"It's all happening too fast. I've got to put the brakes on or I'll smack into something."
- Mel Gibson
In the year 1956 on January 3rd in Peekskill, New York, USA a little baby boy was born to Hutton Gibson and Anne Reilly Gibson. His name was Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson. Mel was the sixth of eleven children. When Mel Gibson reached to the age of twelve he and his family moved to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. They moved because Mel's father didn't want his boys been drafted to the army and to Vietnam.
As a young man Mel went to a school in Sydney named Sydney's National Institute of Dramatic arts. It was there he became educated. Mel also went to another school in Sydney called University of New South Wales. When Mel was performing for the first time on the stage of Sydney's National Institute of Dramatic arts he was so nervous that he could not do it standing so he had to sit.
In the year 1977 he got his first role in Summer City which led to, that he went to the South Australia Theater Company. And after a time he got an audition call for the film Mad Max. He accepted that. But the night before the audition he was in a street fight and his face got badly bruised, and he thought that his chances were bad. But it seemed like the face had proven useful because he got the part in Mad Max (1979).
The film Mad Max hadn't proven to be so good. But it's sequel, The Road Warrior (1981), it blew the box office sky high, and after that movie he became a star. And he had proven his strength in his next movie too. It was the movie Gallipoli (1981). Mel received an Australian acting award for best actor.
After few years Mel Gibson returned in action movies, like Lethal Weapon. He made four Lethal Weapon's. The newest Lethal Weapon has already come out on cinemas. The other movies are already on cassettes. The tree other movies are made 1987, 1989 and 1992. This last is made between 1997 and 1998. And he also made his third Mad Max movie in 1985. His first movie that he directed and starred in was The man without a Face in 1993, and another film that he directed, produced and starred in was the famous Braveheart.
Mel Gibson got married in the year 1980 with a certain young lady, Robyn Moore. Together they have seven children. One da7ughter named Hannah and six sons named Edward, Christian , William, Louis, Milo and Tommy.
Gibson is the first person awarded People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive". In 2004, he is named as the world's most powerful celebrity by US business magazine Forbes.
* Australian Film Institute: Best Actor in a Lead Role, Tim (1979)
* People's Choice Awards: Favorite Motion Picture Actor (1991)
* ShoWest Award: Male Star of the Year (1993)
* ShoWest Award: Director of the Year (1996)
* Golden Globe Awards: Best Director, Braveheart (1996)
* Academy Awards: Best Director, Braveheart (1996)
* Academy Awards: Best Picture, Braveheart (1996)
* Australian Film Institute: Global Achievement Award (2002)
* People's Choice Awards: Favorite Motion Picture Actor (2003)
* People's Choice Awards: Favorite Motion Picture Actor (2004)