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Mel Gibson Wins an Award

It may come as a shock to hear that Mel Gibson has been given an award for anything he's done lately considering the recent Mel-Gate fiasco. However apparently some businessmen in the Latin community have managed to see some good in Mel after seeing clips from his new film Apocalypto. Here's more:

Gibson received an award from the Los Angeles-based Latin Business Association today for his "vision and courage" in making his epic tale set in the ancient Mayan Indian empire, a movie filmed in Mexico and with an all-Hispanic cast.

Showing a conference of Latino business leaders excerpts of the movie, the actor-director described the making of "Apocalypto" as a "badge of honour for the Latino community"

He said he spent eight months casting the movie, choosing performers - some of them Mayans - who mostly had never acted before. The movie has no star names and most of the crew, including make-up and costume artists and set designers, also were recruited in Mexico.

"It was tantamount to being at the Super Bowl and getting your quarterback from the audience," he admitted. "But they scored touchdown after touchdown. I don't know why no one has gone down there before."

Could this movie be a comeback for Mel? It's hard to tell with just this one event but it's a start. For more pics of Mel winning what might be one of the first of many (or last) awards of his career just














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stone_soup stone_soup 10 years
Despite all his misdemeanours, I think he has done many other good things in his career and made wise choices. And some of his work is really good too. Like The Passion Of The Christ. ____________________________________ Don't tick me off. Or you'll get it.
t0xxic t0xxic 10 years
Agreed Pad -------------------- Dum de Dum de Dum de Dum
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
I agree with Pad's comment
Padraigin Padraigin 10 years
Hasn't been kind to many of us.
Rio1 Rio1 10 years
It looks like gravity has not been kind to old Mel.
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
Totally agree, Pad. Very well put.
Padraigin Padraigin 10 years
He deserves recognition for how he went about making Apocalypto. His personal views, whatever they be and however distasteful they may be, should not mean that he cannot be recognized for any good that he may do as well.
Luna13 Luna13 10 years
i will never understand why all these celebs who got it good go out and become alcoholics but mel is a good actor and deserves recognition
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 10 years
wtf?? celebs get awards for just turning up these days.... LOL @ sanD13
sanD13 sanD13 10 years
at least this is better than winning "best accessorizing"
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