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Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson

Age
60
Birthday
Jan. 3rd, 1956
Born in
Peekskill, New York, USA
Height
5' 10

Mel Gibson's Main TV Roles

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

Main Movie Roles

2014 - The Expendables 3
2013 - Machete Kills
2013 - Casting By
2011 - The Beaver
2010 - Edge of Darkness
2004 - Paparazzi
2003 - The Singing Detective
2002 - We Were Soldiers
2002 - Signs
2000 - The Patriot
2000 - What Women Want
2000 - The Million Dollar Hotel
2000 - Chicken Run
1999 - Payback
1998 - Lethal Weapon 4
1997 - FairyTale: A True Story
1997 - Conspiracy Theory
1997 - Fathers' Day
1996 - Ransom
1995 - Pocahontas
1995 - Braveheart
1995 - Casper
1994 - Maverick
1993 - The Man Without a Face
1992 - Lethal Weapon 3
1992 - Forever Young
1990 - Bird on a Wire
1990 - Air America
1989 - Lethal Weapon 2
1988 - Tequila Sunrise
1987 - Lethal Weapon
1985 - Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
1984 - The Bounty
1984 - The River
1984 - Mrs. Soffel
1983 - The Year of Living Dangerously
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 - Host
1
Mel Gibson (Voiced)
1
Himself
1
Himself
1
Himself
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson (born 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 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), 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). 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:
  • Received the Chairman's Visionary Award from Latin Business Association Chairman Rick Sarmiento during the 2006 Latino Global Business Conference and Digital Expo in Beverly Hills, California, on 2 November 2006. Gibson's appearance marked his first public appearance since his DUI arrest on 28 July in Malibu.
  • Flew to Fiji in early December 2004 where he bought the 2,160 hectare island of Mago from a Japanese hotel chain for $15 million. He plans to turn the Pacific paradise, that is home to forty residents, mostly coconut farmers and their families, into his own personal retreat. The South Pacific island boasts two lagoons and stunning white-sand beaches. The sale was finalized in March 2005.
  • '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).
  • Has his own private chapel in his grounds, where he attends mass every day.
  • Father-in-law of 'Kenny Wayne Shepherd' (qv).
  • Endorsed the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor of California in the 2006 mid-term elections.
  • For _The Passion of the Christ (2004)_ (qv), which he directed, wrote and produced, he spent 25 million dollars of his own money. Back in 1992, he started doing research for the movie that was not released until 2004.
  • Ranked number 1 on Forbes 2004 "Celebrity 100 List". He was the highest paid celebrity in 2004 with a reported $210,000,000 salary from his _The Passion of the Christ (2004)_ (qv) profits, plus a potential $150,000,000 that is yet to be accounted for. He made more money than 'Oprah Winfrey' (qv) ($210,000,000), 'J.K. Rowling' (qv) ($147,000,000), 'Tiger Woods' (qv) & 'Michael Schumacher (V)' (qv) ($80,000,000 each) and 'Steven Spielberg' (qv) ($75,000,000) in 2004.


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