Jim Caviezel

James Patrick Caviezel Jr. (born September 26, 1968) is an American actor, known for his starring role as John Reese on the CBS series Person of Interest (2011-2016), Private Witt in The Thin Red Line (1998), Slovnik in G.I. Jane (1997), Detective John Sullivan in Frequency (2000), Catch in Angel Eyes (2001), Edmond Dantès in The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), and his portrayal of Jesus Christ in Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ (2004). He began acting in plays in Seattle, WA. 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 NY's Juilliard School in 1993, but 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 Terrence Malick World War II film The Thin Red Line. He was originally cast to play Scott Summers / Cyclops in X-Men (2000), but dropped out due to a scheduling conflict with the film Frequency (2000). He starred in the mainstream films Pay It Forward (2000), The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), and Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (2004). He portrayed Jesus Christ in Mel Gibson's 2004 film The Passion of the Christ. During filming, he was struck by lightning, accidentally scourged, had his shoulder dislocated, and suffered ...

2

Highwaymen (2004)

James Cray watched as his wife was killed by Fargo, a hit-and-run serial murderer. After severely injuring Fargo and going to prison for several years, James is now determined to avenge his wife's death. He drives across the country looking for Fargo's 1972 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Harmon
CAST:  Jim Caviezel  •  Rhona Mitra  •  Frankie Faison  •  Colm Feore

James Cray watched as his wife was killed by Fargo, a hit-and-run serial murderer. After severely injuring Fargo and going to prison for several years, James is now determined to avenge his wife's death. He drives across the country looking for Fargo's 1972 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Harmon
CAST:  Jim Caviezel  •  Rhona Mitra  •  Frankie Faison  •  Colm Feore

Angel Eyes (2001)

A story about a seemingly unlikely couple who cross paths under life-threatening circumstances as though they are destined not only to meet but to save each other's lives. Not once, but twice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki
CAST:  Jennifer Lopez  •  Jim Caviezel  •  Jeremy Sisto  •  Terrence Howard

A story about a seemingly unlikely couple who cross paths under life-threatening circumstances as though they are destined not only to meet but to save each other's lives. Not once, but twice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki
CAST:  Jennifer Lopez  •  Jim Caviezel  •  Jeremy Sisto  •  Terrence Howard

Blue Chips (1994)

Pete Bell, a college basketball coach is under a lot of pressure. His team isn't winning and he cannot attract new players. The stars of the future are secretly being paid by boosters. This practice is forbidden in the college game, but Pete is desperate and has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Shaquille O'Neal  •  Nick Nolte  •  Mary McDonnell  •  J.T. Walsh

Pete Bell, a college basketball coach is under a lot of pressure. His team isn't winning and he cannot attract new players. The stars of the future are secretly being paid by boosters. This practice is forbidden in the college game, but Pete is desperate and has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Shaquille O'Neal  •  Nick Nolte  •  Mary McDonnell  •  J.T. Walsh

Déjà Vu (2006)

Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help prevent crime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Paula Patton  •  Val Kilmer  •  Jim Caviezel

Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help prevent crime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Paula Patton  •  Val Kilmer  •  Jim Caviezel

Frequency (2000)

Thought provokingSmartMysteriousThrilling

When a rare phenomenon gives police officer John Sullivan the chance to speak to his father, 30 years in the past, he takes the opportunity to prevent his dad's tragic death. After his actions inadvertently give rise to a series of brutal murders he and his father ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Hoblit
CAST:  Dennis Quaid  •  Jim Caviezel  •  Shawn Doyle  •  Elizabeth Mitchell

When a rare phenomenon gives police officer John Sullivan the chance to speak to his father, 30 years in the past, he takes the opportunity to prevent his dad's tragic death. After his actions inadvertently give rise to a series of brutal murders he and his father ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Hoblit
CAST:  Dennis Quaid  •  Jim Caviezel  •  Shawn Doyle  •  Elizabeth Mitchell

G.I. Jane (1997)

In response to political pressure from Senator Lillian DeHaven, the U.S. Navy begins a program that would allow for the eventual integration of women into its services. The program begins with a single trial candidate, Lieutenant Jordan O'Neil, who is chosen ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Demi Moore  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Jason Beghe

In response to political pressure from Senator Lillian DeHaven, the U.S. Navy begins a program that would allow for the eventual integration of women into its services. The program begins with a single trial candidate, Lieutenant Jordan O'Neil, who is chosen ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Demi Moore  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Jason Beghe

I Am David (2003)

Based on Anne Holm's acclaimed young adult novel North to Freedom, I Am David chronicles the struggles of a 12-year-old boy who manages to flee a Communist concentration camp on his own -- through sheer will and determination. All he has in his possession is a loaf ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Feig
CAST:  Ben Tibber  •  Jim Caviezel  •  Joan Plowright  •  Hristo Shopov

Based on Anne Holm's acclaimed young adult novel North to Freedom, I Am David chronicles the struggles of a 12-year-old boy who manages to flee a Communist concentration camp on his own -- through sheer will and determination. All he has in his possession is a loaf ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Feig
CAST:  Ben Tibber  •  Jim Caviezel  •  Joan Plowright  •  Hristo Shopov

My Own Private Idaho (1991)

DepressingHeartbreakingEmotionalTear-jerker

In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the coast of Italy in a quest to find ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  River Phoenix  •  Keanu Reeves  •  James Russo  •  William Richert

In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the coast of Italy in a quest to find ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  River Phoenix  •  Keanu Reeves  •  James Russo  •  William Richert

Pay It Forward (2000)

Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Helen Hunt  •  Haley Joel Osment  •  Jay Mohr

Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Helen Hunt  •  Haley Joel Osment  •  Jay Mohr

The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)

EpicDarkThrillingAdventurous

Edmond Dantés's life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedes are shattered when his best friend, Fernand, deceives him. After spending 13 miserable years in prison, Dantés escapes with the help of a fellow inmate and plots his revenge, cleverly insinuating ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Reynolds
CAST:  Jim Caviezel  •  Guy Pearce  •  Richard Harris  •  James Frain

Edmond Dantés's life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedes are shattered when his best friend, Fernand, deceives him. After spending 13 miserable years in prison, Dantés escapes with the help of a fellow inmate and plots his revenge, cleverly insinuating ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Reynolds
CAST:  Jim Caviezel  •  Guy Pearce  •  Richard Harris  •  James Frain

The Passion of the Christ (2004)

A graphic portrayal of the last twelve hours of Jesus of Nazareth's life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Gibson
CAST:  Jim Caviezel  •  Maia Morgenstern  •  Christo Jivkov  •  Francesco De Vito

A graphic portrayal of the last twelve hours of Jesus of Nazareth's life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Gibson
CAST:  Jim Caviezel  •  Maia Morgenstern  •  Christo Jivkov  •  Francesco De Vito

The Rock (1996)

Action-packedFunAdventurousSuspenseful

FBI chemical warfare expert Stanley Goodspeed is sent on an urgent mission with a former British spy, John Patrick Mason, to stop Gen. Francis X. Hummel from launching chemical weapons on Alcatraz Island into San Francisco. Gen. Hummel demands $100 million in war ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Ed Harris  •  John Spencer

FBI chemical warfare expert Stanley Goodspeed is sent on an urgent mission with a former British spy, John Patrick Mason, to stop Gen. Francis X. Hummel from launching chemical weapons on Alcatraz Island into San Francisco. Gen. Hummel demands $100 million in war ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Ed Harris  •  John Spencer

The Thin Red Line (1998)

Thought provokingFast pacedBeautifulBrilliant

The story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II battle of Guadalcanal. It follows their journey, from the surprise of an unopposed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Adrien Brody  •  Ben Chaplin  •  George Clooney

The story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II battle of Guadalcanal. It follows their journey, from the surprise of an unopposed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Adrien Brody  •  Ben Chaplin  •  George Clooney

Ride with the Devil (1999)

Ride with the Devil follows four people who are fighting for truth and justice amidst the turmoil of the American Civil War. Director Ang Lee takes us to a no man's land on the Missouri/Kansas border where a staunch loyalist, an immigrant's son, a freed slave, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Skeet Ulrich  •  Jeffrey Wright  •  Jewel

Ride with the Devil follows four people who are fighting for truth and justice amidst the turmoil of the American Civil War. Director Ang Lee takes us to a no man's land on the Missouri/Kansas border where a staunch loyalist, an immigrant's son, a freed slave, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Skeet Ulrich  •  Jeffrey Wright  •  Jewel

The Final Cut (2004)

Set in a world with memory implants, Alan Hakman is a 'cutter'—someone with the power of final edit over people's recorded histories—but his latest assignment puts him in great danger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Omar Naim
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Mira Sorvino  •  Jim Caviezel  •  Mimi Kuzyk

Set in a world with memory implants, Alan Hakman is a 'cutter'—someone with the power of final edit over people's recorded histories—but his latest assignment puts him in great danger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Omar Naim
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Mira Sorvino  •  Jim Caviezel  •  Mimi Kuzyk

High Crimes (2002)

GrippingSuspensefulDramaticEnjoyable

A female attorney learns that her husband is really a marine officer awol for fifteen years and accused of murdering fifteen civilians in El Salvador. Believing her husband when he tells her that he's being framed as part of a U.S. Military cover-up, the attorney ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Franklin
CAST:  Ashley Judd  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Jim Caviezel  •  Adam Scott

A female attorney learns that her husband is really a marine officer awol for fifteen years and accused of murdering fifteen civilians in El Salvador. Believing her husband when he tells her that he's being framed as part of a U.S. Military cover-up, the attorney ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Franklin
CAST:  Ashley Judd  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Jim Caviezel  •  Adam Scott

Ed (1996)

Jack Cooper could be a world-class baseball pitcher if he didn't keep buckling under the pressure. He tries to keep his spirits up after he's traded to a minor league team but loses all hope when he discovers that Ed, one of his teammates, is a chimp. Ed used to be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Couturié
CAST:  Matt LeBlanc  •  Gene Ross  •  Paul Hewitt  •  Jayne Brook

Jack Cooper could be a world-class baseball pitcher if he didn't keep buckling under the pressure. He tries to keep his spirits up after he's traded to a minor league team but loses all hope when he discovers that Ed, one of his teammates, is a chimp. Ed used to be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Couturié
CAST:  Matt LeBlanc  •  Gene Ross  •  Paul Hewitt  •  Jayne Brook

Wyatt Earp (1994)

Covering the life and times of one of the West's most iconic heroes Wyatt Earp weaves an intricate tale of Earp and his friends and family. With a star studded cast, sweeping cinematography and authentic costumes Wyatt Earp led the way during the Western revival in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Gene Hackman  •  David Andrews

Covering the life and times of one of the West's most iconic heroes Wyatt Earp weaves an intricate tale of Earp and his friends and family. With a star studded cast, sweeping cinematography and authentic costumes Wyatt Earp led the way during the Western revival in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Gene Hackman  •  David Andrews

Unknown (2006)

Five men wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they are. They are forced to figure out who is good and who is bad to stay alive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simón Brand
CAST:  Jim Caviezel  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Bridget Moynahan  •  Joe Pantoliano

Five men wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they are. They are forced to figure out who is good and who is bad to stay alive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simón Brand
CAST:  Jim Caviezel  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Bridget Moynahan  •  Joe Pantoliano

Escape Plan (2013)

Action-packedCleverIntenseFun

Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's framed and incarcerated in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Håfström
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Jim Caviezel  •  Vinnie Jones

Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's framed and incarcerated in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Håfström
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Jim Caviezel  •  Vinnie Jones
2