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The Many Faces of… Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson was born on the 3rd of January 1956 in Peekskill, New York. At the age of 12 his his parents moved to Sydney after his father received a big amount of money after a work-related-injury lawsuit. Gibson went to the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney and received a classical training in the British-theater tradition. He did various plays in enactments of Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

He graduated in 1977 and started filming Mad Max while still doing plays. His film debut was in 1977 in SUmmer City. He appeared in various television shows. His first American role was in 1984 in The River. His star really started rising when he played Martin Riggs in Lethal Weapon. He has since starred in many other movies including Bird on a Wire, Hamlet, Maverick, Braveheart (for which he won 2 Oscars, best director and best picture), Ransom, Payback, The Patriot, Chicken Run, What Women Want. He directed several movies as well, including Braveheart, The Passion of the Christ and Apocalypto.

An overview in pictures of the roles and movies of Mel Gibson

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What’s your favorite Mel Gibson role?

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  • Steven Flores says:

    My favorite Mel Gibson film is “Braveheart”. It’s performance that really has some charm but also allows him to be a badass. I also love his performance as Martin Riggs in the “Lethal Weapon” films. I like it when he does comedies as well. I still love the guy. He needs a comeback.

    August 16, 2013 at 12:21 am
    • Nostra says:

      Yeah, that is a good choice! Lethal Weapon probably also is my favorite, but I also quite liked him in What Women Want, he was really funny there.

      August 31, 2013 at 12:26 pm
  • Victor says:

    Dale McKussic in “Tequila Sunrise” followed by Porter in “Payback”

    August 16, 2013 at 12:13 pm
    • Nostra says:

      I do not think I have seen Tequila Sunrise! Payback was cool though.

      August 31, 2013 at 12:26 pm

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