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Liam Neeson will be stepping in for Mel Gibson in The Hangover 2

10.22.2010

Don't you just love it when a plan comes together... out of nowhere... thanks to Zach Galifianakis being a weirdo?

In a turn of events that's frankly pretty boring, Variety is reporting that the very tall, safe, and non-controversial Liam Neeson (UNKNOWN, THE A-TEAM) will be stepping in to fill out the cameo role of a tattoo artist in THE HANGOVER 2. That role was previously offered to Mel Gibson before Galifianakis and members of the film's cast and crew suddenly got all indignant and "revolted" that a known lunatic would be on their set punching their spouses or some shit.

"I just got a call to do a one day shoot on 'Hangover 2' as a tattooist in Thailand, and that's all I know about it," Neeson tells Variety. "I just laughed my leg off when I saw 'The Hangover, I was shooting in Berlin earlier this year and rented it on the hotel TV."

I love Liam. I think we all do. And I'm sure his inclusion will be a fun, smirk-worthy moment in the film. Hopefully he'll chomp on a cigar and say something Hannibal-esque to Bradley Cooper. But... it's safe, it's boring. And I guess I just don't really understand why Galifianakis and whoever else would be so up in arms about Gibson's inclusion. I mean, you had f*cking MIKE TYSON in the last one! And they could've really played up Gibson's part too. Played on the crazy angle. That would've brought some fun attention and more publicity to a sequel, that frankly, I and I'm sure others are completely indifferent about. Neeson... what's "Oh, shit!" about that?

Mel Gibson's career is apparently more f*cked than any of us thought.
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1:40PM on 10/25/2010
I love Liam Neeson. Bitching about Mel? Idiots.
I love Liam Neeson. Bitching about Mel? Idiots.
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2:21AM on 10/25/2010

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Yes!
Yes!
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6:52AM on 10/24/2010

Prognosis Negative

Who cares?? This first one was the most overrated piece of shit comedy of the past 10yrs.
Who cares?? This first one was the most overrated piece of shit comedy of the past 10yrs.
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1:09PM on 10/24/2010
Yeah, I'm with you on that one! ... But prepare to get a significant amount of thumbs down.
Yeah, I'm with you on that one! ... But prepare to get a significant amount of thumbs down.
10:55PM on 10/23/2010
should still be gibson. i hope this movie sucks now.
should still be gibson. i hope this movie sucks now.
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6:32PM on 10/23/2010
You're right. At first, I was psyched to see Neeson's name but to go from Mike Tyson or Mel Gibson to Liam Neeson is like going from prime rib to taco flavored ground beef.
You're right. At first, I was psyched to see Neeson's name but to go from Mike Tyson or Mel Gibson to Liam Neeson is like going from prime rib to taco flavored ground beef.
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6:07PM on 10/23/2010

ok question

do any of you really give a fuck? An actor felt uncomfortable about working with someone who is obviously a bigot (you can't blame everything on the booze, he's been like this since the early 90's...remember the gay remark?)I don't really care tbh, and for all of you saying zach is a asshole, and you won't be seeing the movie, get your head out of your ass cause 1. we don't really know his justification to be calling him a asshole or not and 2. you know damn well this won't stop you from seeing
do any of you really give a fuck? An actor felt uncomfortable about working with someone who is obviously a bigot (you can't blame everything on the booze, he's been like this since the early 90's...remember the gay remark?)I don't really care tbh, and for all of you saying zach is a asshole, and you won't be seeing the movie, get your head out of your ass cause 1. we don't really know his justification to be calling him a asshole or not and 2. you know damn well this won't stop you from seeing the movie
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2:10PM on 10/24/2010
im sure it was ok for a convicted rapist (mike tyson) to be in the first one with no problem?
im sure it was ok for a convicted rapist (mike tyson) to be in the first one with no problem?
10:35PM on 10/24/2010
OK, maybe you didn't get my point, who the hell cares?! we both don't know the whole story, for all we know it was something else. and even if it was, are you that so butt hurt about it? or are you just going along with the crowed who won't give a shit when the trailer comes out and say "omfg liam neeeson was fuckin awesome!". oh and it was like 91 when Tyson was convicted, obviously he isn't that person anymore (as far as we know), cant hold that over his head forever. hell eve his victim
OK, maybe you didn't get my point, who the hell cares?! we both don't know the whole story, for all we know it was something else. and even if it was, are you that so butt hurt about it? or are you just going along with the crowed who won't give a shit when the trailer comes out and say "omfg liam neeeson was fuckin awesome!". oh and it was like 91 when Tyson was convicted, obviously he isn't that person anymore (as far as we know), cant hold that over his head forever. hell eve his victim forgave him. Mel however is a crazy bigot to this very day, if an actor doesn't feel comfortable around him then i completely understand. i take know sides, I am just looking at this from a non affiliated perspective. all this zach hate is bullshit, you have no reason to make him out as the bad guy you claim he is.
4:25PM on 10/23/2010

Good

Liam will be excellent in the role. Can't wait.
Liam will be excellent in the role. Can't wait.
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3:41PM on 10/23/2010
If they have him being insane it could be very memoable
If they have him being insane it could be very memoable
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3:29PM on 10/23/2010
Having Gibson in this would have been more of the same. They don't need to continue the whole "lets cast crazy actors and have them play characitures of themselves" gimmick. Surprised they didn't try to cast Lindsay Lohan as a coked out tranny.

The Tyson cameo in the first one was great, but let it go. The humor came from the interaction between [link] anyway.
Having Gibson in this would have been more of the same. They don't need to continue the whole "lets cast crazy actors and have them play characitures of themselves" gimmick. Surprised they didn't try to cast Lindsay Lohan as a coked out tranny.

The Tyson cameo in the first one was great, but let it go. The humor came from the interaction between [link] anyway.
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2:24PM on 10/23/2010

This is disappointing news

Mel would have been funnier because he's playing off his crazy public image - which is why Tyson's cameo in the first film was funny, too. Liam Neeson's a great actor and all, but he doesn't have that stigma that Gibson would have - and it won't be as fun to see him poke fun at himself.
Mel would have been funnier because he's playing off his crazy public image - which is why Tyson's cameo in the first film was funny, too. Liam Neeson's a great actor and all, but he doesn't have that stigma that Gibson would have - and it won't be as fun to see him poke fun at himself.
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4:26PM on 10/24/2010
Bingo!
Bingo!
12:31PM on 10/23/2010
I say this is all a clever buildup for Gibson being on Between Two Ferns when BEAVER comes out.

As for the cameo, Neeson is God and I'm sure he'll be great, but...fuck it, it's not really a cameo anymore if everyone knows about it, regardless of who it is.
I say this is all a clever buildup for Gibson being on Between Two Ferns when BEAVER comes out.

As for the cameo, Neeson is God and I'm sure he'll be great, but...fuck it, it's not really a cameo anymore if everyone knows about it, regardless of who it is.
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12:28PM on 10/23/2010

First movie was OK!

But it was highly overrated. The cast was serviceable, but it did not deserve the love it got. This is going to suck anyway, so who cares? Oh, and Mel still rules! Fuck this movie!
But it was highly overrated. The cast was serviceable, but it did not deserve the love it got. This is going to suck anyway, so who cares? Oh, and Mel still rules! Fuck this movie!
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11:06AM on 10/23/2010
Galifianakis is a faggot. The fact that Gibson is nuts would have made his performance that much more authentic, lol. I'm still waiting for the famous beaver, though ("a man who's lost his mind speaks through a beaver puppet").
Galifianakis is a faggot. The fact that Gibson is nuts would have made his performance that much more authentic, lol. I'm still waiting for the famous beaver, though ("a man who's lost his mind speaks through a beaver puppet").
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10:59AM on 10/23/2010

For those who wonder why they accepted Mike Tyson

...maybe they didn't have a choice. No one among the cast was well known when the first film came out and they certainly didn't have enough pull to ask for change.

As for Todd Phillips, you have to wonder about that guy: a convicted rapist followed by an antisemite who beat up his wife? What's next, a Roman Polanski cameo?
...maybe they didn't have a choice. No one among the cast was well known when the first film came out and they certainly didn't have enough pull to ask for change.

As for Todd Phillips, you have to wonder about that guy: a convicted rapist followed by an antisemite who beat up his wife? What's next, a Roman Polanski cameo?
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2:12PM on 10/24/2010
holier-than-thou-wood is to hypocritical of its self. they should put polanski in it for that role and have underage girls working for him.
holier-than-thou-wood is to hypocritical of its self. they should put polanski in it for that role and have underage girls working for him.
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10:47AM on 10/23/2010

maybe this is all a cover up

... so that mel gibson's actual cameo in the movie is a surprise.
... so that mel gibson's actual cameo in the movie is a surprise.
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10:23AM on 10/23/2010
It's still stupid to replace Gibson, but Neeson is a fine actor.
It's still stupid to replace Gibson, but Neeson is a fine actor.
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10:04AM on 10/23/2010
Pretty sad when its ok to have a convicted rapist with no problem, but a guy who got drunk and and racist you pull all the stops?
Pretty sad when its ok to have a convicted rapist with no problem, but a guy who got drunk and and racist you pull all the stops?
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9:26AM on 10/23/2010
The difference between Gibson and Tyson, they had Tyson on when he was trying to improve a reputation that went south a long time ago. Gibson just recently stepped in some shit that made him come off even crazier than before. And if he's not playing Mel, then why worry?

Liam Neeson hosted what was maybe the most consistently funny SNL episode I've seen in years. And while I normally think the man has suddenly become way over-exposed, I'm sure he'll add some interesting flavor to this thing.
The difference between Gibson and Tyson, they had Tyson on when he was trying to improve a reputation that went south a long time ago. Gibson just recently stepped in some shit that made him come off even crazier than before. And if he's not playing Mel, then why worry?

Liam Neeson hosted what was maybe the most consistently funny SNL episode I've seen in years. And while I normally think the man has suddenly become way over-exposed, I'm sure he'll add some interesting flavor to this thing. If Mel was a point of contention with the regular cast member(s), then I see no reason why they should've kept him.
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7:59AM on 10/23/2010

Right choice

I donīt get all this bitching. The casting and the chemistry between the main characters was one of the things that made the first film work. Why risk this for a short cameo? Gibson donīt need this role and I donīt need Gibson in this. And say whatever you want about Tyson; he never offended other cultures or religions and seemed to have change quite a bit since his prison days. Mel Gibson on the other side seemed to be on his lunatic prime right now! Maybe some prison time could do wonders to
I donīt get all this bitching. The casting and the chemistry between the main characters was one of the things that made the first film work. Why risk this for a short cameo? Gibson donīt need this role and I donīt need Gibson in this. And say whatever you want about Tyson; he never offended other cultures or religions and seemed to have change quite a bit since his prison days. Mel Gibson on the other side seemed to be on his lunatic prime right now! Maybe some prison time could do wonders to him as well?
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4:33PM on 10/24/2010
you are a simpleton.
you are a simpleton.
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7:26AM on 10/23/2010
and what exactly is funny about neeson??
gibson would have been hilarious.
well.. i used to love zach, but i hate him now.
and what exactly is funny about neeson??
gibson would have been hilarious.
well.. i used to love zach, but i hate him now.
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6:32AM on 10/23/2010
Zach Galifianakis got Mel Gibson booted out??? No Hangover 2 for me then...
Zach Galifianakis got Mel Gibson booted out??? No Hangover 2 for me then...
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4:00AM on 10/23/2010

TO ALL THE PEOPLE

who whine about mel gibson doing and saying some weird things should first take a look at themselves. I did stupid things sometimes when i was drunk and may have said a few rascist things when among friends (but never with serious intend, because frankly i can get along with almost everyone) and didnt we all at some time have fights with our girlfriend and you said things you didnt really mean, but just out of anger.
If someone took all of the bad moments out of our life we would all get
who whine about mel gibson doing and saying some weird things should first take a look at themselves. I did stupid things sometimes when i was drunk and may have said a few rascist things when among friends (but never with serious intend, because frankly i can get along with almost everyone) and didnt we all at some time have fights with our girlfriend and you said things you didnt really mean, but just out of anger.
If someone took all of the bad moments out of our life we would all get burned down.
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2:14PM on 10/24/2010
well said. technology will be the death of everyone very soon.
well said. technology will be the death of everyone very soon.
4:35PM on 10/24/2010
I second; well put!
I second; well put!
2:38AM on 10/23/2010

It's fascinating ...

... how Nesson gets so much work. Can't wait for his cameo in Hangover 2.
... how Nesson gets so much work. Can't wait for his cameo in Hangover 2.
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2:18AM on 10/23/2010
i love Neeson, he's awesome. But come on, Mel needs obviously help. Alcoholism isn't something you just can shake off, and be done with it. And maybe working would have been it for Mel, but no, instead he's been shoved deeper into to the hole he's in. I surely hope he gets that help, and can overcome his problems. And return to movie making biz.
i love Neeson, he's awesome. But come on, Mel needs obviously help. Alcoholism isn't something you just can shake off, and be done with it. And maybe working would have been it for Mel, but no, instead he's been shoved deeper into to the hole he's in. I surely hope he gets that help, and can overcome his problems. And return to movie making biz.
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2:29AM on 10/23/2010
No one is "shoving" Mel anywhere. No one but Mel Gibson is responsible for Mel Gibson.
No one is "shoving" Mel anywhere. No one but Mel Gibson is responsible for Mel Gibson.
2:04AM on 10/23/2010

Jewish?

Well isn't Zack Jewish, and Gibson hates Jews...ya that would have been a great work day.
Well isn't Zack Jewish, and Gibson hates Jews...ya that would have been a great work day.
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9:18AM on 10/23/2010
Zack is Greek. But he probably has a lot of Jewish friends. I think Mel does, too.
Zack is Greek. But he probably has a lot of Jewish friends. I think Mel does, too.
1:53AM on 10/23/2010
Nice work Galafishpankis really, you fucking asshole. Liams great but a cameo? C'mon this is fucking bullshit.
Nice work Galafishpankis really, you fucking asshole. Liams great but a cameo? C'mon this is fucking bullshit.
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1:25AM on 10/23/2010

Shoulda been Mel.

In fact i wish it had never leaked so i wouldnt be so disappointed now.
In fact i wish it had never leaked so i wouldnt be so disappointed now.
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1:08AM on 10/23/2010
Man I wish everytime I made an asshole out of myself I would get offered a movie role because of it.
Man I wish everytime I made an asshole out of myself I would get offered a movie role because of it.
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1:01AM on 10/23/2010

Fantastic

Gibson would've been awful. It's just stunt casting that would distract from the rest of the movie. It brings nothing other than, "Remember when he screamed that racsist shit at his wife?". If it was Galifianakis that fought the casting I salute him.
Gibson would've been awful. It's just stunt casting that would distract from the rest of the movie. It brings nothing other than, "Remember when he screamed that racsist shit at his wife?". If it was Galifianakis that fought the casting I salute him.
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12:31AM on 10/23/2010
FUCKIN' WEAK!!!
FUCKIN' WEAK!!!
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12:29AM on 10/23/2010
i love Liam, but Mel is crazy- the role would have fit him better.
i love Liam, but Mel is crazy- the role would have fit him better.
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12:26AM on 10/23/2010

Liam is the best...

But Mel could have been great too, Zach Galifianakis stop being a little Bitch, your not even that funny. Sucka!
But Mel could have been great too, Zach Galifianakis stop being a little Bitch, your not even that funny. Sucka!
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12:48AM on 10/23/2010
Hangover wouldn't have been nearly as funny without Zach.
Hangover wouldn't have been nearly as funny without Zach.
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11:41PM on 10/22/2010

Love Liam..

But Mel would have been great too. I think some people see Tyson as sort of a tragic figure, and they don't look at Mel that way (yet anyway). Maybe that's why Tyson gets a pass. I'm not saying it's right or wrong but because Tysons life has been filled with tragedy, some self inflicted and some not, people seem to give him endless chances to redeem himself. Hopefully Mel gets his chances too.
But Mel would have been great too. I think some people see Tyson as sort of a tragic figure, and they don't look at Mel that way (yet anyway). Maybe that's why Tyson gets a pass. I'm not saying it's right or wrong but because Tysons life has been filled with tragedy, some self inflicted and some not, people seem to give him endless chances to redeem himself. Hopefully Mel gets his chances too.
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11:26PM on 10/22/2010
I wouldnt care if Mel did it or not - but this is a pleasant change.
I wouldnt care if Mel did it or not - but this is a pleasant change.
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11:14PM on 10/22/2010
Liam is a great actor and I know this is just a cameo apperance, but I would have rather seen Mel do this! He did a similar role in the movie Fathers Day with Billy Crystal and Robin Williams.
Liam is a great actor and I know this is just a cameo apperance, but I would have rather seen Mel do this! He did a similar role in the movie Fathers Day with Billy Crystal and Robin Williams.
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10:55PM on 10/22/2010

Liam's 100x the man that Mel is.

Great news! BTW, George, since when did not wanting to work with a drunken racist make a person a "weirdo?" That's something a sociopath says.
Great news! BTW, George, since when did not wanting to work with a drunken racist make a person a "weirdo?" That's something a sociopath says.
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11:11AM on 10/23/2010
Don't know if you'll read this, George, or if you even care, but I shouldn't have implied that you're a sociopath. I can admit when I'm wrong, and that's a pretty strong thing to call someone. Especially someone I don't even know. IDK, maybe I'm taking all this shit & this place too seriously, but I just wanted to apologize.
Don't know if you'll read this, George, or if you even care, but I shouldn't have implied that you're a sociopath. I can admit when I'm wrong, and that's a pretty strong thing to call someone. Especially someone I don't even know. IDK, maybe I'm taking all this shit & this place too seriously, but I just wanted to apologize.
10:37PM on 10/22/2010
It's hell being Mel
It's hell being Mel
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10:21PM on 10/22/2010

Stupid.

This is a stupid replacement. If they wanted to go safe yet remain racy I would have called Mickey Rourke. FUCK GALIFIFATASS
This is a stupid replacement. If they wanted to go safe yet remain racy I would have called Mickey Rourke. FUCK GALIFIFATASS
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10:05PM on 10/22/2010

Let's see...

Gibson: Great actor and talented filmmaker who has a drinking problem and anger issues (but who has been convicted of nothing) and who, if anything, has been manipulated by a woman out to get some cash VS Mike Tyson, a convicted rapist who served prison time. Yeah. I can see why people were against Gibson.

That said, Neeson is fine... but come on, people. Mel's got issues, but is this really where we are as movie-goers?
Gibson: Great actor and talented filmmaker who has a drinking problem and anger issues (but who has been convicted of nothing) and who, if anything, has been manipulated by a woman out to get some cash VS Mike Tyson, a convicted rapist who served prison time. Yeah. I can see why people were against Gibson.

That said, Neeson is fine... but come on, people. Mel's got issues, but is this really where we are as movie-goers?
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9:03PM on 10/22/2010

hmm

Neeson can be funny?
uhm ...that sucks Mel wont be in this. PASS
Neeson can be funny?
uhm ...that sucks Mel wont be in this. PASS
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8:50PM on 10/22/2010

Yeah

No one is saying Liam sucks as an actor. He truly is great. It's just that, Mel's cameo would have been wild, divisive, and one of the things to talk about when seeing this sequel. Not any more though. Neeson is safe because he doesn't get into trouble, he has no bad rap, unlike Mel (and... um... TYSON) Thanks, Zach.
No one is saying Liam sucks as an actor. He truly is great. It's just that, Mel's cameo would have been wild, divisive, and one of the things to talk about when seeing this sequel. Not any more though. Neeson is safe because he doesn't get into trouble, he has no bad rap, unlike Mel (and... um... TYSON) Thanks, Zach.
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8:42PM on 10/22/2010
yes!...i dont care if they remove gibson or set him up as neeson's coworker...jst having liam on this is gonna be awesomeness in its pure form..
yes!...i dont care if they remove gibson or set him up as neeson's coworker...jst having liam on this is gonna be awesomeness in its pure form..
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8:41PM on 10/22/2010
Yeah, I'm glad they got rid of Mel Gibson and I dig Liam Neeson but they shouldn't have ruined the surprise of the cameo.
Yeah, I'm glad they got rid of Mel Gibson and I dig Liam Neeson but they shouldn't have ruined the surprise of the cameo.
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8:38PM on 10/22/2010
Don't get me wrong, I'm a Neeson fan, but I agree completely that he is safe, and won't make any waves. I bet Cooper had him on speed dial. I just don't see what they can do to make his cameo a memorable one.
Don't get me wrong, I'm a Neeson fan, but I agree completely that he is safe, and won't make any waves. I bet Cooper had him on speed dial. I just don't see what they can do to make his cameo a memorable one.
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8:14PM on 10/22/2010
Like I said on the other board, I'm waiting until the police/court release their official report before passing any judgement on Gibson. There's just too much speculative he said/she said stuff going on right now. And I believe it's for the best that he's not doing the cameo. He needs to focus on getting this conflict and his personal issues resolved.

Neeson should be fun. Though I do wish they would have left it a surprise. Isn't that the point of cameos?
Like I said on the other board, I'm waiting until the police/court release their official report before passing any judgement on Gibson. There's just too much speculative he said/she said stuff going on right now. And I believe it's for the best that he's not doing the cameo. He needs to focus on getting this conflict and his personal issues resolved.

Neeson should be fun. Though I do wish they would have left it a surprise. Isn't that the point of cameos?
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7:56PM on 10/22/2010

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Zach is being a weirdo because he didn't feel like sharing film with a mentally unstable wife beater?...The difference between Gibson and Tyson is that to include Gibson in a cameo NOW is clearly trying to capitalize on him knocking a woman's teeth out...Tyson's cameo had nothing to do with a 15 year old rape.
Zach is being a weirdo because he didn't feel like sharing film with a mentally unstable wife beater?...The difference between Gibson and Tyson is that to include Gibson in a cameo NOW is clearly trying to capitalize on him knocking a woman's teeth out...Tyson's cameo had nothing to do with a 15 year old rape.
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7:49PM on 10/22/2010

GOOD!

I don't understand the outpouring of support for Mel Gibson. I personally dislike the hell out of the guy, but even I'm willing to give him a chance in future films (The Beaver especially has me excited). However, there's a large difference between Mike Tyson and Mel Gibson, and that difference is that while most people feel sorry to a degree for Tyson, and find him at the very least amusing, Mel Gibson is possibly the most unlikable celebrity in the world right now. That pertains not only to
I don't understand the outpouring of support for Mel Gibson. I personally dislike the hell out of the guy, but even I'm willing to give him a chance in future films (The Beaver especially has me excited). However, there's a large difference between Mike Tyson and Mel Gibson, and that difference is that while most people feel sorry to a degree for Tyson, and find him at the very least amusing, Mel Gibson is possibly the most unlikable celebrity in the world right now. That pertains not only to the ticket buyers but to other actors as well. Why isn't Zach Galifianakis allowed to say "This guy is a fucking asshole, I don't want him capitalizing off MY movie'. This isn't like Zach Galifianakis signed on to a movie Mel Gibson was attached to, and then ordered him off. This is Mel Gibson trying to win some public favor by piggybacking off more likable, more important celebrities. If anything, I believe the cast deserves applause for having the balls to stand up to an established celebrity and say no to him as a person, and not just a name.

Anyways, all this is moot anyway because Liam Neeson is A. FAR FROM BORING (wtf?), and B. a thousand times cooler and probably funnier than Mel Gibson (unless you thought his cameo in "Paparazzi" was side splittingly funny or something).
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7:44PM on 10/22/2010
I like Liam Neeson, but I don't see why they couldn't keep Mel Gibson. Mike Tyson is a CONVICTED RAPIST, and he was in the first one, with no qualms about it from anyone at all.
I like Liam Neeson, but I don't see why they couldn't keep Mel Gibson. Mike Tyson is a CONVICTED RAPIST, and he was in the first one, with no qualms about it from anyone at all.
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7:31PM on 10/22/2010
Hold the cocksucking bus. Did I just really read what I read? Liam is boring?!
I mean I've read some crazy shit here on my favorite website ever but this takes the fucking cake, eats it and shits it out. I'm sorry but when one of the most respected and coolest actors of our time gets this kind of treatment I just have to step up and call it out.
I just hope Mr. Neeson doesn't stumble upon this. Shame on you Mr. Merchan.
Hold the cocksucking bus. Did I just really read what I read? Liam is boring?!
I mean I've read some crazy shit here on my favorite website ever but this takes the fucking cake, eats it and shits it out. I'm sorry but when one of the most respected and coolest actors of our time gets this kind of treatment I just have to step up and call it out.
I just hope Mr. Neeson doesn't stumble upon this. Shame on you Mr. Merchan.
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10:58PM on 10/22/2010
I agree. I normally take a stance against people bitching about the writers here but this article is garbage. It just sounds like all the regurgitated shit the Mel supporters have been spewing out in the strike back section. Then to blast Liam and say he is boring? WTF
I agree. I normally take a stance against people bitching about the writers here but this article is garbage. It just sounds like all the regurgitated shit the Mel supporters have been spewing out in the strike back section. Then to blast Liam and say he is boring? WTF
3:14AM on 10/23/2010
Not sure what you boys are on about, what I read was: "I love Liam. I think we all do. And I'm sure his inclusion will be a fun, smirk-worthy moment in the film. But... it's safe, it's boring." I think that's completely fair and respectful to Mr. Neeson. He's not saying he's a boring actor, he's saying they could have done better in the "crazy celebrity cameo" department set last time by Mike Tyson. Basically, the natural progression after Mike Tyson is more Mel Gibson than Liam Neeson. And
Not sure what you boys are on about, what I read was: "I love Liam. I think we all do. And I'm sure his inclusion will be a fun, smirk-worthy moment in the film. But... it's safe, it's boring." I think that's completely fair and respectful to Mr. Neeson. He's not saying he's a boring actor, he's saying they could have done better in the "crazy celebrity cameo" department set last time by Mike Tyson. Basically, the natural progression after Mike Tyson is more Mel Gibson than Liam Neeson. And that's true no matter which way you spin it.
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7:17PM on 10/22/2010
Remember Sean Connery's cameo in Robin Hood or Danny Glover's in Maverick?
Remember Sean Connery's cameo in Robin Hood or Danny Glover's in Maverick?
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7:15PM on 10/22/2010
Totally agree with your last paragraph George. I think Mel Gibson would have been hilarious, like Tom Cruise in Tropic Thunder. It also would have been great for his career and public image. On the other hand, there's a fairly good chance he would have had an "episode" and murdered someone on the crew, so maybe it's for the best.
Totally agree with your last paragraph George. I think Mel Gibson would have been hilarious, like Tom Cruise in Tropic Thunder. It also would have been great for his career and public image. On the other hand, there's a fairly good chance he would have had an "episode" and murdered someone on the crew, so maybe it's for the best.
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7:08PM on 10/22/2010

liam

neeson is a god among men.
neeson is a god among men.
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6:52PM on 10/22/2010
I'm sure if I were Jewish, as some among the cast and crew must be, I'd have a problem working with Mel. There's also the issue of how close the allegations of violence against women are. Mike Tyson had to go to jail for what he did; the only thing Gibson had to suffer so far is bad press and he's already vying for a comeback.

Besides, Liam Neeson is not just a much better person; he's also by far a better actor!
I'm sure if I were Jewish, as some among the cast and crew must be, I'd have a problem working with Mel. There's also the issue of how close the allegations of violence against women are. Mike Tyson had to go to jail for what he did; the only thing Gibson had to suffer so far is bad press and he's already vying for a comeback.

Besides, Liam Neeson is not just a much better person; he's also by far a better actor!
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6:50PM on 10/22/2010

meh

as much as i like neeson, this just isnt great news, good actor...but the crazy mel would have brought would have been perfect for a film in bangcock
as much as i like neeson, this just isnt great news, good actor...but the crazy mel would have brought would have been perfect for a film in bangcock
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6:40PM on 10/22/2010
Awesomeness!! How much better a replacement can you get than Liam Neeson!!!!
Awesomeness!! How much better a replacement can you get than Liam Neeson!!!!
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