Mel Gibson gives advice to his younger self on Stephen Colbert: 'Shut the f--- up'

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To promote his new directing effort, “Hacksaw Ridge” (out Friday), Mel Gibson went on “The Late Show” and ended up delving into some deep thoughts with host Stephen Colbert. 

Well, not really. It was just Colbert’s segment “Big Questions with Even Bigger Stars,” but Gibson did touch on his regrets.

Colbert and Gibson lay down on a blanket and pondered questions like, “How many stars are in the sky?” and “What’s the one book you’d bring with you to a dessert island?”

But the biggest laugh came when Colbert asked Gibson, “If you could go back in time, what would you tell your younger self?”

“Don’t be so caught up in the little things, take advantage of all the gifts the world has to offer, live every day to the fullest,” Gibson said. “I would also tell my younger self to shut the f— up.”

The Oscar winner was surely referring to the anti-Semitic remarks he made 10 years ago while being arrested for a DUI, a recording of which leaked and nearly ruined his career.

Watch the entire segment below:

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