Mel Gibson

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Mad Max Mel Gibson is an American actor and filmmaker who, when he's not starring in beloved film franchises and winning more awards than you can shake a fist at, is at various times an alcoholic anti-Semite and racist, a homophobe, an abusive boyfriend, and, along with his father, the founder of his own little bizarre sedevacantist Catholic sect.[1][2] He directed and produced the 2004 film The Passion of the Christ, which is conveniently a very neat and tidy cross-section of his life, career, and beliefs.

Prior to going more than a little off the rails, he did have a sterling film career, having starring roles in the Mad Max and Lethal Weapon series, and the Academy Award-winning (but stunningly inaccurate) Braveheart, with the pinnacle of his career being in 2000 when he voiced Rocky in Nick Park's animated epic, Chicken Run. (Oh how the mighty have fallen!)

From the 1990s he also carved out a career as director and/or star of a series of historical epics that often took a hilariously pseudohistorical approach to important topics such as Scottish independence (Braveheart, 1995), the American Revolution (Roland Emmerich's The Patriot, 2000), pre-Colombian civilization (Apocalypto, 2006), pacifism in World War Two (Hacksaw Ridge, 2016), as well as Jesus.[3][4][5][6][7]


During an interview with the Spanish newspaper El País in 1991, Gibson stated he quit the mainstream Catholic Church because it had become "too liberal." When asked about homosexuals, he responded, in a most eloquent fashion, by stating that "[homosexual individuals] take it up the ass." He then laughed, got up, bent over, pointed to his butt, and continued, "This is only for taking a shit."[8]

As Scottish comedian Frankie Boyle said of Gibson: "When they were making Braveheart, everyone said, 'Oh it's ridiculous, Mel Gibson playing a Scottish guy, that's not gonna be very convincing.' And look at him now: an alcoholic racist."[9]

Holy Family Catholic Church[edit]

He is the sole contributor to the church and has threatened to cut funding to it if its 70-odd[10] members don't stop talking about his decision to leave his wife for his mistress.[11]

The famous hissy fit[edit]

On 28 July 2006, Mad Max Gibson was arrested for a DUI while speeding in his vehicle with an open container. Gibson first told the arresting officer, "My life is over. I'm fucked. Robyn's going to leave me." According to the arrest report, Gibson then added "Fucking Jews... the Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world."

Domestic violence[edit]

Since then he has proven himself an all-round asshole in many ways. He left threatening phone calls for his girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva and was sentenced to 3 years' probation after hitting her.[12] His stepmother filed a restraining order against him in 2012.[13]

"Gibson's Law"[edit]

Completely unrelated to the Gibson's Law used in the worlds of law and PR, Mel Gibson's Law states that a reference to Braveheart or the Battle of Banockburn in the midst of a discussion regarding Scottish independence becomes more and more likely as the discussion stretches on. Formally stated: "As the length of a discussion regarding Scottish independence approaches infinity, the mathematical probability that a reference to Braveheart or Banockburn is made approaches 1."[14]

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