|Praying they see Jesus|
Actor Jim Caviezel underwent severe physical and emotion strain to portray Jesus in the upcoming film “The Passion of the Christ.” His prayer is that viewers look past him and grasp the film’s message. “Every one of us is to be blamed for the death of Jesus,” he said. Photo courtesy of A. Larry Ross Communications
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Every Christian knows the challenge of striving to be Christlike. But perhaps none so intimately as actor Jim Caviezel, who portrays Christ in Mel Gibson's "The Passion of The Christ," which opens nationwide Feb. 25.
The film depicts the last 12 hours of the life of Christ, covering in graphic detail the trials and brutal beatings Jesus endured at the hands of various authorities leading to His torturous crucifixion. It has garnered national attention not only because Gibson is its superstar director, but also for its intense violence and alleged anti-Semitism. Nonetheless, it has piqued the interest of moviegoers, including a broad spectrum of Christians, who already have pre-purchased millions of tickets. Read More