Jim Caviezel: Persistent

After nearly seven years of frustration and bit parts, actor Jim Caviezel was contemplating moving with his schoolteacher wife Kerry back to his native Washington state and studying chiropractic medicine. Then he won a lead role in Terrence Malick’s “The Thin Red Line.” “I was almost out the door,” Caviezel, 30, told New York’s Daily News. (Caviezel had been up for a role in “The Hi-Lo Country” but that part eventually went to Billy Crudup.) Getting the green light from Malick, he said, was “like winning the lottery. Everything from this point on is just cake.”

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