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Mel Gibson's Career Seems Over
The Daily Beast ^ | 07/11/2010

Posted on 07/11/2010 9:27:31 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

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1 posted on 07/11/2010 9:27:35 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Too bad that he has turned out to be such a freak. I loved him in “Braveheart” and when he produced “The Passion of the Christ” I assumed he was a decent guy.


2 posted on 07/11/2010 9:30:51 AM PDT by Spudx7
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To: SeekAndFind

They aren’t making a Passion of the Christ II?


3 posted on 07/11/2010 9:31:10 AM PDT by library user
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To: SeekAndFind

Getting involved with a Russian goldigger wasn’t going to end well!


4 posted on 07/11/2010 9:31:16 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: SeekAndFind

Why does he need a career? He’s a zillionaire.


5 posted on 07/11/2010 9:32:06 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: SeekAndFind

ping


6 posted on 07/11/2010 9:32:45 AM PDT by FoxPro (Out side of a dog, books are mans best friend. Inside of a dog, it is to dark to read.)
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To: Spudx7

The Passion of Christ made him a target, too, in Satan’s eyes — and others’. Not to excuse him; he’s making some really terrible decisions these days.


7 posted on 07/11/2010 9:33:42 AM PDT by bboop (We don't need no stinkin' VAT)
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To: Spudx7

The Passion of Christ made him a target, too, in Satan’s eyes — and others’. Not to excuse him; he’s making some really terrible decisions these days.


8 posted on 07/11/2010 9:33:51 AM PDT by bboop (We don't need no stinkin' VAT)
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To: SeekAndFind
Anyone producing, writing, and directing an enormously well done film as The Passion of the Christ will be tormented by the devil for Lord only knows how long.
9 posted on 07/11/2010 9:34:17 AM PDT by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: SeekAndFind
He hasn’t been a bankable star much recently, even though peers like Bruce Willis still nab action roles.

What a goofy, convoluted sentence. What's with the "much"? What does peers landing action roles have to do with Gibson's bank-ability?

10 posted on 07/11/2010 9:35:15 AM PDT by bcsco (First there was Slick Willie. Now there's "Oil Slick" Barry...)
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To: Brilliant
Why does he need a career? He’s a zillionaire.

I have a Catholic friend who knows Mel and once asked him why he still has to make films as he can just sit pretty the rest of his life.

His response -- Ennui and Boredom. He's got to do something to make living worthwhile. He just has the URGE to do something.
11 posted on 07/11/2010 9:35:24 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: bboop

Hey, we were thinking on the exact same lines ... :)


12 posted on 07/11/2010 9:35:34 AM PDT by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: Dr. Ursus

I missed his rant, and have only been reading about the fallout. Did he say something that was not true? Did he get angry in public? I’m one of those people who never says things he doesn’t mean, but I believe most people say things they don’t mean all the time. I’ve witnessed it - a lot.

I don’t mean to be cutting him slack, but I don’t know what he said or, more importantly, under what circumstances. Nor do I know what his follow up response was. I’d rather not cast the first stone...


13 posted on 07/11/2010 9:35:45 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Spudx7

So why is this guy different from Roman Polanski? Rape is no big deal to Hollywood, but this... Well this is a big deal.


14 posted on 07/11/2010 9:36:10 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: RobRoy

All I can say is most of us are lucky we’re not public figures.

Here’s a little Poem by Emily Dickinson dedicated to all of us who are nobody’s...


I’m nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there’s a pair of us — don’t tell!
They’d banish us, you know.

How dreary to be somebody!
How public, like a frog
To tell your name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!


15 posted on 07/11/2010 9:39:24 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

So what??????????? BUT Black actors can say anything they want and not get called on it! Enough of this.


16 posted on 07/11/2010 9:39:27 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: RobRoy
I missed his rant

They called him MAD MAX for a reason.

17 posted on 07/11/2010 9:40:06 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: RobRoy

It was a particularly cruel rant - calling his girlfriend all sorts of things. Sounded like he was very inibriated (not to give him an excuse). Google Mel Gibson Rant and I’m sure you can find it. However, listen with caution.

Like some earlier posters who mentioned Satan getting to him for making “The Passion of the Christ”, I tend to agree, and alcohol seems to be the vehicle of choice for the torment.

No matter the cause, Gibson still needs to account for his actions in some way. Too bad really.


18 posted on 07/11/2010 9:40:27 AM PDT by peteram
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To: Spudx7
the Patriot was my favorite.

it seems he had a decent start....but like most, he became 'Hollywooded'...that and....

Well you know son you just can't figure,
first thing you know you're gonna pull that trigger
and it's no wonder your reason goes bad -
jelly roll will drive you so mad

Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter

19 posted on 07/11/2010 9:40:49 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: RobRoy

Mel committed the greatest sin known to man, he used the “N” word.


20 posted on 07/11/2010 9:41:02 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: RobRoy

She taped his phone call.It was pretty raw.


21 posted on 07/11/2010 9:41:15 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: RobRoy
Did he get angry in public?

Getting caught on tape using the n-word (and in the context of gang rape) will kill a career, real fast.

22 posted on 07/11/2010 9:41:41 AM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Brilliant

Give me his money and I npromise I won’t bother anyone, any more.


23 posted on 07/11/2010 9:42:08 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: SeekAndFind

“He’s got to do something to make living worthwhile. He just has the URGE to do something.”

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And he’s doing something — not necessarily good things.

Maybe he should get into collecting stamps or something. Would certainly cause him less trouble.


24 posted on 07/11/2010 9:42:19 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Brilliant

This isn’t rape ...


25 posted on 07/11/2010 9:42:42 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: SeekAndFind

If Alec Baldwin leaves messages like this for his 12 year old daughter, I wonder how he sounds when he his breaking up with a nasty (grownup) Hollywood girlfriend.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdqigsa2OE4


26 posted on 07/11/2010 9:43:28 AM PDT by ansel12 (Mitt: "I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I'm not trying to return to Reagan-Bush")
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To: dfwgator

Thou shalt not take the PC’s Lord’s name in vain!


27 posted on 07/11/2010 9:43:56 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: SeekAndFind

>His response — Ennui and Boredom..

The fact that he knows the term “Ennui” at all is a tribute.
I would wager that at least 95% of Americans wouldn’t have a clue...


28 posted on 07/11/2010 9:44:04 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Cheetahcat
Interesting observation -- How's Chris Brown's career after he beat Rihanna ?




29 posted on 07/11/2010 9:44:48 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: ansel12
If Alec Baldwin leaves messages like this for his 12 year old daughter, I wonder how he sounds when he his breaking up with a nasty (grownup) Hollywood girlfriend.

But see, Alec didn't use the N-Word like Mel did, that's why Alec still gets work in Hollywood.

30 posted on 07/11/2010 9:45:03 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Vaquero

Alot of wisdom in some of those old ‘dead’ tunes.


31 posted on 07/11/2010 9:45:19 AM PDT by imjimbo (The constitution SHOULD be our "gun permit")
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To: SeekAndFind

It seems to me after his affair became public..He became unbalanced. In spite of he and his wife’s problems, she seemed to keep him in some kind of check.

When he lost Robyn he became undone.

my opinion anyway.


32 posted on 07/11/2010 9:45:45 AM PDT by waxer1 ( "The Bible is the rock on which our republic rests." -Andrew Jackson)
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To: SeekAndFind

Gibson’s kinda been on Hollywood’s hit list ever since the “Passion” came out. Other celebrities get away with things just as bad or worse on a daily basis and the industry covers for them. Whatever, he has enough cash to finance his own projects if he wants to.


33 posted on 07/11/2010 9:50:10 AM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: bboop

The Passion had nothing to do with the Bible, it was an almost verbatim copy of Anne Cathering Emerich’s book.

It wasn’t scriptural at all, it was Emerich’s book entirely


34 posted on 07/11/2010 9:50:16 AM PDT by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
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To: dfwgator

Martin Riggs had a N word partner he can’t be a racist


35 posted on 07/11/2010 9:50:39 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: SeekAndFind

What an idiotic self aggrandizing piece of garbage-—Gibson can self finance and has no need of the W morris agcy. or anyone else.

Ari Emmanuel as a genocide promoter (canceled J-LO concert) has lots more worries than Gibson.

http://www.mtv.co.uk/artists/jennifer-lopez/news/230048-jennifer-lopez-faces-40m-lawsuit


36 posted on 07/11/2010 9:52:20 AM PDT by eleni121 (But now, he that has a moneybag take it; without a sword let him sell his garment, and buy one.)
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To: eclecticEel
Gibson’s kinda been on Hollywood’s hit list ever since the “Passion” came out.

What's the big deal about the PASSION ? This isn't the first time the life of Christ crucifixion was depicted on film. Count them --- THE KING OF KINGS, THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD, JESUS OF NAZARETH, etc.

ALL of the above films recount the Passion, the teachings of Christ, etc. Why this obsessive focus on Gibson's film ? What makes it DIFFERENT ?
37 posted on 07/11/2010 9:54:43 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe he wasn’t acting in those “Mad” Max or Lethal Weapon movies.

As for financing, I don’t think he needs anyone to bank roll his films. And if “nobody” will work with him that’s all for the better. Maybe they would go back to the good old days of having real character actors.


38 posted on 07/11/2010 9:55:30 AM PDT by Terry Mross ( Democrat-Republican, whatever)
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To: SeekAndFind

What made it different was the portrayal of the Jews in it.


39 posted on 07/11/2010 9:56:02 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

ALL of the above films recount the Passion, the teachings of Christ, etc. Why this obsessive focus on Gibson’s film ? What makes it DIFFERENT ?


It was really good.


40 posted on 07/11/2010 9:56:18 AM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: Dr. Ursus
It's funny, people like Sean Penn can cavort with the likes of Hugo Chavez and Castro and they're Hollywood idols. Roman Polanski rapes a 13 year old and all the show biz bubble heads apologize for him.

Not to excuse what Gibson said, it shows a true lack of class but since Che' is such a big icon to the left, especially Hollywood, maybe Gibson would be given a pass if he simply quoted Che

41 posted on 07/11/2010 9:56:21 AM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: SeekAndFind
I recently rented Edge of Darkness and it was an outstanding film! Gibson was in top form. I think it worked because he played his character with a little bit of crazy.

I don't know if this film was profitable but it definitely served to remind me that for all the recent bumps in Gibson's personal life (indeed, mostly self-inflicted), he is still a helluva entertainer.

42 posted on 07/11/2010 9:56:54 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder how many of these people writting about how his career is over would feel about having their private spats at home be made public? I’ sure we would find many things to hold over their heads if the same happened to them.


43 posted on 07/11/2010 9:59:02 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Dr. Ursus
“Getting involved with a Russian goldigger wasn’t going to end well!”

Yup!

His rant was not flattering but he was objecting to her dressing like a slut and being phony - a “synthetic person”. She set him up and TAPED it. She knew him well enough to KNOW what he'd say.

Honestly, Id’ hate to have someone tape me with some of the things I say ... take a lesson from this.

What's ironic is is that the LIBERALS that decry this are WORSE than Mel! Ever hear how LIBERALS talks about Bush or Cheney? The double standard applies. In the situation of Mel, he wasn't THINKING with his big head and literally got screwed from every perspective. The fact that she is a home wrecker didn't matter. BTW, I don't believe he ever married her. So he'll just have child support to pay.

44 posted on 07/11/2010 9:59:06 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: SeekAndFind

I, for one will see a good movie if he makes one.
If he makes a crappy one, I will not go see it.

Hollywood stars have said much worse in recent years. I have my own list of actors whose product will never again be bought by my family


45 posted on 07/11/2010 9:59:30 AM PDT by daku
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To: mlizzy

Exactly. He has painted a huge target on him. Pray he repents.


46 posted on 07/11/2010 9:59:48 AM PDT by BenKenobi (I want to hear more about Sam! Samwise the stouthearted!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Well, I am on his side on this. She is a gold-digging tart, and he assumed this was a PRIVATE conversation. His biggest mistake was having anything to do with her. It was deceitful for her to tape this conversation.

He is exactly right-she dresses like a hooker, and he is upset over the implants and his baby nursing, etc. His rant was no different than what most men would say once they realized what they were dealing with. It was a lapse in judgment in the first place to have a relationship with someone like her.

Sorry to see this happen to him now in his life. He had a great wife and family and things have spiraled down for him since his divorce. Somewhere there is a good woman out there who will be able to steer him in the right direction.

47 posted on 07/11/2010 10:01:00 AM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: waxer1
Gibson started out crazy and flakey. His stock character when he started was as a slightly deranged good guy.

For the middle part of his career, I think he was fighting desperately to keep his sanity. His three signature movies, Braveheart, the Patriot, and We Were Soldiers, were about a man who desired a safe family life, but ended up in the middle of chaotic battle. In the Patriot, in particular, his character had engaged in heinous acts during the indian wars, and was fighting that part of himself in his early refusals to take part in the rebellion.

During the time he was making these movies, he built his own church and attended masses in Latin. After the Passion of the Christ, he seemed to come unhinged again.

I think those three movies were somewhat autobiographical, in that his characters, while professing to want the safe family life, actually seemed far more alive when engaging in wild acts of violence. I know whenever I watched them, during the early setup, I was going, "Yeah, yeah, got the family. Go kill somebody, Mel." In his real life, the desire to become crazy was internal, rather than forced on him by Longshanks or the British army.

48 posted on 07/11/2010 10:02:48 AM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: bboop
The Passion of Christ made him a target, too, in Satan’s eyes — and others’. Not to excuse him; he’s making some really terrible decisions these days.

The point I find interesting about this is assuming Gibson is a Christian, people need to realize, we all are humans, we make bad choices, do bad things, continue to sin...so to speak.

I don't excuse Gibson or anyone from this, but you just know evil grates on a guy like this...

49 posted on 07/11/2010 10:03:20 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free)
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To: Swede Girl
Here's How Oksana Grigorieva looks like during happier times ....




50 posted on 07/11/2010 10:03:54 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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