Mel Gibson‘s only friend in the whole wide world, Hollywood staple Jodie Foster, who directed the controversial actor in “The Beaver,” called him “a brilliant man, a beautiful talent, and a loyal, loyal friend” in a recent interview with AARP Magazine.

“From the moment I met him, there was such a connection that I knew we would be friends for the rest of my life,” the Silence of the Lambs star told AARP The Magazine of her friendship with the actor.

Foster continued on with the Gibson praise, saying:

“We work exactly in the same way: No bullsh*t. We’ve had so many conversations about the topics the film explores,” Foster told the magazine. “He is a brilliant man, a beautiful talent, and a loyal, loyal friend. That’s the man I know.”

Brilliant? What’s so brilliant about him? The fact that he can hurl f-bombs and racial slurs at the drop of a dime? Shut your a** up!