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Mel Gibson Was Too Short to Play James Bond

Posted: November 10th, 2009 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Mel Gibson Was Too Short to Play James BondSubmit Comment
At the height of his career, Mel Gibson decided that he would love to play James Bond on the big screen. United Artists could not have been any happier with the news, but producer Albert "Cubby" Broccoli deemed him too short to play the secret agent.

"At one point Mel Gibson wanted to play Bond. And Cubby was against it. Cubby first of all had a thing about tall people. Bond had to be tall. And so Mel Gibson was too short," said Bond writer Tom Mankiewicz. "Somebody at (film studio) United Artists said to me, 'Call him and tell him Mel Gibson would be great.' And Cubby said, 'I don't want to make a Mel Gibson movie, I want to make a James Bond movie.'"

Since he couldn't have the role, Gibson went on to do the next best thing. He divorced and is now dating Oksana Grigorieva, who has an 11-year-old son with former 007 star Timothy Dalton.

Source: PA Entertainment


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Bullit writes:
on November 10th, 2009 at 5:30:26 AM

"Since he couldn't have the role, Gibson went on to do the next best thing. He divorced and is now dating Oksana Grigorieva, who has an 11-year-old son with former 007 star Timothy Dalton."

That's what I call a cheap comment !
Cd_Smith0 writes:
on November 10th, 2009 at 5:43:21 AM

I agree....a very cheap out of place comment.
vwkombi writes:
on November 10th, 2009 at 6:00:26 AM

A cheap comment, or an epic burn?
BrundleFly writes:
on November 10th, 2009 at 6:17:04 AM

It has to actually be funny to be an epic burn.
Bullit writes:
on November 10th, 2009 at 6:22:48 AM

Something tells me that this kind of comment is refering when Mel Gibson was arrested for making the anti-Semetic comments as he was drunk &driving (which is not a good thing btw. But still, gibson apologized and he withdrew from the scene for quite a while.

Neverheless, it seems to me that in the US or in Europe, saying something bad about the Jews is the worst thing you can do these days, meaning it's the biggest taboo nowadays...Why ? Is it a bible thing ? Or is it about the horrible holocaust during WW II ? I certainly agree that it was the worst abomination of the human kind in modern history but that doesn't givem them the right to be absolved from everything. Nobody is. It's just my opinion.
VDODSON writes:
on November 10th, 2009 at 6:48:06 AM

There is one huge rule in Germany, Dont Talk sh*t about the Holocaust. Its easy to remember, and very simple. But there are still the odd dumbass's who ignore it.
johnny_boy writes:
on November 10th, 2009 at 6:54:16 AM

so mel gibson is too short?....kinda like jews.oh the irony
Sonic writes:
on November 10th, 2009 at 6:58:21 AM

Too short, too old & too American.
dandythelion writes:
on November 10th, 2009 at 7:49:08 AM

what a stupid comment. STOP INJECTING YOUR HALF ASSED WIT and actually try to make some poignant pieces.
Peter Parker writes:
on November 10th, 2009 at 8:53:30 AM

f*cking funny, that's what it is!!!

Good one, WP!
Projekt SHIN writes:
on November 10th, 2009 at 9:47:39 AM

he doesn't have a bond llok...
tcu21 writes:
on November 10th, 2009 at 9:51:40 AM

Yeah it seems like WP has been putting their own two cents into a lot of their articles lately. NO ONE WANTS TO HEAR IT!
johnny_boy writes:
on November 10th, 2009 at 9:59:53 AM

mel gibson shouldnt be hating on jews, it should be those smelly muslims...opps, projekt shin is probaly gonna wanna smash in my familys head like he does sasha baren cohens baby just for making muslims terrorist look bad in Bruno.f*ckin douche.
c-prime writes:
on November 10th, 2009 at 11:28:19 AM

"Cubby...had a thing about tall people."

His nickname should be changed to "Chubby". "Chubby" Broccoli.
steamluv writes:
on November 10th, 2009 at 11:48:33 AM

yeah I remember when I was a kid and they had a list of who was in the running to play James Bond in Goldeneye and Mel was at the top. Even at 8, I knew that didnt seem right.
snypatech writes:
on November 10th, 2009 at 11:49:31 AM

Theres a very funny joke in there, but its just to obvious! I dont want to be harsh about Mel because i do like is stuff, its just a shame hes lost the plot abit, ok, alot, everyones entitled to go off the rails as long as they do it behind closed doors where no-one will get hurt, but he really knows what not to do, ive got to give credit where its due! but more of em are coming out of the wood work, Megan Fox will be next, whoops! As a great man once said in a crowded room, "You show me a guy sitting at home stroking himself and i'll show you someone whos not coursing any trouble!" George Carlin.
Ranger writes:
on November 10th, 2009 at 12:04:51 PM

Hey folks... lighten up. It was a joke, a burn... NO worse than the stuff WE sling on here all the time. The Writer of that piece is matching his readership. Mel couldn't be Bond... so he hooks up with a lady with Bond's kid. What... do you think he sought her out just for that?! Ugh! I think (short little) Mel is a big enough star to take one on the chin like this, and I'll bet he'd get a laugh out of it.

Wear looser underwear for f*ck's sake. Your present pair is cutting off the blood to your funny bone(r).
jeffw1978 writes:
on November 10th, 2009 at 12:15:40 PM

I think he is doing a lot better than if he did bond, all he has to do is compare is bank account to dalton's. OR could be he has money because he steals it all from the jews. Just sayin.
Ranger writes:
on November 10th, 2009 at 12:20:23 PM

lol.
Peter Parker writes:
on November 10th, 2009 at 12:48:08 PM

I like how the writer started the article:

"At the height of his career..."
Nekros22 writes:
on November 10th, 2009 at 2:16:09 PM

"With an 11-year-old son with former 007 star Timothy Dalton"

I was never under the impression that Timothy Dalton's performance as James Bond was star-worthy. So who's the insult really aimed at here?
aphid regress writes:
on November 10th, 2009 at 3:34:48 PM

I find it amazing that Mel Gibson, being the big star that he is, had it in him to marry a woman with an 11 y/o kid.
TeemSelami writes:
on November 10th, 2009 at 4:28:32 PM

definitely funny... so sloppy seconds is the next best thing to james bond.
murphyslaw93 writes:
on November 10th, 2009 at 7:40:58 PM

Cubby's remark was smart tho, it would have been a Mel Gibson movie, not a James Bond movie
Derp88 writes:
on November 10th, 2009 at 7:45:26 PM

Mel Gibson is God,bow down to him fools
Smartass21 writes:
on November 10th, 2009 at 8:55:48 PM

Mel Gibson was to Mel Gibson to be James Bond!
darkraven28 writes:
on November 10th, 2009 at 9:09:42 PM

His ignorant anti-Semitic comments aside, he already had a franchise in Lethal Weapon. Plus, being short hasn't stopped Tom Cruise from doing Mission Impossible. That's what boxes to stand on and camera tricks are for.
Ranger writes:
on November 11th, 2009 at 12:04:55 AM

lol... true. But Cruise 'self-Produced' himself in the IM movies.

Best way to get a role like Braveheart as well... produce it yourself.

telur writes:
on November 11th, 2009 at 1:35:10 AM

Albert "Cubby" Broccoli must be jews
lost_addict writes:
on November 11th, 2009 at 2:31:37 AM

it would have been nice to see him as bond in one movie instead of brosnan or dalton
Ranger writes:
on November 11th, 2009 at 5:35:00 AM

WELL SAID!
PrevalentMind writes:
on November 11th, 2009 at 1:08:54 PM

mmm DUH.
PrevalentMind writes:
on November 11th, 2009 at 1:09:58 PM

Mel's too short for everything...

...I hear the d*ck works fine though seeing how he has 9 kids.

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