Mel Gibson: Passionate Art From the Gut

Passionate Art From the Gut

Playing William Wallace in his film Braveheart, which won the Best Picture Oscar in 1996, Mel Gibson said, "Every man dies; not every man really lives." With his film The Passion of the Christ, Gibson has put himself in the "few men" category. In Braveheart, Wallace also said, "Men don't follow titles; they follow courage." As one of the many people of faith who acknowledge that American filmmakers--regardless of how we feel about the messages they portray--produce the best movies on the planet, I cannot imagine a more courageous insider than Gibson. He is the courage we need to follow.


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