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Source: The Guradian

Is all forgiven The strange, troubling resurgence of Mel Gibson

Friday 09:55 GMT

He may or may not be able to open a movie with his face any longer, but behind the camera, Mel Gibson is already back in the saddle – like it or not – and all is forgiven.

Gibson is playing his most prominent on-screen role, in Daddy’s Home 2, since his obscenity-filled antisemitic meltdown on the shoulder of the Pacific Coast Highway on a hot July night in Malibu more than a decade ago. Given the serendipity of long-range movie-release schedules, how was Gibson to know that his latest bid for a soft landing back in the box-office charts, and back in the warm bosom of filmgoers worldwide, would take place during a tsunami of revelations of sexual chicanery and all-round vileness among top Hollywood figures and Washington politicians?

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