Mel Gibson headed to Bui Sushi in Malibu on Monday night, where he celebrated his new movie project-- the story of Jewish hero Judah Maccabee.

The actor left with his shirt unbuttoned and stains on his shorts -- classic Mel style!

Mel has been getting considerable flack for the movie news considering his anti-Semitic comments in 2006 when being pulled over by a police officer are now infamous. Critics say this movie is just a way to try to win back Hollywood and the public after offensive recordings of him ranting at ex Oksana Grigorieva were released in 2010.

His last flick -- The Beaver -- grossed less than $1 million at the U.S. box office.

Gibson went through a range of emotions as he exited the restaurant -- happy, angry ... see the photos after the jump!