Mel Gibson is an American actor and filmmaker. He is best known for his performance as Max Rockatansky in the first three films in the Mad Max post-apocalyptic action series. He was born on January 3, 1956, in Peekskill, New York. He is currently 62 years old. He has American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. He is the son of mother Anne Patricia and father Hutton Gibson. He attended St.Leo’s Catholic College, New South Wales and completed his schooling. Later, he studied acting at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. He has a brother named Donal Gibson.
Mel Gibson began his career at the age of 12. His first break into acting was in the 1977 film Summer City. Previously, he had acted as a student in A Midsummer Night’s and Romeo and Juliet in his college days.
His first big break came with Mad Max, an Australian dystopian action movie of George Miller. It turned out to be a huge success and earned more than $100 million.
During the 1980s, the sequel to Mad Max published with the name Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior and the Mad Max beyond Thunderdome helped him to be a worldwide star.
Then Mel appeared in movies like Gallipoli, The Year of Living Dangerously, Attacks Force Z, and The Bounty.
Likewise, Gibson also performed in Mark Rydell’s directed drama movie The River. In the movie, he was seen alongside other stars like Sissy Spacek and Scott Glenn.
Likewise, his role in Lethal Weapons helped to mark him as Hollywood leading man alongside Gary Busey and Danny Glover, and he worked in a movie such as Forever Young and Braveheart. He also achieved exposure as a voice-artist as John Smith in Disney’s Pocahontas.
In 2000, Gel worked in the movie The Patriot, What Women Want and the animated film, Chicken Run and he also worked in We Were Soldiers and Signs; it became the highest –grossing film of his career.
Apart from that, he has also played several recognized roles in the movies that include Machete Kills and The Expendable 3. He was seen opposite Sylvester Stallone in the latter.
Talking about his relationship status, he is currently in the relationship with his girlfriend Rosalind Ross, a writer. The couple started dating in 2014, and he had his ninth child with her, Lars Gerard Gibson. The duo was also spotted together at the Daddy's Home premiere.
Earlier, he was married to a dental nurse Robyn Moore II. The couples have seven children sons Edward Gibson, Christian Gibson, Louis Gibson, Milo Gibson Willie Gibson, Tommy Gibson. After living together for 26 years, they got divorced due to incompatibility.
Likewise, he was in a relationship with Oksana Grigorieva, a Russian musician. The couple also welcomed a baby girl Lucia Gibson. His also dated Oksana Pochepa and Violet Kowal in 2009 and Nadia Lanfranconi, an Italian actress, in 2012. But due to some issues they broke-up.
Mel Gibson has earned` a considerable amount of money from his professional career. As an American actor and filmmaker, he has several sources of income and is paid well in terms of salary. His present net worth is estimated to be around $425 million. Besides, he owns a house in Malibu which he bought in 2008 and the worth of the house is $2.575. He also owns mansions, cars, a jet and a private island on the Pacific too.
Mel Gibson won his first award, an Australian Film Institute Award, in the year 1979 for his leading role in the film Tim and World War I, Gallipoli. Then he also received 2 Academy Awards for the movie named Braveheart and 2 AACTA Award for Hacksaw Ridge. He was also listed as the Sexiest Man Alive by the People magazine.
Similarly, he was honored by Hasty Pudding Theatricals as a Man of the Year 1997 and Undergraduate Commencement Speaker at Loyola Marymount University too.