Mel Gibson

American film actor, director, producer Mel Gibson

Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson, AO is an American actor, film director, producer and screenwriter. He was born in Peekskill, New York, 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.
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Razzie 'worst film' nods is an Oscar-studded affair
Reuters.com - 29 days
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Adventure movie "Transformers: The Last Knight" led nominations on Monday for the annual Razzie Awards for the worst films on a list packed with previous Oscar winners Jennifer Lawrence, Tom Cruise, Mel Gibson and Russell Crowe.
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Mel Gibson Selling Slice of Costa Rican Jungle for $29.75 million
Wall Street Journal - 7 months
Add another property to the list of assets Mel Gibson is looking to unload: 403 acres of Costa Rican jungle.
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Tom Cruise Has No Chill
Huffington Post - 8 months
Tom Cruise is generally said to be a swell guy. Scientology screeds aside, his Hollywood collaborators often attest to what a fun oddball he is ― so much so that Vulture just published a list of 19 “unsettlingly nice” anecdotes about Cruise. Yet he is inarguably one of the biggest movie stars on the planet, and that role comes with a certain exacting baggage, for better or worse. Case in point: the control Cruise reportedly demanded on “The Mummy,” which bombed in North America last weekend despite hefty grosses in foreign markets that still worship Cruise when he’s in action-star mode. (For the record, let’s agree right now that the best Tom Cruise is hardscrabble charmer Tom Cruise, as in “Risky Business,” “Jerry Maguire” and “The Firm.”)  According to a blunt Variety piece, “The Mummy” is “a textbook case of a movie star run amok.” Cruise reportedly requested a script rewrite that amplified his screentime, supervision over the editing process and input in Universal Pictures...
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WATCH: 'Lethal Weapon' cast reunites for 30th anniversary of the classic buddy cop film
ABC News - 9 months
Mel Gibson and Danny Glover reminisce about their roles as mismatched cops on the hunt for a big-time drug dealer and talk about the success of the franchise.
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Jason Chaffetz Has Become A Fixture Of TMZ's Expanded Washington Footprint
Huffington Post - 10 months
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Why Bill O'Reilly's Fall From Grace Is Particularly Dramatic
Huffington Post - 10 months
function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); In the first quarter of 2017, Bill O’Reilly’s “The O’Reilly Factor” was the highest-rated cable news program in history. He enjoyed an $18 million salary and the most coveted television slot on the most-watched network in all of cable, bringing in almost $111 million in ad revenue for Fox News just last year. On Wednesday, he lost all of that … except some of the salary. Fox News parted ways with O’Reilly after a bombshell New York Times report reveale...
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'I Am Heath Ledger' Focuses On The Actor's Life, Not His Death
Huffington Post - 10 months
Heath was the most alive human and if it wasn’t on the edge, it didn’t interest him. If there wasn’t some type of risk involved, he had no time for it. He went all the way out with the time that he had. He went all the way to the edge. That quote by musician Ben Harper opens “I Am Heath Ledger,” the new documentary premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival April 23 and airing on Spike TV next month.  Harper joins Heath Ledger’s closest friends and family members in the heartwarming project, directed by Adrian Buitenhuis and Derik Murray. The film compiles interviews with the likes of Ledger’s parents and colleagues, including Naomi Watts, Ang Lee, Matt Amato and Djimon Hounsou, among the actor’s own photos and footage, which he shot throughout his 28 years. In a way, Ledger himself is a director of his own documentary.  “There were always cameras around,” Ledger’s former girlfriend and model Christina Cauchi says in the film. “I mean, he was documenting everything ...
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Oscar night puts Mel Gibson back in the spotlight
LATimes - 12 months
The road back into the good graces of Hollywood has been treacherous for Mel Gibson, but the Academy Awards ceremony Sunday seemed to smooth and accelerate the journey significantly. It’s been 10 years since a public fall from grace that included a DUI arrest during which Gibson lobbed anti-Semitic...
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The Hollywood Boys' Club That Supports Casey Affleck Is A Total Disgrace
Huffington Post - 12 months
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Warner Bros. Courts Mel Gibson to Direct 'Suicide Squad' Sequel - Hollywood Reporter
Google News - about 1 year
Hollywood Reporter Warner Bros. Courts Mel Gibson to Direct 'Suicide Squad' Sequel Hollywood Reporter Warner Bros. is courting the actor-director to helm Suicide Squad 2 and the sides are early in talks, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. No official offer has been made nor has any commitment. Sources say that Gibson is familiarizing himself with the ... Mel Gibson Closes 'Daddy's Home;' First Studio Film, Sequel In A Long TimeDeadline The DC Sequel Mel Gibson Has Been Asked To DirectCinema Blend 'Suicide Squad 2' Might Get Mel Gibson to Direct/FILM ComingSoon.net -Collider.com -Gizmodo -Los Angeles Times all 23 news articles »
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WATCH: Mel Gibson provided key sound effects in 'Hacksaw Ridge'
ABC News - about 1 year
Oscar-nominated sound mixer Kevin O'Connell plays a scene from the film in which director Mel Gibson recorded his own voice to frighten the audience.
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WATCH: Mel Gibson Opens Up About His Oscar Nomination
ABC News - about 1 year
Gibson talks to ABC News' Chris Connelly about receiving a Best Director nomination for "Hacksaw Ridge."
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Between The Oscars And Sundance, It's A Promising Year For Inclusiveness In Hollywood
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn under fire for upcoming police brutality film
Fox News - about 1 year
“’Dragged Across Concrete’ sounds like Conservative porn,” one Twitter user wrote.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mel Gibson
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 60
    In June 2016, Gibson announced that he will reunite with Braveheart screenwriter Randall Wallace to make a sequel for The Passion of the Christ, focusing on the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2014
    Age 58
    As of 2014, Gibson is in a relationship with former champion equestrian vaulter and writer Rosalind Ross.
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  • 2013
    Age 57
    In 2013, Grigorieva sued her attorneys accusing them of advising her to sign a bad agreement, including one with Gibson that holds her taking legal action against him would compromise her financial settlement.
    As of 2013, Gibson's cancelled projects included a film about the writing of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), and a Richard Donner-helmed film with the working title Sam and George.
    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.
  • 2012
    Age 56
    In a 2012 interview, Gibson explained that the Maccabees film was still in preparation.
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    In April 2012, Eszterhas wrote a letter to Gibson accusing him of sabotaging their movie about the Maccabees because he "hates Jews", and citing a series of private incidents during which he allegedly heard Gibson express extremely racist views.
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    In a 2012 interview, Gibson announced that the project, which he has titled Berserker, was still moving forward.
  • 2011
    Age 55
    According to a 2011 article in Vanity Fair, Gibson first told the arresting officer, "My life is over.
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    In a 2011 interview, Gibson stated:
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    In a 2011 interview, Gibson said of his philanthropic works, "It gives you perspective.
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    Gibson's divorce was finalized on December 23, 2011, and the settlement with his ex-wife was said to be the highest in Hollywood history at over $400 million.
    In a 2011 interview, Gibson stated that the separation began the day following his arrest for drunk driving in Malibu.
    In August 2011, Gibson settled with Grigorieva and she was awarded $750,000, joint legal custody and a house in Sherman Oaks, California until their three-year-old daughter Lucia turns 18.
    In April 2011, Gibson finally broke his silence about the incident in question.
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    Gibson's estranged wife, Robyn Gibson, filed a court statement declaring that she never experienced any abuse from Gibson, while forensic experts have questioned the validity of some of the tapes. In March 2011, Mel Gibson agreed to plead no contest to a misdemeanor battery charge.
    In 2011, it was announced that Gibson had commissioned a screenplay from Joe Eszterhas about the Maccabees.
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  • 2010
    Age 54
    On July 9, 2010, some audio recordings alleged to be of Gibson were posted on the internet.
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    Gibson obtained a restraining order against Grigorieva on June 25, 2010.
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    On June 21, 2010, Grigorieva filed a restraining order against Gibson to keep him away from her and their child.
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    In April 2010, it was made public that Gibson and Grigorieva had split.
  • 2009
    Age 53
    Grigorieva, who had previously had a son with actor Timothy Dalton, gave birth to Gibson's daughter Lucia on 30 October 2009.
    On April 28, 2009, Gibson made a red carpet appearance with Grigorieva.
    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.
  • 2006
    Age 50
    In 2006, Gibson said that the "fearmongering" depicted in his film Apocalypto "reminds me a little of President Bush and his guys."
    After 26 years of marriage, Mel and Robyn Gibson separated on July 29, 2006.
    Gibson received further critical acclaim for his directing of the 2006 action-adventure film Apocalypto.
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    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.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2004
    Age 48
    Gibson directed, produced, co-wrote, and funded the 2004 film The Passion of the Christ, which chronicled the passion and death of Jesus (Jim Caviezel).
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    In 2004, he released the controversial film The Passion of the Christ, with subtitles, which he co-wrote, co-produced, and directed.
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    In 2004, he directed and produced the financially successful and controversial, biblical drama film The Passion of the Christ.
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  • 2003
    Age 47
    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.
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  • 2002
    Age 46
    In September 2002, Gibson announced that he would direct a film called The Passion in Aramaic and Latin with no subtitles because he hoped to "transcend language barriers with filmic storytelling."
    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.
  • 2001
    Age 45
    Gibson was scheduled to direct Robert Downey, Jr. in a Los Angeles stage production of Hamlet in January 2001, but Downey's drug relapse ended the project.
  • 1999
    Age 43
    Gibson had long planned to direct a remake of Fahrenheit 451, but in 1999 the project was indefinitely postponed because of scheduling conflicts.
  • 1997
    Age 41
    On July 25, 1997, Gibson was named an honorary Officer of the Order of Australia (AO), in recognition of his "service to the Australian film industry".
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1995
    Age 39
    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".
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  • 1993
    Age 37
    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.
  • 1989
    Age 33
    Mel Gibson has credited his directors, particularly George Miller, Peter Weir, and Richard Donner, with teaching him the craft of filmmaking and influencing him as a director. According to Robert Downey, Jr., studio executives encouraged Gibson in 1989 to try directing, an idea he rebuffed at the time.
    After his success in Hollywood with the Lethal Weapon series, Gibson began to move into producing and directing. With partner Bruce Davey, Gibson formed Icon Productions in 1989 in order to make Hamlet.
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    Gibson's next film was Robert Towne's Tequila Sunrise, followed by Lethal Weapon 2, in 1989.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1985
    Age 29
    In 1985, after working on four films in a row, Gibson took almost two years off at his Australian cattle station.
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  • 1984
    Age 28
    Mel Gibson's first American film was Mark Rydell's 1984 drama The River, in which he and Sissy Spacek played struggling Tennessee farmers.
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    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.
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  • 1982
    Age 26
    In 1982 Gibson again attracted critical acclaim in Peter Weir's romantic thriller The Year of Living Dangerously.
    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.
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  • 1980
    Age 24
    On June 7, 1980, Mel and Robyn Gibson were married in a Roman Catholic church in Forestville, New South Wales.
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    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.
  • 1977
    Age 21
    While a student at NIDA, Gibson made his film debut in the 1977 film Summer City, for which he was paid $400.
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    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1968
    Age 12
    Gibson's father was awarded US$145,000 in a work-related-injury lawsuit against the New York Central Railroad on February 14, 1968, and soon afterwards relocated his family to West Pymble, Sydney, Australia.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1956
    Age 0
    Born on January 3, 1956.
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