Actor Jim suffered some serious injuries during filming. So he was struck by lightning, which dislocated the shoulder, twice accidentally received lashes and suffered hypothermia. His career was thrown back to the passion of Christ very, because many producers felt the strong Association of Caviezels with its portrayal of Jesus as a negative. Caviezel is reported to have anticipated this effect before, but have it’s for the chance on embodiment of this role gladly accepted.
The passion of the Christ was named in 2016 by entertainment weekly for the most controversial film of all time. Within the Christian churches, but also on the part of other religions and atheists the film was recorded very differently and partly strongly criticized for its explicit depiction of violence and historical inaccuracy.
Director Mel Gibson and many other crew members are strictly Christian. After the shooting, some of those involved in the film converted to the Christian faith.