Mel Gibson Biography

Birthday: 1956-01-03
Place of Birth: Peekskill, New York USA
Height: 5' 9¾" (1.77 m)
Wiki Biography: Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson was born on January 3, 1956, in Peekskill, New York, USA as the sixth of eleven children to parents Hutton Gibson, a railroad brakeman, and Ann Gibson, who was born in Australia and died in December of 1990. Though born in the US, Mel and his family moved to New South Wales, Australia. After high school, Mel studied at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, performing at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts alongside future film thespians Judy Davis and Geoffrey Rush. 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 Braveheart (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/I). Today, Mel remains an international superstar mogul, continuously topping the Hollywood power lists as well as the Most Beautiful and Sexiest lists.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Maverick Bret Maverick 1959 - 1960 Action
Punishment Rick Monroe 1981 - 1981
The River Tom Garvey 1984 Drama
Edge of Darkness Thomas Craven 1985 - 1985 Crime
Air America Gene Ryack 1998 - 1999 Action
Forever Young Capt. Daniel McCormick 2013
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Edge of Darkness Thomas Craven 1943 0
Bird on a Wire Rick Jarmin 1974 0
Summer City 1977 0
Mad Max Mad Max Rockatansky 1979 0, Game Show
Gallipoli Frank Dunne 1981 Adventure, Drama, History
Attack Force Z 1982 Romance, 0, 0
The Year of Living Dangerously Guy Hamilton 1982 Biography, Romance
The Bounty Fletcher Christian 1984
The River Tom Garvey 1984 Drama
Mrs. Soffel Ed Biddle 1984 Drama, Romance
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome Mad Max Rockatansky 1985 Action, Adventure
The Patriot Benjamin Martin 1986 0
Lethal Weapon Martin Riggs 1987 Action, Crime, Thriller
Tequila Sunrise Dale 'Mac' McKussic 1988 Comedy, Biography, Game Show, 0
Lethal Weapon 2 Martin Riggs 1989 0, 0, Comedy
Air America Gene Ryack 1990 0, 0
Hamlet Hamlet 1991 Drama, Romance
Lethal Weapon 3 Martin Riggs 1992 Game Show, Comedy, 0
Forever Young Capt. Daniel McCormick 1992 Adventure, Comedy, Romance
The Man Without a Face Justin McLeod 1993 Drama
Maverick Bret Maverick 1994 0, 0, 0
Pocahontas John Smith 1995 Animation, Adventure, Drama
Ransom! Tom Mullen 1996 Crime, Thriller
Ransom Tom Mullen 1996 Crime, Thriller
Conspiracy Theory Jerry Fletcher 1997 Action, Crime, Mystery
Lethal Weapon 4 Martin Riggs 1998 Action, Crime, Thriller
Payback Porter 1999
What Women Want Nick Marshall 2000 Biography, 0
The Million Dollar Hotel Detective Skinner 2000 0
Chicken Run Rocky 2000 Animation, Family, Comedy
We Were Soldiers Lt. Col. Hal Moore 2002 Romance, 0, 0, 0
Signs Rev. Graham Hess 2002 Drama, Mystery, Sci Fi
The Singing Detective Dr. Gibbon 2003 Comedy, Crime, Musical
Protocols of Zion 2005 Documentary
Who Killed the Electric Car? 2006
The Beaver Walter Black 2011
Get the Gringo Driver 2012 Action, Crime, Drama
Machete Kills Luther Voz 2013 Action, Crime, Thriller
Mad Max: Fury Road Drifter 2015 Game Show, Sport
Blood Father John Link 2016 Action, Thriller