Melbourne: Looks like scandal-dogged actor Mel Gibson has got support in form of American actress Jodie Foster.
Foster has defended Gibson ahead of his return to the silver screen after several years of lying low, saying he is a "sensitive" man with a "lifetime of pain".
"God, I love that man," the Herald Sun quoted Foster, who directs and co-stars with fellow Oscar-winner Gibson in their upcoming movie The Beaver, as telling Hollywood Reporter.
"He brought a lifetime of pain to the character that we've been talking about for years, that I knew was part of his psyche and who he is. It's part of him that is beautiful and that I want people to know, too," she said.
"He's so incredibly loving and sensitive, he really is."
"He is the most loved actor I have ever worked with on a movie. And he's not saintly, and he's got a big mouth, and he'll do gross things your nephew would do. But I knew the minute I met him that I would love him the rest of my life," she added.