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Taraji P. Henson talks 'Person of Interest' jaw dropper

Taraji P. Henson talks 'Person of Interest' jaw dropper

NEW YORK, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Taraji P. Henson admits it was difficult to hide the fact her character was going to be killed on the New York-set drama series, "Person of Interest."
Major character killed on TV's 'Person of Interest' [SPOILER ALERT!]

Major character killed on TV's 'Person of Interest' [SPOILER ALERT!]

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The cast member whose character was killed on this week's episode of "Person of Interest" is to appear on "Late Show with David Letterman" in New York.
People's Choice Awards nominations announced

People's Choice Awards nominations announced

Nominations for the fan-voted People's Choice Awards in film, television and music categories were announced in Los Angeles Tuesday.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.
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Life after 'Lost:' Emerson has another hit with 'Person of Interest'

Life after 'Lost:' Emerson has another hit with 'Person of Interest'

NEW YORK, May 17 (UPI) -- Michael Emerson admits an appealing aspect of his new American TV drama "Person of Interest" is the good guy he plays doesn't get beaten up like his treacherous "Lost" character did.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
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Amy Acker lands 'Person of Interest' role

Amy Acker lands 'Person of Interest' role

LOS ANGELES, April 17 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Amy Acker is to guest star on next month's season finale of "Person of Interest," TVGuide.com reported Tuesday.
CBS orders five new series for 2011-12

CBS orders five new series for 2011-12

NEW YORK, June 13 (UPI) -- U.S. television network CBS says it has ordered three new dramas and two comedies for its 2011-12 primetime schedule.
Caviezel, McKellen to take on 'Prisoner'

Caviezel, McKellen to take on 'Prisoner'

NEW YORK, June 30 (UPI) -- Jim Caviezel and Ian McKellen have signed on to star in a miniseries remake of the 1960s TV show "The Prisoner," American Movie Classics announced Monday.

Caviezel talks about 'Passion' in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Hundreds of church members and other visitors reportedly turned out to hear actor Jim Caviezel speak in Texas about his role in "The Passion of the Christ."

'Passion' star defends Gibson

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- "Passion of the Christ" star Jim Caviezel told TV's "Access Hollywood" that Mel Gibson is a brilliant director, but misguided in his views.

Jim Caviezel to star in 'Outlander'

HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The Hollywood Reporter says Jim Caviezel has signed on to star in the science fiction adventure movie "Outlander."

Patrick Dempsey to attend Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS, May 8 (UPI) -- Actor Patrick Dempsey, currently staring in ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," says he is planing to attend the Indianapolis 500.

Online poll: Giamatti should be nominee

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- An online poll by Fandango.com suggests Paul Giamatti should have been one of this year's nominees for the Best Actor Oscar.
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Actor Jim Caviezel arrives for the New York premiere of his new film "Deja Vu" on November 20, 2006. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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James Patrick Caviezel, Jr. (pronounced /kəˈviːzəl/; born September 26, 1968) is an American film actor, sometimes credited as Jim Caviezel. He is perhaps best known for playing the part of Jesus Christ in the 2004 film The Passion of the Christ as well as Edmond Dantès in The Count of Monte Cristo and Private Witt in The Thin Red Line.

Caviezel was born in Mount Vernon, Washington, the son of Margaret 'Maggie Moo', a housewife and stage actress, and James Patrick Caviezel, Sr., a chiropractor. He has a younger brother, Timothy, and sisters Ann, Amy, and Erin, and was raised in a tight-knit Roman Catholic family in Conway (Skagit County), Washington. Caviezel's surname is of Romansh origin; his father is of Slovak (maternal) and Swiss (paternal) descent, while his mother's ancestry is Irish. He attended Mount Vernon High School for two years and then moved to Seattle and lived with family friends in order to play basketball at the Catholic O'Dea High School. The following spring, he transferred from O'Dea to another Catholic school, Burien's John F. Kennedy Memorial High. There he starred on the basketball team and graduated in 1987. Following high school, Caviezel enrolled at Bellevue Community College where the 6 ft 3 in athlete also played basketball. A foot injury in his second year, however, put an end to his hopes of a basketball career in the NBA. He later transferred to the University of Washington where he turned his focus to acting and became a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

After appearances in Wyatt Earp and G.I. Jane, Caviezel scored a breakthrough performance in Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line. He played Black John, a Missouri bushwhacker, in Ang's Lee's Ride With The Devil (1999), a film budgeted and intended as a summer blockbuster, which fell flat at the box office. He was originally cast to play Cyclops/Scott Summers in X-Men (2000) but dropped out due to a scheduling conflict with his other film, Frequency.

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