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Wow, Mel Gibson isn't kidding.
It really has been nearly eight years since the actor and Oscar-winning director was arrested for DUI in Malibu.
But while some Hollywood scandals go away quickly, some just linger in the hearts and minds of...well, lots of people. And for a long time.
For instance, while Gibson has made a few movies, sat front and center at Jodie Foster's table at the Golden Globes when she accepted her Cecil B. DeMille Award, attended film festivals and is going to be back on the big screen Aug. 15 in The Expendables 3, his issues were also fresh enough in Gary Oldman's mind for the British star to ramble on in defense of his fellow thesp.
(When Playboy asked Oldman about Gibson, that is, because many are still thinking about the Lethal Weapon star as a cautionary tale.)