Can Mel Gibsona s career bounce back?

Can Mel Gibsona s career bounce back?

There are 34 comments on the Macleans story from Aug 9, 2010, titled Can Mel Gibsona s career bounce back?. In it, Macleans reports that:

A decade ago, Mel Gibson was a chauvinist pig. The type of man who used and abused women, caring little for their thoughts, feelings or affections.

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linda k

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#1 Aug 9, 2010
very well written article.....shows mel has long had problems.....as they say, hollywood is forgiving, but this latest episode, may leave a sour taste in more people then before......it will be the public again, who will decide on his movies......one thing, he has not said one thing about his behavior, blaming it on quitting cigarettes, etc...denial of a bigger problem shows he is not going to aa......or accept his behavior....or to apologize in any way for what he has done.........his career is not over......people go to see the movie, not think of the man....i'm only here to discuss the behavior and what his family has gone through.......he is seen by his fellow actors in such a different light, but i see him as one scary dude, with his loved ones tiptoeing around him.........if he acted that way with the other hollywoood types, they would punch him out...out of this article, one thing which stood out, was the damage done to house he and robyn were renting while shooting a movie, what in god's name went on there????
LLA

Bartlett, IL

#2 Aug 9, 2010
It seems like it's been too long with any statement by him for him to rebound from this. I think if he had come out a few weeks ago and said he was bi-polar and off his meds, etc and agreed to go in and be evaluated, etc., he'd have a shot, but it's been so long now and all he's doing is trashing the victim.

The article discussed other stars, Robert Downey, Britney Spears etc, but there is a big difference. None of them abused anyone other than themselves, none of them attacked any particular group, jews, blacks, etc.

I think Mel is done. I think he knows it. I think that's why he's so quiet.

Since: Jul 10

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#3 Aug 9, 2010
Great article. It really does go to show Mel's pattern of behaviour, which seems to have gotten worse in recent months. Or it may be someone finally got enough courage to expose his offensive ways.

He is now dealing with a few legal battles, but he also fights other battles as well. Alcoholism, nicotine, anger and BiPolar issues. I can only hope he is getting the professional help he needs to get beyond this point.

I think he is truly in need of Divine Intervention on a personal level. Professionally, it will be interesting to see IF he wants to or can come back.

Many of the younger generation do not even know who he is. He is not exactly a spring chicken anymore, so much attention is being given to the likes of Robert Pattinson. Perhaps he would have more success behind the camera, if people are willing to work with him.

My hope is he can put to rest the demons he seems to be facing, to find personal happiness and contentment. Resurrecting his career would be icing on the cake.
MILFABULOUS

Winnetka, CA

#4 Aug 10, 2010
Mel Gibson is one of my favorite all time sexy older actors along with Harrison Ford. I love Braveheart and Conspiracy Theory.

I'm so disappointed in the things that came out of his mouth. Abuse should be taken seriously. Some people have backwards racist attitudes and thats on them looking bad and making fools of themselves. But he first hooked up with this GIRL who literally could be his daughter. Ew.

Then she has his baby, and he's hitting her? And saying these vile things to her. I read she even was hit while holding the baby, and the baby got knocked in the process. Who hits someone holding a baby? I just cannot find any excuse for that. If she was holding the baby, it's not like she was going at him, goading him, or he was protecting himself. Hmmm...hit a girl who has one arm tied behind her back (holding a baby). That's just lower than low.

And the things he said in those tapes. You can be sure if he said them on recordings, he said lots of other similar perhaps more crude nasty things other times that didn't get recorded. Just like Alec Baldwin in the tape calling his daughter a PIG. I just don't know how I could gain respect for either of them after that.

An honest public apology and therapy/rehabilitation/anger management is the only thing. Being real. And vowing to change and make amends. Not handling it with PR or villifying the victim.(This is more towards Alec Baldwin.)

Mel, Mel, Mel. Get treatment and wake up out of your midlife crisis. I have teens. I understand. You had your fun, now go fix yourself, and get centered again. Who will take your place in all the hot-blooded sexy cougars fantasies if you fall from grace??
Alien

Sydney, Australia

#5 Aug 10, 2010
Yes, he is a confused man with a middle age crisis problem and I wish he will recognize and fix his own mistakes.
Molly

Narre Warren, Australia

#6 Aug 11, 2010
I hope Mel Gibson can get through this; recognise he needs serious ongoing help.Maybe he needs de-programing from the brain washing he has had from his father Hutton since he was a small child!!!! I have read (true or not I don't know) that Hutton Gibson had a church in his living room in their home in Australia. That he was spruiking all his ideas back then. Very intimidating for a small child or adolescent growing up with a parent who's opinions are not to be questioned. The child can as an adult, mirror the parents behaviour, to gain approval and because they are afraid of that parent even as adults. I believe he is responsible for a lot of Mel's problems. I love Mels movies hope I can still watch. Very Very Sad.
Molly

Narre Warren, Australia

#7 Aug 11, 2010
LLA wrote:
It seems like it's been too long with any statement by him for him to rebound from this. I think if he had come out a few weeks ago and said he was bi-polar and off his meds, etc and agreed to go in and be evaluated, etc., he'd have a shot, but it's been so long now and all he's doing is trashing the victim.
The article discussed other stars, Robert Downey, Britney Spears etc, but there is a big difference. None of them abused anyone other than themselves, none of them attacked any particular group, jews, blacks, etc.
I think Mel is done. I think he knows it. I think that's why he's so quiet.
I agree to a point: We do not know that all the other fallen stars i.e. Robert Downey and many others, did not scream abusive, racist remarks, because as far as I am aware nobody recorded them and sold the recordings to radaronline. I am sure many of the "stars" for want of a better word would say and do some pretty horrid things. Why? because many of them surround themselves with yes men. And nobody has the guts to tell them when to give it a rest because they are being paid to pander. Mel is done I think if he does not get serious ongoing treatment. SAD

Since: Feb 10

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#8 Aug 11, 2010
fsbilous what things that came out of his mouht??

waht are oyu talking about?
what part of tape being doctored and amnipulated you do not understand??
do oyu know what dociotred recording means?
do oyu know what can be doen with digital recording now a day?
i can make your voice saiy the same as mel gibson in the same way.

it is all a fake cant you seit

mel gibson is being nbalckmail for moeny this is an extortion case where his life was in danger the ahwole time

and the baby is not his

oksa is going to jail for 20 eyars and meol ginson will be free form her sh.it, at last.

Since: Feb 10

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#9 Aug 11, 2010
my advice to you all:

go to TMZ and read the comments made by people there you need it. you need some real infos.

Since: Aug 10

Buffalo Grove, IL

#10 Aug 11, 2010
Molly wrote:
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I agree to a point: We do not know that all the other fallen stars i.e. Robert Downey and many others, did not scream abusive, racist remarks, because as far as I am aware nobody recorded them and sold the recordings to radaronline. I am sure many of the "stars" for want of a better word would say and do some pretty horrid things. Why? because many of them surround themselves with yes men. And nobody has the guts to tell them when to give it a rest because they are being paid to pander. Mel is done I think if he does not get serious ongoing treatment. SAD
I agree Molly. But the tapes have been released. And I think in Mels case, it's hurt him more because of the prior occurances.

Since: Jul 10

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#11 Aug 11, 2010
LLA1 wrote:
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I agree Molly. But the tapes have been released. And I think in Mels case, it's hurt him more because of the prior occurances.
I think it shows an established pattern of behaviour. He has lived with it all his life, so it will be hard to change. Not impossible, but hard. I wish him the best of luck, for his own sake.

Since: Feb 10

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#12 Aug 11, 2010
oksana has been charged for extortion.

all charges agiasnt Mle gibson have been droped.

thisis going ot be the best hting that happend ot him, it will clena his name completely and will bounce him back to total stardum before this eyar is over.
i know plenty here who already from december are going to wear a mask to dont be recognise so shamefull they will be of their stupidity and ignorance.
Babe

Madison Heights, MI

#13 Aug 11, 2010
OLYMPE wrote:
oksana has been charged for extortion.
all charges agiasnt Mle gibson have been droped.
thisis going ot be the best hting that happend ot him, it will clena his name completely and will bounce him back to total stardum before this eyar is over.
i know plenty here who already from december are going to wear a mask to dont be recognise so shamefull they will be of their stupidity and ignorance.
Oh, really? Did you find out something new, hun?
Logical 1

Calgary, Canada

#14 Aug 11, 2010
MadRafi wrote:
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I think it shows an established pattern of behaviour. He has lived with it all his life, so it will be hard to change. Not impossible, but hard. I wish him the best of luck, for his own sake.
I disagree Rafi - If you research Oksana you will find her PATTERN of behaviour from the age of 19 has been to use, abuse and lie about every man and in every situation she has been in. She does not work but feeds off men - She lies, connives, twists and turns and fabricates story after story - In all my searching I have yet to find any mention of her doing any good works or having good references from any of her past associates - She's pure EVIL and I hope this time she will be punished for her sociopathic behaviour -
7450 woot

Seattle, WA

#15 Aug 11, 2010
hope so
mel is great
and his wife is sh!t

Since: Feb 10

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#16 Aug 11, 2010
she is not his wife, they never married, and mel is still married to Robyn, for over 30 years now.

Since: Feb 10

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#17 Aug 11, 2010
Logical 1 wrote:
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I disagree Rafi - If you research Oksana you will find her PATTERN of behaviour from the age of 19 has been to use, abuse and lie about every man and in every situation she has been in. She does not work but feeds off men - She lies, connives, twists and turns and fabricates story after story - In all my searching I have yet to find any mention of her doing any good works or having good references from any of her past associates - She's pure EVIL and I hope this time she will be punished for her sociopathic behaviour -
totaly agree.

she is a narcissic psychopath.

all what she does fits in the profile.
her kid is screwed its already too late for him.
all what count ofr her beside cash is attention.
if she dont get it she gets mad and do that kind of things.

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#18 Aug 11, 2010
Babe wrote:
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Oh, really? Did you find out something new, hun?
yes and i psoted some here and the rest at ours..

Since: Feb 10

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#19 Aug 11, 2010
btw how is the slow cooker going?

Since: Jul 10

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#20 Aug 11, 2010
Logical 1 wrote:
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I disagree Rafi - If you research Oksana you will find her PATTERN of behaviour from the age of 19 has been to use, abuse and lie about every man and in every situation she has been in. She does not work but feeds off men - She lies, connives, twists and turns and fabricates story after story - In all my searching I have yet to find any mention of her doing any good works or having good references from any of her past associates - She's pure EVIL and I hope this time she will be punished for her sociopathic behaviour -
It may be so that Oksana has a certain pattern of behaviour not conducive to a "healthy" relationship. The same goes too, for Mel with his sexist, racial, anger and alcohol issues, thereby causing his offensive and abusive behaviour.

I do not believe either Mel nor Oksana is free from any wrong doing in this matter. If either of them committed a criminal act, they should BOTH be punished to the fullest extent of the law, not just one party.

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