Here’s Ricky Gervais’ beautiful introduction of Mel Gibson at the Golden Globes:
It’s pushing 15 years since Mel Gibson made a good movie, but the guy’s
Gibson: I think it’s going to be English – the English that would have been spoken back then – and Old Norse. Whatever the 9th century had to offer. I’m going to give you real.
Collider: Is that really important to you.
Gibson: I want a Viking to scare you. I don’t want a Viking to say, “I’m going to die with a sword in my hand.” I don’t want to hear that. It pulls the rug out from under you. I want to see somebody who I have never seen before speaking low guttural German who scares the living sh-t out of me coming up to my house. What is that like? What would that have been like?
For Mel, I bet it’s kind of like when a guy shakes your hand and says, “Hi, I’m Avi Greenberg.”