I stand corrected but I did heard it said! Someone made the point that actor who played Jesus was Jewish! Heard it on WABC, FOX or one of the net news!
Since his breakthrough performance in 1999 as Witt in Terrance Malicks The Thin Red Line, Jim Caviezel (pronounced Kuh-vee-zuhl) has rapidly become one of the busiest actors in Hollywood.
Caviezel can currently be seen in the title role of Buena Vista films The Count of Monte Cristo. Directed by Kevin Reynolds, and also starring Guy Pearce, the story is based on Edmond Dantes (Caviezel), a sailor falsely imprisoned in an island jail for treason. He eventually escapes, becomes rich, and wreaks revenge upon the men who famed him.
To be released in April 2002, Jim will also be seen starring in 20th Century Foxs High Crimes opposite Ashley Judd. The story centers around Claire Chapman (Judd), a San Francisco attorney who teams up with a former military attorney (Morgan Freeman) to defend her husband, Tom Chapman (Caviezel), in military court. The military has declared him a deserter, charging him with participating in a mass killing in El Salvador. Can she get him free? As the disturbing top secret details of the crime are revealed, will she want to?
Caviezel was most recently seen starring in Warner Bros. Angel Eyes opposite Jennifer Lopez. He also co-starred with Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt and Haley Joel Osment in the Warner Bros. film Pay It Forward as a homeless recovering heroin addict taken by a boy looking to start a program of good deeds. Last spring, he starred opposite Dennis Quaid and Andre Braugher in the New Line Cinema sci-fi feature Frequency, portraying a New York cop who discovers he can communicate with his late firefighter father who died in 1969.
Also in 1999, he appeared in Ride with the Devil, the Civil War epic directed by Ang Lee.
Growing up in rural Mount Vernon, Washington, acting was far from Jims mind. While still in his teens, however, he decided to test his abilities by auditioning in Seattle for a small part as an Italian ticket agent in Gus Van Sants My Own Private Idaho. He landed the role by fooling casting agents into believing he was a recent Italian immigrant.
Also upcoming for Jim is a starring role in the independent film, Madison, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The film is the true story about the economically depressed community of Madison, Indiana, and its desire to win a Gold Cup hydroplane boat race to be held in their small town.
Birth name: James Patrick Caviezel
Date & location of birth: September 26, 1968 Mount Vernon, Washington
Spouse: Kerri Caviezel (1996)
Parents: Jim and Maggie Caviezel
Siblings: 3 sisters (Ann, Amy, Erin), 1 brother (Tim)
Trivia: - Grew up in a tight-knit Catholic family.
- His surname is Romansch (Rhaeto-Romanic), from Switzerland.
- Met his wife on a blind date in 1993. She is a high school English teacher.
- He played basketball in college, but took up acting after injuring his foot.
posted on 03/03/2004 8:38:30 AM PST
( "Faith...is daring the soul to go beyond what the eyes refuse to see."J.R.R. Tolkien)
Aha, his name is Romansch. Which is basically backwater Latin that survived up in the rural fastnesses of Switzerland.
If you can speak Latin, you can understand Romansch (helps if you have a little German too.)
posted on 03/03/2004 8:49:00 AM PST
(. . . sed, ut scis, quis homines huiusmodi intellegere potest?. . .)
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