The Passion of the Christ: Bizarre Events That Happened on the Set

By Nancy Flory Published on April 20, 2018

Mel Gibson’s 2004 The Passion of the Christ, which portrayed the final 12 hours of Jesus’ life and his crucifixion, brought in over $600 million at the box office. That makes it the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time. It received three Academy Award nominations. Many know of film, but perhaps not all of the strange events that happened during the making of the movie.

From lightning strikes and accidental floggings to life-threatening illness and religious conversions, some things that happened on the set of The Passion of the Christ were truly strange.


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