At the moment it's hard to ignore the lurid stories about his troubled private life.
But it shouldn't be forgotten that Mel Gibson is one of the most successful actors of his generation, and an Oscar-winning director to boot.
Unfortunately, his talent and achievements have been overshadowed by alcholism and headline-grabbing incidents with the police.
As the Hollywood star makes efforts to put this latest difficult chapter to rest, hellomagazine.com asks if he will be able to resurrect his career.
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