MEL GIBSON HATES GETTING OLDER

Published on: December 31, 2002

Macho leading man Mel Gibson says he has a hard time watching his own movies -- because they make it clear he's getting old.

"It's strange for me to see how I've changed," the 46-year-old star admitted. "I'll be watching TV at night and an old movie of mine will come on. I have to turn it off because I don't want to see my face.

"Then I have to look in the mirror the next morning and see the guy with the lines and the hairline that needs some help."

But the father of seven says he has no plans to shave off a few years with a plastic surgeon's help.

"Urgh! Puke!" he said. "There's no way I'd consider plastic surgery. I don't want to have a dimple in my chin that was once my belly button."