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To: af_vet_1981
I've seen several Mel Gibson interviews over the years. Each one had me shaking my head--thought the guy was plumb crazy. The interview with O'Reilly the other night was the first one where MG was actually coherent.

Since he's had a long and productive and successful career, and a good longterm marriage and what seem to be a lot of good kids, I have to think that he may just have some very bizarre affects, but is not actually bizarre.

36 posted on 02/26/2004 5:33:03 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle
I've seen several Mel Gibson interviews over the years

I know what you mean. I actually think that he is nervous talking in front of a "live" audience

38 posted on 02/26/2004 5:44:27 PM PST by jscd3
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To: Mamzelle
Since he's had a long and productive and successful career, and a good longterm marriage and what seem to be a lot of good kids, I have to think that he may just have some very bizarre affects, but is not actually bizarre.

I would not label it a good longterm marriage. I would label it a marriage that survived his sins. We don't need to go further than he did in the interview.

The point is he repented. He obtained help. That counts for something.

I want Mel to do well. I want him to be a good man, a good husband, a good father.

"I just didn't want to go on," he told Sawyer.

"Everyone's got something," he added. "I would get addicted to anything, anything at all. Okay? Doesn't matter what it is … drugs, booze, anything. You name it — coffee, cigarettes, anything. Alright? I'm just one of these guys who is like that. That's my flaw.

"I checked into a few places, and sorted myself out," Gibson said. "I didn't make a big noise about it. There's no point in doing that. You know? I mean, the real medal goes to my wife, who's a wonderful woman."

At his lowest, Gibson said he considered jumping out a window.

"I was looking down thinking, 'Man, this is just easier this way,' " he said. "You have to be mad, you have to be insane, to despair in that way. But that is the height of spiritual bankruptcy. There's nothing left."

The "spiritual bankruptcy" led him to reexamine Christianity, and ultimately to create The Passion of the Christ — "my vision … with God's help" of the final hours in the life of Jesus.

42 posted on 02/26/2004 6:39:59 PM PST by af_vet_1981
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