Mel Gibson’s BiographyMel Gibson is a famous Hollywood actor, director, and producer of Irish descent, winner of the Oscars award as the Best Director for the film Braveheart. Gibson depicts especially successfully the men who are in despair of grief, who decided to take revenge on their offenders, or the characters of principled men, who are struggling for justice ‒ courageous and fearless men. His blue eyes and Apollonian appearance still continue to make women fall in love with them all around the world.
Childhood and youthMel Columcille Gerard Gibson was born on January 3, 1956, and became the sixth of eleven children in an Irish Catholic family. The actor got his name in honor of the saint, who is the protector of Ardagh ‒ his mother’s homeland, and the second, double name of Colm-Cille, he was given in honor of the Irish saint Columbus.
Acting and directing careerShortly after joining the Institute of Dramatic Art, Gibson made his debut on the stage in the performance Romeo and Juliet, and in 1977 he made his debut on screen in the Australian TV series The Sullivans (1976-83) and in the film Summer City. Mel played the lead roles in classical theatrical performances simultaneously with the shooting, for example, in the tragedy Oedipus the King and the historical drama Henry IV. Then he even managed to work with Judy Davis and Geoffrey Rush.
Within just a few years, sequels of the film were shot, which turned out to be no less successful than the original one. By the way, it was in the image of Martin Riggs that Mel Gibson made such an impression on the film director Franco Zeffirelli that he later invited him to the role of Hamlet in the same film adaptation with Glenn Close, Ian Holm, and Helena Bonham Carter.
The audience loved Mel Gibson’s character in the historical drama The Patriot about the family tragedy against the background of the Civil War between the North and the South, in which the actor’s partner was young Heath Ledger. And in the comedy What Women Want with Helen Hunt, Gibson demonstrated his comedic talent and courage before wax depilation in front of the camera.