“You Talkin’ To Me?”

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The answer is “no” if your name is Mel Gibson.

Mel Gibson’s tentative return to the Hollywood fold hit choppy waters yesterday when it emerged that Robert De Niro had walked-off the set of his comeback film, Edge of Darkness.

Amid rumours of tension between the two actors, the film industry newspaper Variety revealed that De Niro had abruptly flown home less than a week after arriving on the set of the thriller in Boston.

“Sometimes things don’t work out – it’s called ‘creative differences’,” said a spokesman for De Niro, who had been cast in the role of a CIA crime-scene operative, Darius Jedburgh.

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An Aussie immigrant to Israel, David Lange is founder and managing editor of Israellycool. He is a happy family man, and a lover of steak, Australian sports and single malt whisky.