Mel Gibson

Birth Day January 3rd, 1956
Birth Place New York
Age 68 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn

About Mel Gibson

Mel Colmcille Gerard Gibson, popularly known as Mel Gibson is a veteran American actor and filmmaker. Gibson is best known for his action hero roles in film series, Mad Max and buddy cop film series, Lethal Weapon. He made his breakthrough with George Miller's dystopian action film, Mad Max in 1979. He later went on to star in numerous hit movies. He made his directorial debut in 1993 with the movie, The Man Without a Face. Gibson directed best movies are Braveheart, Apocalypto, The Passion of the Christ, and Hacksaw Ridge. In summary, he has acted, directed, produced, and written numerous movies in his career. Besides movies, he has starred in numerous television series and theatre productions as well. Gibson has won 2 Academy Awards in his career, both for Braveheart. He has also won several other accolades in his career, which will be discussed below. For his contribution to the Australian film industry, he was named an honorary Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 1997.  

Mel Gibson was born on 3 January 1956. His birth name is Mel Colmcille Gerard Gibson. His birth place is in Peekskill, New York in the United States. He holds an American nationality. He was born to a father, Hutton Gibson, and a mother, Anne Patricia Reilly. He has 10 siblings (6th of 11 children). His paternal grandmother was opera contralto Eva Mylott, whereas his paternal grandfather, John Hutton Gibson was a millionaire tobacco businessman. He belongs to white ethnicity and has Australian and Irish ancestry on his paternal side. He has Irish citizenship and is also an Australian permanent resident.

He was only 12 years old when his family moved to West Pymble, Sydney in Australia. He attended St Leo's Catholic College in Wahroonga, New South Wales. He studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) in Sydney. He graduated from NIDA in 1977. 

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Mel Gibson stands at a height of 1.77 m i.e. 5 feet and 8 inches tall. He has a body weight of 214 lbs i.e. 97 kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is blue and his hair color has turned grey with age. 

Mel Gibson Career Timeline

  • Gibson starred in several theater productions while studying at NIDA. 
  • He later made his screen acting debut in 1976 with the Australian television series, The Sullivans.
  • He made his film debut in an uncredited role with the 1977 American film, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden. 
  • He later starred in the lead role in the 1977 Australian film, Summer City. 
  • He made his breakthrough from his role as Max Rockatansky in the 1979 film, Mad Max. 
  • He later reprised his role in Mad Max 2 and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. 
  • He made his Hollywood debut with the 1984 film, The River. 
  • In summary, Gibson has starred in over 50 films. He has directed 4 films, produced 11 films and written 2 films.
  • Gibson became one of the veteran actors in Hollywood. He also earned numerous acclaims and accolades for his filmmaking.
  • Gibson starring best movies are Mad Max series, Lethal Weapon series, Gallipoli, The Year of Living Dangerously, The Bounty, Hamlet, Braveheart, and The Beaver among others.
  • Gibson made his directorial debut with the 1993 film, The Man Without a Face. 
  • He produced some of the best movies of his career: Braveheart, The Passion of the Christ, Apocalypto, and Hacksaw Ridge. 
  • He had produced, directed, and starred in the lead role in the movie, Braveheart. He won several accolades including 2 Academy Awards for the movie. 
  • He co-wrote, directed, and produced the 2004 film, The Passion of the Christ. The movie received 3 Oscar nominations.
  • He co-wrote, directed, and produced the 2006 movie, Apocalypto. The movie won numerous awards and nominations including 3 Oscars nominations.
  • He took 10 years hiatus from directing from 2006 until his return to direction with the 2016 film Hacksaw Ridge. The movie won numerous accolades and nominations including 2 Academy Awards from 6 nominations. 
  • As a producer, he has produced 11 movies: Braveheart, The Singing Detective, The Passion of the Christ, Paparazzi, Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man, Apocalypto, Get the Gringo, and Stonehearst Asylum.
  • His television work credit includes Cop Shop, The Heroes, and Punishment. 
  • He produced, directed, and starred in the sitcom, Complete Savages.
  • Gibson-produced other television projects are The Three Stooges, Invincible, Family Curse, Clubhouse, and Carrier. 

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Mel Gibson Awards and Honors

  • Among numerous nominations, he has won the following awards: 
  • Two Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for Braveheart in 1996. 
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Director for Braveheart in 1996.
  • Five AACTA Awards (Best Actor in a Leading Role for Tim in 1979), (Best Actor in a Leading Role in Gallipoli in 1981), (Global Achievement Award in 2002), (Best Direction for Hacksaw Ridge in 2016), (Best International Direction for Hacksaw Ridge in 2017). 
  • Three Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (Favorite Actor-Suspense for Ransom in 1997)(Favorite Actor-Suspense for Conspiracy Theory in 1998)(Favorite Actor-Drama for The Patriot in 2001).
  • Critic's Choice Award for Best Director for Braveheart in 1996.
  • Two Golden Raspberry Awards (Razzie Reedeme Award for Hacksaw Ridge in 2017)(Worst Supporting Actor for Daddy's Home 2 in 2018)
  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Special prize for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema in 2014. 
  • Two Hollywood Film Awards (Producer of the Year for The Passion of the Christ in 2004)(Producer of the Year for Hacksaw Ridge in 2016)
  • Irish Film & Television Academy Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema in 2008. 
  • Jupiter Award for Best International Director for Braveheart in 1996. 
  • Two MTV Movies & TV Awards (Best On-Screen Duo and Best Action Sequence, both for Braveheart in 1993)
  • National Board of Review - Special Filmmaking Achievement for Braveheart in 1995. 
  • 6 People's Choice Awards (Favorite Motion Picture Actor in 1991, 1997, 2001, 2003, and 2004)(Favorite Motion Picture Star in a Drama in 2001)
  • Satellite Award for Best Director for The Passion of the Christ in 2005. 
  • ShoWest Award: Male Star of the Year (1993).
  • ShoWest Award: Director of the Year (1996).
  • American Cinematheque Gala Tribute: American Cinematheque Award (1995).
  • Hasty Pudding Theatricals: Man of the Year (1997).
  • Australian Film Institute: Global Achievement Award (2002).

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Mel Gibson Wife

Mel Gibson is in a relationship with former equestrian vaulter and writer Rosalind Ross. The couple has a son, Lars Gerard together, born on 20 January 2017. He has 8 other children from his previous relationships. He has 7 children with his first wife, Robyn Denis Moore. They are Hannah, Edward, Christian, William, Louis, Milo, and Thomas. He married Robyn on 7 June 1980. The couple separated after 26 years of marriage in July 2006. They got divorced in December 2011. Gibson settled his divorce with Robyn at over $400 million. It is said to be the highest settlement divorce in Hollywood history. Robyn got half of everything Gibson earned during the marriage period.

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Following his divorce with Robyn, he started dating Russian pianist Oksana Grigorieva. He shares a daughter Lucia with Oksana. They separated in 2010. At one point, Oksana accused Gibson of domestic violence and even filed a restraining order against Gibson. In total, he has 9 children from several of his relationships.

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Gibson faced several legal issues due to his drinking habit in his career. He was banned from driving in Ontario, Canada for three months in 1984. He had driven a car under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested for driving under the influence in July 2006 in California. He was sentenced to three years' probation in August 2006. He has admitted to the rehabilitation program several times. 

Mel Gibson Net Worth 

The veteran actor and filmmaker has earned his fortune working in the entertainment industry. He has acted, produced, or directed numerous blockbuster movies in his career. His movies have grossed over $2 billion in the United States alone. Besides his acting or filmmaking career, he is also a property investor and holds several properties. Gibson does not earn in millions, but also is active in numerous charities. He has made substantial donations to several charities to date. His net worth is estimated at $425 million at present. 

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