Mel Gibson ‘GMA’ Video: Watch ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Interview

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Mel Gibson GMA Interview

By Andrew Shuster

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Mel Gibson GMA Interview

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Mel Gibson appeared on Tuesday’s “Good Morning America” to discuss his new war movie, Hacksaw Ridge, the first film he’s directed in 10 years. Watch the full “GMA” interview below!

Before asking about the film, co-anchor Michael Strahan couldn’t help but point out the big, bushy beard Gibson was rocking. “I’ve let the fungus grow,” joked the actor/director. “But it’s not tiredness, I actually have a job.” Hacksaw Ridge tells the true story of WWII Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, the first Conscientious Objector in American history to be awarded the Medal of Honor.

“It’s so inspiring,” Gibson said of the real life tale. “This is the pinnacle of heroism.” Played in the film by Andrew Garfield, Doss refused to kill the enemy, but still went to combat and managed to rescue dozens of his fellow soldiers. “He saves their lives without firing a weapon in constant peril,” Gibson explained. “And it’s a true story which is almost unbelievable.”

As for working with Garfield and Vince Vaughn, who co-stars as an Army sergeant, Gibson said, “These guys are professionals. They’re so good at what they do. This is not Wedding Crashers Vince. Vince is always going to be intrinsically funny, but he’s fantastic.” He added, “Andrew inhabits the character perfectly. He did such a great job, I’m really proud of him. I’d like to work with this guy all the time. He’s amazing.”

Also during the interview, Gibson spoke about directing his 26-year-old son, Milo, who has a supporting role in the film, as well as expecting his ninth child, celebrating 10 years of sobriety and more. Watch Gibson’s full “GMA” interview below!

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