23 – Actor Jim Caviezel was struck by lightning while filming The Passion of the Christ.
The Passion of the Christ is a 2004 biblical drama written and directed by Mel Gibson and starring Jim Caviezel as Jesus of Nazareth. The film mostly covers the last twelve hours of Jesus’ life and has been named by Entertainment Weekly as the most controversial movie of all time.
While filming the movie, in a remote location a few hours outside Rome, Italy, Caviezel was hit by a lightning bolt but was not badly hurt. The bolt also hit Jan Michelini, the film’s assistant director. Michelini, unlike Caviezel, was actually struck twice during the filming of the movie.