Mel alienated much of Hollywood when the shocking tapes with his racist and violent threats leaked to the Internet. However, his former Homicide partner proved he would stil drive up alongside Mel as he fights an evil ninja on a in-transit pre-fab home. Danny Glover spoke out to say, “I love Mel. That’s my friend. He’s had tough times. We’ve all had tough times.”
“He also saved me from an exploding toilet. Does that sound like something a racist would do?”
Todd Phillips didn’t seem too insulted by Mel when he cast him in a cameo role as a Tattoo Artist the guys must track down in The Hangover 2. But after opposition from the cast and crew, Phillips bowed to pressure and ousted Gibson from the role.
“He’s one of our finest actors and, quite honestly, one of our finest directors. But The Hangover 2is a family and as much as I loved the idea, a lot of people didn’t… I didn’t want anything to come in between that family,” Phillips said. The tattoo artist is described as “crazy” and “intense,” “someone you’re afraid to talk to.”
Too bad. He sounds perfect for the part.
Sylvester Stallone has only wished the best for Mel. Hoping that people treat him fairly and noting that he’s only seen good sides of the actor. Then again, he’s Sylvester Stallone. He’s Rocky and Rambo. He’s the last guy I’d want to piss off.