Mel Gibson

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Mel Gibson

Gibson at the 1990 Air America premiere.
Born Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson
3 January 1956 (1956-01-03) (age 58)
Peekskill, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor, movie director, producer, screenwriter
Years active 1976–present
Spouse Robyn Moore Gibson
(m. 1980–2011)[1]
Children 6 sons, 2 daughters
Parents Hutton Gibson
Anne Patricia Reilly (deceased)
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Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson, AO (born January 3, 1956)[2] is an Irish-American actor and movie maker. 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 based it on the visions of St. Catherine Emmerich.

Gibson was born in Peekskill, New York, United States. His mother was from Ireland, so he also has Irish citizenship.[3] His father, Hutton Gibson, was a World War II soldier and a writer. His family moved to Australia in 1968, when he was 12. He studied acting at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney.

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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.
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  5. "AACTA - Past Winners - 1981". AACTA.org. http://www.aacta.org/past-winners/1980-1989/1981.aspx. Retrieved 9 November 2011.
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  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. "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]
  17. "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.
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  19. "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.
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