I think Mel has done enough terrible stuff to have earned a permanent place in the category of “Hollywood pariah.” But even I have to admit that doing this cameo is a brilliant move. After the jump, stars who have forged comebacks on the back of a hilarious cameo.
10 Celebrities Who Made Comebacks Via Funny Cameos
Mel Gibson has not done himself any favors in the past few years. First, there was the infamous “sugar-tits,” “The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world” tirade while being busted for a DUI in 2006. Then this year, his baby mama Oksana Grigorieva accused him of punching her and waving a gun at her, and tapes of his spine-chilling rants during the fight have made their way around the interwebs. Finally, Mel was dropped by his agency in July. So what is he doing to try to undo all the career damage? Mel has signed on for a cameo in “The Hangover 2.” He’ll supposedly be playing a Bangkok tattoo artist in the flick, and will be filming his scenes two weeks from now. [NY Post]