May 5, 2011

"He’s the most beloved actor I’ve ever worked with — and there’s a reason for it."

Jodie Foster on Mel Gibson (who stars in her new movie "The Beaver").

46 comments:

MadisonMan said...

Jodie Foster in a movie called The Beaver.

I just can't do it.

Trooper?

E.M. Davis said...

The script for The Beaver made the famous 'black list' as one of the best unproduced scripts in town.

I think it looks good ... however, the trailer never hints at the fact that the puppet doesn't really want to let go.

It supposedly gets very dark.

And I am happy that Foster has not abandoned Gibson even thought it would be easy and politically expedient for her to do so.

madAsHell said...

Why do newspapers report cliches?

Movie director says:
“He’s funny and bright and comes to work prepared, and he’s loyal, too. He’s a good person. Period.”

Football coach says:
"We are going to play to our strengths. On Saturday morning, we are going to button up the war-bonnet, and play some hard nose football."

Translation: The movie is gonna suck. The football coach will soon be looking for a job.

Maguro said...

"Thanks for the kind words, sugartits."

- Mel Gibson

Hoosier Daddy said...

Jodie Foster in a movie called The Beaver.

I just can't do it.

Trooper?


Yeah talk about a slow pitch for him.

MayBee said...

Someday I'll figure out how Charlie Sheen became a hero while Mel Gibson became a goat.

Fred4Pres said...

Mel Gibson is a strange cat, but when did that ever prevent someone from being a good actor or director?

He was raised by a rabid anti Semetic father (who he loves). The guy is obviously conflicted and while there is no defending his comments in the past and there is no more denying the anti Semetic undertones of The Passion, he is clearly also not your standard anti Semite bigot. He is a very good actor and director. He has a problem with alcohol. He probably regrets leaving his wife for the crazy Russian woman. In a weird alternative universe sort of way he is similar to Tony Soprano. All of this makes Mel Gibson interesting.

And it says something how Jodie Foster stands up for her friends like Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Jr.

Fred4Pres said...

Someday I'll figure out how Charlie Sheen became a hero while Mel Gibson became a goat.

That is easy. He is an right wing Catholic who said completely over the top anti Semetic and anti Gay comments. And then he did an Alec Baldwin rant against his wife.

But the first reason is why Gibson is a goat. All the rest would be forgiven by a 28 day visit to rehab.

Alex said...

Real friends go with the braying mob and abandon the ones in troubles. Oops, that's like Obama!

traditionalguy said...

IMO Jodi and Mel seem to be afflicted with a heritance of Scots-Irish genes that can trap them into loyal relationships with unsafe people. Still that makes them two people that I would want on my side in a fight.

edutcher said...

Given how many dhimmis are in Hollyweird, you'd think he'd have gotten a pass.

traditionalguy said...

IMO Jodi and Mel seem to be afflicted with a heritance of Scots-Irish genes that can trap them into loyal relationships with unsafe people.

Gibson may be Scots and he may be Irish, but, if he's Catholic, he ain't Scotch-Irish (proper term).

Fred4Pres said...

Art can be therapy.

This documentary movie is amazing. The images this guy creates are stunning. Jody Foster and Mel Gibson could make this guy's work into a dramatized movie. I think it would be facinating.

MayBee said...

And it says something how Jodie Foster stands up for her friends like Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Jr.

It's true. I suspect she appreciates those who have been loyal to her as well. She's gay in a town that (now) strongly advocates for the acceptance of gay people, but in a career where being out and gay isn't necessarily great for your career.

traditionalguy said...

Edutcher. You are right. But even John Knox was Catholic once before conversion to the reformed tradition. As to the spelling difference, I believe Scotch-Irish is a modern re-naming from confusing single malt whiskey with single minded men.

The Grand Inquisitor said...

Mel Gibson isn't a monster so much as a person who lost his mind and needed help. He hurt people in the process, but apparently he also has some friends who wanted him to get better.

That's terrific. I can't say I've ever f'ed up as bad as Mel has, but I have made mistakes, and I knew my friends by how they reacted.

Valentine Smith said...

Scotch |skä ch | |skɑtʃ| |skɒtʃ|
adjective
old-fashioned term for Scottish .
noun
1 short for Scotch whisky .
2 [as plural n. ] ( the Scotch) dated the people of Scotland.
3 dated the form of English spoken in Scotland.
DERIVATIVES
Scotchman ( dated) noun ( pl. -men)
Scotchwoman ( dated) noun ( pl. -women)
ORIGIN late 16th cent.: contraction of Scottish .
USAGE The use of Scotch to mean ‘of or relating to Scotland or its people’ is disliked by many Scottish people and is now uncommon in modern English. It survives in a number of fixed expressions, such as : Scotch broth and : Scotch whisky. For more details, see usage at Scottish .

t-man said...

Hilarious!

LIZ TAYLOR, MICHAEL JACKSON AND MARLON BRANDO FLED 9/11 TO OHIO IN A HIRE CAR

I'll bet the revenues at the fast food joints along I-80 were way up that month.

ricpic said...

Someone who is in a depression which is chemically based (Foster's description of Gibson's character in The Beaver) and not based on his personal circumstances can't pull himself out of that depression as the Gibson character does in this film. What happens is that the chemical imbalance rights itself for reasons we don't understand and then may very well go out of balance again and pitch the person right back into depression. But that wouldn't make for an uplifting movie.

Jason said...

"NICE BEAVER!!!!!"

Phil 3:14 said...

I've enjoyed a lot of Mr. Gibson's movies. At the same time, its clear he's a "tortured" individual (Apocalypto well exemplifies that).

I was glad to see the previews for this movie because it told me that at least someone was still willing to work with him.

Trooper York said...

Jodie Foster is a classy broad.

She can play on my team anytime.

So to speak.

Trooper York said...

But I do hear she is hard on the beaver.

MadisonMan said...

Jason, that's a great movie.

Ralph L said...

Ironrails needs to rule on whether it's still a beaver if it's been shaved.

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jr565 said...

Give him a break already. His wife has dropped the assault charges, which suggests they are without merit or she needs some cash.
He wasn't able to appear in The Hangover II. Give the guy a break.

Chuck66 said...

Always been a Mel Gibson fan. Wish he hadn't gone goofy on us.

Titus said...

Jodie Foster has nice tits.

k*thy said...

TGI, that's what I'm thinking, too. Her words and/or actions tell him essentially, "This is not who you really are." She sees past his darkness. What a gift...

Trooper York said...

What you don't get is that Jodie knows that a lot of the superliberal types pay lip service to gay people but they don't like them while this super conservative Catholic is a true and loyal friend to her.

And she is a true and loyal friend to him. That shows a hell of a lot of character. I salute her.

Titus said...

Troop is my friend!

Troop is gay friendly.

Yea Troop.

Titus said...

What i like best about Jodie Foster is she is willing to show her tits in movies.

tits.

Trooper York said...

You know I am your friend Titus. When everyone wanted to ban you I was your biggest supporter.

You should live and be happy. It's no skin off my nose what you do.

Just be careful out there.

I hear swallowing too much curry can make your loaves smell like Delhi. Just sayn'

Trooper York said...

And who doesn't love a good lookin'
lesbian?

MadisonMan said...

And who doesn't love a good lookin'
lesbian?

Who is dating Rosie these days?

Alex said...

Jodie Foster has nice tits.

You mean the flea bites?

peter hoh said...

Anybody want the spoiler? Send me an email.

Fen said...

Jodi Foster. The Last True Actress.

Bruce Hayden said...

Gibson, in a recent interview, indicated that he believes that Foster is fairly unique in Hollywood as to her loyalty. It is a quality that he really appreciates, esp. given what has happened to him there in recent years.

They apparently bonded when they made Maverick together, and have stayed good friends since then, despite often being at opposite ends of the political spectrum on a number of issues.

Fred4Pres said...

Hey, I am your friend Titus. I wish you only the best.

Phil 3:14 said...

Trooper;
superliberal types pay lip service to gay people

Are you saying what I think you're saying?

jr565 said...

Am I the only one who thinks that as Jodie has become more openly gay she has gotten less attractive and more butch looking.
That being said, I too support her loyalty to Mel. She sounds like a real class act, somebody who you'd be glad to count as a friend.

Sixty Grit said...
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Fen said...

I suspect Jodie is a liberal, and doesn't have any principles, therefore she will stick with someone, no matter how objectionable his behavior is

I disagree. Jodi Foster is liberal, but I gained alot of respect for her going back to school to gradaute with honors, instead of becoming resting on the promise of her acting career.

I think her interactions with John Hinkley dampened any desire to share her politics with her fans.

She one of my favs, even more so because she respects our relationship enough to not prosyltize while she's entertaining me.

Sixty Grit said...
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blake said...

Oblig: "We're finally going to see Mel Gibson in Jodie Foster's beaver!"

For a gay-baiting anti-semite, Mel's gay and Jewish friends seem to defend him pretty hard. Maybe life's not as simple as hanging a label on someone.

I still don't see the anti-semitism in the Passion, Fred4Pres.