THE THIN RED LINE
JIM CAVIEZEL plays Private Witt, the Kentucky-born idealist
and former regimental boxer, who goes AWOL only to later rejoin
the Company he loves.
Growing up in rural Mount Vernon, Washington, acting was far from
Caviezel's mind. But, while still in his teens, Caviezel decided
to test his acting abilities by auditioning in Seattle for a small
part as an Italian ticket agent in "My Own Private Idaho."
He fooled casting agents into believing he was a recent Italian
Caviezel moved to California to pursue his acting career. Soon
thereafter he was cast in the movie "Diggstown." In
1993, Caviezel was accepted to the renowned performing arts school
Julliard. At the same time, he was cast as Kevin Costner's youngest
brother in "Wyatt Earp."
He then landed a part in the mini-series "Children of the
Dust," with Sidney Poitier, and the Ridley Scott-directed
"G.I. Jane." He next plays the fierce leader of a gang
of Civil War bushwhackers in Ang Lee's drama "Ride With the
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