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Mel Gibson

Grilled About Jewish Director

After 'C**ksucker' Rant Leaks

4/18/2012 8:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Just hours after Mel Gibson's latest expletive-riddled tirade was leaked onto the Internet, the actor was brazenly asked about his relationship with the Jewish director on his new film "Get the Gringo" -- and it was really, really awkward ...

It all went down moments ago at a Q&A session in Texas for Mel's movie -- the director, Adrian Grunberg, was wearing a Star of David necklace ... prompting the host to ask, "Did you [and Mel] have any trouble working together?"

Everyone laughed nervously at the question -- and Mel replied uncomfortably, "No."

Grunberg explained that he was indeed Jewish, but he's worked with Mel for years without a problem. Grunberg then joked, "I hate [Mel's] guts."

It's worth noting -- the third writer on the project (in addition to Grunberg and Gibson) is also Jewish.

The host quickly changed topics ...

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mssnarnd    

Geez, HL tears up on air today about DC dying today . . . but, it's all about $$$$$$$$$$ We GET IT about Mel Gibson, okay? He's no "big mystery." Put DC up top OUT OF RESPECT. Once again, must be the $$$$$$$$ despite Harvey's tears.

735 days ago
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Wash. Hts. Girl    

He sounds psychotic...he's full of rage and that's not your average angry screaming. Seriously, he's got a mental condition...don't know whether it is checked or unchecked but he needs to be expertly evaluated in a psychiatric clinic. One day he's going to really hurt someone, not just a push or a slap, or even a punch, I'm talking about violence that no one will be able to walk away from. I wouldn't let him near my kid, I hope his visits with his little daughter are supervised. I guess a lot of his rage comes from the fact that he's a has-been.

735 days ago
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Mazor    

Seems like he gets along fine with people that are working with him competently and aren't trying to extort money from him.

735 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

One of these days Imma get Mel or Christian Bale to make me message for my answering machine and to tell these telemarketers to effin off. They are much more effective than I am.

735 days ago
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cman    

Mel Gibson is an a-hole period, paragraph.

735 days ago
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alex    

he needs to be deported back to australia.

735 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

...THANKGOD...THE TRUE GREATS OF ENTERTAINMENT ARE NOT ALIVE TOO WITNESS WHO KEEPS THE GOSSIP PEOPLE IN BIZ......A BY GONE ERA ON TRUE TALENT! SUCKS!

735 days ago
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Scott    

I'm sorry. Are we calling that "grilled"? Really?

735 days ago
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Robbie    

Because Mel is the first person in the world to go on a screaming and grunting rampage while working......

735 days ago
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txcn    

Did the person who wrote this piece even watch the video. Nobody looked nervous, they looked like they were having fun. As for his moving on quickly, the question was answered on to the next.

However TMZ could watch this clip and learn a thing or two. The host had the balls to ask the question out front, something TMZ doesn`t do. However that could be because Gibson wouldn`t waste his breath talking to anyone from TMZ.

735 days ago
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Jane    

The Jews in Texas are awesome. They can handle Mel and he won't even know he is being handled.

735 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

lol everyone blasting mel for his rants..everyone goes on rants when having bad days.add the fact that he has been dupped by a money grubbing whore i can see why he is so angry.the real question is why did the guy have a recorder going.it was almost like he was wanting to catch a rant so he could profit.many think just because someone is famous they shouldnt be normal.fact is every human gets angry and goes off from time to time

735 days ago
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stu    

Mel & Alec Baldwin need therapy & lots of meds!

735 days ago
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patty    

wth is that big fat azz clown talking about - it didn't "have" to be asked!! - and this rant had nothing to do w/ jewish people - that guy was just bad - and unemployed by tomorrow i'm assuming!

735 days ago
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Jackie    

OMG!!!....People can't say anything about Jews, Blacks without being labeled as racist. GET OVER IT.

735 days ago
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