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Mel Gibson Fired From Hangover 2

Cast, crew can't stand actor
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 22, 2010 2:54 AM CDT
Updated Oct 22, 2010 4:50 AM CDT
Mel Gibson's Hangover 2 Cameo Axed
Mel Gibson had been set to play a debauched Bangkok tattoo artist in the sequel. It's not clear whether he would have been playing himself.   (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas, file)

(Newser) – Mel Gibson's cameo in The Hangover 2, touted as his first step of a comeback, has been cut because the cast and crew couldn't stand working with him, TMZ reports. Gibson had been lined up to play a Bangkok tattoo artist in what one source described as a "pivotal" role in the sequel. "I thought Mel would have been great in the movie," said director Todd Phillips. "But I realize filmmaking is a collaborative effort, and this decision ultimately did not have the full support of my entire cast and crew."

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Star Zach Galifianakis is rumored to have been unhappy about working with Gibson because of the star's messy personal life. He hinted at Hangover discontent during a recent Comedy Death-Ray podcast. " I'm in a deep protest right now with a movie I'm working on, up in arms about something. But I can't get the guys to listen," he said. "It's very frustrating." (Read more Mel Gibson stories.)

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