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.
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.
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?
not likely - Polanski is a good example why
Gibson has made enough money that he can say anything he damn well pleases. Is his career over? He’s got the money in the bank to retire, why even entertain the thought that some Hollywood liberal big whig may hire him for a movie? Gibson can say and do all he wants, public be damned.
They can’t do this to Jesus.
only agency honcho Ari Emanuel and some scattered others coming out and condemning Gibson when he drunkenly told a policewoman that Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world
This would be Rahm's brother, I believe. Gibson's got some enemies in high places.
Because he used the N word in a heated argument? LOL! Is black now a federally protected color? I didn’t realize Hollywood was so thin skinned. 1984 we are here.
To use the radical feminist analogy: Mel Gibson needs Hollywood like a fish needs a bicycle.
His estimated net worth is between $800m and $1b. For him to even bother with heavily indebted California and their unions would double the cost of making a movie about anywhere else. And he doesn’t even need to mess with a distributor or theater chains.
There are large parts of the Christian world where extras would pay him for the chance to be part of a crowd in one of his movies.
Seriously, what can Hollywood offer him?
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.
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.
Um, you mean like Robert Downey Jr.’s career is over?
Let’s remember that what Gibson said was said during what he thought was a private conversation (okay, “rant”). He was not speaking for public consumption.
Now, I’m not defending his use of racial epithets, just simply pointing out that the vast majority of us do not consistently use the same language and display of temperament around everyone with whom we interact. I will be honest and admit that the language I use around my friends is not the same language I necessarily use around my mother and younger nieces and nephews. Nor are some of the far-from-politically correct opinions I express privately what I would always want available for all the world to see and hear.
(For the sake of this particular argument, let’s compartmentalize this most recent revelation and forget the drunk-driving rants from a couple years ago -— just for a moment):
What are we saying here exactly? That in America, where we have free speech rights, a man’s livlihood should be taken away because we don’t approve of his private prejudices -— views expressed during a (supposedly) private argument? Have we not all said things in anger and used language we know might be particularly offensive to our opponent, intending to offend them, but without any intention of ever expressing such sentiments publicly or around people we respect.
I just know I would really not want the conversations I have in my most private moments publicized and then have my livlihood affected by the judgements other people make with information with which they are not entitled.