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

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 - Chicken Run
2000 - The Patriot
1999 - Payback
1998 - Lethal Weapon 4
1997 - Fathers' Day
1997 - FairyTale: A True Story
1997 - Conspiracy Theory
1996 - Ransom
1995 - Pocahontas
1995 - Casper
1995 - Braveheart
1994 - Maverick
1993 - The Man Without a Face
1992 - Forever Young
1992 - Lethal Weapon 3
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 - Mrs. Soffel
1984 - The Bounty
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:
  • 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.
  • Owns a production company with branches in the USA, Australia and the UK.
  • (1990) Chosen by People magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People" in the world.
  • Attended drama school with 'Judy Davis (I)' (qv). They played Romeo and Juliet together.
  • Ranked #10 in Premiere's 2004 annual "Power 100" list. Had ranked #15 in 2003. He is the highest-ranked actor on the 2004 list.
  • Ranked #15 on Premiere's 2005 Power 50 List. Had ranked #10 in 2004.
  • _Braveheart (1995)_ (qv) is ranked #62 on the American Film Institute's 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time.
  • Turned down the role of Sgt. 'John McLoughlin (II)' (qv) in _World Trade Center (2006)_ (qv) to direct _Apocalypto (2006)_ (qv) instead.


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