Mel Gibson young
January 3, 1956
5 ft 9 in | 177 cm
97 kg | 214 lbs
48 in | 122 cm
10 US | 43 EU
40 in | 102 cm
Mel Gibson was born in Peekskill, New York, United States, on January 3, 1956, is an American actor. Young Mel Gibson first started performing during his years at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney, in theater productions with Judy Davis and Geoffrey Rush.
He made his big screen debut in Australian thriller film Summer City (1977) in role as Scollop. He got his television debut in the Australian drama television series The Sullivans (1976–1983) in role as Ray Henderson.
He landed his Hollywood debut in drama movie The River (1984) with Sissy Spacek.
Mel's breakthrough performance came as "Mad" Max Rockatansky in dystopian action film Mad Max (1979), directed by George Miller.
He made his directorial debut with drama film The Man Without a Face (1993) also starred in role as Justin McLeod.
Force of Nature (2020) action with Kate Bosworth and Emile Hirsch
Waldo (2020) action thriller in role as Alastair Pinch, opposite Morena Baccarin and Charlie Hunnam
Boss Level (2020) science fiction action in role as Col. Clive Vento, with Frank Grillo and Naomi Watts
The Professor and the Madman (2019) in role as James Murray, opposite Sean Penn and Natalie Dormer
He won the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Director and the Academy Award for Best Picture for epic war movie Braveheart (1995), which he produced, directed and starred in role as William Wallace.
He played "Mad" Max Rockatansky in original Mad Max Trilogy:
Mad Max (1979)
Mad Max 2 (1981)
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
He portrayed Martin Riggs in Lethal Weapon movie series:
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor for his role in films:
Ransom (1996) crime thriller in role as Tom Mullen
What Women Want (2000) romantic fantasy comedy in role as Nick Marshall
He directed biographical war drama film Hacksaw Ridge (2016), for which he won two Academy Awards for Best Sound Mixing and Best Film Editing, also he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and Best Picture.
He won a Best Actor Award from the Australian Film Institute for his role as Frank Dunne in war drama film Gallipoli (1981).
He directed adventure action film Apocalypto (2006), for which was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language.
He directed and produced biblical drama movie The Passion of the Christ (2004), for which he won a Satellite Award for Best Director and a Hollywood Film Award for Producer of the Year.
The Patriot (2000) action war opposite Heath Ledger and Jason Isaacs
The Bounty (1984) historical drama with Anthony Hopkins and Daniel Day‑Lewis
The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) romantic drama opposite Sigourney Weaver
Tequila Sunrise (1988) crime thriller opposite Michelle Pfeiffer and Kurt Russell
Bird on a Wire (1990) action comedy with Goldie Hawn
Air America (1990) action comedy with Robert Downey Jr.
Forever Young (1992) science fiction romantic drama with Jamie Lee Curtis and Elijah Wood
The Million Dollar Hotel (2000) drama opposite Milla Jovovich
The Beaver (2011) black comedy with Jodie Foster and Jennifer Lawrence
Hamlet (1990) drama with Glenn Close and Helena Bonham Carter
The Expendables 3 (2014) action thriller in role as Conrad Stonebanks
Gallipoli (1981) war drama in role as Frank Dunne
Signs (2002) drama mystery with Joaquin Phoenix
Payback (1999) neo-noir crime with Lucy Liu
Blood Father (2016) action crime thriller in role as John Link
Daddy's Home 2 (2017) comedy opposite Mark Wahlberg, Alessandra Ambrosio and Linda Cardellini
Dragged Across Concrete (2018) neo-noir crime thriller with Vince Vaughn, Tory Kittles and Don Johnson
He portrayed Rick Munro in Australian soap opera Punishment (1981).
He played Officer Cox in ABC sitcom Complete Savages (2004-2005).
Attended St Leo's Catholic College in Wahroonga, New South Wales.
Studied drama at the New Zealand Drama School, Toi Whakaari in Wellington, New Zealand.
Studied acting at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney.
He is the sixth of eleven children.
He is first Australian actor to have been paid one million dollars for a movie role.
Close friends with actress Jodie Foster.
Owns a production company Icon International.
He voiced John Smith in animated musical romantic drama movie Pocahontas (1995) and Rocky in stop motion animated comedy film Chicken Run (2005).
He was named an honorary Officer of the Order of Australia in 1997.
Has bipolar disorder.
Has struggled with alcoholism.
He was married to Australian actress Robyn Denise Moore (1980-2006), they have one daughter and six sons.
He dated Nadia Lanfranconi (2012), Violet Kowal (2009) and Oksana Pochepa (2009).
Has been in relationships with Oksana Grigorieva (2008-2010) they have one daughter.
He is in a relationship with writer Rosalind Ross, since 2014, they have one son.
You can't live up to what people expect. Nobody can. But I guess that's my problem not theirs.
Mad Max movie quotes: I'm scared, Fif. It's that rat circus out there, I'm beginning to enjoy it. Look, any longer out on that road and I'm one of them, a terminal psychotic except that I've got this bronze badge that says that I'm one of the good guys.
I think the 'Lethal Weapon' movies contain my favorite performances. It sounds really crummy, I know, but although the work doesn't look hard, it's difficult to create 'effortless' on screen.
I don't think of myself as either American or Australian really, I'm a true hybrid. It's a good thing for me because both of them are really good countries.
I could easily not act again. It's not a problem.
I'm always writing. There is always a story brewing in my head.
It's all happening too fast. I've got to put the brakes on or I'll smack into something.
Hollywood is a factory. You have to realize that you are working in a factory and you're part of the mechanism. If you break down, you'll be replaced.