Mel Gibson

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Mel Gibson

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Born
Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson

(1956-01-03) January 3, 1956 (age 65)
OccupationActor, director, producer, screenwriter
Years active1976–present
Spouse(s)Robyn Moore Gibson
(m. 1980–2011)[1]
Children8
Parent(s)Hutton Gibson
Anne Patricia
(née Reilly)
Signature
Firma de Mel Gibson.svg

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]

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  1. Sacks, Ethan (December 24, 2011). "Mel Gibson officiallly divorces wife of 31 years". New York: NY Daily News. Retrieved April 8, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Mel Gibson and his girlfriend welcome a baby girl". Retrieved October 2, 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (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. Retrieved March 12, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  6. "Mel Gibson". WordNet. Princeton University. Retrieved March 12, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. "Mel Gibson net worth". Celebrity Net Worth. Retrieved March 12, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. "Mel Gibson". eNews Reference. Retrieved March 12, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. "AACTA - Past Winners - 1979". AACTA.org. Retrieved November 9, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)[permanent dead link]
  12. "AACTA - Past Winners - 1981". AACTA.org. Retrieved November 9, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)[permanent dead link]
  13. "People's Choice Awards Nominees & Winners: 1991". PeoplesChoice.com. Retrieved July 18, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. "People's Choice Awards Nominees & Winners: 1997". PeoplesChoice.com. Retrieved July 18, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. 15.0 15.1 "People's Choice Awards Nominees & Winners: 2001". PeoplesChoice.com. Retrieved July 18, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. "People's Choice Awards Nominees & Winners: 2003". PeoplesChoice.com. Retrieved July 18, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. "People's Choice Awards Nominees & Winners: 2004". PeoplesChoice.com. Retrieved July 18, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. "Star-gazing". The Milwaukee Journal. March 13, 1993. Retrieved July 18, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. DeArmond, Michelle (March 8, 1996). "Travolta, Bullock honored". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved July 18, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  21. Rush, George; Molloy, Joanna and Jones, Baird (February 25, 1997). "Contract talks put sly on the cutting edge". New York Daily News. Retrieved July 18, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) 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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  23. "MAY 1003 GIBSON SPEAKS AT LMU'S UNDERGRADUATE COMMENCEMENT PR". lmu.com. Loyola Marymount University. Archived from the original on July 22, 2010. Retrieved July 18, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  24. "Jesus helps Mel hit No. 1". CNNMoney.com. June 18, 2004. Retrieved July 18, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  26. "Awestruck by 'Lethal Weapon'". Malaysia Star. September 23, 2007. Retrieved July 18, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  27. "Mel Gibson to be honoured at IFTA ceremony". Rte.ie. February 8, 2008. Retrieved October 22, 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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