Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson

Age
61
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 - Signs
2002 - We Were Soldiers
2000 - The Million Dollar Hotel
2000 - The Patriot
2000 - Chicken Run
2000 - What Women Want
1999 - Payback
1998 - Lethal Weapon 4
1997 - Fathers' Day
1997 - FairyTale: A True Story
1997 - Conspiracy Theory
1996 - Ransom
1995 - Braveheart
1995 - Casper
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
1981 - Gallipoli
1979 - Tim
1979 - Mad Max
1977 - Summer City

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Officer Cox
3
Himself
3
Himself
2
Himself
2
Himself
1
Himself - Host
1
Himself
1
Mel Gibson (Voiced)
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:
  • Moved to Sydney, Australia at age 12 with his family.
  • Has 7 children: daughter, 'Hannah Gibson (I)' (qv) (born 1980); twin sons, 'Edward Gibson (I)' (qv) and 'Christian Gibson' (qv) (born 1982); son, Willie Gibson (born 1985); son, Louis Gibson (born 1988); son, Milo Gibson (born 1990); son, Tommy Gibson (born 1999).
  • (1996) Chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People" in the world.
  • First studied drama at the New Zealand Drama School, Toi Whakaari in Wellington, New Zealand. After getting accepted he completed the course and used this as a foot-in into NIDA in Australia in 1975.
  • In interviews promoting _The Passion of the Christ (2004)_ (qv), Gibson admitted that depression had led him to contemplate suicide, and that he made the film to "heal" himself.
  • When _Apocalypto (2006)_ (qv) is finished, he plans to donate six replicas of Mayan pyramids and several movie-set villages.
  • His father, 'Hutton Gibson' (qv), moved the family from upstate New York to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in 1968 after winning as a contestant on _"Jeopardy!" (1964)_ (qv).
  • Was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles in May 2003, and gave the commencement address.


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