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Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.
Personal information
Birth nameMel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson
Birth date3 January 1956(age 60)
Place of birthPeekskill, New York, U.S.
OccupationActor, film director, producer, screenwriter
Years active1976 present
ReligionTraditionalist Catholic
SpouseRobyn Moore Gibson
(m. 1980 present)
Children6 sons, 2 daughters
ParentsHutton Gibson
Anne Patricia
(née Reilly, deceased)

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Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson, AO (born 3 January 1956) is an American actor, film director, producer and screenwriter. Born in Peekskill, New York, Gibson 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 controversial, yet successful, film portraying the last hours in the life of Jesus. In recent years, remarks by Gibson have generated accusations of homophobia, antisemitism, racism, and misogyny; he has apologised repeatedly for the statements and denied that they represent his real opinions.

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