Skip to comments.Leonardo DiCaprio Pulling Out Of Mel Gibson Movie
Posted on 07/29/2010 3:55:40 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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Will he work with known anti-Semite Oliver Stone?
As if Kierra Knightly could hold a real sword this large with one hand.
The Viking movie could be great, as long as they keep the girls away from the battle axes.
When did he say he was “willing” to work on a Polanski film?
Last I heard, the police were investigating the little woman for extortion on Mel and the tapes were tampered with. I think Mel and his honey deserved each other.
Can you imagine the skeletons DiCaprio has in his closet? Maybe it is not wise to mount that high horse.
“I’ll not watch any foreign-language movies.”
You’re missing some good ones. Some of my favorite movies are subtitled.
My first thought precisely upon reading this article.
Actually I thought his acting was very good in that but I just couldn't suspend disbelief enough to take a 150 lb skinny pretty boy serious as one of the toughest fighting Five points street gang members.
no, he would be HONORED to work for the genius Polanski i bet.
I don't think so. I really do think it's his out of control screaming, racist life.
A man who cheated on and divorced his wife of 20 + years is no religious conservative, which falls right in line with Hollywood morals.
Seems the man has some demons he needs to deal with and should take a break from the movie world.
leo is such a pu**y.
I don’t see DiCaprio as a Viking, no muscles.
DiCaprio sucked as a tough guy in Gangs of New York...his Viking image would be laughable...this is Hollywoods version of a tough guy? Shite on him...>>>>>>>
Exactly why I avoid his movies and Tom Hanks too. These two test much better with women than men....Same as Obama
He is a racist, and the son of a racist, and the believer in wacky racial conspiracy theories. What he “blurts out” is what he believes in his wacky skull. I don't know anybody who is only a few beers away from being a 9-11 truther, you either are or you are not. The ‘he was drunk’ or ‘didn't mean it’ excuse is wearing thin.
But if you have decided he is “one of the good guys” I guess he can do and say whatever he wants, eh?
I had that same thought!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good on ya!
How do you know Polanski “is his hero”?
Are you basing your “Hollyweird is total trash” comment on this made up fact?
Seriously, knock DiCaprio for his environmental wacko beliefs.
Knock him on his looks or talent if that is your opinion.
But to state something that as far as I know has no truth to it is wrong.
“Doom on em all !”???? Really?
Doom on the good people who work in the industry. The people who keep their mouths shut and put together entertaining pieces of work?
These blanket statements look just as bad coming from conservatives as they do coming from the left.
A few so-called conservatives are racist.
Do you think it is Ok when a left wing nut calls all conservatives racist based on a few cases?
It is the same thing you just did.
I’m a female who has NO-absolutely NO- pity for abusive people. If any man did to me what Mel is accused of doing to his girlfriend, he would be in the morgue! That said-I think Gibson is his own worst enemy and is self-destructing. When you start out with some kind of religion and conscience, then go against it by abandoning your wife and family, I think the self-hatred takes over.
That being said, I can separate the man from the art. Gibson is still one of the most beautiful men to ever be on screen, he’s an awesome director and his talent cannot be denied. It can be trashed-by him- but not denied.
I just wonder how many stars would want their personal conversations recorded? How many would we think differently of if we heard their private lives? Most, I would wager.
If this were the 50’s, and we could hear the violent, drunken rages of Richard Burton and Liz Taylor, would their careers have been destroyed? Did Hollywood turn on Burton- a known violent drunk womanizer? No- and there was much more ‘morality’ back then. How about Errol Flynn- what a rep he had!
I’m not saying give Mel a pass, or that he is an ok guy( I think he needs serious help), but I do think his art should be just as separated from his life as Polanski’s or Burton’s or some of the absolute thugs and criminals who are ‘stars’ these days.
I can choose to buy Gibson’s ‘product’ without liking him as a human. The same way I can buy a car, or a house, or groceries without approving the personal life of the salesperson.
And this made up fact just keeps getting bigger and bigger.
I agree. DiCaprio is way too wimpy and his absence would only improve the film. I figure he is afraid of Mel.
You should see ME!!! (But you won’t - LOL!!!)
You actually are on the gold digger's side??? Who entrapped the drunken Mel over the phone with leading questions? Who pushed all his buttons to get outrageous statements out of him and had the tape rolling all the time?
And Mel did not so much abandon his wife as wanted to make beautiful music with a woman who could bring him more children. His wife Robin gave him seven children and that's great but as a virile alpha male he wanted more. Women like to tame men to exclusivity but some men have an imperative to make more babies after wife number one can no longer do so. I have a feeling Robin understands this. Does not like it but she gets what the deal is with Mel
MY EYES! OY!
Everyone knows if you want a believable Viking there’s only one man for the role......
I know it is fun to hate on people based on their political beliefs but DiCaprio hasn’t had too many bad roles. Gibson however is a racist wife beating scum who deserves any chastisement he gets.
As what?!? "The littlest Viking"?
He did Mel a favor. Mel should hire that tall think blonde guy from TrueBlood who plays the viking vampire. I'd rather watch him, he'd be believable, as opposed to "Stumpy the viking".
Gibson makes excellent movies. I'd pay to see his work any day.
I liked Bogie, Grant and all of the great talents... but did you ever see the scene where Cary Grant knocks Kathryn Hepburn on her arse... SMACK... right in the open front door of a home? Rumor has it that Bogart and Lauren Bacall had a few knock down drag outs... and Bogie lost.
Men are flawed... redemption is there for all that truly want it.
Good. Since he will not be in it, then I will see it. I don’t watch anything that jerk is in.
“I know it is fun to hate on people based on their political beliefs...”
Pretty much told me everything that I need to know about you and your opinion.
DiCaprio is actually 5’11” and depending on the role between 170 and 190 lbs. Above what the current national norm should be, well above the average in the 1800’s and the Viking era.
I know we romanticize the Vikings as the 6’4” blue eyed blonde haired muscular ubermensch but in reality they were 5’6” blue eyed blonde haired muscular maniacs.
I hurt myself on that one!
I have been posting since 2003, two years before your sorry butt.
Frankly it cracks me up everytime somebody says stuff like you.
It really does.
The thing is that Mel didn't start out that way. His reputation around the movie industry as a drinker and womanizer who was half nuts was established long before he "got religion" and started following his father's teachings. I was hearing those stories 15 years ago. For a while he was able to sustain the new image, but eventually the old ways came out again.
I also heard a story from a sound effects editor who worked on "Passion" that Mel was telling incredibly dirty gay jokes while supervising the sound of the nails being driven into Christ's palms.
How do you surmise that I’m on the girlfriend’s side?
I think she’s the weapon he chose for his self-destruction. He was thinking with his genitalia, not his brain. He was also supremely stupid! In this day and age of instant communication , recording devices and the internet. a man in show business should be aware that nothing is private.
I think she’s a man-jumper, a gold digger and a blackmailer who, I’m sure, participated in some epic screaming matches she did NOT record.
But- button pusher or not- he went off like the Death Star above Yavin. And I also know that he is not unique in that.
I said IF any man did to me what Gibson is ACCUSED of doing, he would be room temperature. I didn’t say I believe he punched her in the mouth- there is no visual evidence of that. Capable of physical abuse- probably- but if a man is that enraged I would think she would need medical attention and the news would have broken at a hospital-not in a phone call. Remember Tiger Woods?
We agree that Robyn probably understands Mel- how could she not? If she can forgive him, she is better than I, however.
Whatever the ‘reason’, he DID abandon his wife and children, broke his vows and turned his back on the love and stability that supported him throughout his career.
I think he’s paying for that- and that he is self-destructive because of it.
We can both separate the man from the ‘star’ - can we agree on that?
Average male Scandinavian height in the viking era was 5’6” to 5’9”, not exactly fear inducing in this modern age.
He didn’t sign the petition for Polanski as far as I know. And it seems like almost every other good actor did.
Although Polanski certainly has the accolades that DiCaprio exclusively works with these days, I would hope that Leo has no interest in working with him. I hope he continues working with Chris Nolan personally.
OK, a skinny 170 lb. pretty boy. I just can't see the toughtest NYC gang banger in the time before widespread posession of handguns as an "average" sized person. I picture a intimidating tough guy and Leo just didn't fit the bill. As I noted, I thought he did a good job acting but it was too much a stretch for me.
We can both separate the man from the star - can we agree on that?>>>>>>
Not me. It’s a continuum. Think what you want about Mel. I still like him, the man and the star. He’s a genius and you might have noticed in the years you have trod this planet, that plenty of high powered geniuses have glaring flaws. Mel’s was allowing that Russian tramp to manipulate him and push buttons. Who says women have no power?? lol
Technically 170, at 5’11” is not skinny. In fact that is a healthy weight for the height. Believe it or not people who are 5’11 and 200lbs are considered obese/fat by doctors, unless of course that 200lbs is mostly muscle.
He did ok in blood diamond, but South Africans are not vikings.
I also forgot to see I agree on him not fitting the bill, his looks in the face didn’t have that hardened edge to them as you would want in a tough guy.
Somewhat related, it doesn’t seem like Daniel Day-Lewis ever has people not buying him in tough guy roles and he doesn’t seem any bigger than Leo to me, and he is way more metro in real life. Probably the benefit of not being in the biggest movie ever when you were like 21.
Realisticly that just doesn't work. I'm 5'11 and swim a mile every day. I eat a very healthy diet. The lowest I can get to and maintain enough energy to work out is 188-90. (which is what I pretty much stay at) Most would consider me very lean. To get down to 170 I would have to get scrawny. I know what those USDA regs. say but they are crazy in the real world. To call a 5'll" 200 lb. person obese is delusional.
He's a tall guy and tall guys can get away with it. Just like Clint Eastwood.
I just looked him up and he’s 6 ft. (I thought taller). I guess he’s just good a being menacing.
DiCraprio? Big deal.
“Actually I thought his acting was very good in that but I just couldn’t suspend disbelief enough to take a 150 lb skinny pretty boy serious as one of the toughest fighting Five points street gang members.”
I didn’t think his acting was too great, personally, but we agree about the rest...it was like watching pee-wee Herman trying to play Spartacus...
I know a good number of people who are about 170 and 5’11” that aren’t scrawny in the least. Not bulky by any means, but not scrawny for sure. I will admit college wrestlers aren’t a good test group, but the point remains. A lot depends on body type even if you are the same height. Some people get bulky others just kind of gain weight.
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