Mad Mel is back in "The Beaver"
By S. James Snyder, Special to Metromix
Jodie Foster collaborated with Mel Gibson on the rather charming western comedy “Maverick” back in 1994, and they’ve reunited for a uniquely strange concoction, “The Beaver.”
Foster directs Gibson as Walter Black, the latest in a long line of nutcase roles for Gibson. Black spends his days walking around with a beaver puppet on his hand, and insists to friend and colleagues it's a living creature.
Lately Gibson himself has been in the headlines for issues of an entirely different sort. The ironic fact is that few A-listers play batty and ballistic as convincingly as Gibson, flying off the hinges with terminal velocity. Take a look back through the actor’s craziest roles.
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