FORGOTTEN BUT NOT GONE. # 2 in a series. MEL GIBSON.
Gibson is another example of a celebrity who just won't go away no matter how disinterested the public is in him. He doesn't make Hollywood movies anymore, but does deals with overseas producers who still see him as a "name" with marquee value in Europe.
Gibson has had a career because he had the right look, and a modicum of acting ability [or it might be more accurate to say star charisma], although I and many others never thought he was much of a thespian. [Gibson may not know that thespian means actor.]
Gibson has a right, of course, to his conservative politics, but his rants and drunken binges and racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic and woman-hating attitudes and remarks have become increasingly offensive and tiresome. Gibson's problem -- among many -- is that he's getting older and seeing his star slipping. I'd like to feel sorry for him but in this economy he's probably in better shape than most people. Surely he's saved up enough money over the years to live comfortably for the rest of his life. No one can be a big-time movie star forever.
If his movie career is over, Gibson can sit back, sip on a pina colada -- and dare I say it -- try cracking a book for a change.
Let's hope it doesn't give him a headache!