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Mel Gibson

Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson, AO (born 3 January 1956) is an American actor, film director, producer and screenwriter. He was born in Peekskill, New York, moved with his parents to Sydney, Australia when he was 12 years old, and later studied acting at the Australian National Institute of Dramatic Art. After appearing in the Mad Max and Lethal Weapon series, Gibson went on to direct and star in the Academy Award-winning Braveheart. In 2004, he directed and produced The Passion of the Christ, a film portraying the last hours in the life of Jesus. Gibson was born in Peekskill, New York State, the sixth of 11 children, and the second son of Hutton Gibson and Irish-born Anne Patricia (née Reilly, died 1990). His paternal grandmother was the Australian opera contralto Eva Mylott (1875–1920). One of Gibson's younger brothers, Donal, is also an actor. Gibson's first name comes from Saint Mel, fifth-century Irish saint, and founder of Gibson's mother's native diocese, Ardagh, while his second name, Colm-Cille, is also shared by an Irish saint and is the name of the parish in County Longford where Gibson's mother was born and raised. Because of his mother, Gibson holds dual Irish and

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Former NYC Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik -- Movie Mel Gibson Would Have Made a Great Cop

Bernard Kerik
Movie Mel Gibson Would've Made a Great Cop

Mel Gibson and his "Lethal Weapon" alter ego Martin Riggs both come with their share of baggage, but former NYC top cop Bernard Kerik says he'd love to have him on his force ... and we think… READ MORE >

Robert Downey Jr.  -- Deeply Involved in Son's Struggle with Sobriety

Robert Downey Jr.
Deeply Involved in Son's Struggle with Sobriety

Robert Downey Jr. has been very privately helping his son struggle with addiction problems for years ... with some success ... sources connected with the family tell TMZ.TMZ broke the story ...… READ MORE >

- 32 days ago
Gary Oldman Apologizes for Offending Jews ... But What About Blacks?!?

Gary Oldman
Apologizes for Offending Jews But What About Blacks??!!!

Gary Oldman says he's remorseful for trashing Jews ... but he almost shockingly doesn't say a word about disparaging African Americans.Oldman unloaded on Jews and African Americans in a Playboy… READ MORE >

- 37 days ago
Mel Gibson Arresting Officer -- How Dare Gary Oldman Attack Me ... I NEVER Used the N-Word

Mel Gibson Arresting Cop
How Dare Gary Oldman Attack Me I NEVER Used the N-Word

The former deputy who arrested Mel Gibson is indignant that Gary Oldman accused him of making disparaging comments about Jews and African-Americans. Oldman did an interview with Playboy,… READ MORE >

- 38 days ago
Mel Gibson Arrested In New Mexico ... For a Movie!

Mel Gibson
Arrested In New Mexico ... For a Movie!

Mel Gibson walked into an Albuquerque jail this morning for a booking ... which turned out to be fake, because he's doing it for a flick.Mel is in New Mexico, shooting "Blood Father."  Mel,… READ MORE >

- 39 days ago
Mel Gibson Hangs with Ring Girls at UFC

Mel Gibson
Hangs with Ring Girls At UFC Fight

Mel Gibson was all smiles at UFC Fight Night 42 ... flanked by some pretty hot ring girls.Gibson was front and center for the Henderson/Khabilov main card in Albuquerque.  Mel hung out with… READ MORE >

- 54 days ago
Mel Gibson -- My Record is Clean -- Oksana Conviction Expunged

Mel Gibson
My Record is Clean Oksana Conviction Expunged

If Mel Gibson ever has to fill out an employment application ... he can honestly say he has not been convicted of a violent crime ... because his battery conviction in the Oksana Grigorieva case… READ MORE >

- 77 days ago
Mel Gibson -- Battery Conviction to be EXPUNGED

Mel Gibson
Battery Conviction To Be EXPUNGED

Mel Gibson will have his battery conviction ERASED from his record ... as if the Oksana Grigorieva mouth-punching incident NEVER happened ... TMZ has learned.Mel's lawyer filed legal docs --… READ MORE >

- 89 days ago
Oksana Grigorieva's New Home -- Bankruptcy? I Left My Valley Dump For A Beach Pad

Oksana Grigorieva
What Bankruptcy? I Left My Valley Dump For A Beach Home

Beware rich Westside dudes ... Oksana Grigorieva is on the prowl in Santa Monica ... she's moved into a luxurious beachfront home with stunning ocean views ... even though she's bankrupt.… READ MORE >

- 121 days ago
Oksana Grigorieva -- It's Mel Gibson to the Rescue ... In Bankruptcy Case

Oksana Grigorieva
It's Mel to the Rescue In Bankruptcy Case

Mel Gibson may end up saving the woman who ruined him.Oksana Grigorieva just filed docs in her bankruptcy case, claiming she can only afford $372 a month to repay her debts -- listed at $438,000… READ MORE >

- 149 days ago

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