Mel Gibson is one of the greatest actors from Hollywood. He is smart, intelligent
and a very handsome actor (in my opinion). He is very good in what he’s
doing. He is a special and talented actor, situated in the firsts 50 actors
from Hollywood. He is a director and a script-writer too. z5b18bm
He was born on 3 January 1956 in Peekskill, New York, USA, in a Catolic Irish
family. He is 50 years old (but he doesn’t look like). His real name is
Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson. In 1968 he moved to Australia with his family.
There, he studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Art from Sydney, with
remarkable people like Judy Davis. His hobbies are sports, journalism and of
course the movies. He is married with Robyn Moore since 1980 and he has 7 children.
He made his debut in 1976 in the movie “Summer City”. The young
actor was still a student and he had a lot of thrills on the stage. After graduating,
he acted a few secondary roles at South Australia Theatre Company.
In 1979 Gibson acted in two different movies: in “Tim” (drama) in
which he was playing the role of a retarded man. The second movie was “Mad
Max” (science-fiction action) in which he was a cop from the future in
a world almost destroyed by a nuclear war. The success from both films made
of him a real star. After 1980 drama becomes his favorite type of film. In 1981
he acted in another film “Gallipoli” which was a drama too.
In 1985 he acted with the singer Tina Turner in “Mad Max beyond Thunderdome”.
After this film he takes a pause for 2 years. After 1987 he returns to action
movies: “Lethal weapon” and “Lethal weapon II”.
The first appearance as a director is in 1993 in the film “The man without
a face”. He acted rarely in comedies, but he directed a special one with
Jodie Foster and James Garner-“Maverick”. In 1995 he directed a
movie which won two Oscars for the best film and the best direction-“Braveheart”.
In 2000 he “lends” his voice in the animation “Chicken Run”.
In December 2000 he is named for the Gold Globe for the role in “What
As an actor, he acted in:
• “What Women Want”- as Nick Marshall
• “Conspiracy Theory”- as Jerry Fletcher
• “Braveheart”- as William Wallace
• “Hamlet”- as Hamlet
• “Air America”- as Gene Ryack
• “Lethal weapon”- as Martin Riggs
He directed the movies:
• “The passions of the Christ”
• “The man without a face”
He was the producer of the movies:
He was the script-writer of the movies:
• “The passions of the Christ”
In 1996 he won the Oscar for the best movie and the best director - “Braveheart”;
he won the Gold Globe for the best director -; “Braveheart”;
the award “Sammy” for the best role in the movie “Tim”
and a second award “Sammy” for the best actor in “Gallipoli”;
he won the award of the Academy for the best director in the movie “Braveheart”.
In my opinion, Mel Gibson is one of the greatest actors alive. I like him because
he isn’t just an actor, but a director and a script-writer too. He acts
his roles in a way that makes you think he’s one with the character; he
is not false in gestures or in lines, he lives the character’s story.
The movie that I like the most is “What women want”. It’s
a comedy in which he plays the role of Nick Marshall, a man who wakes in a morning
and he realizes that he can hear the thoughts of all women. He ends of falling
in love with a work made. Another movie that I like is “Lethal weapon”
where Gibson is Martin Riggs, a police officer a bit crazy and who is meting
in different troubles.
In conclusion, I recommend to all to see just a movie in which my favourite
actor, Mel Gibson, acts and they will see themselves what a good and talented
actor Mel Gibson is!
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