Skip to comments.Mel Gibson's mainstream Hollywood career is over -- for real, this time
Posted on 07/11/2010 3:59:49 PM PDT by TaraP
It's interesting to try to divine the chicken-and-egg of Mel Gibson's firing by WME last week: Was it his (first-alleged, now aurally proved) misogynistic and racist comments that enabled the agency to part ways with him, or was it the death of longtime agent Ed Limato that did the trick?
Earlier today the news surfaced that William Morris Endeavor had split with Gibson last week-- as Limato lay seriously ill, and just several days after Radar Online broke the news that Gibson had verbally abused his girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva by using the N-word. (The reports were just that until today, when audio of the Gibson incident was released on Radar.)
There's of course a third variable in all this -- the fact that Gibson just wasn't much of a bankable star anymore anyway.
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Maybe they will court the black panther scumbag who wants to kill whitey and cracker babies.
I would just like to ask *Hollywood* why is Mel Gibson’s Career Over, but that Child Molestor Roman Polanski’s isn’t?
Hollywood embraces Roman Polanski...
NEW YORK (CNN) — When filmmaker Roman Polanski was arrested Saturday in Switzerland, he was on his way to accept an award for Lifetime Achievement at the Zurich Film Festival.
Polanski’s friend, Swiss filmmaker Otto Weisser, was among the first to publicly run to his defense.
“This is for me a shock. I am ashamed to be Swiss, that the Swiss is doing such a thing to brilliant fantastic genius, that millions and millions of people love his work,” Weisser said upon learning the director had been detained by Swiss authorities. “He’s a brilliant guy, and he made a little mistake 32 years ago. What a shame for Switzerland.”
By Tuesday, more than 130 heavyweights in the movie industry had taken up Polanski’s cause.
An online petition has been signed by directors such as Marin Scorsese, Woody Allen and Pedro Almodovar, as well as actors.
Studio chief Harvey Weinstein told CNN in a statement: “We are calling every filmmaker we can to help fix this terrible situation.”
[link to edition.cnn.com]
I agree with this article. Mel Gibson has lost credibility with virtually everyone.
If you are White, Straight and Christian in Liberal Hollywood....You are a *Seal* in Shark infested water’s....
Not defending Gibson, but I wouldn't count him out yet. Doesn't he still have a fair amount of clout in Hollywood, and can't he still get work independently of that agency?
He’s a drunk, an anti-Semite and a racist.
No need for his kind in Hollywood or Middle America.
Let’s face it, Mel brought this down upon himself. After the huge box office Passion of the Christ brought in, Hollywood thought he was a flake, but one they could do business with.
There are two kinds of actors, passive pretty boy/girls who wait around for somebody to hand them parts for their looks, and businessmen/women who finance and star in their own films and roll the dice. Sometimes they win, sometimes they lose, but they are anything but passive. They don't wait around for someone to hand them a part. They make their own parts.
Guess which kind of actor Mel is?
Just stupid Hollywood liberal talk. Gibson’s future will be over when his movies don’t make millions. Yes, he is an idiot, but just who isn’t in Hollywood?
A racist one, by all appearances.
Please... just who in Hollywood do you STILL admire? With their left wing attitudes, you probably can’t name one!
Gibson took a *BEATING* making the Passion of the Christ* he was a whipping post for liberals in *Hollywood* He had an on-going battle with Abe Foxman from the ADL and some other Hollywood Liberals..When he said *All the Jews are responsible for wars* under the influence, that is his mind having a *War* (personal) with the Jews in Hollywood which has nothing to do with *Judaism* or Israel.
Now if he was a member of the Nazi Aryan Brotherhood, Was praising ALLAH and Jihad to the Jews, then I would say yes he is Anti-Semetic...He has been an actor for many years and worked with all the Liberal Jews in Hollywood with no problems ever!
Can you imagine: A Private Argument you had with your spouse taped then plastered all over the Internet for all to hear...Then going to work to have your BOSS tell you..Based on some leaked tapes about you I have heard, you are *FIRED! the world would go Ape Crazy!
Yet they villify Gibson..WHY because he did not Cowar to the Hollywood Big Wigs and made the Passion of the Christ and made 600 Million without their BS...
G-D is more Powerful than Hollywood and they hate it!
Not publicized, but obvious in light of what has happened over the last few years.
He's got lots of habits to kick.
Hey, maybe Mel and that guy could be on Celebrity Death Match!
Why? Because way too many in Hollywood are just like that?
Please, you are just abiding by the local Hollywood gossip columnists and refusing to see that the same is true of almost all Hollywood people. Geez, I don’t really give a damn about Gibson, but Hollywood is so full of this type that you could not strike a match without burning someone...
Really? Do you know virtually everyone?
His latest film was partly an attempt to make nice with Hollywood liberals.