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Mel Gibson – Biography

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Mel Gibson was born on January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, USA. Mel was the sixth of eleven children. Father – writer Hatton Gibson. Mother – Anna Patricia Riley, Irish by birth, was a housewife.

Mel’s fate was decided by his sister. She was sure that her brother had an acting talent. Without saying a word to him, she collected all the necessary documents, wrote a statement on his behalf and took all these papers to the admissions office of the Institute of Dramatic Arts in Sydney. Mel had no choice but to show up for the exam on the appointed day. That’s how Gibson became an actor.

In 1977, while still a student, Gibson made his film debut, playing the role of Skollop in Summer City.

Mel gained immense popularity in 1979 after the release of the action movie “Mad Max”. The film became cult, and the role of Max Rokatanski brought the actor worldwide fame. Gibson also starred in two sequels: Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) and Mad Max 3: Under the Dome of Thunder (1985).

In 1980, Mel Gibson married a nurse Robin Moore, with whom he had a daughter Hannah (1980) and sons Edward (1983), Christian (1983), William (1985), Louis (1988), Milo (1990), Tommy (1999). The quote is taken from “Filmymeet

In 1993, Gibson made his directorial debut with The Man Without a Face. In 1995, Mel directed and starred in Braveheart, which won him two Oscars for Best Actor and Best Director.

In 2004, Mel directed the controversial historical drama The Passion of the Christ, which covers the last 12 hours of Jesus’ life.

Mel Gibson: “When I was filming The Passion of the Christ, almost half the world took up arms against me – that’s what I understand, the scale. Only I didn’t make films for advertising, and I don’t live to throw food for gossips. ”
The quote is taken from “Coolmoviez

In 2006, Mel Gibson’s film “Apocalypse”, which he financed independently, was released on the world screens. Little-known actors from Mexico and real Indians from the USA played in the picture.

In 2009, it became known that the actor had an affair with the pianist Oksana Grigorieva. In October of the same year, the couple had a daughter, Lucia, and in April 2010, Mel and Oksana broke up. After the breakup, the court ordered the artist to pay Grigorieva monetary compensation and pay for the house where she will live with her daughter.

On December 26, 2011, Mel Gibson and Robin Moore officially divorced. The actor was ordered to pay half of the fortune and in the future to share all his income in half with the ex-wife.

Mel Gibson: “My ex-wife Robin is smart, she filed for divorce in April, a month after all the newspapers wrote that Oksana and I had an affair, but Robin indicated in the statement not adultery, but“ irreconcilable contradictions ” …
The quote is taken from “KatMovieHD

During his career, the actor played more than 30 roles in such films as: “Bounty” (1984), “Lethal Weapon” (1987), “Lethal Weapon 2” (1989), “Lethal Weapon 3” (1992), “Maverick” (1994), Casper (1995), Lethal Weapon 4 (1998), Reckoning (1999), The Million Dollar Hotel (2000), The Patriot (2000), Signs (2002 ), “Singing Detective” (2003), “Paparazzi” (2004), “Retribution” (2010), “Beaver” (2011), “Sleight of hand” (2012), “Machete Kills” (2013), “The Expendables 3 “(2014),” Boku no Pico“(out in 2015), etc.

Awards

▪ Two MTV Movie Awards for Best Screen Duo and Best Acting for Lethal Weapon 3 (1993)
▪ Two Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Director for a film Braveheart (1996)
▪ Golden Globe Award for Best Director for Braveheart (1996)
▪ Five People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Movie Actor (1991, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2004)
▪ Special Prize at the Karlovy Vary IFF – “For Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography” (2014)

A family

Spouse – Robin Moore, nurse (marriage from 1980 to 2011)
Daughter – Hannah (1980)
Gemini – Edward and Christian (1982)
Son – William (1985)
Son – Louis (1988)
Son – Milo (1990)
Son – Tommy (1999) )
Daughter – Lucia (2009), from Oksana Grigorieva

Novels

Oksana Grigorieva, pianist (2009-2010)
Laura Bellizzi (2011)
Ashley Cusato, sportswoman (2012)

Hobby

English football club “Manchester United”