“Barrabas” actor says Passion filming led to his conversion
report from CNA
smoloko – this is a beautiful story and i hope it brings all those reading closer to the lord christ jesus. ✝
.- The Archdiocese of Madrid’s publication “Alpha and Omega” publised an article in its latest edition on the testimony of the actor who played Barrabas in Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ,” who says he experienced a profound conversion while making the movie.
Pedro Sarubbi, in an interview with the Italian daily Avvenire, said he had wanted to play St. Peter but Gibson “had already chosen the actors based on their resemblance to the different characters as portrayed in the paintings of Caravaggio and other masters.” “As Barrabas, Gibson told me to avoid looking at Jim Caviezel, who played Jesus, until the very scene in which we were to appear together. ‘Barrabas is like a ferocious dog,’ he told me, ‘but at one moment he becomes a puppy: when he meets the Son of God and is saved. I want your look to be that of somebody seeing Jesus for the first time’. I did as he said, and when our eyes met I felt a sort of surge. It was like I was really seeing Jesus. I had never experienced such a thing in all my years of acting,” he stated.
Sarubbi said “The Passion” “was not only a professional, but above all a human experience. I am not embarrassed to say that during the filming I had a conversion. All of the actors who took part changed a little bit after this experience, but I have learned much more from the film than from any conference.”
The actor said his spiritual search “began many years ago and took me around the world. I have done extensive anthropological research, as a man and as an actor. I have been instructed in the martial arts…I lived in a Tibetan monastery for six months with a vow of silence. I have practiced meditation in India, I have lived in the Amazon. I have reached the final goal of this search in Jesus.”
Now, he went on, “I do everything possible so that those eyes continue to be important for me. My family is first above all, and I also play a clown for orphaned children. On the other hand I have my work. I teach businessman how to act in public. I teach in various acting schools. I use what I call the warrior-priest-clown method. In life you have to be strong, honest, spiritual and funny.”
Although Sarubbi has traveled around the world, he is most at home on his farm on the outskirts of Milan, with his wife and four children, and dozens of animals.
NOTE FROM READER –
Jews literally made a deal with Satan, and cursed their future generations forever, in exchange for the crucifixion of Christ – does this not make sense? Of course they’ve dragged in others as the Devil has want to do….
Matthew 24. When Pilate saw that he was accomplishing nothing, but that instead a riot was breaking out, he took water and washed his hands before the crowd.
“I am innocent of this man’s blood,” he said. “You shall bear the responsibility.”
Matthew 25. All the people answered, “His blood be on us and on our children!”
Matthew 26. So Pilate released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged and handed Him over to be crucified.…
‘Playing Jesus wrecked my career’: Passion of the Christ actor said Hollywood has shunned him
report from eurofolkradio
Rejected: Caviezel said he was shunned after filming ‘The Passion of the Christ’
Actor Jim Caviezel has claimed his Hollywood career was wrecked by playing Jesus.
He said he was ‘rejected in my own industry’ after taking on the lead role in Mel Gibson’s controversial movie ‘The Passion of the Christ’.
Since playing the son of God in the 2004 film he said offers had dried up and he is shunned by many within the industry.
Although a box office hit taking more than $400million worldwide it was condemned as being anti-Semitic. (Jews consider the New Testament anti-Semitic)
Gibson, the film’s director, was later accused of making anti-Jewish remarks after being arrested for drink driving.
Caviezel said he was warned against taking the part by Gibson who warned him he would never work in Hollywood again.
‘He said, “You’ll never work in this town again.” I told him, “We all have to embrace our crosses”.’ Caviezel told an audience of churchgoers in Orlando, Florida.
Since Passion of the Christ, the 42-year-old has only appeared in a handful of films.
Prior to playing Jesus he was considered one of Hollywood rising stars and appeared in The Count of Monte Cristo’ and ‘ngel Eyes with Jennifer Lopez.
One of his biggest hits was in 2000 with time-travel thriller Frequency opposite Dennis Quaid.
Caviezel, a devout Roman Catholic, said he knew playing Jesus would be risky.
‘Jesus is as controversial now as he has ever been,’ Caviezel said. ‘Not much has changed in 2,000 years.’
He said he wasn’t worried about the stalling of his career.
During his 20 minute talk, Caviezel spoke of the troubles that have dogged Gibson.
Mel Gibson, he’s a horrible sinner, isn’t he?’ Caviezel said. ‘Mel Gibson doesn’t need your judgment, he needs your prayers.’
Caviezel said that his faith is his guide, both personally and professionally.
He said it was no coincidence that ‘in my 33rd year, I was called to play Jesus,’ and joked about his initials also being the same as Jesus Christ.
The actor spoke about the film and its negative effect on his career while at a megachurch in Orlando to promote a new audio book of the Bible.
Caviezel plays Jesus and other Hollywood stars, including Richard Dreyfuss, appear on the CD.
Pointing to a DVD of his famous film, Caviezel said ‘This is The Passion of the Christ.’
Pointing to the CD boxed set of the new audio book of the Bible, Words of Promise, he said: ‘This is The Passion on Steroids.’