Mel Gibson

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I don't think of myself as either American or Australian really, I'm a true hybrid. It's a good thing for me because both of them are really good countries

Mel Gibson (born 3 January 1956) is a noted American actor, producer and director.


  • The precursors to a civilization that’s going under are the same, time and time again. … What's human sacrifice if not sending guys off to Iraq for no reason? [1]
  • If you're going to wear three hats, you'd better grow two more heads.
    • On his involvement in Braveheart (1995) as actor, director and producer.[2]
  • I don't think of myself as either American or Australian really, I'm a true hybrid. It's a good thing for me because both of them are really good countries.[3]
  • My family means more to me than the artificial trappings of my career. If ever I had to choose between my career and my family, the wife and kids would definitely come out on top.
    • Excerpted from Wensley Clarkson's "Mel Gibson; Living Dangerously", page 300.
  • I'm not anti-Semitic. My Gospels are not anti-Semitic. I've shown it to many Jews and they're like, it's not anti-Semitic. It's interesting that the people who say it's anti-Semitic say that before they saw the film, and they said the same thing after they saw the film.
    • "Gibson: I'm not anti-Semitic", Tom Tugend, Jerusalem Post, February 9, 2004
  • I don't feel like I want to get in front of a camera any more. I like getting, you know, just being a slob behind a camera and watching other people look good. You know, I might not hurry back. I might go and go somewhere no-one can find me. You know where that is? You know where the place is no-one can find you? I was thinking of pitching my tent right next to the weapons of mass destruction. Then no-one would find me.
  • They take it up the ass. [pointing at his posterior] This is only for taking a shit.
    • Discussing homosexuals in an interview with El Pais magazine, December 1991.
  • I became an actor despite that. But with this look, who's going to think I'm gay? It would be hard to take me for someone like that. Do I sound like a homosexual? Do I talk like them? Do I move like them?
    • Discussing the perception that many actors are gay in an interview with El Pais magazine, December 1991.
  • Hey, I'm for love, not war. How about we have a beer?
    • An intoxicated Gibson to the infuriated driver he had just rear ended in Toronto. In 1984 he pleaded guilty to drunk driving and was fined $300 and banned from driving in Canada for 3 months. While in court, he apologized to the people of Toronto and thanked the police. Excerpted from Wensley Clarkson's "Mel Gibson; Living Dangerously," page 175.
  • This is not a Christian versus Jewish thing. '(Jesus) came into the world and it knew him not.' Looking at Christ's crucifixion, I look first at my own culpability in that.
    • Discussing The Passion of the Christ in an interview on Eternal Word Television Network, March 2004.
  • The only way to maintain a moderate sum of happiness in this life, is not to worry about the future or regret the past too much.
  • What are you looking at, sugartits?
Hey, I'm for love, not war. How about we have a beer?
  • After drinking alcohol on Thursday night, I did a number of things that were very wrong and for which I am ashamed. I drove a car when I should not have, and was stopped by the L.A. County sheriffs. The arresting officer was just doing his job and I feel fortunate that I was apprehended before I caused injury to any other person. I acted like a person completely out of control when I was arrested, and said things that I do not believe to be true and which are despicable. I am deeply ashamed of everything I said and I apologize to anyone who I have offended. Also, I take this opportunity to apologize to the deputies involved for my belligerent behavior. They have always been there for me in my community and indeed probably saved me from myself. I disgraced myself and my family with my behavior and for that I am truly sorry. I have battled the disease of alcoholism for all of my adult life and profoundly regret my horrific relapse. I apologize for any behavior unbecoming of me in my inebriated state and have already taken necessary steps to ensure my return to health.
    • Apology issued July 29, 2006 for his behavior and comments during the incident with his drunk driving and speeding. [5]
  • I fully support the efforts of Mr. & Mrs. Schindler to save their daughter, Terri Schiavo, from a cruel starvation. Terri's husband should sign the care of his wife over to her parents so she can be properly cared for.
    • Gibson lending his support to Terri Schiavo, telling Terri's father that he supported his family's efforts to save his daughter's life. [6]
  • You're an embarrassment to me. You look like a fucking bitch in heat, and if you get raped by a pack of niggers, it will be your fault.
    • Taped phone conversation of Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva, the mother of his daughter.[7]
  • Who wants to eat?! Who the fuck wants to eat?! Go have something to eat! Hurrrrraaaaayyyyyy!
    • Rant taped by Nick Eszterhas, son of screenwriter Joe Eszterhas, in Costa Rica [8]

About Gibson[edit]

  • This is extraordinary. We live in a culture where the terms fascist and racist are thrown about, if anything, too easily and too frequently. Yet here is a man whose every word and deed is easily explicable once you know the single essential thing about him: He is a member of a fascist splinter group that believes it is the salvation of the Catholic Church.
    • Christopher Hitchens, Mel Gibson Isn't Just an Angry Narcissist: His tirades are the distilled violence, cruelty, and bigotry of right-wing Catholic ideology., Slate, July. 19, 2010
  • Say what you want about Mel Gibson, but the son-of-a-bitch knows story structure!
    • South Park - Imaginationland, part I.

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