Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson

Age
59
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
2013 - Machete Kills
2011 - The Beaver
2010 - Edge of Darkness
2004 - Paparazzi
2003 - The Singing Detective
2002 - We Were Soldiers
2002 - Signs
2000 - What Women Want
2000 - The Million Dollar Hotel
2000 - The Patriot
2000 - Chicken Run
1999 - Payback
1998 - Lethal Weapon 4
1997 - FairyTale: A True Story
1997 - Conspiracy Theory
1996 - Ransom
1995 - Casper
1995 - Braveheart
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
1989 - Lethal Weapon 2
1988 - Tequila Sunrise
1987 - Lethal Weapon
1985 - Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
1984 - Mrs. Soffel
1984 - The Bounty
1984 - The River
1983 - The Year of Living Dangerously
1982 - Attack Force Z
1981 - Gallipoli
1979 - Tim
1979 - Mad Max
1977 - Summer City

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



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:
  • Cited as America's Favorite Movie Star in Harris Polls conducted in 1996 and 2003.
  • Gibson has an estimated fortune of $850 million, according to the "Los Angeles Business Journal". The size of his fortune him the 47th richest person in the Los Angeles area and the wealthiest actor in the world.
  • Was considered for the role of Wolverine in _X-Men (2000)_ (qv).
  • He was voted the 48th "Greatest Movie Star" of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
  • Brother of actor, 'Donal Gibson' (qv).
  • 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.
  • Expecting a child with his girlfriend 'Oksana Grigorieva' (qv) in the late fall [May 26, 2009].
  • Was spoofed in both _"South Park" (1997)_ (qv) and _"Family Guy" (1999)_ (qv), and both of the times he was spoofed, there was a reference to the Looney Tunes cartoons. In the _"South Park" (1997)_ (qv) episode "The Passion of the Jew", his character acts a lot like Daffy Duck in the cartoon _Yankee Doodle Daffy (1943)_ (qv), while scaring Stan and Kenny, in the hopes that they will both torture him. And in the _"Family Guy" (1999)_ (qv) episode "North by North Quahog", he chases Peter and Lois Griffin to the top of Mount Rushmore and is tricked into walking off a ledge, to which he plummets to the ground, very much like Wile E. Coyote does in several cartoons.


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