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oleada
07-10-2010, 03:58 AM
I listened to the tape. It is ugly and horrible. But has anyone confirmed that it actually is Gibson? It sounds odd, like it's staged. Or maybe, I just can't imagine talking to someone like that, or saying horrible things like that. How reliable is the source?

Grigorieva was the one who taped it and took it to the authorities. Allegedly.

my little pony
07-10-2010, 04:06 AM
Was the incident in January? When was the tape given to the authorities?

If I stop seeing the movies and buying the CDs of asshats, I will need a lot more books.

Holley Calmes
07-10-2010, 04:16 AM
I've never forgiven him for his bastardization of history in Braveheart and The Patriot. He deserves severe rebuke for those two pictures, no matter how entertaining they were or how lovely the cinematography. Horrible, horrible history, and Braveheart quite anti-homosexuality as well. To say he is anti-British is an understatement. Why, I have always wondered. Seriously, he's a jerk for more than making 2 historically incorrect movies, and I could've hated him just for that. But wait-there's more!

numbers123
07-10-2010, 04:16 AM
One would hope it would be, but Gibson's like the proverbial bad penny. He keeps coming back, and coming back, and coming back. He should have been done a long time ago.

I, however, will continue to boycott his movies, whether he's starring in them or producing them.

If the movie going public would boycott his movies, whether he acts in them or produces them, he would loose his income source and hopefully disappear forever.

jenny12
07-10-2010, 04:18 AM
Not that Tom Cruise hasn't said some really stupid things and then got all defensive about being called on them, but I think Mel's idiotic behaviour is a lot more idiotic than Cruise's. At least Tom Cruise hasn't dumped his wife and run off with someone who he then assaults and threatens.

I think with Tom Cruise, his behavior was more weird and goofy while Mel Gibson's was offensive and violent. Yeah, jumping on the coach and claiming he understands the history of psychology is wacky, but I think overall it's something people can laugh at, while Mel Gibson's is something to be disgusted over.

Eden
07-10-2010, 04:20 AM
Gibson belongs to an ugly holywood history.

He has enough money to make movies, all right, but I hope that the # of audience they will reach will be: 0. :P

IceAlisa
07-10-2010, 04:20 AM
If I stop seeing the movies and buying the CDs of asshats, I will need a lot more books.

Not to mention some asshats who write pretty good books.

KHenry14
07-10-2010, 04:34 AM
Not that Tom Cruise hasn't said some really stupid things and then got all defensive about being called on them, but I think Mel's idiotic behaviour is a lot more idiotic than Cruise's. At least Tom Cruise hasn't dumped his wife and run off with someone who he then assaults and threatens.

All of that is true, my point was many people were saying Cruise's career was finished and he's still putting out films. None of them are any good, but he's working.

Mel's antics clearly are far worse, but if there's money to be made, he'll work. The question is, does anyone think he can open a film now? I bet Mel will take a role or two at scale just to get in front of a camera, but even that might not be good enough.

Cheylana
07-10-2010, 04:55 AM
Racist, anti-semitist, misogynist, drunk, abusive, asshole? I sure hope as hell it is.
This.


Gibson belongs to an ugly holywood history.

He has enough money to make movies, all right, but I hope that the # of audience they will reach will be: 0. :P
That too!

IceJunkie
07-10-2010, 05:46 AM
Mental issues not withstanding - he is an asshole.

overedge
07-10-2010, 05:49 AM
Mel's antics clearly are far worse, but if there's money to be made, he'll work. The question is, does anyone think he can open a film now? I bet Mel will take a role or two at scale just to get in front of a camera, but even that might not be good enough.

Taking a role or two at scale would be an admission that Mel is no longer at the star level he used to be. I can't see Mel conceding that. I think he will use whatever $$$ he has to make self-centred self-financed films, and then will complain about being crucified by Hollywood for his views when those films tank.

Japanfan
07-10-2010, 06:36 AM
Jodie Foster has always come across as a smart, savvy and no-nonsense woman to me. I can't imagine that she would want to work with a man who is racist and misogynist.

Era
07-10-2010, 07:41 AM
He comes off as a control freak with a violent streak which makes one wonder how abusive his relationship with his wife Robyn was.

Is there any segment of society Mel hasn't managed to alienate recently? Also his hypocrisy is just mind boggling since he seems to think his religion's rules apply to everyone except himself.

I think the violence has always been there if most of his movies are any indication. Maybe it's just that with the alcohol issues all that darkness he used to be able to hide from the general public is now out in the open for everyone to see.

It's all about the money and greed in the movie business so if he is unable to generate money, and seen as a liability, he'll be dropped.

KHenry14
07-10-2010, 08:40 AM
Taking a role or two at scale would be an admission that Mel is no longer at the star level he used to be. I can't see Mel conceding that. I think he will use whatever $$$ he has to make self-centred self-financed films, and then will complain about being crucified by Hollywood for his views when those films tank.

He'd work scale if they gave him a piece of the gross is what I should have said. That way he can bleat on about how much he believes in that particular project that he'll work on commission so to speak.

My guess is that he'll direct and not go in front of the camera much, as that will be easier to get around his...issues

orbitz
07-10-2010, 09:20 AM
Tom Cruise is still working after his idiotic behavior, so will Mel.

You can't compare Cruise's jumping on Oprah's couch to Mel's racist angry rant.