Mel Gibson now has someone other than Jodie Foster in his corner: Robert Downey Jr. "Unless you are without sin—and if you are, you are in the wrong f***ing industry—you should forgive him and let him work," RDJ said of Gibson while accepting the American Cinematheque Award Friday night. "He taught me many things, and I will use the 'C' word—courage," Downey said. Gibson, his Air America co-star, was standing nearby, the New York Daily News notes.
"Mel and I have the same lawyer, same publicist, and same shrink. I couldn't get hired and he cast me," Downey recalled. "He said if I accepted responsibility—he called it hugging the cactus—long enough, my life would take meaning. And if he helped me, I would help the next guy. But it was not reasonable to expect the next guy would be him." Click to read why one blogger won't be giving RDJ what he wants. (Read more Robert Downey Jr. stories.)