Gibson at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival
|Born||Mel Colmcille Gerard Gibson
Januar 3, 1956
Peekskill, New York, United States
|Net worth||$425 million (2011)|
(m. 1980; div. 2011)
|Pairtner(s)||Oksana Grigorieva (2009–2010)
Rosalind Ross (2014–present)
|Relatives||Donal Gibson (brother)
Eva Mylott (paternal grandmother)
Mel Colmcille Gerard Gibson AO (born January 3, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker. He wis born in Peekskill, New York, an muived wi his parents tae Sydney, Australie, when he was 12 years auld.
Gibson is best kent as an action hero, for roles such as Martin Riggs in the Lethal Weapon buddy cop film series, an Max Rockatansky in the first three films in the Mad Max post-apocalyptic action series.
He studied actin at the Australian National Institute of Dramatic Art. During the 1980s, he foondit Icon Entertainment, a production company which independent film director Atom Egoyan haes cried, "an alternative to the studio system." Director Peter Weir cast him as ane o the leads in the creetically acclaimed Warld War I drama Gallipoli (1981), which earned Gibson a Best Actor Awaird frae the Australian Film Institute. The film an aa helped tae earn Gibson the reputation o a serious, versatile actor.
In 1995, Gibson produced, directit, an starned in the epic historical drama film Braveheart, for which he wan the Gowden Globe an Academy Awaird for Best Director, alang wi the Academy Awaird for Best Pictur. In 2004, he directit an produced the financially successfu an controversial, biblical drama film The Passion of the Christ. He received further creetical notice for his directorial work o the 2006 action-adventur film Apocalypto, which is set in Mesoamericae during the early 16t century. In 2016, efter a 10-year hiatus frae directin, Gibson returned wi the creetically praised an financially successfu Hacksaw Ridge.
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- Kindelan, Katie. "Mel Gibson Loses Half of His $850 Million Fortune to Ex-Wife in Divorce", Good Morning America, published 12-26-2011. Retrieved 11-05-2015.
- Brian D. Johnson (December 25, 2006). "Mad Mel's passion for vengeance". Maclean's.
- The Australian Film Institute. Past Winners Archived July 23, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.