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Mel Gibson Talks About His Friend & Mentor, Richard Donner

Mel Gibson has spoken about the passing of his friend and mentor Richard Donner. Donner died on 5 July 2021 at the age of 91.

Gibson and Donner made six movies together – Lethal Weapon and it’s three sequels and Maverick and Conspiracy Theory. They were also gearing-up to make a fifth and final Lethal Weapon movie.

This is what Gibson had to say about Richard Donner‘s passing:

“Donner! My friend, my mentor. Oh, the things I learned from him! He undercut his own talent and greatness with a huge chunk of humility referring to himself as ‘merely a traffic cop.’ He left his ego at the door and required that of others. He was magnanimous of heart and soul, which he liberally gave to all who knew him. If we piled up all the good deeds he did, it would stretch to some uncharted place in the firmament. I will sorely miss him, with all his mischievous wit and wisdom. “

Source: Deadline

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