Biography of Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson is an American actor and filmmaker born January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, USA. He is the sixth of eleven children of Hutton Gibson, a railroad brakeman, and Anne Patricia Reilly Gibson who died in December of 1990.
His mother was Irish, from County Longford, while his American-born father is of mostly Irish descent. Mel and his family moved to Australia in the late 1960s, settling in New South Wales, where Mel’s paternal grandmother, contralto opera singer Eva Mylott, was born.
After high school, Mel studied at the University of New South Wales in Sydney.
Movie Career of Mel Gibson
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 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 Brave heart 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 and What Women Want.
Besides his protagonist role, he has played several recognized roles in other movies including Machete Kills and The Expendables 3 in the year 2014.
Mel Gibson Director
Mel Gibson is an award wining movie director. Gibson directed The Man Without a Face and two years later he did Braveheart, which earned Gibson the Academy Award for Best Director. In 2004, he released the controversial film The Passion of the Christ, with subtitles, which he co-wrote, co-produced, and directed. In 2006, he directed the action-adventure film Apocalypto.
Mel Gibson Age
Mel Gibson (Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson) was born January 3, 1956.
Mel Gibson Wife
Mel Gibson got married to Robyn Moore who was a dental nurse on June 7th 1980 in Forestville, New South Wales. They later got divorced on 23rd of December 2011.
Mel Gibson Children
Mel Gibson had seven children with Robyn Moore,one daughter, Hannah and six sons Edward, Christian, William, Louis, Milo, and Thomas.
Gibson also has a daughter with Grigorieva called Lucia. He also has a son Lars Gerard with Rosalind Ross.
Mel Gibson Net Worth
Mel Gibson an actor and director earns a huge amount of money from his acting career. He has an estimated net worth of $425 Million.
Mel Gibson Awards
Mel Gibson has won numerous awards which include:
- Australian Film Institute Award: Best Actor in a Lead Role, for Tim (1979)
- Academy Award: Best Picture, for Braveheart (1995)
- Academy Award: Best Director, for Braveheart (1995)
- ShoWest Award: Director of the Year (1996)
- Hasty Pudding Theatricals: Man of the Year (1997)
- Australian Film Institute: Global Achievement Award (2002)
- The Hollywood Reporter Innovator of the Year (2004)
- World’s most powerful celebrity by U.S. business magazine Forbes (2004)
- Hollywood Film Awards, Hollywood Director Award, for Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
- AACTA Awards, Best Film, for Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
- AACTA Awards, Best Direction, for Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Mel Gibson Film
- I Never Promised You a Rose Garden 1977
- Summer City 1977
- Mad Max 1979
- Tim 1979
- The Chain Reaction 1980
- Gallipoli 1981
- Mad Max 2 1981
- Attack Force Z 1982
- The Year of Living Dangerously 1982
- The Bounty 1984The River 1984
- Mrs. Soffel 1984
- Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome 1985
- Lethal Weapon 1987
- Tequila Sunrise 1988
- Lethal Weapon 2 1989
- Bird on a Wire 1990
- Air America 1990
- Hamlet 1990
- Forever Young 1992
- Lethal Weapon 3 1992
- The Man Without a Face 1993
- Maverick 1994
- Braveheart 1995
- Casper 1995
- Pocahontas 1995
- Ransom 1996
- Fathers’ Day 1997
- Conspiracy Theory 1997
- FairyTale: A True Story 1997
- Lethal Weapon 4 1998
- Payback 1999
- Chicken Run 2000
- The Patriot 2000
- What Women Want 2000
- The Million Dollar Hotel 2001
- We Were Soldiers 2002
- Signs 2002
- The Singing Detective 2003
- The Passion of the Christ 2004
- Paparazzi 2004
- Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man 2005
- Apocalypto 2006
- Edge of Darkness 2010
- The Beaver 2011
- Get the Gringo 2012
- Machete Kills 2013
- The Expendables 3 2014
- Stonehearst Asylum 2014
- Blood Father 2016
- Hacksaw Ridge 2016
- Daddy’s Home 2 2017
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It appears we’re getting that “Daddy’s Home 2” reunion that everyone’s been clamoring for!
Well, maybe that’s a bit of hyperbole, but still, Mel Gibson and Mark Wahlberg are teaming up for a new World War II drama titled “Destroyer,” according to The Wrap. But that’s not all! It also appears like these two BFF’s are looking to team up even sooner on Wahlberg’s upcoming big-screen adaptation of “The Six Billion Dollar Man.”
Yes, we’re aware that’s a lot of Mel Gibson and Mark Wahlberg news to digest. Maybe we’re looking at the new Scorsese and DiCaprio-style relationship?
“Destroyer” is based on the book “Hell from the Heavens: The Epic Story of the USS Laffey and World War II’s Greatest Kamikaze Attack,” by author John Wukovits. It tells the story of the Battle of Okinawa, where the USS Laffey survived 22 kamikaze attacks. The script is written by RosalindRoss.
“The Six Billion Dollar Man” is based on the dated, but similarly-titled, “The Six Million Dollar Man” television series. The series followed a secret agent that is superpowered thanks to a bunch of expensive bionic components that were implanted in his body. The film is being directed by DamiánSzifron, best known for his film “Wild Tales,” who also penned the script.
As far as a timeline goes, it seems as if ‘Six Billion Dollar Man’ will be first up for the Gibson/Wahlberg alliance, with both starring in the film. Then, if all goes well, Gibson will go behind the camera to direct “Destroyer” with Wahlberg starring. That is, of course, dependent on the two actors fostering a close-knit friendship that propels both their careers forward into incredible new heights. Or at least audiences will get two pretty cool action movies out of it.
There’s no release date for “Destroyer,” but “The Six Billion Dollar Man” is scheduled to hit theaters next summer.