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The Success Story of 49 Years old American Actor Jim Caviezel: His Popular Movies, Career & Net Worth

Updated On 25 Jun, 2018 Published On

American actor Jim Caviezel is prominent for his role as Jesus Christ in the Mel Gibson’s movie The Passion of the Christ. Over the course of time, he has spread his acting skills in different movies which include Frequency, The Count of Monter, Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius and Angel Eyes Deja Vu. 

The actor is not only involved in movies, but he has also been a part of various TV series like Murder, She Wrote, The Wonder Years, and Person of Interest.  Besides being an actor, Jim is also an occasional car racer. Over the years, the actor’s fantastic capability of portraying himself in a variety of character has helped him earn an awesome fortune. It is believed that his net worth is in the range of millions. Let us go through his profession, earnings and net worth one by one.

Jim Caviezel Early Career 

The real name of actor Jim Caviezel is James Patrick Caviezel. He became popular by the name Jim Caviezel after he appeared in a series of movies. Jim’s career prominently started through stage shows like The Matchmaker, Come Blow Your Horn back in Seattle.

His movie career started in 1991 when he appeared in a minor role as an Airline Clerk in the movie My Own Private Idaho. His two-line deliverance in the movie earned him Screen Actors Guild card.

CAPTION: Jim Caviezel
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In 1992, Jim shifted to Los Angeles from his native Mount Vernon. There, he auditioned for different movies. After a certain time of hardships in 1994, he appeared in Warren Earp film Wyatt Earp.

Later on, he managed to appear in small roles of American crime drama series Murder, She Wrote, and American comedy-drama The Wonder Years. In 1997, he appeared in American action film G.I Jane. The following year, he gave a breakthrough performances in Terrence Malick’s movie The Thin Red Line.

The Passion of Christ and Success

James gradually became popular for his appearance in the big budgeted movie The Passion of Christ (2004). He depicted the character of Jesus Christ in the movie. Even after getting injured during the shoot, he remarked that the role helped him to get close to the reality in fact.

Other movies that helped him to outgrow his talent include Unknown(2006), Deja Vu(2006), Outlander(2008).

CAPTION: Jim Caviezel in the movie "The Passion of the Christ"
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In 2009, James depicted the role of French-Iranian journalist Freidoune Sahebjam in American-Persian drama film The Stoning of Soraya M. When asked about the role and how the role affected his Catholic faith, he said

"you don't have to go any further than the gospels to figure out what the right thing to do is, whether you should be more concerned helping someone regardless of their religion or where they're from"

The same year, he reprised the role of Jesus Christ in the movie The Word of Promise. James also starred in movies like The Prisoner(2009), Escape Plan(2013), When The Game Stands  Tall(2014), Person of Interest(2016).

Talking about his recent acts, he recently portrayed the character of Apostle Luke in the film Paul, Apostle of Christ that got released in theatres on March 23, 2018. He is also going to reprise the role of Jesus Christ in Mel Gibson movie The Resurrection in the coming year.

Net Worth and Earning of Jim Caviezel

American actor Jim has an estimated net worth of $25 million. He is paid $125 thousand per episode for his appearances in TV series. The actor has made up his worth with his talent and creative acting skills.

According to the online sources, his famous movie The Passion of Christ grossed $600 million at the box office. Similarly, his latest movie Paul, Apostle of Christ grossed $22,054,423 worldwide. His 2014 movie, The Game Stands Tall grossed $30,27,963.

We can see the drastic rise in the earning of Jim Caviezel over a period of time. Talking about his salary in 2016, he was paid $100 Thousand for his appearance in the TV show. But in present, he is paid $125 thousand for his appearance in one episode of the TV series and shows.

From this, we can easily make out how the actor's net worth is on a rise. We wish him further success in the days to come.