Mel Gibson

Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson (born January 3, 1956) is an 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" (1995). 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 Christ.

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Mad Max 2 (1981)

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Max Rockatansky returns as the heroic loner who drives the dusty roads of a postapocalyptic Australian Outback in an unending search for gasoline. Arrayed against him and the other scraggly defendants of a fuel-depot encampment are the bizarre warriors commanded by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Miller
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Bruce Spence  •  Michael Preston  •  Max Phipps

Max Rockatansky returns as the heroic loner who drives the dusty roads of a postapocalyptic Australian Outback in an unending search for gasoline. Arrayed against him and the other scraggly defendants of a fuel-depot encampment are the bizarre warriors commanded by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Miller
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Bruce Spence  •  Michael Preston  •  Max Phipps

Braveheart (1995)

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Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against English rule.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Gibson
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Catherine McCormack  •  Sophie Marceau  •  Patrick McGoohan

Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against English rule.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Gibson
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Catherine McCormack  •  Sophie Marceau  •  Patrick McGoohan

Apocalypto (2006)

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Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Gibson
CAST:  Rudy Youngblood  •  Dalia Hernández  •  Jonathan Brewer  •  Morris Birdyellowhead

Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Gibson
CAST:  Rudy Youngblood  •  Dalia Hernández  •  Jonathan Brewer  •  Morris Birdyellowhead

The Singing Detective (2003)

From his hospital bed, a writer suffering from a skin disease hallucinates musical numbers and paranoid plots.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Keith Gordon
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Robin Wright  •  Mel Gibson  •  Jeremy Northam

From his hospital bed, a writer suffering from a skin disease hallucinates musical numbers and paranoid plots.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Keith Gordon
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Robin Wright  •  Mel Gibson  •  Jeremy Northam

Air America (1990)

Air America was the CIA's private airline operating in Laos during the Vietnam War, running anything and everything from soldiers to foodstuffs for local villagers. After losing his pilot's license, Billy Covington is recruited into it, and ends up in the middle of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Nancy Travis  •  Ken Jenkins

Air America was the CIA's private airline operating in Laos during the Vietnam War, running anything and everything from soldiers to foodstuffs for local villagers. After losing his pilot's license, Billy Covington is recruited into it, and ends up in the middle of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Nancy Travis  •  Ken Jenkins

Bird on a Wire (1990)

A FBI informant has kept his new identity secret for 15 years, now an old flame has recognised him and the bad guys are back for revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Goldie Hawn  •  Joan Severance  •  David Carradine

A FBI informant has kept his new identity secret for 15 years, now an old flame has recognised him and the bad guys are back for revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Goldie Hawn  •  Joan Severance  •  David Carradine

Casper (1995)

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Furious that her late father only willed her his gloomy-looking mansion rather than his millions, Carrigan Crittenden is ready to burn the place to the ground when she discovers a map to a treasure hidden in the house. But when she enters the rickety mansion to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Silberling
CAST:  Malachi Pearson  •  Eric Idle  •  Bill Pullman  •  Christina Ricci

Furious that her late father only willed her his gloomy-looking mansion rather than his millions, Carrigan Crittenden is ready to burn the place to the ground when she discovers a map to a treasure hidden in the house. But when she enters the rickety mansion to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Silberling
CAST:  Malachi Pearson  •  Eric Idle  •  Bill Pullman  •  Christina Ricci

Chicken Run (2000)

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Having been hopelessly repressed and facing eventual certain death at the British chicken farm where they are held, Ginger the chicken along with the help of Rocky the American rooster decide to rebel and lead their fellow chickens in a great escape from the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Lord  •  Nick Park
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Timothy Spall  •  Imelda Staunton

Having been hopelessly repressed and facing eventual certain death at the British chicken farm where they are held, Ginger the chicken along with the help of Rocky the American rooster decide to rebel and lead their fellow chickens in a great escape from the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Lord  •  Nick Park
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Timothy Spall  •  Imelda Staunton

Conspiracy Theory (1997)

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A man obsessed with conspiracy theories becomes a target after one of his theories turns out to be true. Unfortunately, in order to save himself, he has to figure out which theory it is.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Julia Roberts  •  Patrick Stewart  •  Cylk Cozart

A man obsessed with conspiracy theories becomes a target after one of his theories turns out to be true. Unfortunately, in order to save himself, he has to figure out which theory it is.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Julia Roberts  •  Patrick Stewart  •  Cylk Cozart

Forever Young (1992)

A 1939 test pilot asks his best friend to use him as a guinea pig for a cryogenics experiment. Daniel McCormick wants to be frozen for a year so that he doesn't have to watch his love lying in a coma. The next thing Daniel knows is that he's been awoken in 1992.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Miner
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Elijah Wood  •  Isabel Glasser

A 1939 test pilot asks his best friend to use him as a guinea pig for a cryogenics experiment. Daniel McCormick wants to be frozen for a year so that he doesn't have to watch his love lying in a coma. The next thing Daniel knows is that he's been awoken in 1992.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Miner
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Elijah Wood  •  Isabel Glasser

Gallipoli (1981)

As World War I rages, brave and youthful Australians Archy and Frank—both agile runners—become friends and enlist in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps together. They later find themselves part of the Dardanelles Campaign on the Gallipoli peninsula, a brutal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Mark Lee  •  Bill Kerr  •  Gerda Nicolson

As World War I rages, brave and youthful Australians Archy and Frank—both agile runners—become friends and enlist in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps together. They later find themselves part of the Dardanelles Campaign on the Gallipoli peninsula, a brutal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Mark Lee  •  Bill Kerr  •  Gerda Nicolson

Hamlet (1990)

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franco Zeffirelli
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Glenn Close  •  Alan Bates  •  Paul Scofield

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franco Zeffirelli
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Glenn Close  •  Alan Bates  •  Paul Scofield

Lethal Weapon (1987)

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Veteran buttoned-down LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh is partnered with unhinged cop Martin Riggs, who -- distraught after his wife's death -- has a death wish and takes unnecessary risks with criminals at every turn. The odd couple embark on their first homicide ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Danny Glover  •  Gary Busey  •  Mitchell Ryan

Veteran buttoned-down LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh is partnered with unhinged cop Martin Riggs, who -- distraught after his wife's death -- has a death wish and takes unnecessary risks with criminals at every turn. The odd couple embark on their first homicide ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Danny Glover  •  Gary Busey  •  Mitchell Ryan

Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)

Archetypal buddy cops Riggs and Murtaugh are back for another round of high-stakes action, this time setting their collective sights on bringing down a former Los Angeles police lieutenant turned black market weapons dealer. Lorna Cole joins as the beautiful yet ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Danny Glover  •  Joe Pesci  •  Rene Russo

Archetypal buddy cops Riggs and Murtaugh are back for another round of high-stakes action, this time setting their collective sights on bringing down a former Los Angeles police lieutenant turned black market weapons dealer. Lorna Cole joins as the beautiful yet ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Danny Glover  •  Joe Pesci  •  Rene Russo

Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)

In the combustible action franchise's final installment, maverick detectives Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh square off against Asian mobster Wah Sing Ku, who's up to his neck in slave trading and counterfeit currency. With help from gumshoe Leo Getz and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Danny Glover  •  Joe Pesci  •  Rene Russo

In the combustible action franchise's final installment, maverick detectives Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh square off against Asian mobster Wah Sing Ku, who's up to his neck in slave trading and counterfeit currency. With help from gumshoe Leo Getz and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Danny Glover  •  Joe Pesci  •  Rene Russo

Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

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In the opening chase, Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh stumble across a trunk full of Krugerrands. They follow the trail to a South African diplomat who's using his immunity to conceal a smuggling operation. When he plants a bomb under Murtaugh's toilet, the action ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Danny Glover  •  Joe Pesci  •  Joss Ackland

In the opening chase, Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh stumble across a trunk full of Krugerrands. They follow the trail to a South African diplomat who's using his immunity to conceal a smuggling operation. When he plants a bomb under Murtaugh's toilet, the action ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Danny Glover  •  Joe Pesci  •  Joss Ackland

Mad Max (1979)

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Taking place in a dystopian Australia in the near future, Mad Max tells the story of a highway patrolman cruising the squalid back roads that have become the breeding ground of criminals foraging for gasoline and scraps. After some grisly events at the hands of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Miller
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Joanne Samuel  •  Hugh Keays-Byrne  •  Steve Bisley

Taking place in a dystopian Australia in the near future, Mad Max tells the story of a highway patrolman cruising the squalid back roads that have become the breeding ground of criminals foraging for gasoline and scraps. After some grisly events at the hands of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Miller
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Joanne Samuel  •  Hugh Keays-Byrne  •  Steve Bisley

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

Mad Max becomes a pawn in a decadent oasis of a technological society, and when exiled, becomes the deliverer of a colony of children.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Miller  •  George Ogilvie
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Tina Turner  •  Bruce Spence  •  Helen Buday

Mad Max becomes a pawn in a decadent oasis of a technological society, and when exiled, becomes the deliverer of a colony of children.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Miller  •  George Ogilvie
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Tina Turner  •  Bruce Spence  •  Helen Buday

Maverick (1994)

Maverick is a gambler who would rather con someone than fight them, and needs an additional three thousand dollars in order to enter a winner-takes-all poker game that begins in a few days, so he joins forces with a woman gambler with a marvellous southern accent, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Jodie Foster  •  James Garner  •  Graham Greene

Maverick is a gambler who would rather con someone than fight them, and needs an additional three thousand dollars in order to enter a winner-takes-all poker game that begins in a few days, so he joins forces with a woman gambler with a marvellous southern accent, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Jodie Foster  •  James Garner  •  Graham Greene

Paparazzi (2004)

A rising Hollywood actor decides to take personal revenge against a group of four persistent photographers to make them pay for almost causing a personal tragedy involving his wife and son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Abascal
CAST:  Cole Hauser  •  Robin Tunney  •  Dennis Farina  •  Daniel Baldwin

A rising Hollywood actor decides to take personal revenge against a group of four persistent photographers to make them pay for almost causing a personal tragedy involving his wife and son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Abascal
CAST:  Cole Hauser  •  Robin Tunney  •  Dennis Farina  •  Daniel Baldwin
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