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Leonardo DiCaprio Pulling Out Of Mel Gibson Movie
Radar Online ^ | 07/29/2010

Posted on 07/29/2010 3:55:40 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

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To: worst-case scenario
Do you think it’s moronic for DiCaprio to consider the reaction of his fan base - which is composed significantly of women?

Do you really, really think that his fan base really, really cares who he does a film with?

Quick, do you think his fan base can actually name the last three producers he worked for?


101 posted on 07/29/2010 5:38:54 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Peanut butter was just peanut butter until I found Free Republic.........)
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To: circlecity

IMDB lists DiCaprio as 6’ and Day-Lewis as 6’1”.


102 posted on 07/29/2010 5:41:01 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: Mr. Blonde
"I know a good number of people who are about 170 and 5’11” that aren’t scrawny in the least."

And I doubt I would take them seriously as the premier Five Points bare knuckle badass. At least D.D. Lewis had the whole "master of knives" thing going for him.

103 posted on 07/29/2010 5:43:00 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: Hot Tabasco

Directors are quite a bit more visible, especially someone like Mel. FWIW, off the top of my head Nolan, Mendes and Scorsese.

I think his fanbase is changing quite a bit. I know a lot of guys who used to dislike him, but have come around recently.


104 posted on 07/29/2010 5:43:58 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: circlecity

I think you would be surprised. College wrestlers tend to be pretty believable as fighters.


105 posted on 07/29/2010 5:52:27 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: circlecity

You are judging it from a simply weight/height perspective based on your habits. I am 6’4” and 195, by your standard I am skinny. I am not, I keep in good shape and you can not see any bone and I run 20-30k a week.

A person who doesn’t work out and weighs 30’bs over the frames suggested maximum is overweight. Your body should not carry any more weight than what is necessary to maintain your lifestyle.

BTW those aren’t USDA regs(CDC actually does it for the Gov’t, and the military has their own reg’s.). The very first h/w table was created by a life insurance company who studied over the long haul what a persons height weight should be. Universities have also done studies. THe biggest question really isn’t the height weight but the BMI to height/weight. If you are 5’11” in the army, weigh 200, and have a High BMI you are red flagged for being overweight. The military tends to offer a higher weight per height limit than most other charts because they realize the lifestyle in the military will require that.

So perhaps let’s use the Military’s table and say that a 5’11” man at the age of 28-39 shouldn’t weigh no more than 194lbs.


106 posted on 07/29/2010 5:55:05 PM PDT by aft_lizard (Barack Obama is Hugo Chavez's poodle.)
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To: aft_lizard
Average male Scandinavian height in the viking era was 5’6” to 5’9”, not exactly fear inducing in this modern age.

That is fascinating. I had always imagined them as much bigger, even back then.

Thanks for that!!!

107 posted on 07/29/2010 5:58:35 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Speaking of pulling out, too bad DiCaprio’s father didn’t sooner.


108 posted on 07/29/2010 6:00:55 PM PDT by blake6900
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To: Caipirabob

Compared to their European counterparts they were taller though, which is why they are probably romanticized like they are.

FWIW I am of Swedish decent and I am 6’4”. I think I would have caused some fear in the English back in the Viking Era.


109 posted on 07/29/2010 6:01:29 PM PDT by aft_lizard (Barack Obama is Hugo Chavez's poodle.)
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To: dennisw

I can see your point. See my reference to Richard Burton.


110 posted on 07/29/2010 6:07:39 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: Mr. Blonde

I don’t think it’s DiCaprio’s body as much as it is his face.
He has a round, flat face, a pasty complexion and little, deep-set eyes. To look at his face you’d think he was a short, Pillsbury doughboy.


111 posted on 07/29/2010 6:10:30 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Lenny....typical Hollywood.
You got nothin' inside Lenny?
Remember what you do, it'll come back to you someday.
Look at who's telling you this crap.
112 posted on 07/29/2010 6:10:36 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: dennisw

“And Mel did not so much abandon his wife as wanted to make beautiful music with a woman who could bring him more children.”

Bwaaahhh haaa haaa haaaaaaa!! Thanks for the laugh.

Oh, wait...were you serious?


113 posted on 07/29/2010 6:34:03 PM PDT by coop71 (Being a redhead means never having to say you're sorry...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Russell Crowe could play a convincing Viking. I bet he wouldn’t care what the latest tabloid on Mel Gibson is either.


114 posted on 07/29/2010 6:46:04 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: Mr. Blonde
And it seems like almost every other good actor did.

Not hardly. Here's the list.

115 posted on 07/29/2010 7:40:15 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: paulycy

Tease!

[this thread’s no good without pix]

:-P


116 posted on 07/29/2010 7:53:46 PM PDT by Salamander (And I think I need some rest but sleeping don't come very easy in a straight white vest.)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

Looks like I was misremembering and it was the majority of directors I like that signed the list. Why oh why couldn’t it be Michael Bay and McG that supported him instead of Scorsese?


117 posted on 07/30/2010 5:43:06 AM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: GoCards
DiCaprio cant think for himself. He is a moron.

He is thinking for himself, and right now hooking up with Gibson is the worst thing he could do.

118 posted on 07/30/2010 5:47:33 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Textide
Maybe Mel will pick a male lead this time.

Why not Mel himself? I'm sure Viking warriors occasionally smacked their women around, Gibson is a natural.

119 posted on 07/30/2010 5:49:03 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: worst-case scenario
Maybe he’s just considering his income stream.

Isn't that a good enough reason? Mel Gibson is poison in Hollywood and with a lot of the viewing public right now. His last film was a dud. After 'Inception' DeCaprio is flying high and can have any role he wants, at any price he chooses to name. Signing on to a Gibson film certainly could jeopardize that.

120 posted on 07/30/2010 5:52:07 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Sacajaweau
He can't compare to the old timers who have passed OR MEL.

Maybe if DiCaprio beat up his girlfriend?

121 posted on 07/30/2010 5:53:25 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: TigersEye
"Russell Crowe could play a convincing Viking."

Although it was sympathetic to moslems in a pre-9/11 kind of way, I thought the Viking cast of Michael Crichton's "The 13th Warrior" was pretty convincing. Perhaps Mel ought to round up that gang.

122 posted on 07/30/2010 6:04:07 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Non-Sequitur

Maybe if he had a girlfriend....


123 posted on 07/30/2010 6:08:26 AM PDT by usmcobra (NASA outreach to Muslims if I were in charge:The complete collection of "I dream of Jeannie" on DVD.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Mel Gibson aside, I really don't get the fascination with DeCaprio.

He is not handsome (has a round head) and is kind of girly.

He is bland as an actor IMO and I really can't see him as a compelling Viking.

Where are all the men in Hollywood?

124 posted on 07/30/2010 7:12:52 AM PDT by Justice
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To: usmcobra
Maybe if he had a girlfriend....

I understand Mel had one that DiCaprio can have. Of course she's a little beat up, but I'm sure she runs just fine.

125 posted on 07/30/2010 7:20:25 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Aurorales

apparently you missed the words “i bet”. clearly a disclaimer that it is not fact, but merely highly probable in my estimation.


126 posted on 07/30/2010 9:06:26 AM PDT by sappy (criminallibs)
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To: Non-Sequitur

That’s my opinion, too. Not every choice isa political one, even in Hollywood. I bet most choices are decided on fiscal grounds.


127 posted on 07/30/2010 9:13:23 AM PDT by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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To: dennisw

Spoken like a true “virile” “alpha male” who just can’t be “tamed to exclusivity” by any female no longer of gestational age. The procreative urge is apparently even stronger than any religious belief or vow before God.

What I can’t understand is whether you think that the second woman was a pure “golddigger,” or just the woman willing to provide her fecund womb to the Uber-male Mel. Since apparently reproduction trumps all social mores in your explanation of Mel’s behavior, why doesn’t he just get a harem of non-demanding women to bear his babies? They can shut up and be grateful that he impregnates them and lets them “suck his c@ck,” as he demanded in his drunken (as you believe) phone call.

Sorry, bud, you sound like so many guys I’ve worked with or met in bars who excuse their sneaky infidelities on the grounds that their wives are trying to domesticate them but their virility just can’t be kept in a little married cage. I’m not saying that’s what YOU do - just that you sound like them. All self-justifying blather to make excuses for the fact that they are too selfish to keep their wedding vows.

It may not always be easy to do when you’re a man, but that’s the pledge I took, and that’s the one I’v kept. Gibson seems to be just lost right now, which happens to so many guys when they cheat and leave. Their second and third marriages have an even higher rate of failure than their first.

It’s too bad; he was talented.


128 posted on 07/30/2010 9:25:22 AM PDT by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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To: worst-case scenario

I don’t favor polygamous societies. But I do see that through history the goal of many powerful men is to spread their genes. I once read that 10% of Mongolians have Genghis Khan ancestry. By having seven children with Robin, Mel Gibson is telling you something. He got into a mess with the Russian tramp but that’s what he was doing if even subconsciously. If you think he was after her just for romance and sex you are wrong. It was to make more mini-Mels. Mel is a great guy and not some kind of degenerate spreading his seed anywhere. He wanted more children just as other men have down through history. You cannot repeal biology. You can try and channel it into monogamy and this is part of the goal of Judaism and Christianity. Though the bible is full of prophets with multiple wives, concubines and sexual liaisons. In fact there is a ton of genealogy in the Old Testament


129 posted on 07/30/2010 11:43:33 AM PDT by dennisw (Sarah McLachlan in 2012)
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To: Joe 6-pack
I thought the Viking cast of Michael Crichton's "The 13th Warrior" was pretty convincing. Perhaps Mel ought to round up that gang.

Somehow that movie slipped right past me. Never even heard of it. I'll have to see if DirecTV is showing it or rent a copy.

130 posted on 07/30/2010 12:14:43 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: TigersEye
"Somehow that movie slipped right past me. Never even heard of it. I'll have to see if DirecTV is showing it or rent a copy."

It's worth a little bit of effort tracking down...it's based on Crichton's "Eaters of the Dead"

131 posted on 07/30/2010 12:23:32 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Sounds interesting. I’m always up for a good warrior/adventure movie.


132 posted on 07/30/2010 12:33:36 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: TigersEye

It didn’t get a lot of critical acclaim, but I thought it was a pretty cool flick. If you find it, let me know what you think!


133 posted on 07/30/2010 12:40:30 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: sappy
So everything is fine if you put in that "i bet" disclaimer. OK

Sappy is honored to beat puppies with kittens! I bet!

134 posted on 07/30/2010 2:21:12 PM PDT by Aurorales (I will not be ridiculed into silence)
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To: Aurorales

you catch on, quickly!


135 posted on 07/30/2010 2:34:51 PM PDT by sappy (criminallibs)
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To: dennisw

Pal, you’re fantasizing about Mel’s reasons for doing what he did, plain and simple. You have NO evidence that he was biologically compelled to spread “his seed” and make more babies - it’s your imagination. (You seem to be enjoying your fantasies, too.) Certainly, if what he was looking for was more babies, he was foolish to pick a 39-year-old woman. She’s past her prime fecundity - she’s lucky their child wasn’t born with Down Syndrome at her age.

The Old Testament may be full of Sarahs and Hagars, but there isn’t any of that in the New Testament. Maybe “biology” makes men want to fornicate with as many women as possible, but that’s nowhere absolved in Christianity.

That Genghis Khan legacy is nothing to be proud of, either. Khan and his sons used rape and concubinage as a form of oppression of the peoples they conquered. The men of conquered nations were slaughtered, and their women raped. It had nothing to do with some need for virility, and everything to do with subjugation and destruction. It certainly makes a lousy explanation for Gibson’s behavior.

http://books.google.com/books?id=XBv-nm6m9agC&pg=PA473&lpg=PA473&dq=genghis+khan+heredity&source=bl&ots=MPtLgv62Ep&sig=Mww8vSi-QUKYI36IhcG12uJc9y8&hl=en&ei=CHdTTOCeOoH98AbDxIXDBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CCAQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q&f=false


136 posted on 07/30/2010 6:25:57 PM PDT by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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To: SeekAndFind
Oooo the "great" DiCaprio takes a stand.

Wonder what skeletons are in this empty skull actor's closet. Being a dude + looking pretty + speaking someone else's words is no way to go through life... but Leo has mastered it.

137 posted on 10/22/2010 2:09:32 PM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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