Actor Jim Caviezel opens up about the rejection he faced from Hollywood after his role as Jesus Christ, in Mel Gibson’s biblical epic “The Passion of the Christ.” “All of the sudden I stopped being one of five most popular actors in the studio, and I hadn’t done anything wrong. I just played Jesus,” the actor told Polish journalist and film critic Lukasz Adamski in a recent interview. Adding, “Was I personally affected by this rejection?
Well, everyone has their cross to bear. 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.” “The Passion of the Christ,” released in 2004, was a blockbuster success, despite its lack of industry support, earning a staggering $612 million worldwide. With a production budget of just $30 million the commercial success was the highest grossing faith-based film in history. READ MORE