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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.

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.

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.

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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

ITV Bringing 'Lethal Weapon' Series To The UK In Primetime Slot


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ITV has bought the rights to broadcast new US series ‘Lethal Weapon’, the TV reboot of the popular eighties and nineties movie franchise which starred Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. The series, which will premiere in October, will be given a primetime slot by the channel and is ITV’s first US purchase for primetime in three years.

Damon WayansDamon Wayans will take the Danny Glover role in the ‘Lethal Weapon’ TV reboot.

The series stars Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans as police partners Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh, the roles made famous by Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. It will also feature ‘Mad Men’s’ Kevin Rahm and Fast And The Furious actress Jordana Brewster.

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Is Mel Gibson Working On 'The Passion Of The Christ 2'?


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Despite the huge controversy surrounding the first film in 2004, Mel Gibson is planning to release a sequel of 'The Passion Of The Christ'. This time he'll be focusing on the events following the resurrection of Jesus, which ended the previous film, so we imagine it will be a lot less violent affair. Maybe.

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Mel Gibson - who directed and co-wrote the original movie - will be teaming up with screenwriter Randall Wallace, with whom he worked on his 5-time Oscar winning flick 'Braveheart' in 1995. Wallace confirmed rumours of 'The Passion Of The Christ 2' just recently, though Gibson is yet reveal anything.

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Mel Gibson , Rossalind Ross - 69th Cannes Film Festival - Closing Ceremony - Arrivals at Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Sunday 22nd May 2016

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Mel Gibson and Rossalind Ross
Mel Gibson and Rossalind Ross

Mel Gibson - 69th Cannes Film Festival - 'Blood Father' - Premiere at Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Saturday 21st May 2016

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Mel Gibson , Erin Moriarty - 69th Cannes Film Festival - 'Blood Father'- Photocall at Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Saturday 21st May 2016

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Ricky Gervais Set To Host The Golden Globes For Fourth Time


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Ricky Gervais is hosting the Golden Globes once again. The news was announced on Monday (26th October) by the Hollywood Press Association, the ceremony’s co-producer, and confirmed by Gervais on social media.

Ricky Gervais and Jane FallonRicky Gervais with his partner, Jane Fallon, at the 67th Emmy Awards Ceremony in September 2015.

Read More: Ricky Gervais Steals The Show By Pretending To Win An Emmy.

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Fox Planning 'Lethal Weapon' Reboot For The Small Screen


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Lethal Weapon has become the latest movie to be rebooted for the small screen, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Fox is said to have handed out a ‘hefty put-pilot commitment’ for a TV reboot of the classic cop franchise, after a bidding war between networks.

Mel GibsonMel Gibson starred as Martin Riggs in Lethal Weapon.

THR writes that NBC was also interested in a series based on the film franchise, which starred Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. The reboot is being produced by Warner Bros. Television whose film division, Warner Bros. Pictures, also helmed the original movies.

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'Mad Max: Fury Road' Was A Special Challenge For Tom Hardy


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Tom Hardy has made a name for himself with films like 'Inception', 'The Dark Knight Rises', 'Warrior' and 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy', but nothing quite prepared him for the full-on challenge of taking over as Mad Max.

Tom Hardy took over from Mel Gibson in the Mad Max roleTom Hardy took over from Mel Gibson in the Mad Max role

"When I got over the initial jubilation and excitement of being offered the role, I suddenly realised that Mad Max is synonymous with Mel Gibson," Hardy says. "That was a little bit daunting, and possibly people were going to dislike the change. So I thought the right thing to do was go and meet Mel Gibson, because he's part of the Mad Max family. It's like I'm the new wife who has to go and meet the old wife."

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'Pitch Perfect 2' Outruns 'Mad Max' At US Box Office


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The latest Mad Max film may well be one of the best-reviewed action thrillers of all time, with a huge Metascore of 89 - well above the average for the genre - but it seems Max isn't quite tough enough to beat the Barden Bellas to the number-one spot.

Anna Kendrick at Geffen PlayhouseAnna Kendrick could be topping the charts this weekend

According to Deadline, first-day ticket estimates at the US box office put Fury Road at number two with $16.8m, while Pitch Perfect 2 is well ahead with $27.8m for Friday - that's almost double what its predecessor made over the full three-day period during its first weekend of nationwide release back in 2012.

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Mel Gibson - Mad Max Fury Road LA Premiere at TCL Chinese Theater IMAX - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 8th May 2015

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'Mad Max: Fury Road' Gives Tom Hardy A Challenge


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One of the most versatile actors in cinema at the moment, Tom Hardy has peppered his career with blockbusters like 'The Dark Knight Rises', indie dramas like 'Locke' and the gritty thrillers such as 'The Drop'. Now he blasts onto the screen as Mad Max in 'Fury Road', filling the shoes of Mel Gibson's most iconic role.

Tom Hardy in 'Mad Max: Fury Road'Tom Hardy in 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

"In all honesty, it would be ridiculous to pick up where Mel left off," Hardy laughs. "He is Mad Max. I have to bring something entirely different and new to the stage."

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Mel Gibson Turns Up At Mad Max: Fury Road Premiere


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Film premieres are always exciting, star-studded events, but they don't usually feature a surprise appearance by one of the world's biggest movie icons. But last night (Thursday May 7), Mel Gibson decided to make an unannounced visit to the red-carpet premiere of Mad Max: Fury Road in Hollywood, Variety reports.

Mel Gibson at the Mad Max: Fury Road premiereGibson treated the Fury Road cast and crew to a surprise visit

The 59-year-old actor-director rose to fame as the original Max in the 1979 film and reprised his role in two sequels, in 1981 and 1985.

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Mel Gibson - Premiere of 'Mad Max: Fury Road' - Arrivals at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX - Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 8th May 2015

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Mel Gibson, George Miller and Tom Hardy

Stonehearst Asylum Review


Very Good

An arch approach makes this bonkers thriller rather enjoyable, even if it never quite cracks the surface. The story comes from the Edgar Allan Poe story The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether, written in 1845, so director Brad Anderson (The Call) has fashioned the movie as bit of riotous Victorian mental institution nuttiness. Cue the mad-eyed acting, gothic production design and ludicrously batty plot. But if you take it for what it is, it's pretty entertaining.

It takes place in December 1999, as the new century is about to dawn and young doctor Edward (Jim Sturgess) arrives at Stonehearst Lunatic Asylum in a freakishly isolated corner of England. Instantly smitten with the inmate Eliza (Kate Beckinsale), Edward struggles to concentrate on the tasks given to him by his sinister boss Silas (Ben Kingsley), while being constantly watched over by the glowering groundsman Mickey Finn (David Thewlis). Silas' revolutionary system of treatment involves indulging the patients in their specific delusions, which has created a deranged sense of community in the sprawling hospital. Then one night stumbling around in the darkness, Edward discovers a group of people locked in prison cells in the basement, and their leader Benjamin (Michael Caine) claims to be the true head doctor. Yes, the inmates have taken over the asylum!

This premise allows the cast to indulge in a variety of hilariously shifty performances, hamming up every scene with constant innuendo. There isn't anyone in this place who looks remotely sane. Sturgess is fine as the dull Edward, while Beckinsale keeps her character's madness just out of sight, so both of them pale in this colourful company. Kingsley and Caine camp it up marvellously, while Thewlis adds a strong sense of menace and Sophie Kennedy Clark almost steals the film as an amusingly sex-mad virginal nurse. It's also worth watching the background players, as each has a ball his or her brand of craziness.

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Mel Gibson Reportedly In Talks To Direct 'Hacksaw Ridge'


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Mel Gibson, after eight years out of the director's chair, is in talks to direct Hacksaw Ridge.

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Mel Gibson at the L.A. premiere of The Expendables 3.

Read More: Robert Downey Jr. Ready For Iron Man 4, If Mel Gibson Directs.

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Mel Gibson

Date of birth

3rd January, 1956

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.77


Mel Gibson Movies

Stonehearst Asylum Movie Review

Stonehearst Asylum Movie Review

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

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We all have bad days, but for Driver (Gibson) his day is really taking the...

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

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