And even if it is a fairly safe bet that neither Gibson nor his film will win Oscars in these categories on Sunday night, the very fact that the film is a candidate for six awards – and, moreover, in such important categories – says that a decade was enough for Hollywood to forgive Gibson his trespasses.
Following an excellent performance in "The Year of Living Dangerously" (1982), Gibson staked his claim in Hollywood by starring in "Lethal Weapon" (1987), a highly successful buddy comedy by which all others would be measured.
"I think people don't want to work with him." There have been exceptions.
Mel Gibson's latest movie, ‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ has seen the star welcomed back into the Hollywood fold.
In a recent interview with Coming Soon.net, Gibson said that he wants to leave the past in the past.
There may not be a literal "movie jail" in Hollywood, but it's still real — just ask Mel Gibson.