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Thursday, February 26, 2004



Mel GibsonHollywood Bosses Vow to Destroy Gibson

"I WON'T hire him. I won't support anything he's part of." So says a chairman of major Hollywood studio quoted today by The New York Times in its latest attack on Mel Gibson and "The Passion of the Christ."

Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen, who along with Steven Spielberg are the big cheeses at the powerful DreamWorks, and who just happen to be Democrat activists, are angry about the movie, according to the Times. And the chairmen of two other big studios say they won't work with Gibson.

"Amid the daily dealings of Hollywood, the film and the star have been fodder for unfavorable gossip. Dustin Hoffman has talked to friends about what he called Mr. Gibson's 'strangeness' during the ABC interview. The producer Mike Medavoy said Mr. Gibson's religious zealotry made him feel uncomfortable," the Times fretted.

'Antichrist' Welcome

David Geffen
Jeffrey Katzenberg
Others, however, think Tinseltown's notorious avarice will rule in the end.

"If the movie works, I don't think it will hurt him. People here will work with the Antichrist if he'll put butts in seats," said John Lesher, an agent with Endeavor.

And the butts, as Lesher so delicately puts it, are there. The $30 million movie made up to $20 million or more on its debut Wednesday, Box Office Mojo estimated today.

The Associated Press today estimated Wednesday's take at more than $20 million, with a total so far of up to $26 million including previews Monday and Tuesday.


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Friday, February 27, 2004


"Corrections": 'An article in The Arts yesterday about Hollywood's reaction to Mel Gibson's film "The Passion of the Christ" cited an executive close to David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg, principals of DreamWorks, saying that the two men had privately expressed anger over the film. The Times should have checked directly with both men and given them an opportunity to comment on the executive's statement. '

'Mr. Geffen said yesterday: "Neither Jeffrey or I have seen the movie or have formed an opinion about it." '

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