Sigourney Weaver has spoken out in defence of disgraced actor/director Mel Gibson, insisting he was a kind and generous man when they co-starred in the 1980s. The BRAVEHEART Oscar winner shocked the world when he aimed an anti-Semitic tirade at a Californian police officer who arrested him for drink-driving last month (JUL06). But Weaver, who performed opposite the Australian in 1982 movie The Year of Living Dangerously, insists, "I didn't notice any bigotry in him whatsoever. "He was one of the nicest guys I've ever worked with... I can only go with what my knowledge of him was. "If anything, he seemed incredibly generous to everybody. I don't really know where it comes from. It's a shame - I hope he works this out."