Mel Gibson took a career even the most accomplished actors would envy and threw it in the toilet when he revealed his violent and anti-semitic side ten years ago. Some said, (and some still say), he can never recover from the vial words we heard him call his wife or the flippant “Sugar tits” he hurled at a female law enforcement officer.
Fast forward to this weekend at the Venice Film Festival where his newest film, Hacksaw Ridge, made it’s out-of-competition debut. And while the WWII drama wont be judged at the event, it still made a huge impact. The film was met with a 10-minute standing ovation from the audience.
Mel and the movie’s stars, (Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving and Luke Bracey), were all in attendance. And critics have been raving about the flick. Could this be Mel’s foray back into Hollywoods good graces? Guess we’ll find out when it opens November 4th in the U.S..
PS: I still vote no.