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Mel Gibson

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Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson

(1956-01-03) January 3, 1956 (age 66)
OccupationActor, director, producer, screenwriter
Years active1976–present
Spouse(s)Robyn Moore Gibson
(m. 1980–2011)[1]
Parent(s)Hutton Gibson
Anne Patricia
(née Reilly)
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Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson AO (born January 3, 1956)[2] is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter.[3][4][5][6][7][8] He is mostly known for his roles in action movies. Some of his most famous roles are in Mad Max (1979), Gallipoli (1981), The Bounty (1984), Lethal Weapon (1987), and Braveheart (1995).[2] He directed The Passion of the Christ in 2004. He loosely based it on the visions of St. Catherine Emmerich.

Gibson was born in Peekskill, New York, United States. His father, Hutton Gibson, was a veteran soldier during World War II and was also a famous writer. His family moved to Australia in 1968, when he was 12.[9] He studied acting at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney. He also has Irish citizenship.[10]

Awards and accomplishments

  • Australian Film Institute Awards: Best Actor in a Lead Role, for Tim (1979)[11] and Gallipoli (1981)[12]
  • Academy Award: Best Picture, for Braveheart (1995)
  • Academy Award: Best Director, for Braveheart (1995)
  • People's Choice Awards: Favorite Motion Picture Actor (1991,[13] 1997,[14] 2001,[15] 2003,[16] 2004)[17]
  • People's Choice Awards: Favorite Motion Picture Star in a Comedy (2001)[15]
  • ShoWest Award: Male Star of the Year (1993)[18]
  • ShoWest Award: Director of the Year (1996)[19]
  • American Cinematheque Gala Tribute: American Cinematheque Award (1995)[20]
  • Hasty Pudding Theatricals: Man of the Year (1997)[21]
  • Australian Film Institute Awards: Global Achievement Award (2002)[22]
  • Honorary Doctorate Recipient and Undergraduate Commencement Speaker, Loyola Marymount University (2003)[23]
  • World's most powerful celebrity by US business magazine Forbes (2004)[24]
  • Hollywood Reporter Innovator of the Year (2004)[25]
  • Honorary fellowship in Performing Arts by Limkokwing University (2007)[26]
  • Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema Award at the Irish Film and Television Awards (2008)[27]


  1. Sacks, Ethan (December 24, 2011). "Mel Gibson officiallly divorces wife of 31 years". New York: NY Daily News. Retrieved April 8, 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Mel Gibson and his girlfriend welcome a baby girl". Retrieved October 2, 2009.[permanent dead link]
  3. Mark Morris (July 16, 2000). "Mel Gibson: Proud or prejudiced?". The Observer. Guardian News and Media Limited.
  4. John Hiscock (January 21, 2010). "Mel Gibson interview". The Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group Limited.
  5. Matt Probert; Leela Probert. "Mel Gibson". The Probert Encyclopaedia. The New Society For The Diffusion of Knowledge. Archived from the original on February 26, 2014. Retrieved March 12, 2014.((cite encyclopedia)): CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  6. "Mel Gibson". WordNet. Princeton University. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
  7. "Mel Gibson net worth". Celebrity Net Worth. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
  8. "Mel Gibson". eNews Reference. Archived from the original on April 1, 2014. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
  9. Clarkson, Wensley (1993). Mel Gibson: Living Dangerously. New York: Thunder's Mouth Press. p. 30.
  10. Stephen M. Silverman. "Jonathan Rhys Meyers Crowned Best Actor in Ireland". People Magazine. Retrieved March 2, 2008.
  11. "AACTA - Past Winners - 1979". Retrieved November 9, 2011.[permanent dead link]
  12. "AACTA - Past Winners - 1981". Retrieved November 9, 2011.[permanent dead link]
  13. "People's Choice Awards Nominees & Winners: 1991". Retrieved July 18, 2010.
  14. "People's Choice Awards Nominees & Winners: 1997". Retrieved July 18, 2010.
  15. 15.0 15.1 "People's Choice Awards Nominees & Winners: 2001". Retrieved July 18, 2010.
  16. "People's Choice Awards Nominees & Winners: 2003". Retrieved July 18, 2010.
  17. "People's Choice Awards Nominees & Winners: 2004". Retrieved July 18, 2010.
  18. "Star-gazing". The Milwaukee Journal. March 13, 1993. Archived from the original on September 4, 2015. Retrieved July 18, 2010.
  19. DeArmond, Michelle (March 8, 1996). "Travolta, Bullock honored". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved July 18, 2010.
  20. BWW News Desk (March 25, 2010). "Jennifer Garner and Sarah Silverman Added to All-Star Lineup Honoring Matt Damon". Broadway World. Retrieved July 18, 2010.
  21. Rush, George; Molloy, Joanna and Jones, Baird (February 25, 1997). "Contract talks put sly on the cutting edge". New York Daily News. Archived from the original on July 22, 2010. Retrieved July 18, 2010.((cite news)): CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  22. Sams, Christine (December 9, 2002). "Gulpilil leads lesser lights to glory". The Sun-Herald. Retrieved July 18, 2010.
  23. "MAY 1003 GIBSON SPEAKS AT LMU'S UNDERGRADUATE COMMENCEMENT PR". Loyola Marymount University. Archived from the original on July 22, 2010. Retrieved July 18, 2010.
  24. "Jesus helps Mel hit No. 1". June 18, 2004. Retrieved July 18, 2010.
  25. Galloway, Stephen (November 15, 2004). "Innovator of the Year: Mel Gibson". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on June 10, 2015. Retrieved July 18, 2010.
  26. "Awestruck by 'Lethal Weapon'". Malaysia Star. September 23, 2007. Archived from the original on June 22, 2011. Retrieved July 18, 2010.
  27. "Mel Gibson to be honoured at IFTA ceremony". February 8, 2008. Archived from the original on July 27, 2009. Retrieved October 22, 2008.
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