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Can Mel Gibson Make a Comeback?


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.

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  • -I don’t care what you vote, ding dong. Braveheart and The Patriot are still excellent movies I can watch many times. His dad is twice as kooky as he.. and still alive, explaining a lot of it. Look him up. Oh, that would require reading other than the Huffing-pole post.

    I vote yes.

  • The worst movies he had made are way better than most of what you see in the theater right now, hope we can see that again!!!

  • Every movie Mel stars in or directs is automatically 7/10 and better than 98% of the garbage out there. The guy is too good at his job to be sidelined for the rest of his career.

  • With his natural bi-polar nature I thought his Hamlet was true to life more than true to Shakespeare. He made a classic into reality and I loved it. He may be nuts but no one is hammering Alec Baldwin for his extreme verbal abuse of his daughter and ex-wife. Why is some deplorable actions forgivable and others forgivable?