First of all, Mr. Gibson, along with billions of other people, feel strongly, passionately and sincerely grateful toward the Greatest Man that ever walked the face of this earth throughout all of history and into all of Eternity. Mel Gibson did not claim to BE Jesus Christ. Mel Gibson did not claim to BE perfect. Mel Gibson did not claim to BE holier than thou, thee or anyone else. Mel Gibson made a movie about someone he respects, about a story that needs to be told over and over again.
Mel Gibson made a movie. That's all. If anything, Mr. Gibson put himself in one of the most precarious of all roles in the entire movie. He was the hand that hammered a huge 1st century nail into the flesh and blood palm of Jesus Christ.
Mel Gibson knows he is not perfect. God knows Mel Gibson is not perfect. That is why Jesus came to earth, to save us. Who needs the physician more? The perfectly healthy or the imperfectly healthy?