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Mel Gibson is an American actor and filmmaker

InformationDetail
BirthdayJanuary 3, 1956
NationalityAmerican
FamousPhilanthropists, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors, Directors, ESFP
HobbiesAvid Bottle Cap Collector
City/StateNew Yorkers
Partners
  • Oksana Grigorieva
SpousesRosalind Ross
SiblingsDonal Gibson
Known asMel Columcille Gerard Gibson, Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson, Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson AO
Childrens Milo Gibson, Thomas Gibson, William Gibson
Universities
  • St Leo's Catholic College
  • National Institute of Dramatic Art
Founder / Co-Founder
  • Icon Productions
Birth PlacePeekskill
ReligionCatholicism
Height177cm
GenderMale
FatherHutton Gibson
MotherAnne Reilly
Sun SignCapricorn
Born inPeekskill
Famous asActor

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Who is Mel Gibson?

Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson, popularly known as Mel Gibson, is an American actor and filmmaker. He is a two-time academy award winner and is well known for his portrayal as an action hero in movies like 'Mad Max' and the 'Lethal Weapon' series. Born in New York, his family moved to Sydney, Australia for safety and domestic stability, when he was just 12. His father feared that if he stayed in the U.S, both his sons would be drafted for Vietnam War. In Australia, after completing his school education, Mel Gibson enrolled at a drama school. This became the turning point of his life. From theatre he soon went onto give his first hit movie 'Mad Max' in Australia, and then captivated the US audience as well with its sequels and other movies. 'People' magazine named him as the 'Sexiest Man Alive' in 1985. The movie 'Braveheart' displayed to the audience that his directing skills were as good as his acting skills. This successful change from actor to director earned him comparisons with Clint Eastwood. But outside of his work, his life has been marred by his controversies such as, alcoholism, drunk driving, domestic violence, drug addiction and accusations of him being a homophobic, anti-Semitic, racist, and misogynist

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Childhood & Early Life

Mel Gibson was born on January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, USA to Hutton Gibson and Anne Patricia. He was the sixth born child of the couple and had 10 other siblings.

Hutton was a railroad brakeman. In the year 1964, he suffered a major accident and lost his job. The New York Central Railroad compensated him with US $145,000. He also won $21000 in the game show 'Jeopardy'.

Mel was 12 years old during the Vietnam War. Afraid that their sons might be drafted in the war, the family shifted to West Pymble, Sydney, Australia.

He completed his high school education at St. Leo's Catholic College, Wahroonga, and Asquith Boys High School in Asquith. For graduation he went to the University of New South Wales in Sydney.

Career

After graduation, Gibson aspired to be a chef or a journalist. But his sister submitted an application on his behalf at the 'National Institute of Dramatic Art' (NIDA) in Sydney. He auditioned and got selected. After graduating in 1977, he went to the 'Southern Australian Theater Company'.

His big screen debut was an un-credited role in the movie "I Never Promised You A Rose Garden'. He did another low-budget movie called 'Summer City' and a television show called 'The Sullivans', all in 1977.

The doors to fame opened in 1979 after his portrayal of Max Rockatansky in the movie 'Mad Max' and as a mentally disabled man in 'Tim'.

In 1981 he returned with 'Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior'. The movie made him an international star. He received critical praise for 'The Year of Living Dangerously'(1982) and 'The River'(1984). He worked with stars like Laurence Olivier, Edward Fox, Liam Neeson and Daniel Day-Lewis in 'The Bounty'(1984).

In 1985, he received his first million dollar salary with the 'Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome', the third sequel of the series.

In 'Lethal Weapon', starring opposite Danny Glover he became a familiar face in the United States. The 1987 movie was such a hit that three other sequels were made in 1989, 1992 and 1998.

In 1990, afraid of being type-casted as an action hero, he changed genres. He did 'Hamlet', 'Bird on a Wire' (adventure comedy) and 'Air America' (action comedy).

In 1993, he made his directorial debut with the movie 'The Man Without a Face' and also starred as a severely disfigured burn victim in it.

Gibson's most passionate project to date, 'Braveheart' was released in 1995. Along with directing, he played the role of Sir William Wallace in the film. He surpassed everybody's expectations and the movie went on to win two Oscars.

The year 2000 was financially a good one for him. Three of his films, 'The Patriot', 'Chicken Run' and 'What Women Want', grossed over $100 million.

In 2002, he was seen in the hit movie 'Signs', directed by M. Night Shyamalan.

After 2002, he had a long hiatus and then in 2010, he played the lead role in the movie ‘Edge of Darkness’.

Recently, he expanded his genre and played negative characters in the movies: Machete Kills (2013) and The Expendables 3 (2014)

Major Works

Gibson has acted in 43 films, most noteworthy being the 'Mad Max'-series and the 'Lethal Weapon'-series. .

He has directed four films. Among which 'Braveheart' and 'The Passion of the Christ' became huge hits. 'Braveheart' got him his first two Academy awards.

Awards & Achievements

Gibson received the 'Australian Film Institute Award: Best Actor in a Leading Role' for 'Tim' and 'Gallipoli', in 1979 and 1981 respectively.

He won the 'Academy Award' for 'Best Picture' and 'Best Director' for 'Braveheart', in 1995.

He won the 'People's Choice Awards: Favourite Motion Picture Actor' in 1991, 1997, 2001, 2003 and 2004.

He was named as the 'World's Most Powerful Celebrity' by the US business magazine 'Forbes'.

Personal Life & Legacy

Mel Gibson married Robyn Denise Moore, a dental nurse on June 7, 1980 in a Roman Catholic Church in Forestville, New South Wales. Together they have a daughter and six sons. They separated in 2006 after 26 years of marriage and finally got divorced in 2011.

In 2009, he began dating Grigorieva and had a daughter, Lucia with her. They split up a year later.

The 'Gay & Lesbian Alliance Defamation' levelled serious charges of him being a homophobic after his comments on homosexuals in an interview on December 1991.

His 2004 directorial venture 'The Passion of the Christ' treaded on the lines of anti-Semitism.

On July 2010, a recorded phone call between Gibson and Grigorieva got him a restraining order and a case of domestic violence.

Net Worth

Mel Gibson has an estimated net worth of $425 million. Earlier, he had a net worth of $850 million, but in a divorce settlement finalized between him and his former wife, Robyn Denise Moore, he gave half of his wealth to her.

Trivia

Mel Gibson is involved with various charities. These include: providing lifesaving medical treatment to needy children worldwide, restoration of Renaissance artwork, protecting last tract of virgin rain forest in Central America, and funding archeological excavations in the "cradle of Mayan civilization."

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Mel Gibson awards

YearNameAward

Academy Awards(Oscars)

1996Best PictureBraveheart (1995)
1996Best DirectorBraveheart (1995)

Golden Globe Awards

1996Best Director - Motion PictureBraveheart (1995)

MTV Movie & TV Awards

1993Best On-Screen DuoLethal Weapon 3 (1992)
1993Best Action SequenceLethal Weapon 3 (1992)

People's Choice Awards

2004Favorite Motion Picture ActorWinner
2003Favorite Motion Picture ActorWinner
2001Favorite Motion Picture ActorWinner
2001Favorite Motion Picture Star in a DramaWinner
1997Favorite Motion Picture ActorWinner
1991Favorite Motion Picture ActorWinner

Mel Gibson biography timelines

  • // 3rd Jan 1956
    Mel Gibson was born on January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, USA to Hutton Gibson and Anne Patricia. He was the sixth born child of the couple and had 10 other siblings.
  • // 1964
    Hutton was a railroad brakeman. In the year 1964, he suffered a major accident and lost his job. The New York Central Railroad compensated him with US $145,000. He also won $21000 in the game show 'Jeopardy'.
  • // 1977
    After graduation, Gibson aspired to be a chef or a journalist. But his sister submitted an application on his behalf at the 'National Institute of Dramatic Art' (NIDA) in Sydney. He auditioned and got selected. After graduating in 1977, he went to the 'Southern Australian Theater Company'.
  • // 1977
    His big screen debut was an un-credited role in the movie "I Never Promised You A Rose Garden'. He did another low-budget movie called 'Summer City' and a television show called 'The Sullivans', all in 1977.
  • // 1979
    The doors to fame opened in 1979 after his portrayal of Max Rockatansky in the movie 'Mad Max' and as a mentally disabled man in 'Tim'.
  • // 1979 To 1981
    Gibson received the 'Australian Film Institute Award: Best Actor in a Leading Role' for 'Tim' and 'Gallipoli', in 1979 and 1981 respectively.
  • // 1980 To 2011
    Mel Gibson married Robyn Denise Moore, a dental nurse on June 7, 1980 in a Roman Catholic Church in Forestville, New South Wales. Together they have a daughter and six sons. They separated in 2006 after 26 years of marriage and finally got divorced in 2011.
  • // 1981 To 1984
    In 1981 he returned with 'Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior'. The movie made him an international star. He received critical praise for 'The Year of Living Dangerously'(1982) and 'The River'(1984). He worked with stars like Laurence Olivier, Edward Fox, Liam Neeson and Daniel Day-Lewis in 'The Bounty'(1984).
  • // 1985
    In 1985, he received his first million dollar salary with the 'Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome', the third sequel of the series.
  • // 1987 To 1998
    In 'Lethal Weapon', starring opposite Danny Glover he became a familiar face in the United States. The 1987 movie was such a hit that three other sequels were made in 1989, 1992 and 1998.
  • // 1990
    In 1990, afraid of being type-casted as an action hero, he changed genres. He did 'Hamlet', 'Bird on a Wire' (adventure comedy) and 'Air America' (action comedy).
  • // 1991 To 2004
    He won the 'People's Choice Awards: Favourite Motion Picture Actor' in 1991, 1997, 2001, 2003 and 2004.
  • // Dec 1991
    The 'Gay & Lesbian Alliance Defamation' levelled serious charges of him being a homophobic after his comments on homosexuals in an interview on December 1991.
  • // 1993
    In 1993, he made his directorial debut with the movie 'The Man Without a Face' and also starred as a severely disfigured burn victim in it.
  • // 1995
    Gibson's most passionate project to date, 'Braveheart' was released in 1995. Along with directing, he played the role of Sir William Wallace in the film. He surpassed everybody's expectations and the movie went on to win two Oscars.
  • // 1995
    He won the 'Academy Award' for 'Best Picture' and 'Best Director' for 'Braveheart', in 1995.
  • // 2000
    The year 2000 was financially a good one for him. Three of his films, 'The Patriot', 'Chicken Run' and 'What Women Want', grossed over $100 million.
  • // 2002
    In 2002, he was seen in the hit movie 'Signs', directed by M. Night Shyamalan.
  • // 2002 To 2010
    After 2002, he had a long hiatus and then in 2010, he played the lead role in the movie ‘Edge of Darkness’.
  • // 2004
    His 2004 directorial venture 'The Passion of the Christ' treaded on the lines of anti-Semitism.
  • // 2009
    In 2009, he began dating Grigorieva and had a daughter, Lucia with her. They split up a year later.
  • // Jul 2010
    On July 2010, a recorded phone call between Gibson and Grigorieva got him a restraining order and a case of domestic violence.
  • // 2013 To 2014
    Recently, he expanded his genre and played negative characters in the movies: Machete Kills (2013) and The Expendables 3 (2014)

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Mel Gibson's FAQ

  • What is Mel Gibson birthday?

    Mel Gibson was born at 1956-01-03

  • Where is Mel Gibson's birth place?

    Mel Gibson was born in Peekskill

  • What is Mel Gibson nationalities?

    Mel Gibson's nationalities is American

  • What is Mel Gibson hobbies?

    Mel Gibson's hobbies is Avid Bottle Cap Collector

  • Who is Mel Gibson spouses?

    Mel Gibson's spouses is Rosalind Ross

  • Who is Mel Gibson siblings?

    Mel Gibson's siblings is Donal Gibson

  • Who is Mel Gibson childrens?

    Mel Gibson's childrens is Milo Gibson, Thomas Gibson, William Gibson

  • What was Mel Gibson universities?

    Mel Gibson studied at St Leo's Catholic College, National Institute of Dramatic Art

  • Which company or organization was founded by Mel Gibson?

    Mel Gibson was the founder/co-founder of Icon Productions

  • What is Mel Gibson's religion?

    Mel Gibson's religion is Catholicism

  • How tall is Mel Gibson?

    Mel Gibson's height is 177

  • Who is Mel Gibson's father?

    Mel Gibson's father is Hutton Gibson

  • Who is Mel Gibson's mother?

    Mel Gibson's mother is Anne Reilly

  • What is Mel Gibson's sun sign?

    Mel Gibson is Capricorn

  • How famous is Mel Gibson?

    Mel Gibson is famouse as Actor