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Mel Gibson Discusses the Price of Fame and Tiger Woods (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Jan 25th 2010 4:30PM
In an interview with Cameron Mathison on 'Good Morning America,' actor Mel Gibson talked about the price of fame and defended embattled pro golfer Tiger Woods.

According to Gibson, he first realized that fame had changed his life forever when he was a young actor in his 20s and a group of fans refused to stop following him. "I said, 'Hey, stop following me around.' And they went, 'No,'" Gibson said. "And I knew that I'd lost something. I knew that I had lost personal anonymity."

Watch the video after the jump.In an interview with Cameron Mathison on 'Good Morning America,' actor Mel Gibson talked about the price of fame and defended embattled pro golfer Tiger Woods.

According to Gibson, he first realized that fame had changed his life forever when he was a young actor in his 20s and a group of fans refused to stop following him. "I said, 'Hey, stop following me around.' And they went, 'No,'" Gibson said. "And I knew that I'd lost something. I knew that I had lost personal anonymity."

Gibson said fame is especially hard to deal with in the midst of controversy, and he empathizes with Woods, who is currently embroiled in an infidelity scandal. "I feel bad for the guy," Gibson said. "I mean, they're beating the hell out of him."

"Ask any human being walking the planet, 'Have you ever done anything that you're not too proud of?' And I think most people will say, 'Yes, you know, I've done a few things I'm not too proud of,'" Gibson said, defending Woods. "The most difficult thing about all of that is being able to forgive yourself. And if everyone else is beating on you, it's not too easy to do. I love the guy. He's full of flaws like all the rest of us and he's getting a rough time. And, jeez, I want to watch him play golf."

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