As the old saying goes, there are three things that will survive the apocalypse: cockroaches, Twinkies and Mel Gibson. No matter how many times a battered Mel stumbles around Hollywood like Sylvester Stallone at the end of Rocky, you cannot count this guy out. Just a few months after ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva released explosive voice-mails that threatened to end his career, Page Six reports that Mel is coming back to the big screen with a cameo in The Hangover 2.
“It’s a done deal,” says an insider, “Mel will make a cameo as a tattoo artist. Filming is taking place on the Warner Brothers lot, where a Bangkok set has been built. Mel is expected to film his role in two weeks. Then the production moves to Thailand at the end of October.” It’s probably for the best that he’s not going overseas with the crew, because that’s an international incident just waiting to happen.
We’re not sure if this really counts as a “comeback” yet, but The Hangover magic did work for Mike Tyson in the original. Is Mel in worse shape than a dude who bit a guy’s ear off? We’d venture to say yeah. Will Hollywood give him back his career, or is this the final curtain call on The Passion of the Mel?
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