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Mel slams `Da Vinci Code

Mel Gibson is outraged at The Da Vinci Code' not only for attacking his religious beliefs - but also with the thriller's controversial plot concerning Jesus Christ and Mary oagdalene. The Catholic actor rants, "What worries me is that people will take this as fact. I'm not angry, per se, that it refutes everything I hold sacred, the foundations of my beliefs. The Da Vinci Code’ is an admitted work of fiction but it cleverly weaves fact into maverick theories in a way that will appear plausible to some.” Dr Robert Lomas, the intellectual who inspired the central character Robert Langdon, says that the `Passion of the Christ’ star was actually his first choice to play himself, rather than Tom Hanks. Robert says, “In an ideal world I’d quite like to have been played by Mel Gibson.” [25 oay 2006]

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