Jim Caviezel belted retired Mel Gibson’s iconic conflict outcry from “Braveheart” portion speaking to a assemblage of QAnon supporters successful Las Vegas implicit the weekend.
The blimpish actor, 53, — who astir famously worked with Gibson connected the 2004 movie “The Passion of the Christ” — gave a rambling 20-minute code astatine the “For God & Country: Patriot Double Down” conference, rallying the far-right assemblage to combat for their freedom. The infinitesimal was captured successful footage that’s present going viral connected societal media.
The four-day lawsuit featured “a impermanent lineup of QAnon sympathizers and extremist-right figureheads,” according to the Las Vegas Sun. Tickets started astatine a staggering $650.
Caviezel was among 40 far-right speakers who took to the stage. Others included Jason Sullivan, a erstwhile Roger Stone adjutant best-known for working connected Donald Trump’s 2016 statesmanlike campaign, and Dr. Stella Immanuel, who hit headlines aft claiming Hydroxychloroquine cured COVID-19.
However, it was Caviezel’s quality that attracted the astir attraction connected societal media.
During his address, the histrion recited lines Gibson’s character, William Wallace, delivers to Scottish soldiers successful his Oscar-winning 1995 movie “Braveheart.”
“Fight, and you whitethorn die. Run, and you’ll unrecorded — astatine slightest a while,” Caviezel recited.
“And dying successful your beds, galore years from now, would you person been consenting to commercialized each the days, from this time to that, for 1 chance, conscionable 1 accidental to travel backmost present and archer our enemies that you tin instrumentality our lives, but you tin ne'er instrumentality our freedom!”
Video from the lawsuit shows the ample assemblage cheering enthusiastically, earlier Caviezel ominously states: “We are headed into the tempest of each storms. Yes, the Storm is upon us.”
“The Storm,” according to Yahoo, “references a hypothetical lawsuit erstwhile erstwhile president Donald Trump would apprehension members of a Satanic cabal that is controlling the satellite done a heavy state.”
One of Caviezel’s erstwhile friends and co-stars, Kirk Acevedo, took to Twitter to explicit his dismay astatine the speech.
“Can we beryllium truthful antithetic aft each these years?” Acevedo asked. “We jogged together, we played hoops together, we worked unneurotic successful Film & TV. NOW I’m a henchman successful Lucifers Army? Your words are unsafe & filled with hate. What happened my friend?”
The brace appeared other 1 different successful the 1998 warfare movie “The Thin Blue Line.”
Meanwhile, Mel Gibson hasn’t publically responded to Caviezel’s quoting of his “Braveheart” lines. The Post has reached retired to reps for some actors for comment.
Last year, rumors surfaced that Gibson and Caviezel were reuniting for a “Passion of The Christ” sequel. The task has not yet been confirmed.
Meanwhile, Caviezel has antecedently attended different events with QAnon supporters. Back successful April, helium made an quality astatine a “Health and Freedom Conference” successful Tulsa, Oklahoma that concluded with a “COVID-19 disguise burning ceremony.”