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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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Known For

Braveheart
Braveheart William Wallace
(1995)
Signs
Signs Rev. Graham Hess
(2002)
Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon Martin Riggs
(1987)
The Patriot
The Patriot Benjamin Martin
(2000)

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 2004 Paparazzi
Anger Management Therapy Patient (uncredited)
 2000 Chicken Run
Rocky (voice)
 1999/I Payback
Porter
 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
Hamlet
 1990 Air America
Gene
 1981 Attack Force Z
Captain P.G. (Paul) Kelly
 1980 The Chain Reaction
Bearded mechanic (uncredited)
 1979 Tim
Tim Melville
 1979 Mad Max
Max
 1977 Summer City
Scollop
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Other Works:

Guest on "Live on Five" promoting "Lethal Weapon II". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 23 Interviews | 56 Articles | 14 Pictorials | 79 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 9¾" (1.77 m)
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Asked whether his opposition to abortion and support for capital punishment makes him feel isolated in Hollywood: "Some kind of a dinosaur? No, you know you have to have these opinions about these things. I'm pretty firm on stuff like that. I don't feel like I'm howling in a hurricane. I just try to do my bit the way I think it should be done." See more »

Trivia:

(Fall 2001) Son, Christian Gibson, is a freshman at the University of Colorado at Boulder. See more »

Trademark:

Piercing blue eyes See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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