Watch: Mel Gibson, Jamie Foxx and Garry Shandling Brainstorm a Tribute to Robert Downey Jr.

Watch: Mel Gibson, Jamie Foxx and Garry Shandling Brainstorm a Tribute to Robert Downey Jr.

Nov 15, 2011

Last month during The American Cinematheque tribute to Robert Downey Jr., this video was shown prior to Downey Jr. receiving the award from pal (and Air America co-star) Mel Gibson, who helped Downey Jr. make it through some of those darker days when the actor was addicted to drugs and spiraling out of control. Upon accepting the award from Gibson, Downey Jr. said, "Mel and I have the same lawyer, same publicist and same shrink. I couldn’t get hired and he cast me. He said if I accepted responsibility – he called it hugging the cactus – long enough, my life would take meaning. And if he helped me, I would help the next guy. But it was not reasonable to assume the next guy would be him.”

But before all the emotional well-wishers took the stage in support of Downey Jr., this NSFW video played for the audience in which Jamie Foxx, Garry Shandling and Mel Gibson sit around a table brainstorming the tribute, with Foxx adding lines like, "It's amazing how clear his skin is after all the cocaine," while Shandling admits, "I don't know what to say -- I was in Iron Man 2 with the guy for, like, the trailer."

It's a little long and it rambles a bit, but we dig the chemistry between the trio, as well as Gibson's ability to poke fun at his own misfortunes as Foxx continuously serves him lines like, "Yeah, you've had a rough offseason." Watch it below ...

 

 

Categories: Trailers and Clips
blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement

Facebook on Movies.com

The Burning Question

Which one of these people is in the movie Heaven Is for Real?

  • James McAvoy
  • Thomas Haden Church
  • Taylor Swift
  • Anne Hathaway
Get Answer Get New Question

Thomas Haden Church