Often regarded as the sexiest man alive, Mel Gerard Gibson is a philanthropist and an award-winning actor, producer, and director who has contributed immensely to the world of films. In as much as Gibson has been popular for many years because of different movies, he is chiefly known for his roles in Mad Max and Lethal Weapon among many others. He is also known for directing and appearing in Braveheart and The Passion of the Christ among various others.
Mel Gibson’s Biography (Age)
Mel Gibson was born on January 3, 1956, in Peekskill, New York to parents of Australian and Irish descent who raised him in a large catholic family. The actor is one of the eleven children of Hutton Gibson and Anne Reilly. His paternal grandfather was a known Tobacco businessman, John Hutton Gibson. His family moved to Australia when he was 12 years old where he joined the St. Leo’s Catholic College and Asquith Boys High school.
While in Australia, the actor started to work on his acting skills at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). Mel Gibson alongside actress Judy Davis played Romeo and Juliet on stage while they were still in school. He continued to pursue his acting career after completing school in 1977. He also fused with the Southern Australian Theatre Company and appeared in Oedipus and Henry IV.
Mel Gibson was committed to acting on stage for a very long time and featured in quite a number of plays. Some of which include ‘Le Chateau d’Hyddro-Therapie Magnetique, Mother and Son, The Hostage, Once in a Lifetime, Oedipus the King, and a host of others. While acting on stage, Mel Gibson worked yet again with Judy Davis, Colin Friels, and Steve Bisley. In 1976, Gibson hit the screen for the first time in a Television series, The Sullivans. As he continued to journey through his career with roles in other TV series including Cop Shop (1977 to 1984), IThe Hero (1979), and Complete Savages (2004–2005).
Looking at his resume as a film actor, Mel Gibson had his first role in I Never Promised You a Rose Garden in 1977, the same year he appeared in Summer City. By 1979, he had had his breakthrough role in Mad Max. He has many other films including The Bounty (1984), Lethal Weapon (1987), and The Man Without a Face which became the first film he directed in 1993. In 1995, Braveheart became the first film Mel Gibson acted in, directed, and produced while in 2004, The Passion of the Christ became the first film the legendary filmmaker wrote, acted in, and produced.
Following his numerous works, Mel Gibson has been recognized with many nominations and awards. In 1979, he was awarded the Australian Film Institute Award for his role in Tim and then in 1995, he took home two Academy Awards for Braveheart. He has numerous People’s Choice Awards, AACTA Awards, and Hollywood Film Awards as well as the Saturn Award, BAFTA Award, and the Golden Globe Award.
Children, Wife, and Girlfriend
Mel Gibson has a very interesting love story even though he has only been married once to Robyn Moore. The couple first met in the 1970s when Gibson was still yet to find his footing as an actor and Moore was still a dental nurse. They walked down the aisle in 1980 and would remain together until 2011 when they parted ways. Their marriage produced six sons and a daughter.
Following his crashed marriage which saw his ex-wife cart away more than $400 million in settlement, the actor found love in the arms of Oksan Grigorieva, a Russain singer. However, the relationship between them ended in a disaster when she accused Gibson of domestic violence in 2010 only a year after they began dating. The two have a daughter together.
In 2014, he began dating Rosalind Ross with whom he welcomed his 9th child in 2017. The two are still together.
What is Mel Gibson’s Net Worth?
Mel Gibson has his earnings flowing from different angles. His success story in the film world has made many to wonder what he is worth. Gibson’s net worth is estimated at $425 million.
Looking at his height which he has utilized well in his many works, it is obvious that Mel Gibson is blessed in that regards. He stands at 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs about 97kg.