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Mel Gibson (born Mel Com-Cille Gerard Gibson, 3.1.1956)

Mel Gibson is an internationally renowned actor, film director and producer. Amongst his best-known films are the Mad Max series and the Lethal Weapon series.

Mel Gibson: Childhood

Mel Gibson was born in the Peekskill area of New York. He has 10 siblings, being the sixth of 11 children born to Hutton Gibson and Anne Reilly. Mel's mother was Irish, so he was born with dual Irish and American nationality.

Hutton Gibson won $145,000 in an injury lawsuit against his employers, the New York Central Railroad, in 1968 and the family moved to Sydney, Australia. Mel Gibson was 12 years old at the time.

Mel Gibson: Acting Career

Early on in his acting career, Mel Gibson was compared to the likes of Steve McQueen, Humphrey Bogart and Clark Gable. One his first films was 1981's Gallipolli, which also starred Mark Lee and Bill Kerr. He was easily cast into a number of very masculine lead roles, such as the Mad Max films. The first in the series of futuristic dystopian films was released in 1979. It was followed by Mad Max 2 in 1981 and Mad Max: Beyond the Thunderdome in 1985. The Mad Max films also starred Tina Turner and Bruce Spence and were directed by George Miller.

Another cornerstone of Gibson's career is the Lethal Weapon franchise. Also starring Danny Glover, the debut film was released in 1987, followed by Lethal Weapon 2 in 1989, Lethal Weapon 3, with Joe Pesci and Rene Russo in 1992 and a delayed follow-up in 1998, Lethal Weapon 4, with Chris Rock and Jet Li in 1998.

In 1993, Gibson starred in The Man Without A Face, a moving drama that Gibson also directed.

The following year saw Gibson team up with Jodie Foster and James Garner for the Western Comedy, Maverick. The film was met with a lukewarm response. Gibson's career did not falter, though, as 1995 saw the release of Braveheart, one of Gibson's most popular and successful films, telling the story of William Wallace. Again, Gibson directed the film, as well as starring in it.

Gibson also acted in The Patriot, an epic war film released in 2000. The film also starred Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson and Jason Isaacs. Reviews of the film were mixed, with its critics bemoaning its inaccurate depiction of historical events during the Revolutionary War. That same year, Mel Gibson also starred in a light-hearted comedy, opposite Helen Hunt, entitled What Women Want.

One of Mel Gibson's more controversial projects came in 2004, with the release of The Passion of the Christ. The film depicts the events surrounding the arrest and crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The dialogue of the film is in Aramaic, Latin and Hebrew, with subtitles, making it the highest-grossing non-English language film of all time.

In 2006, Mel Gibson returned to depicting historical events with Apocalypto, which was concerned with the decline of the Maya civilisation. The film features a cast of Native Americans, using the Yucatec Maya dialogue.

Mel Gibson has also undertaken a wealth of theatrical roles, including the lead role in Romeo and Juliet opposite Judy Davis, when he was a student. He also took on the role of Queen Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream, in an avant-garde production of the Shakespearian play. Mel Gibson was also once a member of the State Theatre Company of South Australia in Adelaide, appearing in productions such as Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett and Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller.

Mel Gibson: Personal Life

In June 1980, Mel Gibson married Robyn Denise Moore. They have seven children together. In June 2009, Robyn Gibson filed for divorce, after the couple had been separated for three years.

Mel Gibson then started dating a Russian musician, named Oksana Grigorieva and in may 2009, announced that they are expecting their first child. Grigorieva already has a son by the actor Timothy Dalton.

Mel Gibson has never been shy of courting controversy. In the past, he has been accused of homophobia, anti-Semitism and drink driving.

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'noah' And Five Other Movies That Sparked Religious Controversy

7th April 2014

Darren Aronofsky’s Noah might have faced some religious controversy during its initial opening, but its ridden that wave right to...

Mel Gibson's Ex Facing Bankruptcy Challenge

1st April 2014

Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva is facing a challenge as she attempts to reduce her debts by declaring she is...

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27th March 2014

Star Trek star Chris Pine is the latest celebrity to join the long list of famous folk who have been...

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12th March 2014

Ricky Gervais wants to host the Golden Globe awards again.The 'Muppets Most Wanted' actor's stints of fronting the ceremony in...

Mel Gibson's Ex Asks Judge To Reduce Debt By Over $400,000

6th March 2014

Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva has reportedly filed documents in her bankruptcy case requesting to only pay five per cent...

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Mel Gibson Footage Film / Movie Reviews

Machete Kills 2013, Review by Rich Cline

Robert Rodriguez returns to Grindhouse territory with this B-movie spoof sequel that mixes hilariously knowing...

How I Spent My Summer Vacation [aka: Get the Gringo] 2012, Review by Rich Cline

With echoes of everything from Mad Max to Payback, this grungy thriller rampages through Mel...

The Beaver 2011, Review by Rich Cline

While there are too many carefully constructed moments in this film, it's a remarkably effective...

Edge Of Darkness 2010, Review by Rich Cline

Based on the 1985 BBC TV series, also directed by Campbell, this dramatic thriller tries...

Who Killed the Electric Car? 2006, Review by Chris Cabin

According to everyone, from Al Gore to Michael Moore to Oliver Stone, in the not...

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Mel Gibson Interviews

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20th June 2011

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Letter to Attorney General Dear Madam, Please find the enclosed documents that relate to two family law matter. BF 029484, Miller /Byars and case # YD045322, Hollander / Cullen. The attached complaint to the FBI which has not yet been responded to , as well as the two complaints to the California State Bar. One of which resulted in a recommendation of civil suit the other not yet responded to. Also included is a 2012 letter pertaining to child abuse after which mentioned parties closed their business and what seems to be harassment of the injured parties mentioned in the letter took place. Additionally included are documents which appear to show an attempt by the judiciary to infer that a hate crime was committed. While myself and Mr. Hollander appreciate the litigious nature of family court, we both feel that this matter is injurious to both our children and within the manner that it shows persons of a credentialed nature apparently seem prepared to go outside the parameters of lawful contest displays the way in which they have perpetuated harm upon innocent parties for too many years. We are appealing to you not for intervention on our own behalf, but we believe this type of situation has been manipulated for too many years with in some kind of network or undisclosed acceptance by related parties in a manner as would fill their own pockets. In the year 2013 the harm to society of designed conflict which results in domestic violence, untold and heinous actions as impact innocent children have far out grown their value to society when owns weighs up the overall benefit to perpetrators within their positions in society versus the financial cost to the state and country. Children who tabula rasa, we believe are impacted by what we have described above as could turn them into a danger to society. Parents who are on the receiving end also may be driven to acts that later become understandable within the “doctrine of provocation”. What are the finical costs? Is it possible that a perceptive individual could discern a methodology that would decrease harm to society, decrease the chances of a teenager acting out violently, decrease the chances of an injured adult acting out in a manner that could cause never ending collateral damage across all societal boundaries? Would this design include provisions where by allegations that were not proven up in a certain time, would therefore be dismissed along with any judgment that was based on them. Our belief is this could stream line family law without having to give the directive that an evidentiary standard as is applied in criminal law must be maintained. The conversion of the California Court System to a fully electronic functioning protocol gives an opportunity for those with vision and ethics to protect law and justice the way it is implemented in a unprecedented opportunity that may not be repeated. Respectfully Yours, Graham J. Miller Kenneth A. Hollander

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Getting divorced/seperated? Odds R you will face false allegations (sexual) Google : FMBK ANTEAU (Hundreds of results) Present the 2-12-12 letter & other documents to Law Enforcement, DCFS Agents, Child Abuse Detectives, School Officials, District Attorneys Office, Judges & the Public PROTECT YOURSELF , LOVED ONES & OTHERS from CHILD ABUSE by DESIGN

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California Attorney General acknowledges David J Glass as a "matter of public concern". To all those with morals and to all those who love all children, that this David J. Glass Esq. PhD would giggle

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Dear David, Per my recent discussion with a producer at the Dr Phil show the following occurred to me/us. This question was posed after our realization that the first three allegations that ended as unsubstantiated including the first sexual abuse allegation. My discussion with the DA ,Michelle Worden allowed me/us to consider that you as a psychologist who has stated in court this allows you insights, as to the need for empirical evidence ,and further my impression that you have intimidated judges in your manner and on record statements as have caused both wrongfully administered judicial judgments and decisions such as have laid the ground for reversals, reviews and appeals I /we arrived at the following. Did you knowingly aid and abet by written word pleadings, declarations and on the record statements a psychologically dysfunctional client in her actions as would financially benefit yourself, Lori Darakjian and Glass family law? Alternatively are you as a PhD who has repeatedly stated your expertise in this field unable to recognize any signs of dysfunction in your clients as may lead to abuse and harm of children. I have discussed this concept with Mr. G Miller who related to me the following. In 2006 through 2008 it seems in his opinion your employees signed for support checks for your client whose signature appears on said checks yet you signed a declaration to the court stating he was in arrears of more than $9000.00 in spite of bank records showing you and you client had cashed these checks during the time your statements alleged arrears. No arrears were ever ordered by the court and no order or verbiage in any transcript ever appears to validate what appear to be these specious false, libelous perjurious statements in court and on written paper made by yourself. Were you withholding and misleading your client to your own financial ends? I am looking to these and additional other concerns of mine to be answered both in the court of public opinion, court of law and within the expertise of those who provide spiritual guidance within my faith of Judaism. PS. Again can I expect that you and Lori will be joining us on the Dr Phil Show. PSS. David Are you amazed that your prior client is now on her 8th allegation (5/24/12) which alleges I am now stalking her? Best regards, K Hollander

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To remind all those with morals and to all those who love all children, that this David J. Glass Esq. PhD would giggle & laugh at me while waiting to see the judge. Shortly after this attached letter dated 2-12-2012 was received by the community of Malibu, CA this David J. Glass Esq. PhD conspired to injure a 3rd party (myself) , suborned perjury and falsified evidence just before he closed down his practice and went to FMBK Law.The CA State Bar has just received a 2nd complaint regarding this matter. 2-12-12 Mr. Graham J Miller REGARDING CHILD ABUSE To The Principals of Malibu Elementary Schools and To Whom it may concern within the LAUSD and SMMUSD administrations, Directors or other persons. Dear Sir Madam or MS, I am writing to you firstly as a parent. I have a child in a Malibu public school. I am also writing as a Citizen, and therefore concerned in a more global manner with issues that I personally find disturbing and relevant. I believe a possible failure to perform to ethical codes of several professions, let alone what any normal person may find to be reasonable is about to, and could in the future lead to embarrassment, public consternation and at best a complete lack of faith ,trust and confidence in the above agencies. I have recently been informed by my daughter Lily-Jane Faith Miller that her mother has taken her out of Callahan elementary (Northridge); and she is now at some school in Malibu district. (Grade 2) My reasons for my concern follow. Within the Malibu school district there is a teacher, (C Cullen) who has accused her ex-husband of two counts of sexual abuse of their son, and 5 other counts of abuse of their son (11). This alleged abuse according to Ms. Cullen and her Attorney took place over the past 5 years. I would like a notation in my daughter’s file that she is never to be placed in class with the above person as her “(my daughters)” teacher. I apologize in in that I amenable to provide more details on my daughter’s whereabouts (school) but her Mom has not provided that info. I’m sure Dr Jacob the principal at Callahan would be able to assist. In MS Cullen’s divorce and custody case she utilized the services of a Mr. D Glass Esq.(Attorney) Mr Glass is also a PhD in Psychology .Mr. Glass was also utilized by the mother of my daughter, Lily -Jane in my own divorce and custody matter. Mr. Glass a Psychologist/ Attorney and mandated reporter saw fit to bring allegations of sexual abuse of a child and 4 allegations of other forms of abuse of MS Cullen’s son Sammy before family court. These all were investigated by the Police DCFS, and the District Attorney. They were found to be without either Medical or Credentialed 3rd party verification and closed therefore as unsubstantiated. These allegations were brought by MS Cullen via the services of Mr. Glass and occurred regularly before the summer school break on a yearly basis. MS Cullen had also recently remarried a Mr Brian Winsick another Teacher and coach in the Conejo Valley. Their marriage took place just prior to the allegations beginning. I will now outline my concerns and reasons for the request of the notation in my daughters file. It is my belief that the relationship between this teacher Ms. Cullen and her attorney and my own ex-wife and the same attorney is cause for reasonable concern. That to avoid any unfortunate incident where god forbid I was to be accused by my daughter’s mother of something similar as MS Cullen accused her ex-husband of it is imperative no establish able link is in place as could lead to suspicion of collusion. The worst case scenario that Ms. Cullen at some time becomes my daughters teacher and subsequently claims are made that perhaps my daughter had inferred to MS Cullen that I had abused her ( Lily-Jane) and MS Cullen then could relate this to my daughters mother through their mutual attorney, or contact at school is beyond horrific. I feel the separation of my daughter and this teacher protects LAUSD/SMMUSD and my daughter and me. In a more global sense I am concerned that a teacher married to another teacher and coach and an attorney who is also licensed as a psychologist made no attempt to make aware the LAUSD or the SMUSD of their concerns. (Two allegations of Sexual abuse and five other allegations of abuse.) Surely some ethical codes of their respective professions would demand other relevant or parties who could be impacted be advised. When a teacher finds the resources to pay $500 an hour to a Beverly Hills Attorney for 5 years surely there is a need for verification that such allegations will bring in terms of the expenses the County and State will bear during the protracted conflict. Especially if the accused has been made indigent by the continued claims and has suffered stress or work issues stemming from such accusations and is no longer paying taxes. As a parent I certainly would be outraged if I knew my child’s teacher was aware of a legitimate abuse situation and if, as in this case it included Sexual Abuse allegations and that teacher did nothing to bring attention to it as could protect other children I would expect answers. Specifically why and how a person(s) (2 Teachers, (Coach), An Attorney/Psychologist) would go ahead and consciously disregard accusations of such a serious nature, and then they having brought these allegations before family court and the district attorney go ahead and let other parents arrange activities with the person they were accusing of abuse in a manner as would expose other children to the accused. What is more disturbing and I expect the press will find disturbing is that repeated allegations of this nature are often utilized in family conflicts and that this is acceptable is in fact a failure of morality within our society. I believe this failure may have had a profound societal impact. That the failure of an application of evidentiary standards as are normally applied in criminal matters may have allowed credentialed persons possibly with questionable motive to use family court in a manipulative and deceitful way to achieve their own ends appears to me to be worthy of consideration. This epidemic of claims of abuse of children caught in such situations, (family breakups) versus children, who suffer actual abuse , desensitizes the general public and governmental agencies and allows real and dangerous criminals to hide and operate with virtual impunity in our society. It is beyond Peter and the Wolf it is an ongoing crime against humanity. To falsely perpetrate something that I believe leads to what we are now facing in the LAUSD and SMMUSD and may have exacerbated, perpetuated and indeed by lack of action condoned events and actions that possibly has led to emotional; mental and even physical harm to any child is heinous. I believe because of the actions as I have described many prior red flags have been ignored in many abuse situations and much suffering and harm and expense could have been avoided if a less commonplace attitude of children was the norm. Indeed in the immediate situation with (C Cullen, B Winsick )either the allegations were scurrilous and a product of vitriol, and an attorney(PhD Psych) with who knows what motivation (7 Claims) and that these claims were worthy of public expense .Or these persons were aware the claims they were bringing were false and therefore not worthy of reporting to LAUISD/SMUSD or other parents.? The alternative is an admission of negligent lack of reasonable due diligence and surely a great lack of concern for the school both pupils and other teachers and parents has been flagrantly displayed in total disregard for the safety and welfare of minors. Whether this is or should be a concern for the bond holders of these persons I do not know. Mr. Glass, Glass family Law and former associate of (Kolodny & Anteau) One of the most respected family law firms in the United States (Mel Gibson Getty, etc.) has been investigated by the CA Bar already in this matter and while the complaint was not upheld a letter suggesting the possibility of civil redress was issued by them. The APA also found he did no wrong apparently within their own ethics code. The fact remains an Attorney/Psychologist and a Teacher and a Teacher/Coach surely have some duty to the community. The positions of trust and respect they are afforded should allow the general public a reasonableness within their expectation of propriety and protection of the innocent by such credentialed persons. Perhaps the LAUSD/SMUSD could incorporate or suggest to the CA Bar a cooperative relationship of a professional nature that would allow this protection to be afforded our children as well as draft a code for the LAUSD/SMUSD’s own employees in such situations. Certainly recent events could lead one to surmise that a better clarified way of maintaining the safety and welfare of our children, from both bonifide and false claims of abuse would be helpful. The harm that both real and imagined events can bring to families, as well as collateral persons and an institution such as children’s learning environment should be minimalized at all times. Sincerely Yours, Graham J Miller. 885 Avenue of the Americas Penthouse 1A New York. NY. 10001

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dear mr. gibson i would like to see you do a movie on the book of revelations i know it will wake up a lot of people and i mean the ones in washington.

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Mel is a good guy. Knock it off. He is an Icon in my eyes and I will believe what ever he says.barbara

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I have just finished watching with interest an interview with Richard Wilkins on Channel 9 in Australia. Even as Mel noted the "incident" took place over 6 months ago, when crossing back to the studio the anchorperson couldn't help but try to build up the racism issue again. Full credit to Richard Wilkins for trying to shut that type of sensationalism down and congrats for your new film. And I am sure you will have every success with anything that you put your mind to!!! And dont let journalists or any other tall poppy syndrome bring you back down!!!

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Mel Gibson is GREAT.

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Brook Brooks

hey Britta: thanks for your reply to 'FASCIST HOLLYWOOD' and...hey don't worry it's o.k. to have an opinion even if it's based upon failure due to a narrow minded perspective in ones god--envy& greed--which is most often derived from ones lack of success and being morally bankrupt. but hey, that's cool...that's cool man. i was trying to do you a favor but...hey...miss it if you like. you can also continue to miss your objective in your small world of, oh ' look at me i'm so cool.. rebel without a cause bra'...boring...already been done...' routine. in addition, your so cool, curt ideology response of... 'don't show me the whole picture...so i can get..' well, makes you more like fascist corp. than you realize. (and probably a lack of writing skills and laziness) hey bra, i have an idea, maybe it's appropriate for you to change your name to 'rude corp.' what-a-ya think there mate? i think it's a more honest an awesome name for-ya. your ideology fits smoothing-ly well with it...don't-cha think there sport? (and your not fooling anybody, everybody knows that the first thing you did was check out the website unfame.com)...laughable man. good luck with that, i'll see you at the bottom with the misinformed. peace out, question everything, TheGoodRasputin

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