Mel Gibson

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Mel Columbille Gerard Gibson

Mel Gibson at the 1990 Air America premiere.
Born Mel Columbille Gerard Gibson
11 April 1952 (1952-04-11) (age 62)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, movie director, producer, screenwriter
Years active 1976–present
Spouse Robyn Moore Gibson
(m. 1980–2011)[1]
Children 1 son
Parents Hutton Gibson
Anna Patricia Reilly Gibson (deceased)
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Mel Columbille Gerard Gibson, AO (born on April 11, 1952)[2] is an Australian-American actor and movie maker. He is perhaps and mostly best known for his most prominent roles in several action movies. Some of his most famous and most notable movie roles include Mad Max (1979), Gallipoli (1981), The Bounty (1984), Lethal Weapon (1990), Lethal Weapon 2 (1991), Lethal Weapon 3 (1992), Lethal Weapon 4 (1998), Braveheart (1995) and Ransom (1996).[2] He also directed The Passion of the Christ in 2004, which was based loosely on the visions of St. Catherine Emmerich.

Gibson was born in Los Angeles, California, United States. Although, both of his parents hail from Australia, and hence, he is also of Australian descent.[3] His father, Hutton Gibson, was a veteran soldier during World War II and was also a famous writer on Sedevacantism. He and his whole family then moved back to Australia in 1968, when he was around the age of 16. Gibson also studied acting at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney, Australia.

He is a registered Republican.[4]

Awards and Accomplishments[change | change source]

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  2. 2.0 2.1 "Mel Gibson and his girlfriend welcome a baby girl". http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091102/ap_on_en_mo/us_people_mel_gibson;_ylt=AjcoI1Ekn9AGvuC6dRdrcwQEtbAF. Retrieved 2009-10-02.
  3. Stephen M. Silverman. "Jonathan Rhys Meyers Crowned Best Actor in Ireland". People Magazine. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20178694,00.html. Retrieved 2 March 2008.
  4. "40 Celebrities Who Are Republicans". Buzzfeed.com. November 2, 2010. http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/40-celebrities-who-are-republicans. Retrieved June 1, 2012.
  5. "AACTA - Past Winners - 1979". AACTA.org. http://www.aacta.org/past-winners/1970-1979/1979.aspx. Retrieved 9 November 2011.
  6. "AACTA - Past Winners - 1981". AACTA.org. http://www.aacta.org/past-winners/1980-1989/1981.aspx. Retrieved 9 November 2011.
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  8. "People's Choice Awards Nominees & Winners: 1997". PeoplesChoice.com. http://www.peopleschoice.com/pca/awards/nominees/index.jsp?year=1997. Retrieved 18 July 2010.
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  11. "People's Choice Awards Nominees & Winners: 2004". PeoplesChoice.com. http://www.peopleschoice.com/pca/awards/nominees/index.jsp?year=2004. Retrieved 18 July 2010.
  12. "Star-gazing". The Milwaukee Journal. 13 March 1993. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=y6AaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=kiwEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6150,3605399&dq=showest+1993+male+star+of+the+year&hl=en. Retrieved 18 July 2010.
  13. DeArmond, Michelle (8 March 1996). "Travolta, Bullock honored". Las Vegas Sun. http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/1996/mar/08/travolta-bullock-honored/. Retrieved 18 July 2010.
  14. BWW News Desk (25 March 2010). "Jennifer Garner and Sarah Silverman Added to All-Star Lineup Honoring Matt Damon". Broadway World. http://movies.broadwayworld.com/article/Matt_Damon_20010101. Retrieved 18 July 2010.
  15. Rush, George; Molloy, Joanna; Jones, Baird (25 February 1997). "CONTRACT TALKS PUT SLY ON THE CUTTING EDGE". New York Daily News. http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/gossip/1997/02/25/1997-02-25_contract_talks_put_sly_on_th.html. Retrieved 18 July 2010.
  16. Sams, Christine (9 December 2002). "Gulpilil leads lesser lights to glory". The Sun-Herald. http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/12/07/1038950236382.html. Retrieved 18 July 2010.
  17. "MAY 1003 GIBSON SPEAKS AT LMU'S UNDERGRADUATE COMMENCEMENT PR". lmu.com. Loyola Marymount University. http://www.lmu.edu/sites/News___Media/Media/News_Releases/News_Releases_2003/MAY_1003_GIBSON_SPEAKS_AT_LMU_S_UNDERGRADUATE_COMMENCEMENT_PR.htm. Retrieved 18 July 2010.[dead link]
  18. "Jesus helps Mel hit No. 1". CNNMoney.com. 18 June 2004. http://money.cnn.com/2004/06/17/news/newsmakers/forbes_stars/?cnn=yes. Retrieved 18 July 2010.
  19. Galloway, Stephen (15 November 2004). "Innovator of the Year: Mel Gibson". The Hollywood Reporter. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/search/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000719418. Retrieved 18 July 2010.[dead link]
  20. "Awestruck by ‘Lethal Weapon’". Malaysia Star. 23 September 2007. http://thestar.com.my/education/story.asp?file=/2007/9/23/education/18937265&sec=education. Retrieved 18 July 2010.
  21. "Mel Gibson to be honoured at IFTA ceremony". Rte.ie. 8 February 2008. http://www.rte.ie/arts/2008/0208/gibsonm.html. Retrieved 22 October 2008.