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Why God is still big box office this Easter with ‘The Passion of the Christ’

JCWhen Hollywood A-list Mel Gibson decided to make a movie that would chronicle the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus Christ without securing any outside funding or distribution, most Hollywood studios thought he was nuts and the movie was going to be one of the biggest flops of all time.

Indeed, Mel Gibson had his doubts too, but decided to put his own money on the line for a project that he felt so passionate about.

In an interview with the venerable Hollywood Reporter in 2002, Gibson said: “This is a film about something that nobody wants to touch, shot in two dead languages. In Los Angeles they think I’m insane and maybe I am.”

Undeterred and with a bold vision and...

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