||Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson
|Also known as
||Actor , Producer, director
|Date of birth
||3 January 1956
||Peekskill, New York
||Hutton Gibson (railroad brakeman)
||Ann Gibson (Australian opera singer)
||Robyn Moore (dental nurse)
- daughters: Hannah, Louis
- Sons: twins Edward and Christian, William, Milo, Tommy
- School: All Boys Catholic School
- College:National Institute of Dramatic Arts, University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
||Was employed at an orange juice bottling plant in Sydney and also worked in South Australia Theatre Company in small roles
|Person to recognize his talent
||His elder sister Mary submitted an application to the National Institute of Dramatic Arts without his knowledge which later started his movie career.
- Australian films:Summer city(1976)
- Australian TV: The sullivans
- American films: The bounty(1984)
- Director: The man without a face(1993)
- Producer: Braveheart(1995)
- Singing: Pocahontas(sang for John Smith)(1995)
||Owns a production company – Icon Productions
|Claim to fame
|| ‘Max Rockatansky’ in Mad Max (1979)
|Best remembered as
||Martin Riggs, an explosive homicide cop (lethal weapon )
|Likes to watch
||The three stooges
- In 1995, the medieval epic film Braveheart won 5 Oscar awards and he won the Best actor and Best director awards.
- Australian Film Institute (AFI) Award for Best Actor for the films Tim and Gallipoli.
- Awarded the AO (Officer of the Order of Australia), Australia’s highest honor, in 1997.
- Ranked #12 in Empire (UK) magazine’s “The Top 100
Movie Stars of All Time” list.
- Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world for a number of times.
||$25 million for acting in Patriot
- Got married to Robyn Moore on June 7, 1980
- Has a horseshoe kidney
- He thought of becoming a chef or a journalist
- A very good cook
- Suffered from terrible stage fright and was so nervous in his first play that he was unable to stand and had to play the role sitting down.
- His father, Hutton Gibson, moved the family from US to Australia in 1968 after winning as a contestant on “Jeopardy” (game show) and was also afraid that his sons would be drafted during the Vietnam war.
- Has spent nearly $30 million of his own money to produce, co-write and direct controversial movie THE PASSION.
- The producers of MAD MAX were looking for someone beaten and rough for the role of Max. The night before his audition for the film, he had his face cut in a bar fight and landed in the role of Max which made him very famous.
- His voice in MAD MAX (1979) was dubbed after producers were concerned that American audiences wouldn’t understand his then-thick Australian accent.
- He is a devout Catholic and has private chapel in the back yard of his $3 million home in California, USA
- In 1991 he joined Alcoholics Anonymous to quit drinking.
|About the character ‘Alexander the great’
||“I studied him at school and found him to be one of the most fascinating, tragic, flawed, yet perfect in some ways, characters.”
||The only way to maintain a moderate sum of happiness in this life, is not to worry about the future or regret the past too much”