Mel Gibson Confirmed for Hangover 2 Cameo

19 Oct

Everyone’s new favorite celebrity they love to hate, Mel Gibson, will be returning to the big screen next summer in The Hangover 2. Jodie Foster, who was directing what was supposed to be Mel Gibson’s next project, Beaver, confirmed the rumor in a recent Extra interview. She said, “He really liked the humor in the first one, so I’m glad he’ll be in it!” 

This seems like a good move for the actor whose recorded raging phone conversations have further tarnished his public image, which was already damaged after racist remarks in 2006. Tom Cruise made a similar move with Tropic Thunder to recover his image, turning to outlandish self-deprecating humor, but will it be enough for Gibson?

Gibson will reportedly play an eccentric tattoo artist in next summer’s Hangover 2, but it is unclear whether he will be playing himself like Mike Tyson did in the first film. I think it would be funnier if he did, but I will have to wait and see the film for final judgment.

Tattoos are a step up from his previous face-painting profession.

What are your thoughts? Will this move restore Gibson’s image in the public eye? Or will it go over like a lead balloon?

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2 Responses to “Mel Gibson Confirmed for Hangover 2 Cameo”

  1. Brian Sostak October 19, 2010 at 9:27 am #

    We as Americans, love to see our celebrities fall from grace, only to rise back up to the stature they once were. Take Mike Tyson, Britney Spears, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Brown, Tom Cruise, Tiger Woods all as examples. Typically, I don’t have an issue with this, having your personal life as public record must be tough and we are all human, entitled to make mistakes.

    However, in the case of Mel Gibson, I do not think that he deserves this opportunity. Unlike the other celebrities I mentioned above, it doesn’t appear that Gibson has taken the necessary steps to apologize, show remorse, or rectify the things that he has done. I am all for second chances and comeback stories, but I think Mel Gibson has to earn his.

    • Chris Petersen October 19, 2010 at 9:35 am #

      I don’t think he has shown enough remorse either, but I think that he may be the type that he thinks he actually apologized, but it still isn’t enough. I don’t know what to think, but I did like him as an actor, not as a person.

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