Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson

Highest Rated: 97% Chicken Run (2000)

Lowest Rated: 13% Air America (1990)

Birthday: Jan 3, 1956

Birthplace: Peekskill, New York

Despite a thick Australian accent in some of his earlier films, actor Mel Gibson was born in Peeksill, NY, to Irish Catholic parents on January 3rd, 1956. One of eleven children, Gibson didn't set foot in Australia until 1968, and only developed an Aussie accent after his classmates teased him for his American tongue. Mel Gibson's looks have certainly helped him develop a largely female following similar to the equally rugged Harrison Ford, but since his 1976 screen debut in Summer City, Gibson has been recognized as a critical as well as physiological success.Though he had, at one point, set his sights on journalism, Gibson caught the acting bug by the time he had reached college age, and studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney, Australia, despite what he describes as a crippling ordeal with stage fright. Luckily, this was something he overcame relatively quickly -- Gibson was still a student when he filmed Summer City and it didn't take long before he had found work playing supporting roles for the South Australia Theatre Company after his graduation. By 1979, Gibson had already demonstrated a unique versatility. In the drama Tim, a then 22-year-old Gibson played the role of a mildly retarded handy man well enough to win him a Sammy award -- one of the Australian entertainment industry's highest accolades -- while his leather clad portrayal of a post-apocalyptic cop in Mad Max helped the young actor gain popularity with a very different type of audience. Gibson wouldn't become internationally famous, however, until after his performance in Mad Max 2 (1981), one of the few sequels to have proved superior to its predecessor. In 1983, Gibson collaborated with director Peter Weir for the second time (though it was largely overlooked during the success of Mad Max 2, Gibson starred in Weir's powerful WWI drama Gallipoli in 1981) for The Year of Living Dangerously, in which he played a callous reporter responsible for covering a bloody Indonesian coup. Shortly afterwards, Gibson made his Hollywood debut in The Bounty with Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins, and starred opposite Sissy Spacek in The River during the same year. He would also star in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) alongside singer Tina Turner.After the third installment to the Mad Max franchise, Gibson took a two-year break, only to reappear opposite Danny Glover in director Richard Donner's smash hit Lethal Weapon. The role featured Gibson as Martin Riggs, a volatile police officer reeling from the death of his wife, and cemented a spot as one of Hollywood's premier action stars. Rather than letting himself become typecast, however, Gibson would surprise critics and audiences alike when he accepted the title role in Franco Zeffirelli's Hamlet (1990). Though his performance earned mixed reviews, he was applauded for taking on such a famously tragic script.In the early '90s, Gibson founded ICON Productions, and through it made his directorial debut with 1993's The Man Without a Face. The film, which also starred Gibson as a horrifically burned teacher harboring a secret, achieved only middling box-office success, though it was considered a well-wrought effort for a first-time director. Gibson would fare much better in 1994 when he rejoined Richard Donner in the movie adaptation of Maverick; however, it would be another year before Gibson's penchant for acting, directing, and producing was given its due. In 1995, Gibson swept the Oscars with Braveheart, his epic account of 13th century Scottish leader William Wallace's lifelong struggle to forge an independent nation. Later that year, he lent his vocal talents -- surprising many with his ability to carry a tune -- for the part of John Smith in Disney's animated feature Pocahontas. Through the '90s, Gibson's popularity and reputation continued to grow, thanks to such films as Ransom (1996) and Conspiracy Theory (1997). In 1998, Gibson further increased this popularity with the success of two films, Lethal

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
40% The Professor and the Madman Producer Prof. James Murray 2019
75% Dragged Across Concrete Brett Ridgeman 2019
No Score Yet Boss Level Actor 2019
No Score Yet Justice brutale Actor 2019
No Score Yet Pai em dose dupla 2 Kurt Mayron 2017
21% Daddy's Home 2 Kurt Mayron $103M 2017
No Score Yet Steve McQueen: American Icon Actor 2017
85% Hacksaw Ridge Director $67.2M 2016
88% Blood Father Link 2016
No Score Yet The Madness of Max Actor 2015
54% Stonehearst Asylum Producer 2014
32% The Expendables 3 Conrad Stonebanks $34.8M 2014
94% Casting By Actor $14.5K 2013
30% Machete Kills Voz $5.7M 2013
No Score Yet Untitled Viking Drama Director 2012
82% Get the Gringo Driver Screenwriter $0.5M 2012
62% The Beaver Walter Black $1M 2011
56% Edge of Darkness Thomas Craven $43.3M 2010
No Score Yet For Love of Liberty Actor 2010
No Score Yet For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots Actor 2010
No Score Yet Another Day in Paradise Producer Executive Producer 2008
66% Apocalypto Producer Screenwriter Director $50.8M 2006
69% Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man Producer Executive Producer $0.9M 2006
89% Who Killed the Electric Car? Actor $1.4M 2006
No Score Yet The Passion: Films, Faith & Fury Actor 2006
No Score Yet Payback: Straight Up Porter 2006
44% The Big Question Actor 2006
40% Passion Recut Director $0.5M 2005
17% Paparazzi Man in Waiting Room (uncredited) Producer $15.6M 2004
49% The Passion of the Christ Producer Director Screenwriter $368.1M 2004
39% The Singing Detective Producer Dr. Gibbon $0.3M 2003
74% Signs Graham Hess $228M 2002
63% We Were Soldiers Lt. Col. Moore $78.1M 2002
No Score Yet Invincible Executive Producer 2001
54% What Women Want Nick Marshall $181.5M 2001
No Score Yet The Face: Jesus In Art Narrator 2001
61% The Patriot Benjamin Martin $2.4M 2000
No Score Yet 'The Simpsons': America's First Family Actor 2000
97% Chicken Run Rocky Rhodes $106.7M 2000
No Score Yet The Three Stooges Executive Producer 2000
25% The Million Dollar Hotel Skinner 2000
No Score Yet Forever Hollywood Actor 2000
No Score Yet Celebrating AFI Actor 2000
54% Payback Porter 1999
53% Lethal Weapon 4 Martin Riggs 1998
55% Fairy Tale: A True Story Frances' Father 1997
56% Conspiracy Theory Jerry Fletcher 1997
25% Fathers' Day Tattooed Man (uncredited) 1997
26% Anna Karenina Producer 1997
75% Ransom Tom Mullen 1996
No Score Yet Celebrating AFI Actor 1995
55% Pocahontas John Smith 1995
77% Braveheart Director Producer William Wallace 1995
46% Casper Himself (uncredited) 1995
66% Maverick Bret Maverick 1994
65% The Man Without a Face Director Justin McLeod 1993
57% Forever Young Daniel McCormick 1992
60% Lethal Weapon 3 Martin Riggs 1992
No Score Yet Rabbit Ears: David and Goliath Actor 1992
75% Hamlet Hamlet 1990
13% Air America Gene Ryack 1990
32% Bird on a Wire Rick Jarmin 1990
No Score Yet Cousteau: Western Australia - Out West Down Under Actor 1990
84% Lethal Weapon 2 Martin Riggs 1989
40% Tequila Sunrise Dale McKussic 1988
82% Lethal Weapon Martin Riggs 1987
80% Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome Mad Max 1985
36% Mrs. Soffel Ed Biddle 1984
No Score Yet The River Tom Garvey 1984
78% The Bounty Fletcher Christian Master's Mate 1984
87% The Year of Living Dangerously Guy Hamilton 1983
95% Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior Max Rockatansky 1982
No Score Yet Attack Force Z Capt. P.G. Kelly 1982
No Score Yet Tim Actor 1981
91% Gallipoli Frank Dunne 1981
No Score Yet The Chain Reaction (Nuclear Run) Bearded Mechanic 1980
No Score Yet Tim Tim Melville 1979
90% Mad Max Mad Max Rockatansky 1979
No Score Yet Summer City Scollop 1977

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest 2017
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Close Up With the Hollywood Reporter
2015
Panelist 2017
2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2017
2012
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2012
2005
2002
2000
No Score Yet Tosh.0
2009
Appearing 2010
45% Complete Savages
2004-2005
Director Executive Producer Off. Cox 2005
2004
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice 1999
No Score Yet World of Discovery
1990-1997
Voice 1995
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest 1989
No Score Yet Clubhouse
2004-2005
Executive Producer

QUOTES FROM Mel Gibson CHARACTERS

Bret Maverick says: So what's with the wheel?

Conrad Stonebanks says: You want the kids? Come and get them.

Conrad Stonebanks says: Hey, Barney. You shoulda kill me when you had the chance.

William Wallace says: They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom!

Martin Riggs says: Maybe I slept with someone that I probably shouldn't have.

Roger Murtaugh says: You son of a bitch!

Martin Riggs says: Roger?

Roger Murtaugh says: Yeah.

Martin Riggs says: Grab the cat!

Martin Riggs says: Oops!

Roger Murtaugh says: Right, oops.

Martin Riggs says: Come on! We're back! We're bad! You're black, I'm mad!

Lt. Col. Harold G. Moore says: This is where the metal meets the meat.

Rocky says: Freedom!

Graham Hess says: "Caroline, please stop calling me Father"

Graham Hess says: Caroline, please stop calling me Father.

Officer Caroline Paski says: "What's the matter?"

Officer Caroline Paski says: What's the matter?

Morgan Hess says: "I can't hear my children."

Morgan Hess says: I can't hear my children.

Rocky says: Ducky, i think you flew four feet today!

Nick says: Oh right four feet..from the roof to the ground! *he and Fetcher laugh*

William Wallace says: I am William Wallace. And I see a whole army of my countrymen, here in defiance of tyranny! You have come to fight as free men. And free man you are! What will you do without freedom? Will you fight?!

Young Soldier says: No, we wil run and live!

William Wallace says: Yes!, Fight and you may die. Run and you will live at least awhile. And dying in your bed many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one cahnce, to come back here as young men and tell our enemies that they may take our lives but they will never take our freedom!!!

William Wallace says: Yes!, Fight and you may die. Run and you will live at least awhile. And dying in your bed many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one cahnce, to come back here as young men and tell our enemies that they may take our lives but they will never take our freedom!

William Wallace says: In The Year Of Our Lord 1314, Patriots Of Scotland, Starving And Outnumbered, Charged The Fields Of Bannockburn, They Fought Like Warrior Poets, The Fought Like Scotsman, And Won Their Freedom.

William Wallace says: In the year of our Lord 1314, patriots of Scotland, starving and outnumbered, charged the fields of Bannockburn. They fought like warrior poets. They fought like Scotsmen and they won their freedom. Forever!

Mad Max says: You wanna get out of here? You talk to me.

William Wallace says: That They May Take Out Lives, But They Will Never Take Our Freedom!

William Wallace says: They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom!

Gabriel Martin says: I'm Not A Child!

Gabriel Martin says: [shouting] I'm not a child.

Benjamin Martin says: You're My Child!

Benjamin Martin says: [shouting] You're my child.

Benjamin Martin says: Aim Small, Miss Small.

Driver says: Is this a prison or the world's shittiest mall

Driver says: Was this a prison or the world's shittiest mall?

Charles Cornwallis says: Their names and ranks?

Gabriel Martin says: Their names and ranks?

Benjamin Martin says: They refused to give me their names, but the ranks are 9 lutenets, 5 captains, 3 majors, and one very fat colonel who called me a ( break of silence as he looks over at Cornwallis's 2nd in command General O'Hara who has an angry look on his face) cheeky fellow.

Benjamin Martin says: They refused to give me their names, but the ranks are 9 lutenets, 5 captains, 3 majors, and one very fat colonel who called me a [break of silence as he looks over at Cornwallis's 2nd in command General O'Hara who has an angry look on his face] cheeky fellow.

Benjamin Martin says: They refused to give me their names, but the ranks are 9 Lieutenant, 5 captains, 3 majors, and one very fat colonel who called me a [break of silence as he looks over at Cornwallis's 2nd in command General O'Hara who has an angry look on his face] cheeky fellow.

Charles Cornwallis says: You know, this is not the conduct of a gentleman.

Gabriel Martin says: You know, this is not the conduct of a gentleman.

Benjamin Martin says: If the conduct of your officers is the measurement of a gentleman, I'll take that as a compliment. Get my men.

Charles Cornwallis says: Arrange the exchange (he tells O'Hara).

Charles Cornwallis says: Arrange the exchange. [he tells O'Hara]

Gabriel Martin says: Arrange the exchange. [he tells O'Hara]

John Billings says: I say we drink the wine, eat the dogs, and use the papers for musket wading.

Rev. Oliver says: Eat the dog?

Benjamin Martin says: Yeah, dog is a fine meal.

Rev. Oliver says: (Stuttering)Good. Good heavens.

Rev. Oliver says: [stuttering] Good. Good heavens.

John Billings says: (Laughs)

John Billings says: There's a story going around about some twenty redcoats got killed by a ghost or some damn thing, carried a Cherokee tomahawk.

Benjamin Martin says: Aren't you a little to old to be believing in ghost stories?

John Billings says: (Laughs about it)

John Billings says: [laughs about it]

Major Jean Villeneuve says: Are you sure this is the right place to recruit for a militia?

Benjamin Martin says: God save King George!

Benjamin Martin says: I think we came to the right place

Benjamin Martin says: I think we came to the right place.

Colonel William Tavington says: You! So you are the ghost, are you?! I remember you! From that farm and that stupid little boy! (Benjamin stops) Did he die, huh? You know it's an ugly business doing one's duty, but just occasionally. It's a real pleasure.

Colonel William Tavington says: You! So you are the ghost, are you?! I remember you! From that farm and that stupid little boy! [Benjamin stops] Did he die, huh? You know it's an ugly business doing one's duty, but just occasionally. It's a real pleasure.

Benjamin Martin says: Before this war is over I'm going to kill you.

Colonel William Tavington says: Why wait?

Benjamin Martin says: Soon.

Benjamin Martin says: When You Have A Family Of Your Own, Perhaps You'll Understand.

Benjamin Martin says: When you have a family of your own, perhaps you'll understand.

Gabriel Martin says: When I Have A Family Of My Own, I Won't Hide Behind Them.

Gabriel Martin says: When I have a family of my own, I won't hide behind them.

Colonel William Tavington says: Kill Me Before The War Is Over, Will You? It Appears That You Are Not The Better Man.

Colonel William Tavington says: Kill me before the war is over, will you? It appears that you are not the better man.

Benjamin Martin says: You're Right, My Sons Were Better Men.

Benjamin Martin says: You're right. My sons were better men.

Benjamin Martin says: I Have Long Feared That My Sins Would Return To Visit Me, And The Cost Is More Than I Can Bear.

Benjamin Martin says: I have long feared that my sins would return to visit me, and the cost is more than I can bear.

Benjamin Martin says: Before This War Is Over, I'm Going To Kill You.

Colonel William Tavington says: Why Wait?

Benjamin Martin says: Why Should I Trade One Tyrant Three Thousand Miles Away For Three Thousand Tyrants One Mile Away?

Benjamin Martin says: Would you tell me please, Mr. Howard, why should I trade one tyrant three thousand miles away for three thousand tyrants one mile away?

William Wallace says: Freedom!

William Wallace says: Freedom!

William Wallace says: Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you'll live... at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin' to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take... OUR FREEDOM!

William Wallace says: We all end up dead, it's just a question of how and why.

Pocahontas says: the tree is talking to me...

Pocahontas says: The tree is talking to me...

John Smith says: The tree is talking to me...

Mad Max says: The chain in those handcuffs is high-tensile steel. It'd take you ten minutes to hack through it with this. Now, if you're lucky, you can hack through your ankle in five minutes. Go!

Mad Max says: 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.

Pocahontas says: It would have been better if we never met, none of this would have happened.

John Smith says: I'd rather die tomorrow than live a hundred years without knowing you

John Smith says: I'd rather die tomorrow than live a hundred years without knowing you.

Pocahontas says: I can't leave you

Pocahontas says: I can't leave you.

John Smith says: You never will, no matter what happens to me, I'll always be with you, forever.

Roger Murtaugh says: God hates me

Roger Murtaugh says: God hates me. That's what it is.

Martin Riggs says: Hate him back it works for me

Martin Riggs says: Hate him back; it works for me.

William Wallace says: I will love you, and you and no other for ever.

Driver says: [to surgeon holding the liver] Put it back.

William Wallace says: Every man dies. Not every man really lives.

Graham Hess says: It's happening...

Merrill Hess says: We both go outside, run around the house in opposite directions. We act crazy, make them crap in their pants, and force them around until we meet up on the other side.

Graham Hess says: Explain 'act crazy'.

Graham Hess says: That was quick Caroline, I only called you folks two hours ago.

Officer Caroline Paski says: Old Mrs. Kindelman twisted her ankle, as she puts it, 'diving for her life' when a bunch of school kids rode down the sidewalk on skateboards. She went down to Thorten's store this morning and started spitting on the new skateboards. Spitting! By the time I got there, Mrs. Kindelman had sprayed the whole damn place!

Graham Hess says: We're gonna board up every window in this house.

Merrill Hess says: How do we know boards will do anything?

Graham Hess says: Because they seem to have trouble with pantry doors.

Driver says: (looking at a watch with a figure of Jesus and the Virgin Mary) "Holly Rolex"

Driver says: [looking at a watch with a figure of Jesus and the Virgin Mary] Holly Rolex.

Driver says: (Inmate to Driver) "Shoes PUTO"

Driver says: [inmate to Driver] Shoes PUTO.

Bo Hess says: There's a monster outside my room. Can I have a glass of water?

Graham Hess says: What's wrong with the water next to your bed?

Bo Hess says: It tastes old.

Graham Hess says: Bo! Where's Morgan? Bo?

Bo Hess says: Are you in my dream, too?

Graham Hess says: This is not a dream.

Graham Hess says: Is it possible that there are no coincidences?

Craven says: Welcome to hell.

Tom Mullen says: Give me back my son!

Mad Max says: Two days ago I saw a vehicle that would haul that tanker. You wanna get outta here? Talk to me.

Bunty says: What brings you to England Mr. Rhodes?

Rocky says: Why.... All the beautiful English chicks of course. (Winks at a fainting chicken)

Rocky says: Why... All the beautiful English chicks of course. [inks at a fainting chicken]

Rocky says: call me a miracle doll face, cos that's me!

Rocky says: Call me a miracle doll face, cause that's me!

Graham Hess says: People break down into two groups. When they experience something lucky, group number one sees it as more than luck, more than coincidence. They see it as a sign, evidence, that there is someone up there, watching out for them. Group number two sees it as just pure luck. Just a happy turn of chance. I'm sure the people in group number two are looking at those fourteen lights in a very suspicious way. For them, the situation is a fifty-fifty. Could be bad, could be good. But deep down, they feel that whatever happens, they're on their own. And that fills them with fear. Yeah, there are those people. But there's a whole lot of people in group number one. When they see those fourteen lights, they're looking at a miracle. And deep down, they feel that whatever's going to happen, there will be someone there to help them. And that fills them with hope. See what you have to ask yourself is what kind of person are you? Are you the kind that sees signs, that sees miracles? Or do you believe that people just get lucky? Or, look at the question this way: Is it possible that there are no coincidences?

William Wallace says: Every man dies, not every man truly lives.

Lt. William Bligh says: Mr. Christain what is it?

Lt. William Bligh says: Mr. Christain, what is it?

Fletcher Christian says: Oh, it can wait Sir

Fletcher Christian says: Oh, it can wait Sir.

Lt. William Bligh says: What is is damn you

Lt. William Bligh says: What is is damn you.

Fletcher Christian says: The ship is sinking

Fletcher Christian says: The ship is sinking.

Lt. William Bligh says: Good

Lt. William Bligh says: Good.

Lorna Cole says: You look a little banged up.

Martin Riggs says: You look a little knocked up.

Martin Riggs says: Flied lice?

Uncle Benny says: Flied lice! It is fried rice, you plick!

Benjamin Martin says: Vive le france?

Major Jean Villeneuve says: Vive le liberte

Major Jean Villeneuve says: Vive le liberte.

Ginger says: [Letting go of the string of lights] Bye-bye!

Ginger says: [letting go of the string of lights] Bye-bye!

Mrs. Tweedy says: [Tumbling down] AAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!

Mrs. Tweedy says: [tumbling down] AAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!

Fowler says: Bombs away!

Mrs. Tweedy says: MR. TWEEDY! [All the chickens cheer]

Rocky says: Oh, that was good! That was GOOD!

Walter Black says: People seem to love a train wreck when itâ??s not happening to them.

Walter Black says: People seem to love a train wreck when it's not happening to them.

Walter Black says: Starting over isnâ??t crazy. Crazy is being miserable and walking around half asleep, numb, day after day after day. Crazy is pretending to be happy. Pretending that the way things are is the way they have to be for the rest of your bleeding life.

Walter Black says: Starting over isn't crazy. Crazy is being miserable and walking around half asleep, numb, day after day after day. Crazy is pretending to be happy. Pretending that the way things are is the way they have to be for the rest of your bleeding life.

Benjamin Martin says: I have long feared...that my sins would return to visit me. And the cost is more than I can bear.

Benjamin Martin says: I have long feared that my sins would return to visit me, and the cost is more than I can bear.

Lt. Col. Harold G. Moore says: I will be the first man to walk on to the battlefield, and the last to walk off!

William Wallace says: That's my friend, Irishman. And the answer to your question is yes; you fight for me you get to kill the English.

William Wallace says: That's my friend, Irishman. And the answer your question is yes - if you fight for me, you get to kill the English.

Stephen says: Excellent!

William Wallace says: I want a wife, and children, and grow crops, but its all for nothing if you don't have freedom.

William Wallace says: It's all for nothing if you don't have freedom.

Mad Max says: [Max loads his shotgun with a shell found on a dead body]

Gyro Captain says: How do we know that one's not a dud?

Mad Max says: [Max aims at the Captain's face] Find out.

William Wallace says: "Royal Magistrate: The prisoner wishes to say a word. William Wallace: [shouts loud and long] Freedom!"

Magistrate says: The prisoner wishes to say a word.

William Wallace says: [shouts loud and long] Freedom!

Mad Max says: I'm just here for the gasoline.

Graham Hess says: People break down into two groups. When they experience something lucky, group number one sees it as more than luck, more than coincidence. They see it as a sign, evidence, that there is someone up there, watching out for them. Group number two sees it as just pure luck. Just a happy turn of chance. I'm sure the people in group number two are looking at those fourteen lights in a very suspicious way. For them, the situation is a fifty-fifty. Could be bad, could be good. But deep down, they feel that whatever happens, they're on their own. And that fills them with fear. Yeah, there are those people. But there's a whole lot of people in group number one. When they see those fourteen lights, they're looking at a miracle. And deep down, they feel that whatever's going to happen, there will be someone there to help them. And that fills them with hope. See what you have to ask yourself is what kind of person are you? Are you the kind that sees signs, that sees miracles? Or do you believe that people just get lucky? Or, look at the question this way: Is it possible that there are no coincidences?

Craven says: Everything's illegal in Massachusetts.

Craven says: Well you had better decide whether you're hanging on the cross or banging in the nails.

William Wallace says: They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom!

William Wallace says: Are you ready for a war?

William Wallace says: It's all for nothing if you don't have freedom.