Mel Gibson

Oscar night puts Mel Gibson back in the spotlight

Oscar night puts Mel Gibson back in the spotlight

The road back into the good graces of Hollywood has been treacherous for Mel Gibson, but the Academy Awards ceremony Sunday seemed to smooth and accelerate the journey significantly.

It’s been 10 years since a public fall from grace that included a DUI arrest during which Gibson lobbed anti-Semitic and sexist language at a sheriff’s deputy. In a separate incident later, an audiotape revealed him saying a racial epithet and making physical threats against his then-girlfriend.

Sunday’s Oscars made it seem as though that all may soon be forgiven.

Gibson’s film “Hacksaw Ridge” took home two Oscars — for film editing and sound mixing — and winners John Gilbert...

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