Gibson tops Film Threat powerless list

Updated: 2006-11-18 09:41

LOS ANGELES - Two decades after being chosen as People magazine's first sexiest man alive, Mel Gibson now tops a very different kind of list: Film Threat's annual "Frigid 50: The Coldest People in Hollywood."

Actor and filmmaker Mel Gibson talks about his new film
Actor and filmmaker Mel Gibson talks about his new film "Apocalypto" before receiving the Chairman's Visionary Award at the 2006 Latino Global Business Conference and Digital Expo in Beverly Hills, California, November 2, 2006. [Reuters]
The independent film Web site on Friday named Gibson No. 1 among the "least-powerful, least-inspiring, least-intriguing people in all of Tinseltown," following the anti-Semitic remarks he made during his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving.

"He apologized, he got sick of apologizing, he refused to apologize anymore, he didn't want to address the issue, he spoke on nationally broadcast news shows, he spoke at synagogues, he met with Jewish Officials," Film Threat's editors wrote. "But in the end, in all his `I'm really not anti-Semitic' posturing, he never bothered to address how irresponsible he was for driving under the influence in the first place. And now he's got a new movie opening, `Apocalypto,' and the question becomes: who cares?"

Gibson, 50, the star of the "Lethal Weapon" movies and director of "The Passion of the Christ," was People's sexiest man alive on the magazine's inaugural list in 1985.

Also among Film Threat's "Frigid 50" are Borat ("How can the top box office winner for two straight weeks be on the Frigid 50 already? Simple: There's no future for Borat."), Lindsay Lohan and the Internet phenomenon Lonelygirl15. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, who topped the 2005 list, came in at No. 10 the day before their scheduled gala wedding in Italy.

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