Mel Gibson's newest film has some thinking he's made a comeback.
The 60-year-old actor, who gets into the director's chair once again for Hacksaw Ridge, opened up to ET -- along with the film's star, Andrew Garfield -- about the nearly 10-minute standing ovation the movie received at this year's Venice Film Festival.
While acknowledging that "it's no secret" that he's had some rough years in his personal life, Gibson told ET's Nischelle Turner, "I feel really fortunate to be able to work at something I love to do ... It's nice to go to Venice, and have them stand up."
"Every second of it felt great," Gibson said of the lengthy recognition. "One wants as many people to see it as possible, and to have it reacted to like that is just gratifying and it reaffirms, 'Hey, maybe I know what I'm doing.'"