Mel Gibson

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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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
77% Dragged Across Concrete Brett Ridgeman 2018
No Score Yet Pai em dose dupla 2 Kurt Mayron 2017
20% Daddy's Home 2 Kurt Mayron 2017
No Score Yet Steve McQueen: American Icon Actor 2017
No Score Yet The Professor and the Madman Prof. James Murray Producer 2017
86% Hacksaw Ridge Director 2016
89% Blood Father Link 2016
No Score Yet The Madness of Max Actor 2015
53% Stonehearst Asylum Producer 2014
32% The Expendables 3 Conrad Stonebanks 2014
94% Casting By Actor 2013
29% Machete Kills Voz 2013
No Score Yet Untitled Viking Drama Director 2012
82% Get the Gringo Screenwriter Driver 2012
61% The Beaver Walter Black 2011
56% Edge of Darkness Thomas Craven 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 Executive Producer Producer 2008
65% Apocalypto Screenwriter Director Producer 2006
69% Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man Executive Producer Producer 2006
89% Who Killed the Electric Car? Actor 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 2005
17% Paparazzi Man in Waiting Room (uncredited) Producer 2004
49% The Passion of the Christ Producer Director Screenwriter 2004
39% The Singing Detective Dr. Gibbon Producer 2003
73% Signs Graham Hess 2002
63% We Were Soldiers Lt. Col. Moore 2002
No Score Yet Invincible Executive Producer 2001
54% What Women Want Nick Marshall 2001
No Score Yet The Face: Jesus In Art Narrator 2001
61% The Patriot Benjamin Martin 2000
No Score Yet 'The Simpsons': America's First Family Actor 2000
97% Chicken Run Rocky Rhodes 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
52% Lethal Weapon 4 Martin Riggs 1998
52% 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
76% Ransom Tom Mullen 1996
No Score Yet Celebrating AFI Actor 1995
57% Pocahontas John Smith 1995
44% Casper Himself (uncredited) 1995
77% Braveheart William Wallace Director Producer 1995
66% Maverick Bret Maverick 1994
64% The Man Without a Face Justin McLeod Director 1993
57% Forever Young Daniel McCormick 1992
59% Lethal Weapon 3 Martin Riggs 1992
No Score Yet Rabbit Ears: David and Goliath Actor 1992
76% 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
83% Lethal Weapon 2 Martin Riggs 1989
40% Tequila Sunrise Dale McKussic 1988
83% 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
82% The Bounty Fletcher Christian Master's Mate 1984
90% The Year of Living Dangerously Guy Hamilton 1983
98% 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
90% 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 Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2017
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
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

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