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He goes to extraordinary lengths to portray his character
In The Passion of the Christ, Caviezel got struck by lightning (interestingly on the one day he didn't receive Communion), suffered hypothermia, managed to obtain a life-long scar, and had to bear filming the grueling crucifixion scenes for over five weeks. Not only did he have to endure tremendous physical pain, he also had to improve his language skills in order to speak in Jesus' tongue of Aramaic.

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