Most notably, Jim Caviezel, who played Jesus, was struck by lightning while filming in a remote location a few hours from Rome. Also hit at the same time was the film’s assistant director, who had already been hit once during filming.
The first instance happened in Matera, Italy, but he only had light burns on his fingers that time. In both cases, neither person was badly hurt. Being struck by lightning wasn’t really the only bad thing to happen to Jim Caviezel, though.
Ever since his portrayal of Jesus, he claims he has had quite a bit of trouble finding acting jobs.
As you likely know, The Passion of the Christ was a 2004 film directed by Mel Gibson about the last twelve hours of the life of Jesus Christ and his resurrection. The film drew much criticism for its portrayal of Jews, its graphic nature, and its artistic differences from the scriptures it was based on.