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Byline: Steven Rea
Even before ``Frequency came out on Friday, the buzz on the smart little sci-fi thriller and its star, Jim Caviezel, was, well, buzzing. The lanky actor _ who landed his first screen role (as an Italian airline ticket-taker) in Gus Van Sant's 1991 pic, ``My Own Private Idaho, and who played the meditative AWOL Southern soldier Witt in Terrence Malick's ``The Thin Red Line two years ago _ says he has landed two parts as a direct result of his work in ``Frequency.
"It's always nice to do a film that gets you other jobs," says Caviezel (pronounced kuh-VEE-zuhl), a soft-spoken Washington Stater who now lives in L.A. "It keeps you working."
Caviezel, 31, says that he was offered a key role in ``Angel Eyes, the new Jennifer Lopez vehicle, because the actress and her director, Luis Mandoki (``Message in a Bottle), saw an early print of ``Frequency. Likewise, director Kevin Reynolds (``Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves) cast Caviezel in his forthcoming ``The Count of Monte Cristo based on the actor's performance in the tricky time-travel drama.
In ``Frequency, …