It may be December, but Mel Gibson is still rocking his man sandals!

The actor was snapped shortly after landing at Los Angeles International Airport on Saturday night, and he was all smiles as he strolled through the terminal to his car. Mel purchased a few properties in Panama so he does spend quite a bit of time in the country, but it sounds like he's also still trying to get filming started on a biopic about Vasco Nunez Balboa, a Spanish conquistador. Apparently Mel's been working on the project since 2007, so maybe 2013 will be his lucky year?

But back to Mel's outfit ... weren't his toes freezing?!