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Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson was born January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, USA, as the sixth of eleven children of Hutton Gibson, a railroad brakeman, and Anne Patricia (Reilly) Gibson (who died in December of 1990). His mother was Irish, from County Longford, while his American-born father is of mostly Irish descent. Mel and his family moved to Australia in the late 1960s, settling in New South Wales, where Mel's paternal grandmother, contralto opera singer Eva Mylott, was born. After high school, Mel studied at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, performing at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts alongside future film thespians Judy Davis and Geoffrey Rush. After college, Mel had a few stints on stage and starred in a few TV shows. Eventually, he was chosen to star in Mad Max (1979) and in a movie called Tim (1979), co-starring Piper Laurie. The small budgeted movie Mad Max (1979) made him known worldwide, while Tim (1979) garnered him an award for Best Actor from the Australian Film Institute (equivalent to the Oscar). Later, he went on to star in Gallipoli (1981), which earned him a second award for Best Actor from the AFI. In 1980, he married Robyn Moore and had seven children. In 1984, Mel made his American debut in The Bounty (1984), which co-starred Anthony Hopkins. Then in 1987, Mel starred in what would become his signature series, Lethal Weapon (1987), in which he played "Martin Riggs". In 1990, he took on the interesting starring role in Hamlet (1990), which garnered him some critical praise. He also made the more endearing Forever Young (1992) and the somewhat disturbing The Man Without a Face (1993). 1995 brought his most famous role as "Sir William Wallace" in Braveheart (1995), for which he won two Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director. From there, he made such box office hits as The Patriot (2000), Ransom (1996), and Payback (1999). Today, Mel remains an international superstar mogul, continuously topping the Hollywood power lists as well as the Most Beautiful and Sexiest lists.  See full bio on IMDb »

Mel Gibson Remains Tight-Lipped About 'Passion of the Christ' Sequel

Mel Gibson
My 'Passion' Project's No Secret ... But, I'm Not Talkin'

Mel Gibson's not dishing out any details about the reported upcoming sequel to "The Passion of the Christ" ... even if everyone else can't shut up about it. We got the 'Passion' director leaving… READ MORE >

Mel Gibson and Girlfriend Grocery Shop in Malibu

Mel Gibson
I'm Now Ready for Nuclear War!!!

Mel Gibson looks like he's hunkerin' down for the New Year ... with a Grizzly Adams beard and a big bag of rations. Mel and GF Rosalind Ross did some serious damage in Malibu Monday in the aisles… READ MORE >

- 41 days ago
Kanye West, Tom Cruise and Justin Bieber's Unclaimed Money

Kanye, Justin, Tom
We're Just So Rich We Can't Be Bothered!!!

Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Tom Cruise and Mel Gibson are so busy making money they don't have time for scooping up what they consider chump change and what we consider to… READ MORE >

- 231 days ago
Louis Tomlinson -- Paparazzo Bragged to Stern He Incites Celebs to Lose It (AUDIO + VIDEO + PHOTO)

Louis Tomlinson
Paparazzo Bragged About Inciting Celebs to Lose It

The paparazzo who Louis Tomlinson allegedly attacked has gloated that he sometimes berates and incites celebrities and then watches them unravel on camera. Karl Larsen -- the photog who… READ MORE >

- 350 days ago
Chelsea Handler -- Shots Fired at Angelina Jolie, Mel Gibson ... Laura Wasser's All Over You  (VIDEOS + PHOTO GALLERY)

Chelsea Handler
Shots Fired At Angelina, Mel ... Laura Wasser's All Over You

Chelsea Handler absolutely burned Angelina Jolie, Mel Gibson and other saps who've been on the opposite side of the divorce table from Hollywood's Disso Queen ... all in the name of children… READ MORE >

- 458 days ago
Mel Gibson -- If I Could Do it Over Again ... (VIDEO)

Mel Gibson
If I Could Do it Over Again ...

Mel Gibson is hot again with his new movie "Hacksaw Ridge," so it wasn't that hard for him to get a little introspective about some of his classic anti-Semitic, racist and sexist tirades. Mel was… READ MORE >

- 474 days ago
Mel Gibson -- Diaper Duty ... Part 9!

Mel Gibson
Diaper Duty ... Part 9!

Mel Gibson's having a baby ... for the 9th time ... with his 26-year-old girlfriend. Mel and Rosalind Ross, his GF of 2 years, are expecting the newborn sometime early next year ... according to… READ MORE >

- 521 days ago
Mickey Rourke -- Hollywood Tried to Hex Mel Gibson, But He's Got Too Much ... (VIDEO)

Mickey Rourke
H'wood Tried to Hex Mel Gibson But He's Got Too Much ...

It was just a matter of time before Mel Gibson got to shove it in Hollywood's collective face ... according to Mickey Rourke. Mickey was leaving Prime Cutts in L.A. (a carnivore's delight, btw)… READ MORE >

- 524 days ago
Mel Gibson -- Selling Oksana's $2.575 Million Crash Pad (PHOTO GALLERY)

Mel Gibson
Selling Oksana's $2.575 Million Crash Pad

Mel Gibson's former girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, made good on their new custody settlement and moved out of his Sherman Oaks rental, and now he's dumping it. Mel's selling the 4… READ MORE >

- 542 days ago
Mel Gibson -- I'm Paying Oksana More, to Get Outta Dodge

Mel Gibson
I'm Paying Oksana More ... to Get Outta Dodge

Mel Gibson just agreed to pay baby mama Oksana Grigorieva 50% more than she was getting last month, but the trade-off is that she has to skedaddle from his home. We've learned Mel and Oksana have… READ MORE >

- 548 days ago
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