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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 ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 31 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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Braveheart William Wallace
Signs Rev. Graham Hess
Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon Martin Riggs
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 2004 Paparazzi
Anger Management Therapy Patient (uncredited)
 2000 Chicken Run
Rocky (voice)
 1999/I Payback
 1997 FairyTale: A True Story
Frances' Father (uncredited)
 1997 Fathers' Day
Scott the Body Piercer (uncredited)
 1995 Pocahontas
John Smith (voice)
 1995 Casper
Mel Gibson (uncredited)
 1990 Hamlet
 1990 Air America
 1981 Attack Force Z
Captain P.G. (Paul) Kelly
 1980 The Chain Reaction
Bearded mechanic (uncredited)
 1979 Tim
Tim Melville
 1979 Mad Max
 1977 Summer City
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Acted in "Death of a Salesman" on stage. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 23 Interviews | 51 Articles | 14 Pictorials | 78 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 9¾" (1.77 m)

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The whole notion of politics is they always present you with this or this or this. I'll get a newspaper to read between the lines. Why do you have to adhere to prescribed formulas that they have and people argue over them and they're all in a box. And you watch Fox claw CNN, and CNN claw Fox. Sometimes I catch a piece of the news and it seems insanity to me. I quietly support candidates. I'm not ... See more »


He was considered for the role of James Bond in both The Living Daylights (1987) and GoldenEye (1995) before Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan were cast respectively. Albert R. Broccoli turned him down for the former because he wasn't British and he turned down the latter because he was busy with Braveheart (1995). See more »


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