Biography of Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson was 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 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 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, Ransom 1996, and Payback 1999.
Wife of Mel Gibson
He married Robyn Moore on June 7th 1980 and later divorced on 23rd of December 2011
Children of Mel Gibson
As of August 2017 the actor has seven children.
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Awards of Mel Gibson
He has won numerous awards which include:Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards,Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain ,Fangoria Chainsaw Awards,Golden Knight Film Festival,Golden Schmoes Awards,and several others.