TIL Jesus actor Jim Caviezel was struck by lightning whilst filming The Passion of the Christ


TIL Jesus actor Jim Caviezel was struck by lightning whilst filming The Passion of the Christ



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  • Michelini was struck by lightning as well.

    Twice.

    Why did they finish the movie again?

  • Your odds of being struck by lightning this year are 1 in 960,000. In your lifetime those odds drop to about 1 in 12,000. Your odds of being struck by lightning twice in your lifetime are 1 in 9 million, which is still a higher chance than winning the Powerball.

  • Not only that, but I think his protective suit ripped while filming the flaying scene and one of those flaying’s actually hit his back.

    [This](https://movieaccidents.wordpress.com/2012/11/16/the-passion-of-the-christ-a-cursed-film/) contains a list of some of the stuff that happened. Crazy stuff.

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  • And he was 33 at the time of filming (same age as Jesus when he was crucified), and his initials are JC.

  • “Jesus actor” is a really weird phrase.

  • Steve Buscemi put out the resulting fire.

  • Whoops, missed. Was aiming for Mel.

  • Jesus says, “You’re doing it wrong.” That’s just operant conditioning.

  • Method acting sure is getting out of hand….

  • Everybody’s a critic!

  • Shutup Zeus, we’re making the movie.

  • He is also a Minnesota Vikings fan, and when he had to really get into the character of someone who was suffering, he just remembered the 1999 NFC Championship Game.

  • About 6.5 years ago Jim Caviezel was invited to my catholic high school while he was in town filming a movie to give a talk about his thoughts on faith. The talk was one of the most rambling, incoherent diatribes I’ve ever heard. The whole school of ~350 people were assembled in the cafeteria. It lasted about an hour and went from career retrospective, his thoughts on Mel Gibson, underage sex (that is to say, underage kids having sex with each other), the experience of being struck by lightning, human evolution, feeling the Holy Spirit enter him while filming the crucifixion scene, and everything in between with sprinklings of shouted Aramaic proverbs and English curse words throughout. He seemed pretty spaced out for parts but extremely lucid for others. It was bizarre to say the least. To this day I regret not pulling out my phone and recording it because it almost definitely would have gone viral. Nice guy though, he hung out afterwards for a while and took a picture with anyone who asked. I shook his hand and lied to him about how much I enjoyed the movie Frequency because it was the only movie aside from Passion of the Christ that I could remember seeing him in.

  • Stand on a elevated platform on top of a hill during a storm, and that is what happens.

    Also, Lord Cthulu!

  • Why am I suddenly seeing the word “whilst” everywhere?

    I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone say it in real life but there it is on my screen. Is it a specific country or region? Who uses this word??

  • I honestly don’t understand why Zeus would give a shit about that movie at all. What a busybody.

  • “Knock that shit off.”

    -God, maybe

  • I want to say that he also got the partial crucifixion treatment. They had fake hand over his hand when they drove the nail through, but they drove it too far and it actually went into his hand

  • ‘There are no coincidences for God’ _Jim Caviezel

  • The assistant director was struck twice…

  • Zeus was asserting his dominance

  • Everyone’s a critic.

  • Talk about being given a sign.

  • He is a great actor. Knowing about this further convinces me.

  • I can forgive Jim Caviezel for being in such a strange movie, just because he stars in Person of Interest.

    STARS IN PERSON OF INTEREST.

    That show will never end for me, even if I have to watch reruns.

  • It’s almost as if *someone* was trying to tell them not to make this movie.

    However, the box office returns did very well, and we all know that US dollars are what God holds most important.

  • and still didn’t get the message.

  • Impostors will feel gods wrath apparently.

  • “Touchdown Jesus” in Ohio got struck by lightning and burned down, new “hug me Jesus” has a lightning rod sticking out of his head

  • i hear the [sequel](http://www.mbird.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Buddy+Christ-11.jpg) is going to be great.

  • “Hey man, this storm is brewing pretty close. Maybe postppne it for now?”

    “Nah, I’ve got a good feeling about this”

  • I feel like I’d have to take that as a sign from God…

  • *Puts on tinfoil hat*

    Maybe they exaggerated a static shock as a publicity stunt!

  • He came to my parents house once shortly after this film came out. I always tell people Jesus has been to my house.

  • I guess you can say Jim Caviezel’s performance was quite… shocking.

  • “Ha! Nice try Jackass! Next time give it your A game!”
    -Jesus, probably.

  • Must have been god, lol.

  • I’m prepared to gamble it was the conducting material in a desert/stone/mud place during a storm rather than his lordship.

  • That movie would have made a “good book”.

  • Sources tell us that immediately after being struck, Caviezel shouted “Jesus H. Christ!!!” and the ground did shake and the sky darken.

  • Should do a sequal! Jesus is back…. but this time hes pissed off!

  • *Something something* false idols *something something*

  • >During filming, assistant director Jan Michelini was struck twice by lightning. Minutes later, Jim Caviezel was also struck.

    Now if I were a religious man, I would think that God was trying to STOP THIS PROPAGANDA BULLSHIT FILM.

    But actually I think that the really religious people would somehow see this as a divine affirmation that the film was accurate.

  • Everyone’s a critic

  • Ahahha, wheres your God now? Oh hes actually smiting you. Well guess theres your review from the heavens.

  • lol seriously. If this had happened on the set of “Bad Boys 5” nobody would be claiming religious messages or such nonsense.

  • God: “I told you about pulling this shit. This was on you.”

  • No fucking way. If they can confirm this that would be kinda spooky.

  • Zeus: “Blasphemy!” *Lightning bolt to the face*

  • A blessing from Thor! I mean, what else could it be?

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