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
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I wince when I read this kind of stuff about people I admire, but I have a hard time getting really p*ssed off when I see hate directed at non-preferred groups every day and no one bats an eye.
I thought Obama was suppose to make racism fashionable? Love Mel Gibson and his movies....much support.
Not to excuse a crazy movie star's ugly rants, but I wouldn't be surprised at all if there is a double standard at work here...
No it does not..It does however speak of the *HUGE* hypocrisy in liberalism...
They are trying to *Break* Mel Gibson for his words, something they would *NEVER* do to a liberal...never...
The guy is bipolar.
Not many people have as much experience as I do, living with someone who has a severe form of the illness.
I can absolutely tell you, this is completely CLASSIC behavior for this illness. To a T. You could cut and paste Gibson’s picture in the dictionary under “bipolar”.
The problem is, in my situation we removed power from the bipolar individual because there was just too much risk of legal problems. Unfortunately, no one is able to tell Mel what to do.
I’m disappointed in him, but who wouldn’t suffer if a significant other recorded a private argument?
Well from my understanding he has a huge family 8 Kids and like 10 Siblings, I hope they can help him with his demons....
While Mel may be bipolar, that does not excuse his actions.
I’m not sure if Alec Baldwin has been in any big movies since his telephone rant to his daughter, but I do know that few here on FR defended Alec Baldwin for that incident.
However, there are plenty of people here that will defend Gibson for his Anti-Semitic, violent and racist rants.
I don't think anyone here is arguing that his actions (actually...in this case words, no actions) were appropriate.
I think the argument is...will he never work in Hollywood again because very nasty things said in private were made public?
A perfectly silly article.
Mel Gibson doesn’t need to work, but if he wants to, he will.
Since he can self-finance, who’s going to stop him?
Like the rest of Hollywood what he’d really need the most is a great script, not the approval of the LA Times.
“I think the argument is...will he never work in Hollywood again because very nasty things said in private were made public?”
I think it is these words coupled with his Anti-Semitic Rant a few years ago.
However, as far as I can tell, there is not law that has been passed that prohibits Mel from working in Hollywood.
Therefore, if you like, you can go out to Hollywood, open a studio, write a screenplay and direct your own movie staring Mel Gibson.
“Please... just who in Hollywood do you STILL admire? With their left wing attitudes, you probably cant name one!”
There are a few Hollywood celebs who are Conservative:
Freddie Prince Jr.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Rober Downey Jr.
>>>...He needs to get himself right with G-D again and start over<<<<<
We can write God here. It is permitted. Be proud to print it GOD.
As for Mel Gibson,using the N word. Big deal
Senator Byrd used it and it never harmed him, but of course they were getting something out of him. A Democrat vote.
Mel Gibson is a great actor unlike Bruce Willis who smears fake blood on a T-shirt and goes around shouting Holly Holly.
This is the same man who made "The Passion of the Christ"?
He has enough money to retire quietly, I suppose. Personally, I would rather see him admits his many problems and work hard to fix them.
Well it’s not cool to be slinging racist and anti semitic comments, and Mel seems to get soused and has one heck of a temper. Sad that a handsome guy with a lot of talent and success isn’t a happy person.
I've thought on this for years, believe me. It's hard to come to these conclusions. It's hard to believe someone can't help screaming racial obscenities. If he has true bipolar, he will have delusions and hallucinations that convince him of the rightness of his actions.
Does that mean he should have to compensate people for the rotten stuff he's put them though? We had to.
Bipolar and Schizophrenia are the two big psychotic illnesses. Believe me, bipolar makes you as crazy as schizophrenia does. That does not mean the diagnosis is not abused by people who don't have the real, flaming illness but use it as an excuse for total stupidity.
Real bipolars have people floating from the ceiling, angels and demons and whatever. We can't know how bad Mel is. But he behaves exactly like my family member, who used to have nazis and jews chasing him through the house.
there are plenty of people here that will defend Gibson for his Anti-Semitic, violent and racist rants
Again, I don't think people defend those things. I think they are reacting against the attitude of the media in declaring him "over" because of things said in private. It's typical to do tabloid reporting, but prophesying his career to be dead might be more about "the Passion" than anything else.
Wow... Great list! Now just who in Hollywood is going to hire them now? Shame on you for exposing them!
Just kidding, but that was a very nice list - surprised that there are so many in Hollywood. Of course some of those may deney being conservative if asked on most TV shows...heh.
His movies haven't made millions for a number of years now.
By his own admission, he has bipolar disorder. When he is not psychotic he can be brilliant and incredibly creative -- and this is not at all uncommon with bipolars.
As for "never working in Hollywood again" -- he probably has F-U type money -- he can direct and produce his own films for the rest of his life.
Loved him in "Ride with the Devil".
“I think they are reacting against the attitude of the media in declaring him “over” because of things said in private.”
Oh, I see, so you do not believe that the things that Alec Baldwin said in private should be used against him?
Who raped her?
Right. And the media also conspired to destroy Helen Thomas's career, too.
If you heard or read what he said to his ex, you would question the latter. He may be Christian in the sense most Americans are Christian, but doesn't walk the walk. He is walking the other way. Regardless of his personal life, which seams to be a mess, most of his movies do what movies are supposed to do- be very entertaining. I will miss his work. Too Bad, Oh, too Bad! for his professional work and his personal life.
Smart post and I agree. Mel’s got problems like many Americans. Me included (only Mel’s got a billion times more money than I do). He needs to get him self sorted out and enjoy his remaining years on earth. Life’s too short to be creating that kind of turmoil.
I have had friends and family that are bipolar and Schizophrenia and I understand what can happen during an episode.
However, they should never be excused for their actions are words.
Just saying the MSM didn't declare his career over.
Yes, and they will continue to do so if they are decent movies... These kind of interludes are great for those in Hollywood and followers, but mostly - who cares what these idiots do...
He has even shared that he has contemplated suicide on occasion, this is proably a medical issue and being in *Hollywood* as a practicing *Catholic* with bipolar is a deadly mix.
Actually, Gibson's "Edge of Darkness" made $79 million this year.
Listen to the tape
But cost $87 million to make.
How is Michael Richard’s career doing these days?
Or is Michael Richards another Hollywood Conservative who was destroyed due to the words he used?
So you don’t know?
Many do forget that...but it did happen.
Some say $60 M.
Again..Is Mel Gibson a racist? a Anti-Semite? IMHO NO...I know plenty of good people who have said derogatory words in private... not because they hate the race, but because for many it’s people ridding themselves of frustration. I assume that is why the F-word is used in the heat of an argument....
Racists Anti-Semites and true Bigots are out there, when you apply those terms to anyone and everyone in what they say out of anger, drunkeness, and frustration the meanings become meaningless.....
You think Rev Wright or the Black Panthers or Islam sympathizers are villified, for what they say about the White Christian race? Of course not.. We have a President that makes excuses for the USA to the Muslim World...
Let’s get a grip now, or at least a reality check.
Just because Gibson produced Passion of the Christ does not give him a pass on his offensive actions since then.
It’s really sad to watch Gibson self-destruct. Whatever his problems are, I hope he finds a way through them.
He made a mint on Passion, so he can probaly still produce a few movies on his own.
Gibson has charisma on screen and given the right storyline, he will still be a big star. IMO.
Sorry, I see little difference between the words of Rev Wright and the words of Mel Gibson.
Denzel Washington, he was even asked by Studie Exec’s to tone down the Bible stuff in the *Book of Eli* Denzel said he would not...
Never fear, trumandogz is here ... to invariably and without fail argue any issue from the left.
I can’t figure out why the heck you’re on FR, other than being some sort of token like MurryMom.
What's he need credibility for? He's a producer/director. He makes a good film, I'll buy it.
Again...like I've said numerous times...very few are giving him a pass.
But for the media to declare his career over because of bad words said? Silly.
Can you please define the term "sex addict"? and for that matter "sex" in the context of "sex addict"?
For example, is a sex addict in LA also necessarily a sex addict in (say) Augusta, Georgia? or Rochester, NY? Or vice versa? If so, why, and if not, why not, and what makes the LA social scene special-- if not sex?
I'm not sure what this has to do with racism, but these question may be asked.