - i love..

Grew up in a tight-knit Catholic family. His father is Jim and his mother is Maggie. He has three sisters, Ann, Amy and Erin, and one brother, Tim.
3 sisters-Ann, Amy, Erin 1 brother-Tim.
His surname is Swiss Romansch (Rhaeto-Romanic).
Met his wife, Kerri, on a blind date in 1993. She is a high school English teacher. The have adopted a Chinese son, Bo.
Played basketball in college, but took up acting after injuring his foot.
Drove the pace car in the Indy 500 Race in May of 2002
Refused to film a love scene with on-screen wife Ashley Judd for their film, High Crimes (2002). The idea of possible nudity conflicted with Jim's personal beliefs, based on his strong Catholic faith.
Dislocated his shoulder during the filming of The Passion of the Christ (2004).
Received an honorary degree from King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA at their commencement on 18 May 2003. Gave a fire-and-brimstone speech based on his interpretation of Catholicism.
Was struck by lightning during the filming of Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ (2004). Assistant director Jan Michelini was also hit (for the second time during the shoot). A crew member said "I'm about a hundred feet away from them when I glance over and see smoke coming out of Caviezel's ears."
His co-star Elizabeth Mitchell who played his mother in Frequency (2000) said about him, "Jim is the perfect son, if I had a son like him I would be a very proud mother."
Was hand-picked by _Jennifer Lopez (I)_ to play the role of Catch in Angel Eyes (2001).
Shortly after accepting the role of Jesus Christ in the Mel Gibson film, The Passion of the Christ (2004), he realized his initials were the same as that of Jesus (J.C.) and that he was the same age most historians and religious scholars claim Jesus was when he was killed (33).
Shares a birthday with actor Kent McCord and actress Julie London.
Surname pronounced ka-VEE-zel.
Nearly gave up acting after struggling for so long, before he got a phone call from director Terrence Malick who directed him in The Thin Red Line (1998).
Was a waiter and did some modeling for The Gap early in his career.
Did some modeling for The Gap.
Writes left-handed, but is ambidextrous (uses both hands).
Favorite food: Mexican or a good steak.
Once on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992) said when asked by fans if he was Jesus Christ, he responds by saying no, but that he is the Count of Monte Cristo.
Was initially cast as Cyclops in X-Men (2000), but turned it down to appear in Frequency (2000).
He attended the University of Washington and USC
Was seriously considered for the lead role in Superman Returns (2006). The part went to Brandon Routh.
He is a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
Spokesman for "Redeem the Vote," the conservative and Christian counterpart of "Rock the Vote."
Adopted a 3-year-old Chinese boy named Bo.
Expressed great interest in the role of Superman/Clark Kent in Superman Returns (2006) but director Bryan Singer refused to cast him, insisting that Caviezel was "too famous" after The Passion of the Christ (2004).
After the success of The Passion of the Christ (2004) he was asked to be a spokesman for the Heavenly clothing line but he refused because he felt it would be an insult to people who felt that the film had something meaningful to offer.
Chosen as People Magazine's one of the Sexiest Man Alive [2004] and was stated as "The Sexiest Savior.".
Jim's brother-in-law, Scott Linehan, is the head coach of the NFL's St. Louis Rams; Jim's wife (Kerri) and Scott's wife (Kristen) are sisters.
During a special assembly, he spoke to the Jesuit High School of New Orleans student body and faculty on March 20, 2006 while he was in town filming Deja Vu (2006).
Appeared as an uncredited "extra" basketball player in scenes filmed at the Los Angeles Sports Arena in the film Blue Chips.
Personal Quotes
"My mom's 100% Irish, and in my family we've always called acting 'blarney'."
On getting thumped for being too cocky at basket ball in Junior School, he says: 'It hurt, but I said to myself I'm never going to be like that again. I was blessed to learn that early in life.'

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