Mel Gibson. Name of a talented actor, skilled director, and successful producer. One of the most familiar faces in the history of cinema. Because most of his acted and directed films are history based. This talented and dexterous personality of Hollywood has his 63rd birth anniversary today.
Mel Colmcille Gerard Gibson AO aka Mel Gibson was born in Peekskill, New York in 1956 to writer father Hutton Gibson and Irish-born mother Anne Patricia. Because of financial tension, the Gibson family moved to Australia in 1968 when Mel was only 12 years old. He grew up there. His fascination towards acting started blooming while he was a student at a missionary school. Since one of Mel brothers was involved in acting, he got his family`s support also. Later Gibson was admitted to Sydney`s National Institute of Dramatic Art where he starred opposite Judy Davis in Romeo and Juliet. It is said, Gibson`s Hamlet (1990) was inspired by his work of this theater.
Gibson has a strong fondness to theater, literature, and history. In that sense, he has been associated with such blockbuster films like Hamlet, Braveheart, The Passion of the Christ, Apocalypto, and We Were Soldiers.
Although Mel Gibson became known through the series `Mad Max`, Braveheart brought him international recognition. This anti-British movie evolved the British`s inhuman rule over Irish and Scottish. Gibson also got acquaintance in the subcontinent through his classic `Braveheart`.This film, released in 1995, created a huge stir in the subcontinent.
He directed action-adventure film Apocalypto was based on the Maya civilization of the early 16th century. Gibson described `Apocalypto` as the new beginning after the destruction. The exceptional idea of Gibson in this film has a great effect on the global film.
Gibson`s great faith in Catholicism made him direct and produce the financially successful, and controversial, biblical drama film The Passion of the Christ. After several legal issues and controversial statements, Gibson`s public image significantly perished, affecting his acting and directorial career. But his career began seeing regenerated with his critically acclaimed performance in `The Beaver`.
Mel Gibson earned numerous awards including Academy Award, People`s Choice Award, and the Australian Film Institute Award.
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