Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson or simply known as Mel Gibson was born January 3, 1956. He is a well-known actor, film director, producer and screenwriter. Born in Peekskill, New York, he 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, he went on to direct and star in the Academy Award-winning Braveheart. 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.
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