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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, 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 >

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 >

- 85 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 >

- 139 days ago
Mel Gibson in Malibu Car Crash -- Mel Says Victim's Out for Blood

Mel Gibson
In Malibu Car Crash Mel Says Victim's Out for Blood

Mel Gibson plowed into a parked car in Malibu right after XMAS ... and he says the victim is now hounding him for thousands of dollars she doesn't deserve simply because he's a rich celebrity. Our… READ MORE >

- 169 days ago
Gerard Butler and Mel Gibson -- Man-Date in Malibu ... But Who Paid?

Gerard Butler and Mel Gibson
Man-Date in Malibu But Who Paid?

Mel Gibson and Gerard Butler are both incredibly rich ... so when the duo met up for lunch in Malibu Friday we asked them who sprung for the tab.  The probability is ...  you'll guess… READ MORE >

- 350 days ago
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 >

- 374 days ago
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 >

- 397 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 >

- 402 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 >

- 403 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 >

- 404 days ago

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