|Filmer av Mel Gibson
Ranked #12 in Empire
(UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October
Born at 4:45pm-EST.
Chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful
People" in the world. 
Educated at University of New South Wales, Australia.
Attended drama school with Judy Davis. They played Romeo and Juliet
Chosen by People magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People"
in the world. 
Chosen by People magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People"
in the world. 
Trained at NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Arts). As well as
Judy Davis, other fellow students, during his time there, included
Colin Friels and Dennis Olsen.
Awarded the AO (Officer of the Order of Australia), Australia's
highest honor, in mid-1997.
Roommates with Geoffrey Rush in college.
He took up acting only because his sister submitted an application
behind his back. The night before an audition, he got into a fight,
and his face was badly beaten, an accident that won him the role.
Brother of actor, Donal Gibson.
Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the "100 Sexiest Stars" in film
history (#37). 
Chosen as People Magazine's first "Sexiest Man Alive." 
Is a big fan of The Three Stooges.
First studied drama at the New Zealand Drama School, Toi Whakaari in
Wellington, New Zealand. After getting accepted he completed the
course and used this as a foot-in into NIDA in Australia in 1975.
He and his wife met through a dating service.
Has a horseshoe kidney (two kidneys fused into one).
Owns a production company with branches in the USA, Australia and
Ranked #15 in Premiere's 2003 annual "Power 100" list. Had ranked
#17 in 2002.
His voice in Mad Max (1979) was dubbed for the film's US release.
The doctor who delivered him into the world is believed to be
Charles Sweet, grandfather of filmmaker Jay Ruzicka.
He was a part of the movment dubbed the "Australian New Wave" by the
press. They were a group of filmmakers and performers who emerged
from Down Under at about the same time in the early 1980's and found
work in other parts of the world. Other members included actress
Judy Davis and directors George Miller, Gillian Armstrong and Peter
He was the first Australian actor to be paid $1,000,000 for a film
Almost turned down the role of William Wallace in Braveheart (1995)
because he thought he was too old for the role. He asked the
producers if he could direct it instead. A compromise was made, he
could direct the movie if he agreed to portray Wallace.
Shares birthday with J.R.R. Tolkien.
His father, Hutton Gibson, moved the family from upstate New York to
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in 1968 after winning as a
contestant on "Jeopardy!" (1964).
For The Passion of the Christ (2004), which he directed, wrote and
produced, he spent 25 million dollars of his own money. Back in
1992, he started doing research for the movie that was not released
Has 7 children: daughter, Hannah Gibson (born 1980); twin sons,
Edward Gibson and Christian Gibson (born 1982); son, Willie Gibson
(born 1985); son, Louis Gibson (born 1988); son, Milo Gibson (born
1990); son, Tommy Gibson (born 1999).
Son, Christian Gibson, is a freshman at the University of Colorado
at Boulder. [Fall 2001]
Was considered for the role of James Bond in GoldenEye (1995).
Ranked #10 in Premiere's 2004 annual "Power 100" list. Had ranked
#15 in 2003. He is the highest-ranked actor on the 2004 list.
Has his own private chapel in his grounds, where he attends mass
He was voted the 48th "Greatest Movie Star" of all time by
Ranked number 1 on Forbes 2004 "Celebrity 100 List". He was the
highest paid celebrity in 2004 with a reported $210,000,000 salary
from his The Passion of the Christ (2004) profits, plus a potential
$150,000,000 that is yet to be accounted for. He made more money
than Oprah Winfrey ($210,000,000), J.K. Rowling ($147,000,000),
Tiger Woods & Michael Schumacher ($80,000,000 each) and Steven
Spielberg ($75,000,000) in 2004.
In Portuguese, his name means "honey."
Was considered for the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in Batman (1989).
Was considered for the role of Wolverine in X-Men (2000).
Son of the controversial Hutton Gibson and Anne Gibson.
In the movie Forever Young (1992), he needed to appear older in the
last few scenes. Because his eyes were so bright blue, no matter how
many wrinkles they put on him, he did not look authentically older.
So, he had to wear gray contacts, in order to look old.
Along with Warren Beatty, Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford, Richard
Attenborough and Kevin Costner one of 6 people to win and Academy
Award for "Best Director", though they are mainly known as actors.
Was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Loyola
Marymount University in Los Angeles in May 2003, and gave the
Ranked #15 on Premiere's 2005 Power 50 List. Had ranked #10 in 2004.
His favourite films include, The Big Country (1958), Double
Indemnity (1944), and Spartacus (1960)
His family line goes back several generations in Australia, but his
ancestors originally came from Ireland and Scotland.
Was offered the role of Eliot Ness in The Untouchables (1987), but
had to decline because he was already working on one of the Lethal
He turned down the role of Harvey Dent/Two Face in _Batman Forever
(1995)_ , due to scheduling conflicts with Braveheart (1995).
Owns a summer home in Branford, Connecticut.
When Apocalypto (2006) is finished, he plans to donate six replicas
of Mayan pyramids and several movie-set villages.
Flew to Fiji in early December 2004 where he bought the 2,160
hectare island of Mago from a Japanese hotel chain for $15 million.
He plans to turn the Pacific paradise, that is home to forty
residents, mostly coconut farmers and their families, into his own
personal retreat. The South Pacific island boasts two lagoons and
stunning white-sand beaches. The sale was finalized in March 2005.
Gibson has been widely perceived as a conservative Republican, even
though he has never identified himself as such. In March 2004 he
expressed doubts over the Iraq war, in particular the failure to
find weapons of mass destruction, although he maintained that
President George W. Bush had "done a lot of good" elsewhere. At the
People's Choice Awards ceremony in January 2005, Gibson again
condemned the Iraq war and praised the liberal director Michael
Moore and his documentary film Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004). Many of
Gibson's positions are in accordance with traditional Catholicism.
He released a statement in March 2005 condemning the euthanasia of
Terri Schiavo, and has criticized stem cell research. He is also a
proponent of the death penalty, which many conservative Catholics
support but which the Roman Catholic Church opposes.
He was the original choice to play Jack Stanton in Primary Colors
(1998) but lost out to John Travolta.
He was named after the Church of St. Mel in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary,
Ireland where his mother's family is from.
Was spoofed in both "South Park" (1997) and "Family Guy" (1999), and
both of the times he was spoofed, there was a reference to the
Looney Tunes cartoons. In the "South Park" (1997) episode "The
Passion of the Jew", his character acts a lot like Daffy Duck in the
cartoon _Yankee Doodle Daffy (1943)_, while scaring Stan and Kenny,
in the hopes that they will both torture him. And in the "Family
Guy" (1999) episode "North by North Quahog", he chases Peter and
Lois Griffin to the top of Mount Everest and is tricked into walking
off a ledge, to which he plummets to the ground, very much like Wile
E. Coyote does in several cartoons.
Gibson has an estimated fortune of $850 million, according to the
"Los Angeles Business Journal". The size of his fortune him the 47th
richest person in the Los Angeles area and the wealthiest actor in
His performance as "Mad" Max Rockatansky in the "Mad Max" trilogy is
ranked #78 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of
Braveheart (1995) is ranked #62 on the American Film Institute's 100
Most Inspiring Movies of All Time.
Ranked #17 on Premiere's 2006 "Power 50" list. Had ranked #15 in
Turned down the role of Sgt. John McLoughlin in World Trade Center
(2006) to direct Apocalypto (2006) instead.
On July 28, 2006, he was arrested for drunk driving in Malibu,
Checked himself into a recovery program for alcohol abuse. [1st
Pleaded no contest to DUI on 17 August 2006 and was ordered to
attend one year of Alcholics Anonymous meetings. For the first
four-and-a-half months, he must attend those meetings five times a
week, and for the remainder of the time, he must attend three times
a week. Gibson was also ordered to pay $1200 in fines and penalties
and $100 in restitution.
Father-in-law of Kenny Wayne Shepherd.
Played a pilot in three movies: Air America (1990), Forever Young
(1992) and Ransom (1996).
Has bipolar disorder.