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There are 20 comments on the Daily Express story from Aug 21, 2007, titled Have Your Say. In it, Daily Express reports that:

“Mel loves the country and the people and feels he can live there out of the spotlight and away from trouble”

HOLLYWOOD hell-raiser Mel Gibson is about to put his hard-drinking days behind him and head for a quiet life in a tropical paradise. via Daily Express

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Alan

UK

#1 Aug 21, 2007
Lets make some corrections here. Gibson still owns 3 properties in Malibu, CA. The mansion he has lived in for 15 years and two other beach properties on Broad Street. He sold only one of them last month. He sold his Australian ranch in Tamgambalanga, Vic in 2003 and bought his Costa Rica Ranch purely for holiday purposes in April 2007. Gibson's Icon offices are in three separate continents and is doing brisk business as well as a expanding the Televison rights in Australia.
His trips to Central America were not just for property investment but for possible film projects one of which could be a documentary.
Gibson has not discounted appearing in front of the camera, and will do so when the right project comes along.
Last December 2006, his sub-titled Mayan Epic film Apoclaypto grossed more than $117M worldwide and is the 5th highest grossing foreign language film of all time. The Passion of the Christ is No. 1 with nearly a $1 Billion dollars in profits.
connie

Fort Wayne, IN

#2 Aug 22, 2007
how do you know so much? are you his publicist alan nierob?
Alan wrote:
Lets make some corrections here. Gibson still owns 3 properties in Malibu, CA. The mansion he has lived in for 15 years and two other beach properties on Broad Street. He sold only one of them last month. He sold his Australian ranch in Tamgambalanga, Vic in 2003 and bought his Costa Rica Ranch purely for holiday purposes in April 2007. Gibson's Icon offices are in three separate continents and is doing brisk business as well as a expanding the Televison rights in Australia.
His trips to Central America were not just for property investment but for possible film projects one of which could be a documentary.
Gibson has not discounted appearing in front of the camera, and will do so when the right project comes along.
Last December 2006, his sub-titled Mayan Epic film Apoclaypto grossed more than $117M worldwide and is the 5th highest grossing foreign language film of all time. The Passion of the Christ is No. 1 with nearly a $1 Billion dollars in profits.
connie

Fort Wayne, IN

#3 Aug 22, 2007
IF THE PASSION HAS THUS FAR GROSSED 1 BILLION THEN MEL CAN QUIT WORK. I DON'T KNOW WHY HE BOTHERS TO WORK. HE DOES NOT HAVE TO IF THIS IS THE CASE. MOST OF THE BILLION GOES TO HIM BECAUSE HE IS THE ONE WHO FINANCED MOST OF THE MOVIE
Alan

UK

#4 Aug 23, 2007
I am not his publicist and even if I was I wouldn't be living in the UK. I simply read the websites about news on Gibson. Anything that comes from the Anti-Defamation League, LA Times or the New York Times is usually a pack of lies as they are anti-Christian, anti-Catholic (I'm not a Catholic by the way) and anti-Gibson. Envy of Gibson's multi-talents and box office clout irks the US main stream media and power brokers in Tinsel Town because he is such a bold-risk taker with his projects and is a huge success. They jump at every opportunity to villify him and never mention the fact that most of his profits (in the multi-millions) goes to worthwhile charities of which one is a Jewish organisation called 'Toward Tradition' and have been a recipient of Gibsons donations for years; long before his DUI. Read anything by Rabbi Daniel Lapin, Michael Medved and David Kinghoffer on Gibson from the websites and you'll get a better Jewish perspective. It's called....'the Truth'.
Gibson is not interested in making money, only using it to make great inspiring movies that are not in the mainstream. Who else in Hollywood has the balls to stand up to the establishment?
Connie

Fort Wayne, IN

#5 Aug 26, 2007
Alan wrote:
I am not his publicist and even if I was I wouldn't be living in the UK. I simply read the websites about news on Gibson. Anything that comes from the Anti-Defamation League, LA Times or the New York Times is usually a pack of lies as they are anti-Christian, anti-Catholic (I'm not a Catholic by the way) and anti-Gibson. Envy of Gibson's multi-talents and box office clout irks the US main stream media and power brokers in Tinsel Town because he is such a bold-risk taker with his projects and is a huge success. They jump at every opportunity to villify him and never mention the fact that most of his profits (in the multi-millions) goes to worthwhile charities of which one is a Jewish organisation called 'Toward Tradition' and have been a recipient of Gibsons donations for years; long before his DUI. Read anything by Rabbi Daniel Lapin, Michael Medved and David Kinghoffer on Gibson from the websites and you'll get a better Jewish perspective. It's called....'the Truth'.
Gibson is not interested in making money, only using it to make great inspiring movies that are not in the mainstream. Who else in Hollywood has the balls to stand up to the establishment?
You know Hollywood entertainment/celebrity news loves finding a bad story on a celebrity. In America bad celebrity news sales. Americans thrive on it. Now they have come up with this TMZ.com television show and it will haunt and taunt celebrities to no end. And oh, main stream media in America never tells it the way it should be told. They manipulate and influence to cator to corporate Amercia. Corporate America runs the main stream media. Television over here is paid for with advertisement mony that is paid by Corporations. It is very controlled. There are non main stream radio talk shows and websites. When I took a Soc class, the teacher gave us a lot ot non main stream websites and magazine companies to research. I could not believe the difference in reporting. But I have been a relentless fan of Mel's since I saw him in Leathel Weapon One. He gives and gives so much to charity. The man gives millions. The man really cares about people. He has to when he gives the way he does. The giving and caring he has done far outweighs the mistake he made on that July night last year when he supposedly went on an anti semitic tirade. We only have one witness that night of what was said about Jews. And that witness was Jewish. So how can and why do people believe him? He was probably already angry about The Passion of the Christ as most Jew were because they feared it would stir up anti semiticism. And when he 9the cop) realized he had the man who the Jews felt stirred it up again in the back seat of his squad car, he jumped on the opportunity to get revenge. Mel was intoxicated and does not remember. He said that on the Diane Sawyer interview. People don't think about all this. They just beleve what the media puts before their eyes. And how do we not know this Jewish cop did not antagonize Mel? That may have made Mel's ranting and raving.start. This cop was Jewish and we don't know what he said to Mel. Do you agree? I don't think Mel Hates anybody. Look how he accepts the Latin Americans and the Black Americans (as seen in the movies he has made with the Black cast of Leathel Weapon.
for mel and robyn

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Aug 31, 2007
Alan wrote:
Lets make some corrections here. Gibson still owns 3 properties in Malibu, CA. The mansion he has lived in for 15 years and two other beach properties on Broad Street. He sold only one of them last month. He sold his Australian ranch in Tamgambalanga, Vic in 2003 and bought his Costa Rica Ranch purely for holiday purposes in April 2007. Gibson's Icon offices are in three separate continents and is doing brisk business as well as a expanding the Televison rights in Australia.
His trips to Central America were not just for property investment but for possible film projects one of which could be a documentary.
Gibson has not discounted appearing in front of the camera, and will do so when the right project comes along.
Last December 2006, his sub-titled Mayan Epic film Apoclaypto grossed more than $117M worldwide and is the 5th highest grossing foreign language film of all time. The Passion of the Christ is No. 1 with nearly a $1 Billion dollars in profits.
......Icon just closed the austrailian office
Jason

UK

#7 Sep 1, 2007
Icon had to close the Australian office because of the lack of good material. His manager Mark Gooding will now be working from Icon's Los Angeles office to find scripts that they can work on to find an Australian theme.
Gibson may be working soon with his former Mad Max Director George Millar in a new movie called Justice League.
Daniel Minghi

Fort Wayne, IN

#8 Sep 1, 2007
With his income from his acting, ICON, and his movie producing and the real estate he flips, I would say he is a billionare right about now. HMMMMM let's see if Forbes Magazine has him listed on their billionare's list. Maybe not because all his holdings may not be in the U.S. so he may not be one here on paper but if all world wide bankings and assets were included then that would show him as a billionare. I don't know why guys like Mel, George Lucus, and Spielberg continue to work. Lucus is a billionare 3 times and can most definitely retire.
Talhya

Fort Wayne, IN

#9 Sep 1, 2007
Mel Gibson has gotten too old and wrinkly looking in the face to even try to appear on screen again. He looks terrible---he looks a wreck----with heavy bags and dark circles under his eyes and flappy eyelids. This guy really looks past his 51 years. He looks more like 70 years old. He looks bad. And it seems like it all just happened within five years. Is it heavy drinking as he is rumored to be a heavy drinker. Harrison Ford is older than him and looks far better. What in the hell did Mel do to his self? He used to be drop dead gorgeous only 8 years ago.
Talhya

Fort Wayne, IN

#10 Sep 1, 2007
Jason wrote:
Icon had to close the Australian office because of the lack of good material. His manager Mark Gooding will now be working from Icon's Los Angeles office to find scripts that they can work on to find an Australian theme.
Gibson may be working soon with his former Mad Max Director George Millar in a new movie called Justice League.
Mel Gibson has gotten too old and wrinkly looking in the face to even try to appear on screen again. He looks terrible---he looks a wreck----with heavy bags and dark circles under his eyes and flappy eyelids. This guy really looks past his 51 years. He looks more like 70 years old. He looks bad. And it seems like it all just happened within five years. Is it heavy drinking as he is rumored to be a heavy drinker. Harrison Ford is older than him and looks far better. What in the hell did Mel do to his self? He used to be drop dead gorgeous only 8 years ago.
DENNIS AND NICK

Fort Wayne, IN

#11 Sep 1, 2007
WHAT IS ALL THE HOOPLA ABOUT MEL GIBSON. LOOKS AT BELOW AT HOW THIS PIECE OF WORK CARRIES ON. CHECK OOUT AN INTERVIEW FROM PLAYBOY OR BUY THE REAL jULY '95 ISSUE. MAYBE THE PLAYBOY INTERVIEWER MADE SOME OF THIS UP. HMMM, DID MEL EVER SEE THIS. DOES HE ADMIT TO THIS
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Mel Gibson on evolution, women, and political conspiracy theory
This is from a Mel Gibson interview with Playboy magazine in the July 1995 issue. I haven't verified it myself, though I've found consistent excerpts (though they could all have an identical bogus source). The positions taken are quite plausibly attributed to Gibson, though I'm surprised at his foul mouth.
On evolution:
PLAYBOY: Do you believe in Darwin's theory of evolution or that God created man in his image?
GIBSON: The latter.
PLAYBOY: So you can't accept that we descended from monkeys and apes?
GIBSON: No, I think it's bullshit. If it isn't, why are they still around? How come apes aren't people yet? It's a nice theory, but I can't swallow it. There's a big credibility gap. The carbon dating thing that tells you how long something's been around, how accurate is that, really? I've got one of Darwin's books at home and some of that stuff is pretty damn funny. Some of his stuff is true, like that the giraffe has a long neck so it can reach the leaves. But I just don't think you can swallow the whole piece.
Why does anyone think his first point is a good argument against evolution? I've never heard anyone argue that Italian-Americans couldn't have come from Italy because there are still Italians there.
And I wonder what book by Darwin he has.
On assorted moral issues:
DENNIS AND NICK

Fort Wayne, IN

#12 Sep 1, 2007
PLAYBOY: We take it that you're not particularly broad-minded when it comes to issues such as celibacy, abortion, birth control.
GIBSON: People always focus on stuff like that. Those aren't issues. Those
are unquestionable. You don't even argue those points.
PLAYBOY: You don't?
GIBSON: No.
On women:
PLAYBOY: What about allowing women to be priests?
GIBSON: No.
PLAYBOY: Why not?
GIBSON: I'll get kicked around for saying it, but men and women are just different. They're not equal. The same way that you and I are not equal.
PLAYBOY: That's true. You have more money.
GIBSON: You might be more intelligent, or you might have a bigger dick. Whatever it is, nobody's equal. And men and women are not equal. I have tremendous respect for women. I love them. I don't know why they want to step down. Women in my family are the center of things. And good things emanate from them. The guys usually mess up.
PLAYBOY: That's quite a generalization.
GIBSON: Women are just different. Their sensibilities are different.
PLAYBOY: Any examples?
GIBSON: I had a female business partner once. Didn't work.
PLAYBOY: Why not?
GIBSON: She was a cunt.
PLAYBOY: And the feminists dare to put you down!
GIBSON: Feminists don't like me, and I don't like them. I don't get their point. I don't know why feminists have it out for me, but that's their problem, not mine.
Interesting that he thinks a woman being a priest would be "a step down." From many occupations, I'd agree.
Gibson on political conspiracy theory:
PLAYBOY: How do you feel about Bill Clinton?
GIBSON: He's a low-level opportunist. Somebody's telling him what to do.
PLAYBOY: Who?
GIBSON: The guy who's in charge isn't going to be the front man, ever. If I were going to be calling the shots I wouldn't make an appearance. Would you? You'd end up losing your head. It happens all the time. All those monarchs. If he's the leader, he's getting shafted. What's keeping him in there? Why would you stay for that kind of abuse? Except that he has to stay for some reason. He was meant to be the president 30 years ago, if you ask me.
DENNIS AND NICK

Fort Wayne, IN

#13 Sep 1, 2007
PLAYBOY: He was just 18 then.
GIBSON: Somebody knew then that he would be president now.
PLAYBOY: You really believe that?
GIBSON: I really believe that. He was a Rhodes scholar, right? Just like Bob Hawke. Do you know what a Rhodes scholar is? Cecil Rhodes established the Rhodes scholarship for those young men and women who want to strive for a new world order. Have you heard that before? George Bush? CIA? Really, it's Marxism, but it just doesn't want to call itself that. Karl had the right idea, but he was too forward about saying what it was. Get power but don't admit to it. Do it by stealth. There's a whole trend of Rhodes scholars who will be politicians around the world.
PLAYBOY: This certainly sounds like a paranoid sense of world history. You must be quite an assassination buff.
GIBSON: Oh, fuck. A lot of those guys pulled a boner. There's something to do with the Federal Reserve that Lincoln did, Kennedy did and Reagan tried. I can't remember what it was, my dad told me about it. Everyone who did this particular thing that would have fixed the economy got undone. Anyway, I'll end up dead if I keep talking shit.
COMMENTS ABOUT THE ARTICLE FROM THE ARTICLE BLOG:
Jonathan said...
I think I might have to do a post on this. I have the issue in my hands (long story short -- my older brothers Playboy collection happens to be archived at my house) and those quotes are 100% accurate. But just skimming the interview, there's more, much more....
December 29, 2005 3:35 PM
Einzige said...
Black Arts Diary makes a good suggestion that, since there is some question as to the veracity of these quotes, someone should purchase the relevant issue from, for example, here. Normally I'd be more than happy to indulge in some porn, especially when there's a "higher" purpose involved, but it'll have to wait until next week, when I get paid, as I am strapped at the moment.
DENNIS AND NICK

Fort Wayne, IN

#14 Sep 1, 2007
WHAT IS ALL THE HOOPLA ABOUT MEL GIBSON. BASED ON THE ABOUVE JULY OF 95 PLAYBOY INTERVIEW, HE IS A UNSCRULPLED PIECE OF WORK. CHECK OUT BELOW AND ABOVE COMMENTS FROM THE PLAY BOY INTERVIEW

This is from a Mel Gibson interview with Playboy magazine in the July 1995 issue. I haven't verified it myself, though I've found consistent excerpts (though they could all have an identical bogus source). The positions taken are quite plausibly attributed to Gibson, though I'm surprised at his foul mouth.

On evolution:

PLAYBOY: Do you believe in Darwin's theory of evolution or that God created man in his image?

GIBSON: The latter.

PLAYBOY: So you can't accept that we descended from monkeys and apes?

GIBSON: No, I think it's bullshit. If it isn't, why are they still around? How come apes aren't people yet? It's a nice theory, but I can't swallow it. There's a big credibility gap. The carbon dating thing that tells you how long something's been around, how accurate is that, really? I've got one of Darwin's books at home and some of that stuff is pretty damn funny. Some of his stuff is true, like that the giraffe has a long neck so it can reach the leaves. But I just don't think you can swallow the whole piece.

Why does anyone think his first point is a good argument against evolution? I've never heard anyone argue that Italian-Americans couldn't have come from Italy because there are still Italians there.

And I wonder what book by Darwin he has.

On assorted moral issues:

PLAYBOY: We take it that you're not particularly broad-minded when it comes to issues such as celibacy, abortion, birth control.

GIBSON: People always focus on stuff like that. Those aren't issues. Those
are unquestionable. You don't even argue those points.

PLAYBOY: You don't?
DENNIS AND NICK

Fort Wayne, IN

#15 Sep 1, 2007
PLAYBOY: We take it that you're not particularly broad-minded when it comes to issues such as celibacy, abortion, birth control.
GIBSON: People always focus on stuff like that. Those aren't issues. Those
are unquestionable. You don't even argue those points.
PLAYBOY: You don't?
GIBSON: No.
On women:
PLAYBOY: What about allowing women to be priests?
GIBSON: No.
PLAYBOY: Why not?
GIBSON: I'll get kicked around for saying it, but men and women are just different. They're not equal. The same way that you and I are not equal.
PLAYBOY: That's true. You have more money.
GIBSON: You might be more intelligent, or you might have a bigger dick. Whatever it is, nobody's equal. And men and women are not equal. I have tremendous respect for women. I love them. I don't know why they want to step down. Women in my family are the center of things. And good things emanate from them. The guys usually mess up.
PLAYBOY: That's quite a generalization.
GIBSON: Women are just different. Their sensibilities are different.
PLAYBOY: Any examples?
GIBSON: I had a female business partner once. Didn't work.
PLAYBOY: Why not?
GIBSON: She was a cunt.
PLAYBOY: And the feminists dare to put you down!
GIBSON: Feminists don't like me, and I don't like them. I don't get their point. I don't know why feminists have it out for me, but that's their problem, not mine.
Interesting that he thinks a woman being a priest would be "a step down." From many occupations, I'd agree.
Gibson on political conspiracy theory:
PLAYBOY: How do you feel about Bill Clinton?
GIBSON: He's a low-level opportunist. Somebody's telling him what to do.
PLAYBOY: Who?
GIBSON: The guy who's in charge isn't going to be the front man, ever. If I were going to be calling the shots I wouldn't make an appearance. Would you? You'd end up losing your head. It happens all the time. All those monarchs. If he's the leader, he's getting shafted. What's keeping him in there? Why would you stay for that kind of abuse? Except that he has to stay for some reason. He was meant to be the president 30 years ago, if you ask me.
PLAYBOY: He was just 18 then.
GIBSON: Somebody knew then that he would be president now.
PLAYBOY: You really believe that?
GIBSON: I really believe that. He was a Rhodes scholar, right? Just like Bob Hawke. Do you know what a Rhodes scholar is? Cecil Rhodes established the Rhodes scholarship for those young men and women who want to strive for a new world order. Have you heard that before? George Bush? CIA? Really, it's Marxism, but it just doesn't want to call itself that. Karl had the right idea, but he was too forward about saying what it was. Get power but don't admit to it. Do it by stealth. There's a whole trend of Rhodes scholars who will be politicians around the world.
PLAYBOY: This certainly sounds like a paranoid sense of world history. You must be quite an assassination buff.
GIBSON: Oh, fuck. A lot of those guys pulled a boner. There's something to do with the Federal Reserve that Lincoln did, Kennedy did and Reagan tried. I can't remember what it was, my dad told me about it. Everyone who did this particular thing that would have fixed the economy got undone. Anyway, I'll end up dead if I keep talking shit.
(Note added 30 December: I've heard from several people who have now verified the accuracy of these quotations.)
DENNIS AND NICK

Fort Wayne, IN

#16 Sep 1, 2007
GIBSON: I had a female business partner once. Didn't work.
PLAYBOY: Why not?
GIBSON: She was a cunt.
PLAYBOY: And the feminists dare to put you down!
GIBSON: Feminists don't like me, and I don't like them. I don't get their point. I don't know why feminists have it out for me, but that's their problem, not mine.
Interesting that he thinks a woman being a priest would be "a step down." From many occupations, I'd agree.
Gibson on political conspiracy theory:
PLAYBOY: How do you feel about Bill Clinton?
GIBSON: He's a low-level opportunist. Somebody's telling him what to do.
PLAYBOY: Who?

GIBSON: The guy who's in charge isn't going to be the front man, ever. If I were going to be calling the shots I wouldn't make an appearance. Would you? You'd end up losing your head. It happens all the time. All those monarchs. If he's the leader, he's getting shafted. What's keeping him in there? Why would you stay for that kind of abuse? Except that he has to stay for some reason. He was meant to be the president 30 years ago, if you ask me.

PLAYBOY: He was just 18 then.

GIBSON: Somebody knew then that he would be president now.

PLAYBOY: You really believe that?

GIBSON: I really believe that. He was a Rhodes scholar, right? Just like Bob Hawke. Do you know what a Rhodes scholar is? Cecil Rhodes established the Rhodes scholarship for those young men and women who want to strive for a new world order. Have you heard that before? George Bush? CIA? Really, it's Marxism, but it just doesn't want to call itself that. Karl had the right idea, but he was too forward about saying what it was. Get power but don't admit to it. Do it by stealth. There's a whole trend of Rhodes scholars who will be politicians around the world.

PLAYBOY: This certainly sounds like a paranoid sense of world history. You must be quite an assassination buff.

GIBSON: Oh, fuck. A lot of those guys pulled a boner. There's something to do with the Federal Reserve that Lincoln did, Kennedy did and Reagan tried. I can't remember what it was, my dad told me about it. Everyone who did this particular thing that would have fixed the economy got undone. Anyway, I'll end up dead if I keep talking shit.
Mary

UK

#17 Sep 5, 2007
Talhya: Mel Gibson's looks have nothing to do with being a great filmmaker. Harrison Ford may be very well preserved, but look at the difference in artistic talent. Can you imagine Harrison Ford playing Hamlet or wear a kilt with a Scottish Accent. How about seeing if Harrison can write, produce, direct and star in an epic that inspires millions around the world, with subtitles and can gross over $650M.
Looks don't mean a thing. Mel put his spiritual and financial career on the line to make The Passion of the Christ and he went through media hell to get it finished. He's fighting a life-threatening disease and has even gone through a second media hell after his DUI. No wonder he looks tired and older. He's been in rehab.
Besides, I would rather Mel have that craggy mature look where he can get his teeth stuck into meatier (non-pretty boy) acting roles or wow us with writing and directing great films.
If your going to compare Mel with Harrison, fine! Go one further. Mel is still married to the same women after 27 years and 7 kids. Harrison.......well, I'm sure the young Ms. Lockhart finds men well over 60 fascinating.
anne

Bartlett, IL

#18 Sep 5, 2007
does anrone know if carmel is mels daughter? did anyone hear anything about that?
Daniel Minghi

Fort Wayne, IN

#19 Sep 6, 2007
what life threatening desease is Mel fighting???? is it cancer or something of the sort???
Daniel Minghi

Fort Wayne, IN

#20 Sep 6, 2007
anne wrote:
does anrone know if carmel is mels daughter? did anyone hear anything about that?
SHE SURE LOOKS LIKE HIM. THEY ARE KEEPING THAT QUIET. HE DID SAY HE HAD NEVER HEARD OF HER AND HER MOTHER OR THE STORY SHE IS TELLING.

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