Is Mel Gibson Making a Hollywood Comeback?
Surprise guest Mel Gibson showed up at last night's "American Gangster" screening at the Arclight in Hollywood.
The Oscar-winning director appeared sane, sober and happy. He stopped just long enough in front of the press to hug the film's stars, Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe, pose for a few photos and tell the actors how much he was looking forward to seeing their film.
A political move, perhaps? Could Mel be making a comeback?
Then he leapt into a "Gangster" cast photo like a grinning groupie. Carpet photographers had to step back to include the mayor, who had suddenly popped up in their camera lenses.
Since the film is based on a true story about Frank Lucas, an entreperneurial black drug dealer in New York, perhaps this press op is part of Mayor Ambition's close attention to African American issues here in LA?
Anyway, here's a video of Russell talking about working with his pal, Ridley Scott, when he gets a surprise greeting from Mad Mel.
Photo Credits: Denzel warmly embraces Hollywood's prodigal son, Mel Gibson. The Mayor hugs it out Brian and Ari, sorry, Jeremy. Can an appearance on "Entourage" be far behind?