Season 0 - Episode 9
Mad Mel: The Rise and Fall of a Hollywood Icon
Once Hollywood royalty, Mel Gibson could command $25 million a film, win Oscars, and make women swoon, all the while maintaining the image of a friendly family man. But those days are long gone. Today, Mel Gibson's reputation is in tatters. In this two-hour special, we go inside Mel's meltdown. We start with the tapes that show Mel ranting at his girlfriend and spewing racial epithets. Then we'll hear from the people know Mel well--co-stars, directors, agents, managers, and church members. And we'll get the views of psychologists, addiction experts, and law enforcement personnel who can speak to the current criminal investigation. From Mad Max to "Mad Mel," this is the definitive story of the rise and fall of a Hollywood icon.
Video from this Episode
A discussion of Mel Gibson?s disturbing rants caught on tape.
Mel Gibson's former assistant, Chuck Morris, describes some of Mel Gibson's homophobic comments and they're not a reflection of Mel.
Gloria Allred talks about the open letter she wrote to Mel Gibson.
Author Wensley Clark describes Mel Gibson?s interest in acting.