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Zach Galifianakis: Is Zach Galifianakis Why Mel Gibson Got Cut From Hangover 2?

Zach Galifianakis is rumored to be the reason that Mel Gibson’s planned cameo has been cut from The Hangover 2.

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In this film publicity image released by Focus Features, Zach Galifianakis, left, and Keir Gilchrist are shown in a scene from, "It's Kind of a Funny Story." (AP Photo/Focus Features, K.C. Bailey)


In a recent interview for podcast Comedy Death-Ray Radio, Galifianakis said — in intentionally vague terms — that he was “in a deep protest right now with a movie I’m working on…up in arms about something…but…I’m not making any leeway.” The interviewer obliquely suggested that movie was The Hangover 2, and Galifianakis did not deny this.

Entertainment Weekly and other press publications speculate that this “deep protest” may have been the cause of director Todd Phillips’ statement that Gibson’s cameo “did not have the full support of [the] entire cast and crew.”

Mel Gibson was supposed to appear briefly as a tattoo artist in the upcoming film, until Phillips announced yesterday that these plans were nixed.

In other Galifianakis news, the comedian was recently caught off guard by a gag-interview with Dallas TV host Gordon Keith.  In the interview, Keith emulates the awkward interviewer style of Galifianakis’ own Between Two Ferns series.  See the results below.

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