Actor/director Mel Gibson has certainly not been shy in recent years about speaking his mind, which has gotten him into hot water and all but guaranteed his shunning from Hollywood. In 2006, he was arrested for a D.U.I. and went off on an anti-semitic diatribe directed at the police officer who pulled him over. In 2010, tapes were released online of Gibson’s verbal abuse towards the mother of his child, Oksana Grigorieva.
Still, he’s managed to self-fund a few projects that had a fair amount of success, although those came at the cost of having A-listers turn their backs on him after his tirades.
Now, it seems, he’s determined to hammer that last nail in his career’s coffin by not keeping his temper in check. The most recent outburst was directed at Joe Eszterhas–infamous screenwriter of “Showgirls” and “Basic Instinct“–who secretly recorded Gibson’s rant after he was invited to the actor’s home in Costa Rica in December to discuss a project.
“Why don’t I have a first draft of “The Maccabees?” What the f— have you been doing?” Gibson screams on the recording before moving on to an explative-filled rant about Grigorieva, saying she takes advantage of him (I probably don’t have to warn readers that the audio clip is NSFW, but I will anyway).
Gibson is reportedly looking into a lawsuit against Eszterhas for invasion of his privacy, but the damage has already been done.
Just heard Mel Gibson’s latest recorded rant. Wow! He makes an angry Christian Bale sound like Gandhi.
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