Gibson took Winstone`s advice for `The Beaver`

London: Veteran actor Mel Gibson took advice from Ray Winstone for his accent used in Jodie Foster`s comedy movie "The Beaver".

Gibson plays a clinically depressed man in "The Beaver" and uses a beaver puppet with a British accent to communicate in the film. However director Jodie Foster revealed that 55-year-old modelled his voice on his "Edge of Darkness" co-star Winston.

"Mel did a movie `Edge of Darkness` with Ray and he kept calling him during the shoot and saying, `How would I say this?` It was very specifically Ray Winstone and sort of Michael Caine on speed. I`d love to take the credit for Mel`s performances but he was amazing from day one," quoted Gibson as saying.