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Mel Gibson: Is he on the verge of an acting comeback?

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Melgibson_lMel Gibson isn’t always a model citizen, but he’s reportedly headed back to the big screen in the thriller Edge of Darkness (which just sold to Warner Bros., according to Variety), his first big role in seven years.

And you know what? I kind of missed him. I mean, this is Mad Max we’re talking about. Martin Riggs. William Wallace. Before pouring his heart and soul into directing The Passion of the Christ and Apocalypto, the Aussie Oscar winner was a dependable, bankable, likable actor. And while there’s absolutely no excuse for bad behavior, there’s also no substitute for a real movie star — and they’re in short supply these days.

So how about it, PopWatchers? Does Mel deserve another shot? Or would you rather send him back Down Under for good?

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