Mel Gibson celebrates another birthday today. The oft-troubled actor is 57.
The movie legend has experienced quite a free fall in the last 5-6 years.
Hopefully, 2013 is a better, happier, quieter 12-month period for ol' Mel.
To say his image has taken a hit is putting it mildly. But images can be rehabilitated with effort and sincerity - and simple, relative calm. No news is often good news.
We'd like nothing more than to forget the DUI arrest, the alleged anti-Semitic views, and Mel Gibson's insane rants against Oksana Grigorieva and Joe Eszterhas.
The question is whether he'll ever let us.
With any luck (and a little counseling), Mel, who's been linked to Ashley Cusato or late, will right the angry ship and remind us why he became a film icon.
Happy birthday, big guy.