Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson

Age
58
Birthday
Jan. 3rd, 1956
Born in
Peekskill, New York, USA
Height
175 cm

Mel Gibson's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Punishment (AU) TV Show
Punishment (AU)
 

Main Movie Roles

2014 - The Expendables 3
2013 - Casting By
2010 - Edge of Darkness
2004 - Paparazzi
2003 - The Singing Detective
2002 - Signs
2002 - We Were Soldiers
2000 - Chicken Run
2000 - What Women Want
2000 - The Million Dollar Hotel
2000 - The Patriot
1999 - Payback
1998 - Lethal Weapon 4
1997 - Conspiracy Theory
1997 - Fathers' Day
1997 - FairyTale: A True Story
1996 - Ransom
1995 - Braveheart
1995 - Casper
1995 - Pocahontas
1994 - Maverick
1993 - The Man Without a Face
1992 - Lethal Weapon 3
1992 - Forever Young
1990 - Air America
1990 - Bird on a Wire
1990 - Hamlet
1989 - Lethal Weapon 2
1988 - Tequila Sunrise
1987 - Lethal Weapon
1985 - Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
1984 - The River
1984 - The Bounty
1984 - Mrs. Soffel
1983 - The Year of Living Dangerously
1982 - Attack Force Z
1981 - Gallipoli
1979 - Mad Max
1979 - Tim
1977 - Summer City

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Officer Cox
3
Himself
3
Himself
2
Various
1
Himself
1
Himself - Host
1
Himself (Voiced)
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson was born on January 3, 1956, in Peekskill, New York, USA as the sixth of eleven children to parents Hutton Gibson, a railroad brakeman, and Ann Gibson, who was born in Australia and died in December of 1990. Though born in the US, Mel and his family moved to New South Wales, Australia. After high school, Mel studied at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, performing at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts alongside future film thespians Judy Davis (I) and Geoffrey Rush. After college, Mel had a few stints on stage and starred in a few TV shows. Eventually, he was chosen to star in Mad Max (1979) and in a movie called Tim (1979), co-starring Piper Laurie. The small budgeted movie Mad Max (1979) made him known worldwide, while Tim (1979) garnered him an award for Best Actor from the Australian Film Institute (equivalent to the Oscar). Later, he went on to star in Gallipoli (1981), which earned him a second award for Best Actor from the AFI. In 1980, he married Robyn Moore and had seven children. In 1984, Mel made his American debut in The Bounty (1984), which co-starred Anthony Hopkins. Then in 1987, Mel starred in what would become his signature series, Lethal Weapon (1987), in which he played "Martin Riggs". In 1990, he took on the interesting starring role in Hamlet (1990/I), which garnered him some critical praise. He also made the more endearing Forever Young (1992) and the somewhat disturbing The Man Without a Face (1993). 1995 brought his most famous role as "Sir William Wallace" in Braveheart (1995), for which he won two Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director. From there, he made such box office hits as The Patriot (2000), Ransom (1996), and Payback (1999/I). Today, Mel remains an international superstar mogul, continuously topping the Hollywood power lists as well as the Most Beautiful and Sexiest lists. His $25 million paycheck for The Patriot (2000) is the latest milestone for actor's salaries.


TRIVIA:
  • He took up acting only because his sister submitted an application behind his back. The night before an audition, he got into a fight, and his face was badly beaten, an accident that won him the role.
  • Has a horseshoe kidney (two kidneys fused into one).
  • 'Oliver Stone (I)' (qv) has tried casting him twice. Once as 'Jim Garrison (I)' (qv) in _JFK (1991)_ (qv), and another time as Sgt. 'John McLoughlin (II)' (qv) in _World Trade Center (2006)_ (qv).
  • Gibson has been widely perceived as a conservative Republican, even though he has never identified himself as such. In March 2004 he expressed doubts over the Iraq war, in particular the failure to find weapons of mass destruction, although he maintained that President 'George W. Bush' (qv) had "done a lot of good" elsewhere. At the People's Choice Awards ceremony in January 2005, Gibson again condemned the Iraq war and praised the liberal director 'Michael Moore (II)' (qv) and his documentary film _Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)_ (qv). Many of Gibson's positions are in accordance with traditional Catholicism. He released a statement in March 2005 condemning the euthanasia of Terri Schiavo, and has criticized stem cell research.
  • On July 28, 2006, he was arrested for drunk driving in Malibu, California.
  • In the movie _Forever Young (1992)_ (qv), he needed to appear older in the last few scenes. Because his eyes were so bright blue, no matter how many wrinkles they put on him, he did not look authentically older. So, he had to wear gray contacts, in order to look old.
  • He was the original choice to play Jack Stanton in _Primary Colors (1998)_ (qv) but lost out to 'John Travolta' (qv).
  • In Portuguese, his name means "honey."


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