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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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Mel Gibson -- Baby Mama Gunning for Epic Payday

Mel Gibson
Baby Mama Gunning for Epic Payday

Mel Gibson clearly loves his little daughter, but he's gotta be regretting hooking up with the kid's mom, who's going back to court for a bloody fortune. Sources familiar with the case tell TMZ,… READ MORE >

Mel Gibson -- Arresting Cop Still on the Hot Seat ... 9 1/2 Years Later

Mel Gibson
Arresting Cop Still on the Hot Seat ... 9 1/2 Years Later

The L.A. County Sheriff's deputy who arrested Mel Gibson for DUI back in 2006 is still being aggressively pursued by his superiors ... nearly a decade after TMZ broke the story. Fact is ... he was… READ MORE >

- 168 days ago
Ricky Gervais -- Things Are Cool Between Me and Mel Gibson (VIDEO)

Ricky Gervais
Things Are Cool Between Me and Mel

Ricky Gervais has a strong hunch he and Mel Gibson are cool after Sunday night's Golden Globes. Gervais was out and about Monday morning and told a photog .. the "Lethal Weapon" star… READ MORE >

- 168 days ago
Mel Gibson -- Hits the Town with Hot Young Girlfriend

Mel Gibson
Hits the Town with Hot Young Girlfriend

Mel Gibson hit the town after the Golden Globes with his  24-year-old, extremely good-looking girlfriend. Mel and Rosalind Ross hit up the CAA after-party on the Sunset Strip after the… READ MORE >

- 168 days ago
Ricky Gervais to Mel Gibson -- What The F Does 'Sugar Tits' Mean?

Ricky Gervais to Mel Gibson
What the F Does 'Sugar Tits' Mean?

Ricky Gervais interrupted Mel Gibson during his Golden Globes presentation to ask a question that has bugged many for years ... what does "sugar tits" mean? TMZ broke the story of Mel… READ MORE >

- 169 days ago
Mel Gibson -- Cleared in Alleged Aussie Paparazzo Attack

Mel Gibson
Cleared in Alleged Aussie Pap Attack

Mel Gibson did NOT rumble down under with a female photographer ... according to his attorney, who says cops have concluded the whole thing was BS. Gibson's lawyer, Christopher Murphy, tells TMZ… READ MORE >

- 299 days ago
Mel Gibson -- Claims Australian Pap Attack Never Happened

Mel Gibson
Claims Aussie Pap Attack Never Happened

Mel Gibson is calling BS on a female photographer in Australia who claims he shoved her and went on an obscenity-laden tirade during a heated exchange when the pap tried to take his picture.… READ MORE >

- 309 days ago
Mel Gibson, Oksana Grigorieva in New Court Battle Over Lucia

Mel Gibson, Oksana Grigorieva
New Court Battle Over Lucia (UPDATE)

11:30 PST:  We've learned Mel walked out of court victorious. The judge is allowing Mel to take Lucia to Australia for 1 month and keep her in L.A. an additional 2 weeks before he leaves the… READ MORE >

- 381 days ago
Mel Gibson -- I'm Still Mad About Max (PHOTO)

Mel Gibson
I'm Still Mad About Max ...

Mel Gibson made a surprise appearance Thursday night at the "Mad Max: Fury Road" premiere in Hollywood ... where he came face-to-face with the guy who's carrying on his road warrior legacy.… READ MORE >

- 417 days ago
Mel Gibson -- I'd Be Harrison Ford's Wingman Any Day (VIDEO)

Mel Gibson
I'd Be Harrison Ford's Wingman Any Day

Mel Gibson thinks Harrison Ford is supremely airworthy, despite a crash here and there. Mel was leaving the grocery store Saturday in Malibu when we asked if he had enough confidence in Ford to… READ MORE >

- 471 days ago

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