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TCM is planning an evening of Mel Gibson movies. Will you watch?

Before interviews exposing his homopobia, before his religious fanaticism, before Sugar Tits, Mel Gibson was a beloved rising star, who was both handsome and a good actor.

TCM is revisiting his early films on Wednesday, June 22nd by airing The Bounty, Mad Max, Ransom (Okay, not so early), Mrs. Soffel and The Year of Living Dangerously. (he and Sigourney are gorgeous in this).

I'm curious how they will introduce this evening -- especially on Pride Month.

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by Anonymousreply 83June 24, 2022 10:08 PM

I’d rather watch a Mel Sharples marathon

by Anonymousreply 1June 21, 2022 1:15 AM

Mel was gorgeous beyond words, talented, and by all accounts a hardworking, fun-loving guy, beloved by his fellow actors and film crews alike. A shame he spiraled downward. His early work is some of his best, along with his charming aussie accent that sadly faded away with his sanity.

by Anonymousreply 2June 21, 2022 1:15 AM

The Bounty was a beautiful movie. So was TYOLD. I'm curious how they've held up.

by Anonymousreply 3June 21, 2022 1:22 AM

Mrs. Soffel is one of my favorite movies. I loved Mad Max too. He was truly beautiful in his youth. Personally,I dont care about his drunken rant. God knows I had a few myself in my partying days. He makes one mistake and has to pay for life ?

by Anonymousreply 4June 21, 2022 1:24 AM

Oh, I'm sorry. I plan to wash my hair that evening. Maybe next time?

by Anonymousreply 5June 21, 2022 1:25 AM

I like him. His rant was hilarious, sugartits. The outrage was ridiculous. He's a handsome fucker and his movies are good. I hate the new puritans.

by Anonymousreply 6June 21, 2022 1:26 AM

Crabs again R5?

by Anonymousreply 7June 21, 2022 1:26 AM

Gallipoli (1981) and The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) are still excellent viewing.

by Anonymousreply 8June 21, 2022 1:29 AM

Fairly unknowns Liam Neeson and Daniel Day Lewis were in The Bounty.

by Anonymousreply 9June 21, 2022 1:31 AM

They are both amazing movies R8, and anyone who refuses to watch them purely because of Gibson is an idiot.

by Anonymousreply 10June 21, 2022 1:33 AM

The world loves Mel. TCM's ratings will go through the roof.

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by Anonymousreply 11June 21, 2022 1:33 AM

What do you think you’re looking at, sugar tits?

by Anonymousreply 12June 21, 2022 1:35 AM

I think Mel was one of the last great movie stars, until his personal life started to make waves and take away from his films.

Watch something like Tequila Sunrise. My God, he was gorgeous. He and Michelle Pfeiffer were gorgeous together. Who today in cinema can generate that kind of sexiness and charisma on-screen?

by Anonymousreply 13June 21, 2022 1:38 AM

My God, he was gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 14June 23, 2022 3:22 AM

Screw that. Let them do a Sigourney Weaver marathon, and then I'll watch that shit!

by Anonymousreply 15June 23, 2022 3:32 AM


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by Anonymousreply 16June 23, 2022 3:34 AM

So the same people who whine about "woke," get triggered by Mel Gibson?

Big fucking surprise. "You have to tolerate anyone who offends you, but i don't have to tolerate anyone who offends me."

by Anonymousreply 17June 23, 2022 3:35 AM

Not even if was paid to watch.

by Anonymousreply 18June 23, 2022 4:15 AM

He was like Tom Cruise, handsome but not very talented and an absolute moron.

by Anonymousreply 19June 23, 2022 4:40 AM

And short like Cruise too. But with a huge head. Like a pea dispenser.

by Anonymousreply 20June 23, 2022 4:51 AM

His movie Signs was awful. Didn't deserve the Oscar for Bravefart.

Don't hold his rant against him, we've all said dumb things when we've been loaded, plus this guy clearly suffered from alcoholism.

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by Anonymousreply 22June 23, 2022 5:03 AM

Oh, this fag comes out of the woodwork again?

by Anonymousreply 23June 23, 2022 5:05 AM

They should be showing this (Tim, 1979)

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by Anonymousreply 24June 23, 2022 5:09 AM

Yep, I watched.

by Anonymousreply 25June 23, 2022 9:52 AM

The Jew-hating turds I see on DL are sufficient. Pass.

by Anonymousreply 26June 23, 2022 10:01 AM

[quote]Mel was gorgeous beyond words, talented, and by all accounts a hardworking, fun-loving guy, beloved by his fellow actors and film crews alike.

Way back in the 90s, before anyone knew what he was, Susan Sarandon said that for someone so beautiful on the outside, he certainly was ugly on the inside. So there's at least one person who didn't think he was so great. His chief defenders now are ex-junkies, Xtian crazies and wingnuts.

And his issues extend far beyond his rant. Ask the babymama whom he punched and knocked her teeth out.

by Anonymousreply 27June 23, 2022 10:13 AM

I submit there was no more beautiful or sexy man on screen than Mel in The Year of Living Dangerously.

by Anonymousreply 28June 23, 2022 12:20 PM

R27 The same could be said of Susan.

by Anonymousreply 29June 23, 2022 2:24 PM

Is this appropriate for Queer Pride Month?

by Anonymousreply 30June 23, 2022 2:26 PM

I’ll see the scenes in which he is nude.

by Anonymousreply 31June 23, 2022 2:28 PM

Good grief this site is full of losers. It wasn't "one drunken rant." it was years of monstrous behavior, including tons of seriously gross homophobia. Remember Winona Ryder's story about him calling her an "oven dodger"? Stick your "cancel culture" and "woke" little baby whimpers up your asses, you bunch of stupid self-hating anti-semitic shit-for-brains

by Anonymousreply 32June 23, 2022 2:32 PM

There was a Barbara Walters interview with him from way back. He was an entitled little cunt. The arrogance and misogyny dripped off him. It was quite something to behold.

by Anonymousreply 33June 23, 2022 11:45 PM

[quote]His chief defenders now are ex-junkies, Xtian crazies and wingnuts.

Hey, you forgot me!

by Anonymousreply 34June 23, 2022 11:48 PM

I watched especially his early movies because he looked and sounded gorgeous on screen -- I don't like the rants he was reported to have committed, but that has nothing to do with his work-time accomplishments of keeping me entertained visually in his films. (This, in spite of Ben Mankiewicz of course devoting almost 3/4th of his intro to "The Bounty" on TCM last evening to Gibson's offscreen faux pas -- of course, you know he couldn't resist it.) I was reminded of what a gorgeous movie "Bounty" was, including and especially Mel shirtless in it -- my, oh, my. :D

by Anonymousreply 35June 24, 2022 12:06 AM

[quote]what a gorgeous movie "Bounty" was, including and especially Mel shirtless in it

I bet you liked his Hamlet, too.

by Anonymousreply 36June 24, 2022 12:12 AM

Mel Gibson's father was an extreme bigot and religious zealot. He would rant privately and publicly about Jews, gays, blacks, women, and promote conspiracy theories, etc. This is the environment Mel was brought up in, so he had that embedded inside his psyche. Still, it's less of an excuse when you consider he was fortunate to have been exposed to a more normal and tolerate mindset and culture in the acting world, but unless one can acknowledge their own prejudices, it's a deep hole to crawl out of, especially when one is a known alcoholic.

by Anonymousreply 37June 24, 2022 12:18 AM

Him and Spacey - imperfect guys who fucked up and I like a LOT of their films.

by Anonymousreply 38June 24, 2022 12:23 AM

Imperfect? Try terrible human beings.

by Anonymousreply 39June 24, 2022 12:32 AM

Terrible humans are imperfect.

by Anonymousreply 40June 24, 2022 12:34 AM

Mel was absolutely breathtaking in The Year of Living Dangerously and in the early Lethal Weapon before alcohol destroyed his looks and brain.

by Anonymousreply 41June 24, 2022 12:40 AM

Future audiences are going to want to see Mel Gibson films.... to prevent them being screened is only going to give them a mystique or aura they don't deserve. Let them rise or fall on their own merits. His behavior will be a mere footnote in the coming years.

by Anonymousreply 42June 24, 2022 2:23 AM

He was breathtaking.

by Anonymousreply 43June 24, 2022 2:47 AM

I have no problem watching Ransom, Mad Max or The Road Runner it's not as if I'm contributing to homophobia or anti-Semitism by watching them. Silly woke crap

by Anonymousreply 44June 24, 2022 3:09 AM

[quote] Him and Spacey - imperfect guys who fucked up and I like a LOT of their films

Gibson would step on your face and call you a fag if he had the chance. But please continue with the euphemisms for this piece of shit.

by Anonymousreply 45June 24, 2022 3:26 AM

R45 but he won't have the chance and I doubt he does or wants to go around calling people names at least when he's sober. And who hasn't when drunk said something we regretted. Get over it! He's done nothing to you. Don't take it so personally. Why so bitter and angry?

by Anonymousreply 46June 24, 2022 4:30 AM

That's one of the reasons he's imperfect, R45.

by Anonymousreply 47June 24, 2022 4:30 AM

Come on, you guys. He was pretty but he was a terrible actor. He's OK in film when he's doing day-to-day handsome dude stuff, but as soon as he's asked to emote he's got a stock eyes-popping expression which would be unsubtle on a silent movie comedian. It is evident all the time in Lethal Weapon. I will grant him that he took risks and tried to extend his range, but his talent was really limited. He was a better director, if you liked the kind of content he favoured.

When he was at NIDA Judy Davis played Juliet opposite his Romeo. He played Romeo again just after he graduated and I did see that (and can't un-see it). NIDA's production must have looked like Duet for Stradivarius and Ukelele. First time a Juliet said "Wherefore art THOU Romeo?"

by Anonymousreply 48June 24, 2022 4:39 AM

The Year of Living Dangerously was when he was at peak beauty - there are a couple of scenes (one he’s in a tux, the other he’s wet in a car with Sigourney) where he’s, for want of a less Mary! word - breathtaking.

Having said that it’s always amusing to see the director try to cover up the height differential between the two. Mel was beautiful but never tall. Sigourney was both. Still is, actually.

by Anonymousreply 49June 24, 2022 4:48 AM

R46 you doubt he wants to go around calling people names? The stupidity one expects from a Gibson fan I guess.

by Anonymousreply 50June 24, 2022 4:53 AM

[quote] NIDA's production must have looked like Duet for Stradivarius and Ukelele. First time a Juliet said "Wherefore art THOU Romeo?"

Well excuse a 21 year old rookie with an Australian accent for not being Olivier.

by Anonymousreply 51June 24, 2022 4:54 AM

Self-medicated with alcohol to treat his Manic Depression? The lovable Mel is as real as the monstrous Mel. Probably stayed on meds early in his career because he WANTED an acting career and he had a stable married life. Beautiful to look at action hero with a flair for comedy who appealed to women and men. He has always reminded me of Steve McQueen. Sorry r48 but he was doing some serious acting in TYOLD. And Ransom. Maverick is a perfect fucking movie. He’s a sorry SOB of a human being but he’s a talented SOB.

by Anonymousreply 52June 24, 2022 4:55 AM

R48 I also saw that NIDA production of R&J - I was at UNSW at the time studying drama.

Nobody was watching him for his performance - he was famously beautiful even then.

by Anonymousreply 53June 24, 2022 5:25 AM

As an actor, he’s a pretty good movie star. As a person, he’s loathsome. As a director, he’s a tremendously complicated figure. Braveheart is a vile movie in a lot of ways, but some of the technical craft is impeccable. It’s the rare movie that I hate yet still have to admit some grudging respect.

He’s almost like a modern day Leni Riefenstahl, which is a comparison that Gibson would hate. He would never want to be compared to a woman.

by Anonymousreply 54June 24, 2022 5:27 AM

Young Mel Gibson was fcking hot 🥵

by Anonymousreply 55June 24, 2022 5:30 AM

Gawd, he was GORGEOUS.

Totally blew it, and for what?


Freakin’ idiot.

by Anonymousreply 56June 24, 2022 5:31 AM

He never had a convincing Australian accent, R51. Australians thought it was hilarious that Mad Max 1 was dubbed in "American" for the States because Gibson always sounded slightly American to us.

I was comparing him with Judy Davis, who was also a rookie with an [actual] Australian accent, so what's your point?

Sorry, Merryprankster, but we'll have to agree to disagree, though I will say Maverick was a perfect movie for Gibson's limited range. I'm with R54: as an actor he was a pretty good movie star. In terms of looks and charisma, he was a better movie star.

I just can't shake the feeling that if he was ugly the DL would be considerably less excited about his talent.

by Anonymousreply 57June 24, 2022 5:32 AM

[quote] He’s almost like a modern day Leni Riefenstahl, which is a comparison that Gibson would hate. He would never want to be compared to a woman.

I love what you did there.

by Anonymousreply 58June 24, 2022 5:33 AM

His Australian accent in TYOLD was completely convincing, because it was his at the time.

I went to high school with him and his brothers (there were a bunch of them) - Aussie accents all of them.

by Anonymousreply 59June 24, 2022 7:36 AM

Yeah, he was haf in Year of Living Dangerously which is one of my favorite films. But that's my fave film genre. Historical political drama.

This film also introduced me to the sublime Dame Kiri.

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by Anonymousreply 60June 24, 2022 7:53 AM

[quote]Gibson would step on your face and call you a fag if he had the chance. But please continue with the euphemisms for this piece of shit.

Gibson did his best to talk Heath Ledger, to whom he'd been a mentor figure ever since they'd appeared together in The Patriot, out of playing Ennis in Brokeback Mountain. They stopped being friends when Heath took the role anyway.

It's always sad to see how far in the can so many DLers are for attractive white men who loathe them. So much self-hatred here.

by Anonymousreply 61June 24, 2022 8:14 AM

The Year of Living Dangerously is owned by Billy aka the fabulous Linda Hunt, you twats.

And those dreamy blue eyes on young Gibson? Very nice until they reveal the sociopathic rage of their owner about a minute into any interview.

by Anonymousreply 62June 24, 2022 11:03 AM

I don’t cancel people because I’m not a miserable cunt. So sure.

by Anonymousreply 63June 24, 2022 11:20 AM

Okay, okay, he was good looking, but he was no Alain Delon or Monty Clift. Or even Jon-Erik Hexum.

by Anonymousreply 64June 24, 2022 11:50 AM

In Gallipoli and The Year of Living Dangerously, he is absolutely sublime. I saw these in the theater, was besotted, and I thought I was seeing the next Cary Grant. But I think he went downhill fast. Even by the first Lethal Weapon movie, he was already losing his looks, his charm, etc.

by Anonymousreply 65June 24, 2022 11:54 AM

r57 well, duh. We love our movie stars because they are beautiful. Would we be interested in Cary Grant, Rock Hudson, Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, etc if they were busted? Mel is not in their class as an actor (well, he's better than Hudson). But he showed potential in some films to be better. He's lovely in YOLD, Mrs Soffel. Also in Tequila Sunrise. Even late he could give a good performances, like in Conspiracy Theory. But no doubt about it, he's a total nut and toxic human being. Except to Jodie and Robert Downey, Jr., I guess.

by Anonymousreply 66June 24, 2022 12:01 PM

The CEO of TCM is a Nazi confirmed. Why give this Jew hating drunk wife beater anymore air time?

by Anonymousreply 67June 24, 2022 12:13 PM

Michael Eisner is a Nazi?

by Anonymousreply 68June 24, 2022 12:24 PM

Depends on which movies. YOLD and Ms. Soffel show off his beauty and there are a couple more I find entertaining. And guess what? I watch old Charlton Heston movies too. IMO Mel's biggest poblem was how drunk on relgion he became. And also his alcoholism. Male menopause is real. All the pretty boys go off the deep end when they start aging out and see their looks going away. Johnny Depp being a good example. He is also a druggie and an alcoholic. Heston 's career went in the toilet and he started reciting the Bible for money...like Moses. Then he was early stage dementia.

by Anonymousreply 69June 24, 2022 12:33 PM

When's my turn?

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by Anonymousreply 70June 24, 2022 1:41 PM

Want Mel Gibson in peek for look no further than Tim (1979) with Piper Laurie.

He is also hot as fuck in The River (1984) with Sissy Spacek.

by Anonymousreply 71June 24, 2022 2:05 PM

I no longer care how gorgeous he was ages ago. Referring to Jews as oven dodgers (amongst other things) is a deal breaker. He's disgusting.

by Anonymousreply 72June 24, 2022 2:31 PM

I never heard of that term before. That's a strong indicator of rampant bigotry.

by Anonymousreply 73June 24, 2022 3:08 PM

R73 He's fond of it enough to have used it on several people. There have been witnesses as well.

by Anonymousreply 74June 24, 2022 3:12 PM

I don't compartmentalize well, so probably not. When I think somebody is a truly vile asshole, I can't just shut off that part of my brain to enjoy them in something. It's always there, bugging me. I somewhat envy the people who CAN do that, though.

by Anonymousreply 75June 24, 2022 3:31 PM

Although eye candy when young, Mel Gibson is a rampant lifelong homophobe, antisemite, racist, and misogynist. He's too old and fuckfaced nowadays, he's just disgusting as he's always been, and his eventual death will be the Great equalizer.

by Anonymousreply 76June 24, 2022 3:36 PM

His movie about Jesus was brutal and sadistic in the extreme. He is someone IMO who proves the dark side of a very Catholic upbringing. The bigotry infused into Catholicism, the irony, just a hateful religion that doesn't seem to grasp the Christ of the gospels.

by Anonymousreply 77June 24, 2022 4:00 PM

Interesting thing about the movie Tim - you can see that he has (or had) terrible acne.

by Anonymousreply 78June 24, 2022 4:04 PM

R77 He continues it though, as a member of Opus Dei, and I reckon he has admitted to self-flagellation before.

by Anonymousreply 79June 24, 2022 4:07 PM

I know nothing about Opus Dei but I assume they are the gold standard for extremely conservative groups.

by Anonymousreply 80June 24, 2022 4:10 PM

That Beaver movie he did with Foster was really dumb.

by Anonymousreply 81June 24, 2022 4:14 PM

I totally agree, r77. He was raised by a bigoted monster who considered the Catholic Church too liberal! so he founded an uber conservative and cult-like off-shoot of the Catholic Church that is even more sick and twisted in it’s religious ideology. Mel pours beaucoup bucks into that “church”. No different than being indoctrinated into Scientology.

by Anonymousreply 82June 24, 2022 5:16 PM

It's a sad thing, R82, and apparently he cannot see the fruits of his own upbringing.

by Anonymousreply 83June 24, 2022 10:08 PM
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