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Profile

Mel Gibson

Film Actor + Director + Producer
Male
Born Jan 3, 1956

Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson, AO is an American Australian actor, film director, producer and screenwriter. Born in Peekskill, New York, Gibson moved with his parents to Sydney, Australia when he was 12 years old and later studied acting at the Australian National Institute of Dramatic Art. After appearing in the Mad Max and Lethal Weapon series, Gibson went on to direct and star in the Academy Award-winning Braveheart.… Read More

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Timeline

Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Mel Gibson.

CHILDHOOD

1956 Birth Born on January 3, 1956.

TEENAGE

1968 12 Years Old His father was awarded US$145,000 in a work-related-injury lawsuit against New York Central Railroad on February 14, 1968; and soon afterwards relocated his family to West Pymble, Sydney. … Read More

TWENTIES

1977 21 Years Old 1 More Event
…  After graduation in 1977, Gibson immediately began work on the filming of Mad Max, but continued to work as a stage actor, and joined the State Theatre Company of South Australia in Adelaide. … Read More
1980 24 Years Old 1 More Event
During this period Gibson also appeared in Australian television series guest roles. He appeared in serial The Sullivans as naval lieutenant Ray Henderson, in police procedural Cop Shop, and in the pilot episode of prison serial Punishment which was produced in 1980, screened 1981.
1982 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Gibson joined the cast of the World War II action film Attack Force Z, which was not released until 1982 when Gibson had become a bigger star. … Read More
1984 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Following a year hiatus from film acting after the birth of his twin sons, Gibson took on the role of Fletcher Christian in The Bounty in 1984. … Read More

THIRTIES

Gibson's next film was Robert Towne's Tequila Sunrise, followed by Lethal Weapon 2, in 1989. … Read More
1993 37 Years Old Gibson made his directorial debut in 1993 with The Man Without a Face, followed two years later by Braveheart, which earned Gibson the Academy Award for Best Director.
1995 39 Years Old In a July 1995 interview with Playboy magazine, Gibson said President Bill Clinton was a "low-level opportunist" and someone was "telling him what to do". … Read More

FORTIES

1997 - 2001 3 More Events
2002 46 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2002, while promoting We Were Soldiers and Signs to the press, Gibson mentioned that he was planning to pare back on acting and return to directing.
2003 47 Years Old …  Reflecting in 2003 and 2004, Gibson said that despair in his mid-30s led him to contemplate suicide, and he meditated on Christ's Passion to heal his wounds. … Read More
…  In 2004, he directed and produced The Passion of the Christ, a financially successful, controversial film depicting the last hours in the life of Jesus. … Read More

FIFTIES

Gibson's Traditionalist Catholic upbringing was also the target of criticism. In a 2006 interview with Diane Sawyer, Gibson stated that he feels that his "human rights were violated" by the often vitriolic attacks on his person, his family, and his religious beliefs which were sparked by The Passion. … Read More
2009 53 Years Old 1 More Event
Robyn Gibson filed for divorce on April 13, 2009, citing irreconcilable differences. In a joint statement, the Gibsons declared, "Throughout our marriage and separation we have always strived to maintain the privacy and integrity of our family and will continue to do so." The divorce filing followed the March 2009 release of photographs appearing to show him on a beach embracing Russian pianist Oksana Grigorieva.
In April 2010, it was made public that Gibson and Grigorieva had split.
In 2011, it was announced that Gibson had commissioned a screenplay from Joe Eszterhas about the Maccabees. … Read More
…  In a 2012 interview, Gibson announced that the project, which he has titled Berserker, was still moving forward.
Gibson most recently played two villains: Voz in Machete Kills in 2013 opposite Danny Trejo and Conrad Stonebanks in The Expendables 3 opposite Sylvester Stallone in 2014.
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