Jim Caviezel didn't just play Bob Ladouceur in "When the Game Stands Tall." He totally bought into the man and his philosophy lock, stock and barrel.
"My dad played for John Wooden at UCLA," the actor says by phone from Los Angeles. "My dad introduced me to Coach Wooden when I was a kid. I went to his camps and knew him as an adult. Ladouceur is the same kind of apple from the same kind of tree."