sidestepped the controversy surrounding Mel Gibson
's box office smash The Passion of the Christ
, declaring himself "too smart to answer a question like that." At a press conference Wednesday to promote the DVD release of Schindler's List
, the Oscar-winning filmmaker said he had yet to see the film, which has been accused of promoting anti-Semitism. "When I do see [it]," he added, "the first person who will hear from me will be Mel Gibson and no one else."