Star of 2004's The Passion of the Christ[br /]
After several small roles in the early 1990s, Jim Caviezel wowed audiences and critics as the contemplative (and AWOL) Private Witt in 1998's The Thin Red Line (starring Nick Nolte and Sean Penn). An earnest actor famous for his "soulful" eyes, Caviezel went on to earn leading roles in films such as Frequency (2000, co-starring Dennis Quaid), Angel Eyes (2001, with Jennifer Lopez) and The Count of Monte Cristo (2002, based on the classic by Alexandre Dumas). In 2004 he appeared as Jesus in the Mel Gibson-directed film The Passion of the Christ.
Caviezel was struck by lightning during the filming of The Passion of the Christ, but was reportedly unharmed.