Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson

American, Actor
Mel Gibson

Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson AO (born January 3, 1956) is an American actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for his action hero roles, particularly his breakout role as Max Rockatansky in the first three films of the post-apocalyptic action series Mad Max and as Martin Riggs in the buddy cop film series Lethal Weapon. Born in Peekskill, New York, Gibson moved with his parents to Sydney, Australia, when he was 12 years old. He studied acting at the National Institute of Dramatic Art, where he starred opposite Judy Davis in a production of Romeo and Juliet. During the 1980s, he founded Icon Entertainment, a production company, which independent film director Atom Egoyan has called "an alternative to the studio system". Director Peter Weir cast him as one of the leads in the World War I drama Gallipoli (1981), which earned Gibson a Best Actor Award from the Australian Film Institute, as well as a reputation as a serious, versatile actor.

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Mel Gibson was born on 3 January 1956 in Peekskill, New York, USA. His full name at birth was Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson. He is best known as an actor. He attended high school at St Leo's Catholic College, Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australia. For university, he studied at University of New South Wales, Australia. He is considered to be politically right leaning and is affiliated with the Republican Party (USA). His religion is listed as Roman Catholic. He is 5' 9¾" (177 cm) tall and weighs 191 lbs (87 kg) with an athletic build. He has blue eyes and dark brown hair (color). His net worth is reported to be $425,000,000 US dollars. His zodiac star sign is Capricorn.
Full name at birth
Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson
Claim to fame
his roles as Max Rockatansky in the Mad Max film series, Martin Riggs in the Lethal Weapon film series, and Sir William Wallace in the 1995 historical drama film Braveheart
Date of birth
3 January 1956
Place of birth
Peekskill, New York, USA
Actor, director, producer, screenwriter, singer
Occupation category


5' 9¾" (177 cm)
191 lbs (87 kg)
Hair color
Eye color
Zodiac sign
Distinctive feature
  • Deep Blue Eyes
  • Often acts and directs stories involving an individual who is persecuted, and fights for justice
  • Has often portrayed a widower, in films such as Mad Max (the sequels), Lethal Weapon film series, Braveheart (1995), The Patriot (2000), Signs (2002), and Edge of Darkness (2010).
  • Often portrays men who seek revenge for the murder of family or friends
  • Rugged, chiseled features
  • Rich, gravelly voice
  • Piercing blue eyes
  • Often plays angry or deranged characters
  • Intense acting style
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  • Peekskill, New York, USA
  • Australia
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Net worth
$425,000,000 USD
High school
  • St Leo's Catholic College, Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australia
  • Asquith Boys High School, New South Wales, Australia
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University of New South Wales, Australia
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Talent agency
William Morris Endeavor
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Political affiliation
Political party
Partner: Rosalind Ross (Long-Term) 1 child
May 2014-
Mel Gibson and Rosalind Ross (Screenwriter)
What I need to do to heal myself and to be assuring and allay the fears of others and to heal them if they had any heart wounds from something I may have said.
  • His family line goes back several generations in Australia, but his ancestors originally came from Ireland and Scotland.
  • A chain smoker for most of his career, in 2004 Gibson's wife persuaded him to limit his addiction to just three cigarettes a day. However this did not last.
  • Cited as America's Favorite Movie Star in Harris Polls conducted in 1996 and 2003.
  • His performance as "Mad" Max Rockatansky in the "Mad Max" trilogy is ranked #78 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
  • Owns a summer home in Branford, Connecticut.

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