RDJ Mocks Galifianakis Over Gibson ‘Hangover’ Boot

By: / November 3, 2010

Robert Downey Jr. publicly chided his Due Date co-star Zach Galifianakis this week over his role in kicking Mel Gibson out of The Hangover 2 during an introduction for the duo’s film at a Cinema Society screening in New York.

“Do you want to make any other big mistakes?” Downey asked Zach from the stage. “Cost more people their jobs?”

Galifianakis reportedly exited the stage speechless, but only after glaring at the Iron Man star and snatching his popcorn.

As previously reported, the cast of The Hangover 2 (which includes almost all the people from the first film) vetoed director Todd Philips’ decision to cast Mel Gibson in a cameo spot as a Bangkok tattoo artist. Iron Mike Tyson was allowed to rehabilitate his career with a cameo in the first film, and as such, he was down with Mel having the part.

On the podcast Comedy Death-Ray, Galifianakis issued a remark in mid-October many believed referred to Mel Gibson’s exclusion: “I’m in a deep protest right now with a movie I’m working on, up in arms about something. But I can’t get the guys to [listen] … I’m not making any leeway.” 

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