Mel Gibson is a well-known Hollywood film director noted for his flawless acting and directing abilities. Gibson is a multi-talented artist who has been in some of the most financially successful and critically acclaimed films. He’s also directed some of the most amazing movies.
Early Life of Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson was born in New York, on January 3, 1956, to Anne Patricia and Hutton Gibson. Out of eleven children, he was the family’s sixth kid. He attended a Catholic college in New South Wales for his schooling. Gibson planned to work in journalism or as a chef after graduation.
Still, his plans were derailed when his sister enrolled him at Sydney’s National Institute of Dramatic Art by filling out the application independently. Shakespeare’s renowned drama Romeo and Juliet made his first stage appearance. After graduating from NIDA, he joined the Southern Australian Theater Company, where he played leading parts in classic works such as Henry IV and Oedipus Rex.
Career of Mel Gibson
Gibson’s first significant appearance was in the Mad Max franchise, which he began working on shortly after graduating from college in 1977. Mel received his first $1 million payouts from Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, the franchise’s third movie, in 1985. Gibson continued to perform as a theatrical actor in Adelaide, playing in numerous productions with the State Theater Company of South Australia.
Mel played a poor Tennessee farmer alongside Sissy Spacek in his debut American film, The River, in 1984. He had a two-year break from acting in 1985 before returning in 1987 to portray Martin Riggs in Lethal Weapon, followed by Tequila Sunrise in 1988 and Lethal Weapon 2 in 1989. (1989.) He starred in blockbuster action films such as Maverick, Braveheart, Ransom, and Payback throughout the first part of the 1990s. Gibson starred in three films that made over $100 million at the box office in the early 2000s: The Patriot, Chicken Run, and What Women Want.
In 1989, Gibson founded Icon Productions and released his debut feature, Hamlet, which marked his foray into producing and directing. After two years, he directed Braveheart, which garnered him an Oscar nomination for Best Director. In 2004, Gibson wrote, filmed, and funded a controversial film called The Passion of the Christ. It became the highest-grossing R-rated picture of all time, making nearly $370 million in the United States.
In 2016, he directed Hacksaw Ridge, nominated for 14 awards, including an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Directing and a Golden Globe for Best Director – Motion Picture. Gibson received six accolades for the picture, including Best Director from the Broadcast Film Critics Association and Director of the Year from the Hollywood Film Academy. Gibson has also directed and produced a number of television productions during his career.
Personal Life of Mel Gibson
Gibson and Robin Moore married in 1980 and had seven children before separating in 2011. Gibson and his previous girlfriend, Russian artist Oksana Grigorieva, have a daughter. Rosalind Ross, his girlfriend, gave birth to his ninth kid in 2017.
Net Worth of Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson has a net worth of $425 million and is an Australian/American actor, screenwriter, director, producer, and investor.
Physical Appearance of Mel Gibson
|5 feet 9 inches