More James Caviezel Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Pay it Forward)Since his breakthrough performance as Witt for director Terence Malick in The Thin Red Line, James Caviezel has rapidly become one of the busiest actors in Hollywood. Last year he was seen in Ride With the Devil, the Civil War epic directed by Ang Lee, in which he played the leader of a gang of bushwhackers that also included Tobey Maguire and Skeet Ulrich. Caviezel was most recently seen opposite Dennis Quaid and Andre Braugher in the New Line Cinema sci-fi feature Frequency.
Caviezel grew up in rural Mount Vernon, Washington, and attended his first audition while still in his teens for a small part as an Italian ticket agent in Gus Van Sant's My Own Private Idaho. He landed the role by impersonating a recent Italian immigrant.
Caviezel's upcoming films include Madison, a true story about an effort to win a Gold Cut hydroplane boat race in Madison, Indiana; The Count of Monte Cristo, and Angel Eyes, a psychological drama in which he stars opposite Jennifer Lopez.
for "Pay it Forward" updated 01-Jan-2000