Mel Gibson is one of the most popular actors in the Hollywood industry. He was born on 3 January 1956 in Peekskill, New York. His full name is Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson. Mel was the sixth of eleven children of his parents, Anne Patricia and Hutton Gibson. He was born in America however he is an Australian actor. When he was 12 years old, his family moved to Australia. In the year 1974, he enrolled himself in the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney. While at school he made his debut film Summer City (1977). He played the role of surfer. After graduating in 1977, he joined the State Theatre Company of South Australia. Mel became an international sensation actor with a series of action-adventure films in the 1980s. Later, he earned acclaim as a director and producer. Films like Tim (1979), Gallipoli. Mad Max trilogy, Lethal Weapon, The Year of Living Dangerously (1982), and Hamlet (1990) were stepping stones in Mel’s successful acting career.
His directorial debut was through the film The Man Without a Face in 1993. In 1995, Mel directed Braveheart. He portrayed the Scottish national hero, Sir William Wallace. This iconic film won five Academy Awards. It even won the best picture and best director award. After directing such successful films, he directed The Passion of the Christ in 2004. The film was an account of the last 12 hours of Jesus Christ’s life. Primarily, it was based on the biblical Gospels. Even though the film was a success, many felt that it was historically inaccurate and ruthlessly violent. However, 2 years later, Apocalypto was released. The film was directed by Gibson. It was set during the collapse of the Mayan empire.
|Mel Gibson Height||5″9/ 1.77m|
|Mel Gibson Weight||97kgs|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
Even though Mel’s career trajectory only seemed to go up, his personal life has seen many downfalls. Mel’s personal life does not reflect the untroubled qualities. In the many years that he has been in Hollywood, he has dated several women. He even went through a nasty and expensive divorce. His behavior is considered controversial. Majorly, it is because of a drinking problem he developed early in life. In 2010, one of his Mel Gibson ex-girlfriends has even accused him of domestic violence.
He has been accused of anti-semitic remarks, violent behavior, and drinking and driving. However, he had been married to Robyn Moore whom he met in 1977 in Australia. The couple married on 7 June 1980 and were together for thirty-one years. Their marriage had a lot of ups and downs. But, Mel’s mistreatment towards his wife was brutal. He cheated on her and publically gave misogynistic remarks. His drinking problem was also becoming an issue. Subsequently, Robyn filed for a divorce in 2009.
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In the same year, Mel and Oksana Grigorieva went public with their relationship. She is fourteen years younger than Mel. Even though their relationship was in ruins, Oksana gave birth to Mel’s daughter, Lucia, on 30 October 2009. She accused him of domestic abuse. In 2014, Mel revealed his latest relationship with screenwriter Rosalind Ross. The couple has a 34-year gap between them. In 2016, Rosalind gave birth to Gibson’s ninth child named Lars. However, their relationship is clean and has no controversy to date.