Before Russell Crowe came along, Mel Gibson was the biggest Australian prick in Hollywood. Here’s Mel on homosexuality: “They take it up the ass … [That's] only for taking a shit.” When gay-rights group GLAAD asked for an apology, he told Playboy magazine, “I’ll apologize when hell freezes over. They can fuck off.”
Mad Mel became only more insufferable after replacing grog with God. Exhibit A: 2004′s The Passion of the Christ, which, in addition to grossing $604 million worldwide, depicts Jews in a way that would have made Adolf Eichmann proud.
Exhibit B: When Malibu policed pulled Gibson over for DUI in July 2006, Gibson told the arresting officer, “Fucking Jews … Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world. Are you a Jew?” At the booking station, the What Women Want star barked at a female officer, “What are you looking at, Sugar Tits?” The mug shot curiously failed to capture his hair plugs in a flattering light.
Gibson booked a confessional with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, although his apology was tempered by ramblings about his preoccupation with the war in Lebanon — and the bottle of Tequila on the floor of his Lexus. — Charles Bottomley