Mel Gibson: I've got a bit of a temper
April 30th, 2012
12:49 PM ET

Mel Gibson: I've got a bit of a temper

Mel Gibson has admitted to a trait some probably presumed quite a while ago, thanks to the headlines: The actor has said he's got a bit of a temper.

Gibson made the admission Friday on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” after screenwriter Joe Eszterhas' release of what he says is a tape of Gibson ranting.

Eszterhas, who wrote a script for a film Gibson is working on about Jewish hero Judah Maccabee, also accused the actor of anti-Semitism in a nine-page letter.

Gisbon addressed the controversy on Leno's late night show Friday, opening with the crack, "You know, I love coming to 'The Tonight Show,' because when I get here and you tape me, you let me know you're going to do that up front!"

The recording Eszterhas released was said to be taped during a visit to Gibson's home in Costa Rica.

"Has it really come to the place that you can't blow off steam in your own home?" the actor asked Leno on Friday, seeming to refer to the reports of the audio. "The guy writes a nine-page letter, and if he (presumably, Eszterhas) put half as much time and effort and creativity and imagination into a screenplay, which he was supposed to write, as he did into that letter, we wouldn't be having this conversation."

Gibson also admitted to being "peeved" with Eszterhas and swearing at him because when Eszterhas did deliver the script, it was problematic enough that studio Warner Bros. rejected it, Gibson said. (Warner Bros. is owned by the same parent company as CNN.)

"It's kind of like you build a house, you hire a guy to put a roof on it, he comes over and eats lunch and talks about the roof, and then you get rained on all night," Gibson told Leno. "Wouldn't you be kind of peeved?"

Perhaps Leno was unaware, Gibson went on, “but I've got a little bit of a temper."

The past few years, which have included other public missteps for the actor, have been "like living in a bad B movie," he added. "From slipping on a banana peel in your driveway to sort of midnight phone calls ... How did I get here?! It is bizarre!"

soundoff (179 Responses)
  1. aj

    he's an anti-semitic woman beater, no respect for him. If he was as devout as he claims, he wouldn't do half the things he's done to people.

    May 1, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sally

      You gonna believe all you hear, without thinking it thru, without knowing all the facts, eh? I have this bridge I'd like to sell you.....

      May 2, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • A. W. Messenger

      Be careful throwing stones at others. Those stones have a tendency to turn into hot-burning coals raining down on top of YOUR head.

      May 5, 2012 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  2. JaxnSarahtogetherforever

    Woman beater!

    May 1, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      Tyson is a woman beater. Brown is a woman beater, OJ is a woman beater. Go take a look at the faces they hit a few times. Now go see OX's face. Compare them, see the smirk? see any bruises, even ONE? How about a scratch? No, no swollen lips, no bruising, no scratches. Veneers can NOT be broken by being punched–ask a dentist. The tooth behind the veneer would be broken off. Were Ox's broken? Nope. Mel-NOT a woman beater.

      May 2, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. AngieD

    I don't care what Mel says, this man is GENIUS! And you know all geniuses have that thin line. He is a brilliant actor and an even more brilliant director. I love him and I hope he continues to make movies. His personal beliefs have nothing to do with me.

    May 1, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. mark

    If you had yourself taped at the ugliest times in your life, all of us would appear "horrible" We've all said things that sound bad in a fit of rage. Everyone has! But because they're stars they are not allowed to get mad. This is short sighted by most people. Actors are human like everyone else. They should be judged on what they do on the screen, not off. With that said, actors who are famous need to know that they have to take the bad with the good. They get the money, the fame, well they also get the camera in their living room.

    May 1, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Josef F

    "blowing of steam?"
    uh, OK. And when he finally beats a guy to death with his bare hands, will that be "things getting a little rough"?

    May 1, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg

      When he does that, which I don't believe he ever will, THEN is the time to persecute him. Not now when all he has done is yell some.

      May 2, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. NFLD thought

    The main thing that Mel is guilty of is speaking the truth. Unfortunately in the US one can only speak the truth if the one or group being spoken about is disliked by the masses.
    Just look at the "FREEDOM OF SPEECH" people enjoyed during the Bush years.......

    May 1, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sally

      Yep. And NOW they can arrest us, hold us indefinitely for no other reason than thinking we are terrorists. I can't remember their list of things that 'characterize' a terrorist but the one that hangs with me is 'Having more than one weeks worth of food stored. HOLY CRAP!! I'M a terrrorist and I didn't evne know it! *rolling eyes at the ridiculousness of it all. Hanging head in sadness of it all.*

      We HAVE lost our freedoms–they just haven't printed it in the media so most don't know it!! Be scared, very very scared.

      May 2, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Buckwheat

    Mel jus wookin po nub in all the wong pwaces, wookin po nub_____.

    May 1, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Rita

    "How did I get here?" opening your fat mouth and spewing ALL your VILE thoughts out!!! You're sick in the head and full of yourself, Mel, and YOU DID IT to yourself! Do you dare blame anyone else for your own stinking actions – and mouth? Poor Mel, getting picked on....

    May 1, 2012 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  9. Guest

    I have a bit of temper but as a woman, it's called being b*****. Any how, I'm not surprised that Mel Gibson is a bigot because he grew up in a country (Australiia) that treats its aboriginal people like crap.

    May 1, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Well, hokey dokey then. But, you fail to mention that his first 12 formitive years were in fact spent in the good-ole USA before he emigrated to Australia! Ummmm, remember the slave trade?

      May 1, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • MuyGuapo

      Kind of like how the US has treated its African American people like crap for centuries.

      May 2, 2012 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  10. Roscoe Chait

    A bit of a temper? If we believe the "bit" part, I suppose we can say that Hitler also had a "bit of a temper." Interesting that nobody takes Eszterhaus' side in this. Leno just let Gibson blather on about what a terrible writer and person the writer is. The fact is... Eszterhaus is one of the most experienced and in demand writers in Hollywood. He has written amazing movies and should be praised. Gibson should bow down and kiss the guy's feet.

    May 1, 2012 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  11. Billy

    In the immortal words of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: "Well... no sh!t."

    May 1, 2012 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  12. Chris

    Mel is the man! So he doesn't like some people. Who cares? I dislike MANY people.

    May 1, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  13. Wasatcher

    Who among us is perfect? Oh, that's right, all of YOU are, I forgot!!! Ignore these self-righteous blow-hards, Mr. Gibson - I think you're AWESOME!!!

    May 1, 2012 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  14. loaba

    I've said some things before that I've regretted later, so I can understand where ol' Mel is coming from. Dude needs to relax and lay low, because even in Hollywood, people forget.

    May 1, 2012 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  15. Jodi

    Understatement of the year.

    May 1, 2012 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  16. Ms

    I have a bit of a s3x addiction

    – Bill Clinton

    May 1, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  17. politicallyinsurrect

    Why are my comments not being recorded? I blame Mel Gibson – he blames the Jews.

    May 1, 2012 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  18. nick-o

    the fist step is admitting you have a problem

    May 1, 2012 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  19. dad

    We were all well trolled by this article. It's nice to see that the comments have broken down to a civil and well organized political debate however.

    May 1, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  20. Melodykari78

    Okay, I will admit it. In my own home I have screamed, yelled, drank too much and said racist comments. Either Mel and I are exceptions to the rule, or people need to take a look in the mirror.

    May 1, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  21. Uncle Joe

    Gibson's rants, plus is extra marital affair, cost him the good will and support of a large number of fans. Just look at his professional track record. Since his tirade against jewish people and the tape recorded shouting matches with his (then) girfriend, Gibson's movies have all been box-office bombs.

    Mel Gibson's movie career is DOA. He might as well pack up his bags, head back to Australia, and buy a ranch with a large porch so he can spend the rest of his years in a rocking chair remembering the good old days when people actually had respect for him.

    May 1, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Sarcasmo

      The point is that average people are just as bigoted, we just like to pretend we aren't. It's funny. We're like little monkeys who lack enough reason to fix our own problems so we focus on other people's.

      May 1, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  22. sisi

    Imagine if they recorded any of us in the privacy of our homes, when we thought no one was listening! Not a lot of people can say that they would be comfortable with that. We all blow steam and say things that are not very nice sometimes.

    May 1, 2012 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  23. Scrape

    Celebrity bigot.

    May 1, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  24. Futon Torpedo

    This is news?

    May 1, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  25. 100 year ol colored fella

    mel a good mans. he good to colored folk, unertand?! dat all.

    May 1, 2012 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  26. Felton

    I'd be very disappointed if Mad Max didn't have anger issues.

    May 1, 2012 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  27. clintw

    His rant was more than just a temper tantrum. There is obviously drug abuse involved. Get healthy!.

    May 1, 2012 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  28. observer

    he must have a new movie in the works..thats why he appeared on jay leno

    May 1, 2012 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  29. Margaret


    May 1, 2012 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  30. MHM

    Mel – You're an idiot with or without a temper. No longer a fan.

    May 1, 2012 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  31. meadow muffin

    All bow to JPX they are God...They must be right....they sure know how to judge...they must be perfect

    May 1, 2012 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
    • JB

      It's kind of a no-win situation to complain about people being judgemental. If you do, then you are judging them.

      May 1, 2012 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
    • typo

      gisbon? Fourth Paragraph, come on.

      May 1, 2012 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  32. Hot Carl

    What kind of man crosses his legs like that? He must not have anything down there to get in the way.

    May 1, 2012 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  33. ally buster

    National Zocialistisch Deutches Arbeiter Partien

    May 1, 2012 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  34. iceload9

    Your only good as your last movie. All Mel needs is one good movie and he's back on top with everything forgiven. Nothing makes people forget like success.

    May 1, 2012 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
    • jb

      People have a right to their opinions. And anyone can make an angry slip. But, in his case, it has been rampant enough that he comes across as a hateful bigot. And why donate your money to a seemingly hateful bigot by going to a movie he is in.

      May 1, 2012 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  35. meadow muffin

    I wonder how perfect all you Mel bashers are in the confides of your own home, I bet not one of you has ever ranted on gotten angry in the privacy of your home...BULL...the only difference between Mel and the rest of us are the leaches that are trying to exploite him with their secret recording of every word the poor man has to say. Think if your so called friends or family released all you angry rants to the public, I am sure they woul be awfully simmilar...I know that I have lost my cool on more than one occasion which resorted in screamin fit, and when I get behind incompitent drivers I see red and yes I do say some very explosive things about the driver in front of me that just cut me off...Does that make me mentally unstable, no it makes me human, and luck enough that my husband is not recording my every word. Give Mel a break he is not anti Gay, anti Jew, or anti Woman..he is a guy who wears his emotions on his sleave...better than botteling them all up and heading for a high tower.

    May 1, 2012 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  36. stateschool

    cnn: we've got a need to sell advertisements. That's why we put a story about what Mel Gibson said to Jay Leno four days ago in the "Breaking News" section.

    May 1, 2012 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  37. Skeptic

    @stopthemadness: you stop the madness. do us all a favor and jump off a bridge or something.

    May 1, 2012 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  38. Truth

    Where is this "anti-Semitism" garbage coming from?? The man is trying to produce a movie about a JEWISH HERO for crying out loud, what in the world is your problem with Mel. The "Passion of the Christ" was absolutely true. The Jews delivered Jesus to Pilate because they could not lawfully put him to death themselves being under Roman occupation.
    But Jesus forgave them even from the cross.

    May 1, 2012 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  39. JPX

    I think it's amazing that Gibson tries to make light of the fact that he has a "temper". This is more than a temper. This is a hateful man who has destroyed a once amazing career due to repeated explosions of anti-semitism, anti-gay, and anti-women diatribes. Shame on Leno for having him on his vapid show. I will never watch anything Gibson has any part of ever again.

    May 1, 2012 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  40. hector valdez aka the roach

    I really dont see what all the fuss is aboot. Yes he is vulgar and has a temper. Yes he is a racist. Yes he tends to biatch slap women around. But Mel just take my advice ese..Ditch the biatch and have u a different woman every nite. It beats having a nagging and dull in the sack hoodrat who sets u up with recordings and stuff. Just keep it real dog and in a different tight cooch everynite like me me

    May 1, 2012 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  41. reddog9500

    No doubt about it. Mel is not short for Mel-low.

    May 1, 2012 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  42. JJ

    This is news?

    May 1, 2012 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  43. Belseth

    This isn't about temper it's about mental illness. I've had friends that knew him at his peak and all said what a great guy Mel was. He has a bipolar disorder and everyone has known it since he first came to Hollywood. Either he's off his meds or they aren't working. This is like saying a person's cancer is their fault. He has a condition that has ruined his career. Jodie Foster is considered all but a saint in the industry and when she stands behind you there's no one more respected. Gibson needs to see a doctor and everyone needs to cut him some slack.

    May 1, 2012 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
    • JPX

      I completely agree with you but it doesn't absolve him of anything. His true feelings come out when he's manic. He's anti-semetic, anti-gay, and anti-women. His father is a Holocaust denier and the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Gibson is an awful person.

      May 1, 2012 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  44. Sal

    Guess Mel should take a clue from savvy folks like us. We prefer to have our rants on the internet.

    May 1, 2012 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Måd

      THIS. Seriously Mel could've avoided this whole mess by finding somewhere online to pour out all his hatred, doing minimal real damage but getting it out of his system.

      May 1, 2012 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  45. B.

    I see the majority are willing to let the man be forgiven. It does not take belief in a god or a Jesus to live a decent life or be a good person. There is a little thing called common sense and common decency that makes regular folks NOT display disgusting diatribes about other religions. Poor Mel is not a religious man. Mel is a con artist, along with his father, who created the Church of I Do Nothing Wrong. As an actor, he has done well, has good smart-remark timing, and once was rather cute in the derriere. This is no longer the case. I stopped watching Mel years ago. His attraction waned as his alcoholism and egotism raged. There are no excuses for Mel's choices. He is simply a diseased mind disguised as an actor. He knows this. We all know this.

    May 1, 2012 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Habershamdawg

      Alas! Alas! He was so pretty to look at in Gallipoli and The Year of Living Dangerously.

      May 1, 2012 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  46. ptsdLOADING

    Its not just a temper, ok. You need tolerance classes. How could a man direct a movie like "The Passion of Christ" and be anti semitic? That's like the clan making a heart wrenching story about Martin Luther King...

    May 1, 2012 at 6:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Stopthemadness

      If you had any clue about Christ you would know exactly how silly that comment was. I love you fake Christians spouting off at the mouth.

      May 1, 2012 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |
  47. calandra

    Glad he's at least got a temper-because he sure doesn't have a brain!

    May 1, 2012 at 6:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Stopthemadness

      You are just mad because he has money and the only thing you have is your hate.

      May 1, 2012 at 6:52 am | Report abuse |
  48. Debulator

    While I realize Mel has some serious anger issues (and I truly hope he gets some help) I home he sues Eszterhaus for everything he has. Mel (any of us) can say whatever it is we want in the privacy of our own homes. I am more sickened by his having been recorded (again in his own home) than I am in what he said.

    May 1, 2012 at 5:37 am | Report abuse |
    • HoldOneMinute

      I have no sympathy for anyone choosing to work for Mel Gibson. If you take a job for someone who is KNOWN for this psychotic behavior, you deserve every second of it.

      May 1, 2012 at 6:58 am | Report abuse |
    • JoeKool360

      Yeah, you really gotta wonder about somebody that records your private conversations then slaps them up on the 'net for the whole world to see. I bet that dude is glad it went down the way it did, now everyone knows his name. Those of us who can remember it anyway, which I can't. I'm with Mel, fvck that other guy.

      May 1, 2012 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |

    Why doesn't Mel Gibson go on Howard Stern's show and answer his questions? Howard asks the tough questions that no one else asks.

    May 1, 2012 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
  50. vp

    Just stop going to his movies.

    May 1, 2012 at 4:55 am | Report abuse |
  51. Zaperdon

    Mel isn't that bad – he just voiced what a lot of people think and for that he has been vilified.

    May 1, 2012 at 4:50 am | Report abuse |
  52. social network

    I didn't know that Leno was desperate for guests.

    May 1, 2012 at 4:02 am | Report abuse |
  53. Elaine

    If Mel Gibson has a bit of a temper.....then at 300 lbs I am just a tad overweight.......

    May 1, 2012 at 3:58 am | Report abuse |
  54. Mel o Drama

    It's perfectly ok for Mel to get angry. Hollywood Jews control everything, and talk about discrimination. – try getting a base job without knowing someone – let alone saying anything about it. That's why Redford made his own Holkywood in Utah. And that's taken him a long time.

    May 1, 2012 at 3:25 am | Report abuse |
  55. Phillip

    Mel Gibson is too full of himself. So predictable. Even his movies are nothing more than "about Mel" over and over again. "Passion of the Christ" was akin to "Braveheart goes to Jerusalem". Worthless acting, I pray he doesn't make the Maccabes movie. We Jews just might loose this time.

    May 1, 2012 at 3:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Moishe

      Say what you will, that is one beautiful jacket he's wearing.

      May 1, 2012 at 6:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Stopthemadness

      you are a total tool he did not even act in Passion. If you want to spout off know what the heck you are talki9ng about Mr. Bandwagon hitch hiker.

      May 1, 2012 at 6:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      You think Passion had worthless acting? Do you need Scooby in a movie to have good acting? Are you posting from your 2nd grade class room? Do you really think anyone else in Hollywood would condsider making a movie about the Macabee's? You might want to check yourself.

      May 1, 2012 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  56. miscreantsall

    A poor excuse for a human being! I have no compassion for his "problems". He makes enough money to "get well".

    Not a bad actor………not a brilliant actor either.

    I would not spend my $$$$ to see his stuff. I do not care how great the movie. If and when he gets serious help, I will reconsider contributing my monetary pittance to support his lifestyle.

    If nothing else is on TV I will view his work for free.

    May 1, 2012 at 3:04 am | Report abuse |
  57. mary

    How can anyone defend a man who stands up and screams in anger at anyone weaker and smaller.. Is beyond me..
    Having a man loom over you and scream so loud and in such a rabid vicious way that he is spitting in your face.. Is abhorrent..
    NO one can just call pass it off like .."well, la te da, I have a temper"..
    Scarring another person within a inch of their life is NOT having a temper..It is vicious..

    May 1, 2012 at 2:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Stopthemadness

      Just because you are the victim of spousal abuse does not make all men evil get over yourself troll.

      May 1, 2012 at 6:59 am | Report abuse |
  58. jack

    But I can't say that he is a total ***hole.

    May 1, 2012 at 2:25 am | Report abuse |
  59. jack

    Can I at least say that he is not a nice man?

    May 1, 2012 at 2:23 am | Report abuse |
  60. mary

    He is a total jerk..
    Any man that thinks shouting and cursing at the top of his lungs is "masculine" . Is a idiot.

    May 1, 2012 at 2:21 am | Report abuse |
  61. Kothel

    I will say, I definitely think Mel Gibson needs therapy and that he is not so much a bigot as he is suffering from a mental disorder. And he didn't say anything bigoted in this "rant." He (like I'm sure a lot of hollywood jerks) screamed at a screenwriter for not getting his script done on time. As for the misogynistic stuff about his ex, I would agree that this lady just glommed onto some crazy rich guy and then exploited him for all she could. Do we have to feel bad that he called her those names? I don't. She seems useless. Must we assume that all people are good and not trying to hurt their fellow human being? She's profited quite a bit for her year or so of knowing him.

    May 1, 2012 at 2:05 am | Report abuse |
  62. Who Cares

    I don't care about his personal like. He is still one of the best actors in Hollywood. End of story.

    May 1, 2012 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
    • TeeCee

      Dear Mel,

      Having a "temper" does not mean the same thing as being a bigot. I used to like your movies (and purchased them), but I will no longer spend one penny on your works.

      May 1, 2012 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Thomas

      LOL uh no.

      May 1, 2012 at 5:10 am | Report abuse |
  63. ArtInChicago

    A hurricane has some wind and rain.

    May 1, 2012 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
  64. KimItemMinistries

    We All (I) need more self-control in different areas of our lives, some more than others. We All (I) need more of Jesus, less of self(ish)...
    If we (I) confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins and to cleanse us of All unrighteousness (sins). While we were yet sinners Christ died for us, you, and me.
    "The spirits of the prophets are subject to the control of the prophets."
    1 Corinthians 14:32
    Oh God, give us more of you in my (our)lives. Less of the darkness trying to take over within many even as Mel Gibsons powefull God-given message in the Passion of the Christ showed us just that. Yet, the light (Jesus) always has been and will be more powerfull than the darkness (devil). God is in control. His ways are better, if only we, I pray, will learn from our mistakes, humble ourselves, forgive and ask for forgiveness, then move on stronger than ever before! Never looking back.

    May 1, 2012 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Stopthemadness

      You need to stop hiding behind a book and use your own personal opinion instead of being a puppet for a religion that is just as bad as islam. Don't agree? THINK CRUSADES.

      May 1, 2012 at 7:02 am | Report abuse |
  65. John Arnone

    It is interesting that in this list of comments, almost every single lady had a negative comment. It seems that they are not commenting about this subject but rather, are still hung up on some of the things that Mel said about his ex-wife. It always amazes me how women will stand up for another woman even when she is an obvious gold digger, opportunist predator. There is nothing wrong with Mel except his surroundings.

    May 1, 2012 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  66. jk

    Mel, you got here by being a rage-aholic antisemite with profound mental disorders. You need a shrink, not the PR crisis company that told you to go play nice on the softball pitcher known as Leno.

    May 1, 2012 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  67. FernandoSimmons

    if Mel is normal or mad, lets put it. if Mel to not exist immediately, would it matter who would not do what he does? hes born he has a plan like everyone else. he was chosen way before anybodies existence. the things i should do i do not, the things i shouldnt do i do. Watching all my days go by, waiting for my day to die, i will never wonder why, Cause on this day i'll learn to fly. if we had a war in this country how angry us Americans would know were dying. if youre not a follower but an informer lead Americans without discrimination. if youre a leader from any private or public business citizens pray for journalist Come in terms w/Lord Jesus Christ. theyre death is nearer. Peace.

    May 1, 2012 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  68. Mammy

    Mel should shut up and bend over and take it like a man.

    May 1, 2012 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  69. Elmer Fudd

    Be vewwy quiet.... I'm hunting wabbits!

    May 1, 2012 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  70. Hawke

    Gibson recognizes his shortcomings and that's a good sign he'll soon make the connection to the question he asked "How did I get here?" He seems like he's hyper and maybe bi-polar and has the tolerance for frustration of a five-year old.

    May 1, 2012 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  71. Jaimie

    Beater abuser

    May 1, 2012 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  72. lol


    April 30, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  73. agent orange

    Is it true he is going to do a sequel to the passion of christ in 3D?

    April 30, 2012 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Liqmaticus

    The guy is an artistic genius with a temper and a loose tongue.

    April 30, 2012 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  75. musings

    I assume Mel Gibson, for whatever reason, is mentally ill. Therefore, the content of his remarks is unimportant, because he can't be talked out of his "views". I think he is brain-damaged, like those people yelling on street corners and in subways.

    April 30, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe citizen abroad

      ...but with an enormous amount of capital...

      April 30, 2012 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bryce

      No, mental illness is the guy in Norway who murdered all those innocents. mental illness is the 20 year old Muslim who explodes a suicide vest and kills 20 innocents, mental illness is Charles Manson. This guy popped off while drunk and the Hollywood big shots crucified him in a major over reaction.

      May 1, 2012 at 1:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Curious

      What medical lschool did you go to?

      May 1, 2012 at 6:31 am | Report abuse |
  76. Laurie

    a bit of a temper? I would hate to see him have a lot of temper. Mostly he has to turn back to God and stop being so narsissistic.

    April 30, 2012 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • frank

      yes.. only Great God Ushbahaa'al can help him. he SHOULD turn to Him before he has a stroke or something.

      May 1, 2012 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  77. Everett Wallace

    Well calm down Mel. You make good movies in my opinion you are a good actor. passion of the christ was a very very funny movie to me it entertained me seriously it did.

    April 30, 2012 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • nds

      Pardon me but The Passion of the Christ is not a 'funny' movie. It is a serious movie. And what ever Gibson's Faults maybe, he did nothing to give the the impression he was making a 'funny' movie with The Passion of the Christ.

      'Apocalipto' (sp?) has some practical jokes. Another great movie.

      May 1, 2012 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  78. Ann

    Why is this poor excuse of an existence given anymore airtime, by Leno or anybody? I will NEVER watch another movie with him in it.

    April 30, 2012 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • toadears

      exactly my thoughts on Angelina Jolie and a whole bunch of other grandfathered in celebrity tabloid no talent stars.

      April 30, 2012 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Southernquilts

      Ann, No one really cares. Mr.Gibson is a super talent and doesn't need your whining.

      April 30, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mickey

      Oh pish tosh Annie. Poo, Poo to you.

      May 1, 2012 at 6:35 am | Report abuse |
  79. toadears

    There is a certain element in show business that greatly admires hidden video and recordings. They are perverted and have decided that anything is acceptable as long as THEY are the ones doing it. If someone taped this person in his own home, he would be outraged. No one would because apparently he can't write a decent script. Mel Gibson's past is not the problem. This element that thinks none of the rules of basic decent etiquette should apply to them are the problem. I bet this writer doesn't get invited to very many private homes in Hollywood in the future.

    April 30, 2012 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rose

      And isn't it illegal to tape someone without them knowing it, but obviously he's not talented enough to have Warner Brothers approve his script. Whether it's Mel Gibson or any actor, this person went into someone's home to tape them and use it to get attention. I doubt he has much future in Hollywood.

      May 1, 2012 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  80. wb

    I don't like MG one bit, but the guy who recorded him in his own home is a bigger eh-hole.

    April 30, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  81. R E McCray


    April 30, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  82. James

    Who cares what his personal thoughts are about jews? I see lots of people posting like they are perfect. He is an actor and ive enjoyed many of his movies. His opinion of jews or if he drinks to much or anything else about his personal life is of no concern to me.

    April 30, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  83. KDoy

    a bit of temper??? You, @sshole, rage.

    April 30, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  84. JoAnne

    I wouldn't walk across the street to see Mel Gibson, and I certainly will never spend one cent on movies he has any connection with. He is a very seriously troubled man. Remember the lunatic he played in the Lethal Weapon movies? Guess what, he wasn't acting!

    April 30, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  85. sabinabarnes

    Just, pray for him he needs help!!!! His life is what it is and he will have to deal with it. If this was done in private then that is where it should stayed there.

    April 30, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Mary Ann

    His career should be over,he looks&acts like an old crazy drunk.

    April 30, 2012 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • annebeth

      I agree and he looks like he is trying so hard to maintain control. Look how he is clutching the chair. Makes you wonder what is really wrong with him; drugs, alcohol, mental issues or all of the above.

      April 30, 2012 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • musings

      1) old – not really
      2) crazy – well, yes, some of the time
      3) drunk – unless he gets help, and really does some rehab, he'll keep falling off the wagon
      4) career over? – I think it is Eszterhazy whose career is at issue here; Mel Gibson has made some excellent films, and he will do it again
      5) I personally know an individual who was approached to do a Gibson film by Gibson, and it is going to be a great one (about forgiveness); Eszterhazy was unfortunately a dead-end diversion from it; Gibson does not need him or the Maccabbees to receive his own forgiveness

      May 1, 2012 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  87. Sid

    I'm afraid that Mr. Gibson has become a raving lunatic.

    April 30, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Ali

    My friend who is Indian works at a gas station in Malibu that Mel frequents. According to him Mel is very nice, polite, and respectful. I think Mel needs to be given a break. We all lose our temper and scream. Let's not be hypocrites and cast the 1st stone.

    April 30, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dolly

      While I agree with the Christian perspective of not casting the first stone, I think it is clear enough that Mel"s temper is out of control and over the top. He has no self control with the people who should be first in his life. I truely believe that his wife deserved every cent that she received in her settlement for the untold abuses she endured at his hands. Lastly I believe that Mel is a good man at heart. He should stay away from alcohol and he would lose his temper much less I am guessing. I feel for his children who are learning that this is the way that a husband and father should treat those in his family. Mostly I feel sorry for Mel who has single handily distroyed his most precious relationships!

      April 30, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • MillerGirl

      He is a great actor and I have enjoyed almost of the movies he has starred in or directed and will continue to do so. I think there are plenty of bigger A holes in Hollywood than him.

      April 30, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • jeff

      Dummy, we are not casting the first stone. Mel cast about 20 "first stones" and this is the result. No proof your friend knows Gibson at all. Maybe Mel comes in and pays your friend the cash for gas for 15 seconds and says hi. his proves nothng.

      May 1, 2012 at 4:33 am | Report abuse |
  89. Måd

    Raise your hand if you think every pro-Mel post on here was made by Mel himself, one of his personalities, or a troll.

    April 30, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • kingswoodroad

      I actually work in Malibu and have seen him many times over the years and he's always been very nice. If people approach him he seems to be always patient and cordial. I'm sure he has his moments like the rest of us.

      April 30, 2012 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Maggie McDuh

    Seriously he wants to play a jewish folk hero? Does he not realize that he's just making his mess worse? Can't he just play a nice normal Australian for a change?

    April 30, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  91. 1234abc

    Lethal Weapon 2 was on last night, and all I thought about was him calling the black people a "pack of nigg...." His career is over.

    April 30, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Rick

    I watched Gibson on Leno, he came across as drunk and creepy. Very unstable.

    April 30, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • mrskool

      I think he was dying for a cigarette . He used to be so handsome but he is not aging well ... ciggies dont help...

      April 30, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  93. mikrik13

    He sounds like a boss I had once.

    April 30, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  94. sharlene reyes

    i know mel gibson believes in god cause the passion of the christ was the best movie he ever created so i say we as christians should pray for him and let god judge him we are not to judge lest we be judged accordingly the same way we judge lets all pray for him .

    April 30, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wes Scott

      It is nice that you christians say "judge not lest ye be judged", but every single day christians rip our president based on lies and rip everybody who disagrees with them and their dogma. Mel brought all of this on himself. He is anti-semetic, anti-black, anti-Mexican, anti-liberal, anti-everything except his own personal idea of what god is. It is the hypocrisy of christianity that turns most of us off.

      April 30, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Susan

      Well stated.

      April 30, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • God Hater

      There is no god, there is no jesus, there is not one iota of empirical evidence that jesus was anything but a deluded schmuck. If you need god and a jesus to be a good person you need to take a look at your life. When you die, you go nowhere. That's life. Get use to it. Get over it. Stop with this religious god bull sht. Enough already.

      April 30, 2012 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Skeptic

      I'm just anti-stupid. Don't believe anything any politician says unless you already know it to be true or check it out for yourself. Today's "journalists" give people they agree with politically a pass on the same behaviors they villify those they disagree with for. The days when you could expect honesty and integrity from reporters of the news are gone. I have lost confidence in politicians, but not in America. "we the people" need to realize there are more of us than them. If you don't get off your a$$ and vote, you lose your right to complain about the government you get.

      April 30, 2012 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Believer

      @god hater: I am sorry you feel that way, but I have evidence of God in my life too many times to be able to deny he exists. I personally know people who were completely healed when there was nothing the doctors could do. When these people were prayed over by different people continuously for 24 hours, somehow the cancer completely vanished. My own mother came out of a coma as our family prayed over her to be able to stick around long enough to meet her new grandson ( not born yet). 15 years later, she is still with us, nothing wrong with her except a little arthritis ( she is 82). You believe there is no God? I talk to Him every day. My life is not perfect, but my faith gets me through when nothing else works. I pray you find some faith of your own before your time comes.

      April 30, 2012 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jake

      Not me Wes. Can't wait to see his next movie.

      May 1, 2012 at 6:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Yes, The Monkeys wrote that song for you.

      May 1, 2012 at 6:46 am | Report abuse |
  95. Kelli

    I love Mel! It doesn't matter to me what he says at his home because that should be private. Everyone says bad things out of anger, jealousy, desperation, or even love. I can't believe that we actually believe the people who have accused him..his crazy money hungry last girlfriend or this guy. They both know that he has loads of money and want some..duh! Give the guy a break!

    April 30, 2012 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kathleen

      Absolutely agree!! We must stop judging others lest we judge ourselves!!!! People have the right to feel the way they do and to voice their opinion. That's what makes this country great! Let people vent without judjement and let them get back to composure. WE ALL DO THIS IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. STOP THE INSANITY THINKING THAT YOU HAVE PERFECT THOUGHTS ABOUT EVERYTHING. OMGOSH!

      April 30, 2012 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • JeramieH

      Poor Mel, the bleeding victim of the entire world.

      April 30, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Mark

    You killed your career, Mel. It's over. Joe didn't make you call people Heebs and Oven Dodgers while you were writing this script about a Jewish hero with him. Stop blaming others for your own stupidity.

    April 30, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Jeanne

    If anyone out there knew Mel Gibson had a temper, raise your hand. Uh, not YOU MEL!!

    April 30, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Skeptic

    If you want to rant & rave in your own house, better make sure there are no hidden recorders first.

    April 30, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  99. d

    Is tha the dude from raging bull? I love that show

    April 30, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Skeptic

    Sounds like a plot to discredit Mel. Of course, he lost control and they took advantage of it.

    April 30, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Skeptic

    If he was recorded without his knowledge or consent, shouldn't the other guy be taking some heat for it?

    April 30, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  102. derp

    In other news, water is wet.

    April 30, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Måd

    Lol, I think he still hasn't realized quite how crazy he is. I think he took the whole Mad Max persona and ran with it as some kind of guide to life.

    April 30, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  104. anna

    So what if he has a bit of a temper – he isnt the only one!
    And if he doesnt like jews well so what – he isnt the only other there either.

    April 30, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gibson fan

      Completely concur. He is an extraordinary creative force and to see that wasted the last few years over his divorce and other indiscretions is painful. It's a loss to us all. Passion of the Christ and Apocalypto were so outside the narrow Hollywood formula that they were a long overdue breath of fresh air. I think the leftist pop culture Hollywood jews are on a McCarthy witch hunt for him that its the jews doing the persecution. You go, Mel! Don't let them grind you down. Thank you for your contributions to the body of artistic work.

      April 30, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • sharlene reyes

      dear anna i hope you do realize jesus christ was jewish and he was crucified for us he paid our sin debt something he didnt have to do he wants us to love each other as he loves us i will pray that god will open your eyes and your heart may god bless and keep you

      April 30, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rolph

      Hitler and Goebbels were pretty creative too. So was Mengele. You want to stick up for them too?

      April 30, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  105. .•|•.

    A bit of a bad temper? Lol, I'd say it's beyond a bit.

    April 30, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Observer

    And in other obvious news, Bill Clinton likes the ladies.

    April 30, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |

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