Is Mel Gibson ever going to be huge again…or is he all done?

Mel Gibson is one of the great filmmakers of our time. To even suggest he’s over shows how mean spirited this business has become.

Other than the few in the “Golden Circle,” anyone of us would love to have half the talent and success Mel has. -screenwriter/producer


Money is the only thing that matters in Hollywood. He’ll self-finance another project that rakes in the cash and everyone will love him for it.

Everyone except me, that is. -screenwriter


Is Mel Gibson done?

It will be a sad day for all of us to be denied seeing Mel Gibson on screen. He is a talented actor and a brilliant director. I look forward to seeing any project he has coming out in the future. Mel has so much to offer the viewing audience. Don’t count him out for a mistake that Mr. Gibson truly regrets.

Mel Gibson is a directing genius. He makes acting as simple as breathing. He is a natural extraordinaire. Yes, Mr. Gibson is good looking, but he is so much more than that. He is so smart and ambitious. His last two projects took a lot of skill and historical knowledge. Neither dealt with easy subjects, but yet both were executed with beautiful photography, exuding with emotions. Both were amazing to watch. The photography was breath taking, the editing, and music were genius.

I have never met the man and have no plans to do so. But I do plan on supporting his creative and entertaining projects. I hope that will happen very soon. If I buy a ticket to a Mel Gibson film, I know I will be entertained. He does his job and he does it very well.

So put your stones down. Stop the Mel Bashing. He brings a lot of dollars to the box office. -Variety subscriber


With the right project, why not? I think the moviegoing public these days can separate the chaff from the grain. Mel Gibson makes great and very entertaining movies. With the right project, people will go watch his films. Take the case of “Apocalypto.” Because of his imprimatur, being the director somehow aided the film’s opening box-office gross. -Variety subscriber


He is still huge. The last movie “Apocalypto” was great! The award shows snub him because of the anti-Semitic remark. Nevertheless, the film was excellent. -Variety subscriber


First off, there is no question that Mel Gibson is still huge. To say he’s all done is a little naive. I was recently visiting India where I saw a “Braveheart” poster in a little village gym, so that should tell you the following he has outside this country. I also think that his anti-Semitic rant was reprimandable, but come on people, it is not beyond forgiveness. I think if Mel makes a strong personal film where the metaphor buried in the story delineates his own personal growth since the incident, he will even redeem himself amongst his harshest critics. Let us not forget that he is a master filmmaker and even his misfire, “Apocalypto,” was not that bad. -Variety subscriber


Mel Gibson is too talented to be done. Like Russell Crowe and Tom Cruise, he’s a high-maintenance superstar who’s more often than not his own worst enemy. Those guys should study George Clooney and Tom Hanks as examples of combining class with celebrity. -Variety subscriber


First, he’s got to be offered a decent acting job, and that doesn’t seem to be forthcoming. -screenwriter


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