Jim Caviezel

Jim Caviezel

  • Highest Rated: 81% My Own Private Idaho (1991)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Long Weekend (Nature's Grave) (2008)
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  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • With his soulful, deep-set blue eyes and a dark, eerily beautiful countenance, Jim Caviezel has inspired more than a few comparisons to Montgomery Clift. Thus, it was somewhat fitting -- and more than a little ironic -- that Caviezel first broke through to the American public as The Thin Red Line's Private Witt, a character loosely based on Clift's Private Prewitt in From Here to Eternity. A native of Washington state, Caviezel was born in Mount Vernon in 1968, one of five children in a devout Catholic family. A gifted athlete as a young man, he performed brilliantly on the basketball court and dreamt of joining the NBA. He attended Seattle's O'Dea High School, and later Burien Kennedy High, attending Bellevue Community College after graduation (where he continued to play ball), but a foot injury forced him to withdraw from the team and try acting instead. He debuted cinematically with a bit part as an airline clerk in Gus Van Sant's My Own Private Idaho (1991), Caviezel landed an equally minor role in Michael Ritchie's disappointing boxing yarn, Diggstown (1992). Accepted at Juilliard that same year, he declined the school's offer in favor of a supporting role in Lawrence Kasdan's 1994 Wyatt Earp. Unfortunately, this film (like Diggstown) flopped, and for the next several years, Caviezel bounced back-and-forth, between minor roles in big budget Hollywood films like The Rock (1996) and G.I. Jane (1997) and more substantial roles in turkeys such as Bill Couturie's Ed (1996). Fortunately, in 1998, the long-dormant Terrence Malick came calling with a role in his war opus The Thin Red Line (adapted from James Jones's Guadalcanal Diary) and Caviezel struck gold. The film received a number of Oscar nominations including Best Picture, and its stellar ensemble cast, which included Ben Chaplin, Sean Penn, George Clooney, and Nick Nolte, earned almost unanimous acclaim. The following year, Caviezel gained further recognition with his role as one of a group of renegade Civil War soldiers in Ang Lee's Ride With the Devil and his portrayal of a football coach's embittered son in Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday. In 2000, Caviezel starred in the supernatural thriller Frequency, as a fireman who -- through a supernatural occurrence -- communicates with his long-dead father (Dennis Quaid) over a ham radio. The low-budgeted film became a modest hit.Later that same year, Caviezel starred in Mimi Leder's shameless tearjerker Pay it Forward as a homeless junkie befriended by a young boy (Haley Joel Osment). He then landed a role opposite Jennifer Lopez in the heady romantic drama Angel Eyes (2001); the picture died a quick death at the box office, yet Caviezel's performance in the film dramatically increased his prominence, and critics further took note of the actor's ability.The following year's period adventure The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) boasted a similarly fine lead performance by Caviezel, and though the film - and the actor's work - drew favorable reviews from critics, that motion picture failed to attract audiences. Before embarking on a blood-soaked revenge spree in Highwaymen (2004), Caviezel took a turn as a mysterious former Marine in High Crimes and a lower-key role in the Paul Feig drama I Am David. Audiences who had followed Caviezel's career thus far had no doubt taken note of the actor's vocal religious convictions. With his role as Jesus in Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ -- not to mention the actual suffering that he endured when his shoulder was separated during the crucifixion sequence -- the actor pushed to more extreme lengths than almost any performer of his generation. The story of the film is, by now, notorious; in time it became one of the highest grossers in movie history, capping $600 million worldwide, despite savaging critical assessments from many reviewers and accusations of anti-Semitism. Millions viewers flocked to the motion picture and turned it into one of the seminal moviegoing events of 2004, evi.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Sound of Freedom Actor 2019
No Score Yet Onyx, los reyes del Grial Actor 2019
No Score Yet Running for Grace (Jo, the Medicine Runner) Reyes 2018
46% Paul, Apostle of Christ Luke 2018
No Score Yet Paulo - Apóstolo de Cristo Executive Producer Luke 2018
No Score Yet Escape Plan 2 (Double Feature with Escape Plan) Hobbes 2018
80% The Ballad of Lefty Brown Jimmy Bierce 2017
No Score Yet Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism Actor 2015
No Score Yet Our Lady Of Guadalupe: The Miracle & The Message Actor 2015
19% When The Game Stands Tall Bob Ladouceur 2014
50% Escape Plan Hobbes $18.7M 2013
13% Savannah Ward Allen $26.2K 2013
50% Transit Nate 2012
No Score Yet Blown Will Matlock 2010
59% The Stoning of Soraya M. Freidoune Sahebjam $0.6M 2009
37% Outlander Kainan $60.1K 2009
No Score Yet Facing Extinction: Assyrian Christians in Iraq Narrator 2009
0% Long Weekend (Nature's Grave) Peter 2008
55% Déjà Vu Carroll Oerstadt $64M 2006
38% Unknown Jean Jacket/Mitch Wozniak 2006
44% The Big Question Actor 2006
28% Madison Jim McCormick $0.5M 2005
40% Passion Recut Actor $0.5M 2005
39% I Am David Johannes $0.3M 2004
36% The Final Cut Fletcher $0.6M 2004
26% Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius Robert Tyre Jones Jr. $2.6M 2004
49% The Passion of the Christ Jesus Christ $368.1M 2004
13% Highwaymen Rennie $0.4M 2004
31% High Crimes Tom Kubik $41.5M 2002
74% The Count of Monte Cristo Edmond Dantes $54.2M 2002
33% Angel Eyes Catch $23.8M 2001
No Score Yet The Prisoner Actor 2001
40% Pay It Forward Jerry $32.9M 2000
70% Frequency John Sullivan 2000
52% Any Given Sunday Tom D'Amato 1999
63% Ride With the Devil Black John 1999
80% The Thin Red Line Pvt. Witt 1998
52% G.I. Jane Slovnik 1997
66% The Rock Rear F-18 Pilot 1996
0% Ed Dizzy Anderson 1996
No Score Yet Children of the Dust Dexter 1995
44% Wyatt Earp Warren Earp 1994
57% Diggstown Billy Hargrove 1992
81% My Own Private Idaho Airline Clerk 1991

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

92% Person Of Interest
2011
Reese
  • 2019
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Vigilados: Person of Interest
2011-2016
Reese
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
17% The Prisoner
2009
Six
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2004
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Darryl Harding
  • 1995
No Score Yet The Wonder Years
1988-1993
Bobby Riddle
  • 1993
  • 1992
100% The Prisoner
1967-1968

QUOTES FROM Jim Caviezel CHARACTERS

Jesus Christ
Those who live by the sword shall die by the sword
Edmond Dantes/The Count of Monte Cristo
How did I escape? With difficulty. How did I plan this moment? With pleasure.
Edmond Dantes/The Count of Monte Cristo
Kings to you Fernand!
Edmond Dantes/The Count of Monte Cristo
You were right priest, you were right...
Bobby Jones
I don't think I want to be famous.
O.B. Keeler
It's too late now.
Jesus Christ
It is finished.
Jesus Christ
It is accomplished.
David
I don't want to be scared any more, Johannes.
Johannes
Neither do I.
Johannes
If you are alive, you can change things. If you are dead, you can't.
Johannes
There are places where the world is good. I've seen them. Along time ago, but I have seen them. You will, too.
Jerry
you ever been in the streets?
Jerry
You ever been on the street?
Arlene McKinney
my mom took us pretty close
Arlene McKinney
My mom took us pretty close.
Jerry
then you dont know, but when you reach in that dumpster for the first time and you pull those newspapers over, that's when you know that you messed your life up. Then someone like your son comes along and gives you a leg up, I'll take it, even from a kid I'll take it.
Jerry
Well, you can't know. Not until you look at a dumpster. But when you climb into that thing for the first time and you pull those newspapers over you, that's when you know you've messed your life up. Somebody comes along like your son, and gives me a leg up, I'll take it. Even from a kid, I'll take it.
Jesus Christ
My heart is ready
Jesus Christ
My heart is ready.
Pvt. Witt
"I remember mother when she was dyin'; all shrunk up and grey. I asked her if she was afraid... she just shook her head. I was afraid to touch the death I seen in her. I couldn't find nothin' beautiful or upliftin' about her goin' back to God. I heard people talk about immortality... But I ain't seen it. I wondered how it'd be when I died. What it'd be like to know that this breath now was the last one you was ever gonna draw... I just hope that I can meet it the same way she did. With the same... calm. Cause that's where it's hidden -- the immortality I hadn't seen."
Pvt. Witt
I remember mother when she was dyin'; all shrunk up and grey. I asked her if she was afraid... she just shook her head. I was afraid to touch the death I seen in her. I couldn't find nothin' beautiful or upliftin' about her goin' back to God. I heard people talk about immortality... But I ain't seen it. I wondered how it'd be when I died. What it'd be like to know that this breath now was the last one you was ever gonna draw... I just hope that I can meet it the same way she did. With the same... calm. Cause that's where it's hidden -- the immortality I hadn't seen.
Caiphas
I ask you now... Jesus of Nazareth. Tell us, are you the Messiah, the son of the living God? (everyone waits to hear)
Caiphas
I ask you now... Jesus of Nazareth. Tell us, are you the Messiah, the son of the living God? [everyone waits to hear]
Jesus Christ
I AM. And you shall see the son of man sitting at the right hand of the power of God... and coming on the clouds of heaven. (everyone becomes shocked)
Jesus Christ
I AM. And you shall see the son of man sitting at the right hand of the power of God... and coming on the clouds of heaven. [everyone becomes shocked]
Caiphas
Blasphemy! (Tear his cloth in half) You have heard him, there is no need for witnesses! What is your verdict?
Caiphas
Blasphemy! [tear his cloth in half] You have heard him, there is no need for witnesses! What is your verdict?
2nd Elder
Death! Give him death! (everyone begins to beat Jesus up and spit on him)
2nd Elder
Death! Give him death! [everyone begins to beat Jesus up and spit on him]
Jesus Christ
Peter. (Waking the disciples up.) You could not watch one hour with me?
Jesus Christ
Peter. [asking the disciples up] You could not watch one hour with me?
John
Master, what has happened to you? Should I call the other Lord?
Jesus Christ
No John. I don't want them to see me like this
Jesus Christ
No John. I don't want them to see me like this.
James
Should we flee Lord?
Jesus Christ
Stay here. Watch...Pray.
Jesus Christ
Stay here. Watch... pray.
Pvt. Witt
Are you righteous? Kind? Does your confidence lie in this? Are you loved by all? Know that I was, too. Do you imagine your sufferings will be less because you loved goodness? Truth?
Fernand
What happened to your mercy?
Edmond Dantes/The Count of Monte Cristo
I'm a count, not a saint.
Edmond Dantes/The Count of Monte Cristo
I have seventy-two thousand five-hundred and nineteen stones in my walls. I've counted them many times.
Abbe Faria
But have you named them yet?
Pvt. Witt
One man looks at a dying bird and thinks there's nothing but unanswered pain, that death's got the final word, it's laughing at him. Another man sees that same bird, feels the glory, feels something smiling through it.
Edmond Dantes/The Count of Monte Cristo
If you ever loved me, don't rob me of my hate. It's all I have.
Fernand
What happened to your mercy?
Edmond Dantes/The Count of Monte Cristo
I'm a count, not a saint.
Edmond Dantes/The Count of Monte Cristo
I'm a count, not a saint.
Pvt. Witt
Do you ever get lonely?
Pvt. Witt
Do you ever feel lonely?
First Sgt. Edward Welsh
Only around people.
Edmond Dantes/The Count of Monte Cristo
Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes. You must look into that storm and shout as you did in Rome. Do your worst, for I will do mine! Then the fates will know you as we know you: as Albert Mondego, the man!
Jesus Christ
Take this and drink. This is my blood, spilled for you and for many. Do this in memory of me.
Jesus Christ
Forgive them, Father. They know not what they do.
Edmond Dantes/The Count of Monte Cristo
"But I don;t believe in God"
Edmond Dantes/The Count of Monte Cristo
But I don;t believe in God
Edmond Dantes/The Count of Monte Cristo
But I don't believe in God!
Abbe Faria
"That's alright, He believes in you"
Abbe Faria
That's alright, He believes in you
Abbe Faria
That's alright, He believes in you.