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Embattled actor Mel Gibson, currently going through legal troubles and a very public fall from grace over alleged derogatory remarks and physical abuse towards girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, might attempt a career resurrection by way of AMC’s Mad Men.
Contact Music reports the rumor that Gibson has met with Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner about appearing on the series for the show’s fifth season. The rumor stems from gossip columnist Liz Smith, who states: “Mel is a huge fan of the series and really wants in. Most experts agree that Mel’s movie career is kaput. I don’t quite agree on that myself, but some close to Mel assert that he thinks so himself.”
As to how Gibson’s character would factor into Mad Men, perhaps the talented individuals at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce could launch an ad campaign intended to repair a disgraced actor’s public image. Any other plot would just seem silly, don’t you think?