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As much as we love to see our stars knocked down a peg — whether or not we acknowledge it — we're even more excited when they stage a comeback. But others bring it up, which kind of I find annoying, because I don't understand why after 10 years it's any kind of issue.
In the process, he was less prevalent with the audiences who once loved his films, simply due to his own professional aspirations. The Hollywood redemption machine is always ripe for satire , since its formula is so depressingly simple.
Mel Gibson at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016. Trends come and go, and just as easily, stars whose talent burns bright fade to make way for a new generation of up-and-comers. Oscars oscars 2017 Awards.
Taking some good-natured ribbing by host Jimmy Kimmel on Sunday night was sort of the climax to moments over the past year when Gibson put on a brave face to take hits from his critics. Deadline reported Monday that he was just hired by Warner Bros. But 10 years ago, the once superstar actor and Oscar-winning director hit his public rock bottom when he was arrested on a DUI charge on the Pacific Coast Highway in California.
Home Give Share Search Subscribe. Doss, an Army medic who served during the Battle of Okinawa and refused to carry a gun. We want to hear what you think about this article. One question Hollywood might have asked was whether to embrace someone who has seemed more upset about being recorded in one of his darkest moments than about his actions in the moment itself. Andreas Rentz Share.
How did Gibson land such a big job with a major studio? There have been exceptions. Instead, he played variations on his tough-guy persona and over-the-top villains in films like Machete Kills and The Expendables 3. The last big box office hit Gibson fronted was the M. Schwarzenegger by then was as tarnished as Gibson, and in ways more relevant to the current scandals.