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Jim Caviezel stars in the new movie, ‘When The Game Stands Tall’ about one of the most successful high school football coaches in sports history.

Fun facts about Jim Caviezel: (Source: Wikipedia)

 1) He is an American actor, best known for portraying Jesus Christ in the 2004 film The Passion of the Christ. Other notable roles include Bobby Jones in Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius, Detective John Sullivan in Frequency, Edmond Dantès in The Count of Monte Cristo, Catch in Angel Eyes, Carroll Oerstadt in Déjà Vu, and Private Witt in The Thin Red Line. In September 2011, he began starring as John Reese on the CBS crime drama series Person of Interest.

2) Caviezel began acting in plays in Seattle. He earned his Screen Actors Guild card with a minor role in the 1991 film My Own Private Idaho. He then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. He was offered a scholarship to study acting at New York's Juilliard School in 1993, but he turned it down to portray Warren Earp in the 1994 film Wyatt Earp. He later appeared in episodes of Murder, She Wrote and The Wonder Years. After appearing in G.I. Jane (1997), he had a breakthrough performance in the 1998 World War II film The Thin Red Line. He played Black John, a Missouri bushwhacker, in Ride with the Devil (1999). The film was intended to be a summer blockbuster, but it fell flat at the box office.

3) Caviezel was originally cast to play Scott Summers / Cyclops in X-Men (2000), but dropped out because of a scheduling conflict with the film Frequency (2000). He starred in mainstream Hollywood films such as Pay It Forward (2000), Angel Eyes (2001), and The Count of Monte Cristo (2002). In 2000, he played the lead role in Madison, a film about hydroplane racing in Madison, Indiana. The film was completed in 2001, but it sat on the shelf for several years and did not appear in theaters until a limited release in 2005. Caviezel's work in High Crimes (2002) was highly praised by critics. In 2002, he played a pivotal role in the film I Am David.

‘When The Game Stands Tall’ opens in theaters, Friday, August 22nd.

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