A prominent Polish cleric with a history of anti-Semitism said Mel Gibson may make a film about his life. Father Henryk Jankowski came to prominence for his role spearheading strikes that ushered communism out of Poland in the 1980s, but he was temporarily suspended from his clerical duties for maligning Jews. He said in an interview with Poland’s Dziennik daily that he was in talks with Gibson about a possible film. In 1997 Jankowski said publicly that there was no place for Jews in the Polish government and also condemned the Polish government’s apology for the 1946 Kielce pogrom. Gibson’s career as an actor and director has been clouded by anti-Semitic remarks he made last year after being pulled over by police in California for drunk driving. Gibson is Catholic
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