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Mel Gibson at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival
Films57
Television series14

Mel Gibson is an American actor, singer, director, and producer, who made his acting debut on the Australian television drama series The Sullivans (1976–1983).[1][2] While a student at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney, he was given an uncredited role in I Never Promised You a Rose Garden and subsequently appeared as a leading actor in the micro budget surf drama Summer City (both in 1977).[3][4] Gibson rose to prominence during the Australian New Wave cinema movement in the early 1980s, having appeared in his breakthrough role in George Miller's dystopian action film Mad Max (1979), portraying the eponymous hero. He reprised the role in its sequels, Mad Max 2 (1981) and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985).[3][5] He appeared in Peter Weir's war drama Gallipoli (1981) and the romantic drama The Year of Living Dangerously (1982).[5] Five years later he played Martin Riggs in the buddy cop action comedy Lethal Weapon alongside Danny Glover—a role he later reprised in its sequels Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), Lethal Weapon 3 (1992), and Lethal Weapon 4 (1998).[4]

Gibson starred in Franco Zeffirelli's Hamlet in 1990, as the eponymous character of the Shakespearean tragedy of the same name.[6] It was the first film produced by Icon Productions, a production company he co-founded with Bruce Davey.[2] Gibson's directorial debut was The Man Without a Face (1993), an adaptation of Isabelle Holland's novel of the same name.[7] Two years later he directed and produced Braveheart, a historical epic drama in which he also portrayed Sir William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish knight.[3] The film earned him a Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Director, and the film won an Academy Award for Best Picture.[8] Gibson went on to star in Ransom (1996), Payback (1999), What Women Want and The Patriot (both in 2000), and We Were Soldiers (2002).[3][4]

Gibson co-wrote, directed and produced The Passion of the Christ in 2004, a Biblical epic drama which chronicled the Passion of Jesus.[9] On its release, the film garnered mixed reviews as well as notoriety for its graphic violence and alleged anti-Semitic undertones from critics.[10] It grossed $370.3 million in the United States and $611.4 million worldwide, making it Gibson's highest-grossing film to date.[11] Two years later he co-wrote, directed and produced Apocalypto, an epic adventure set in Central America depicting the last days of Mayan civilization before Spanish arrival in the 16th century.[12][13] Gibson then took a ten-year hiatus from directing during which time he landed roles in Edge of Darkness (2010), Machete Kills (2013), The Expendables 3 (2014), and Blood Father (2016).[14][15] He directed Hacksaw Ridge in 2016, a biographical war drama focusing on American World War II veteran Desmond Doss, the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor. The film garnered praise from critics and audiences alike,[15] as well as various accolades.

Film

Film credits of Gibson
Title Year Credited as Role Notes Refs.
Actor Director Producer Writer
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden 1977 Yes No No No Baseball Player Uncredited [4]
Summer City Yes No No No Scallop [16]
Mad Max 1979 Yes No No No Max Rockatansky [3]
Tim Yes No No No Tim [17]
The Chain Reaction 1980 Yes No No No Mechanic Uncredited [18]
Attack Force Z 1981 Yes No No No Paul Kelly [19]
Gallipoli Yes No No No Frank Dunne [20]
Mad Max 2 Yes No No No Max Rockatansky Also known as The Road Warrior [5]
The Year of Living Dangerously 1982 Yes No No No Guy Hamilton [21]
The Bounty 1984 Yes No No No Fletcher Christian [22]
The River Yes No No No Tom Garvey [23]
Mrs. Soffel Yes No No No Ed Biddle [24]
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome 1985 Yes No No No Max Rockatansky [25]
Lethal Weapon 1987 Yes No No No Martin Riggs [26]
Tequila Sunrise 1988 Yes No No No Dale McKussic [27]
Lethal Weapon 2 1989 Yes No No No Martin Riggs [28]
Bird on a Wire 1990 Yes No No No Rick Jarmin [29]
Air America Yes No No No Gene Ryack [30]
Hamlet Yes No No No Prince Hamlet [6]
Forever Young 1992 Yes No No No Daniel McCormick [31]
Lethal Weapon 3 Yes No No No Martin Riggs [32]
The Man Without a Face 1993 Yes Yes No No Justin McLeod Directorial debut [7]
Maverick 1994 Yes No No No Bret Maverick [33]
Braveheart 1995 Yes Yes Yes No William Wallace [34]
Casper Yes No No No Himself Cameo [35]
Pocahontas Yes No No No John Smith Voice role [36]
Ransom 1996 Yes No No No Tom Mullen [37]
Fathers' Day 1997 Yes No No No Scott the Body Piercer Uncredited cameo [4]
Conspiracy Theory Yes No No No Jerry Fletcher [38]
FairyTale: A True Story Yes No No No Frances' Father Uncredited cameo [4]
Lethal Weapon 4 1998 Yes No No No Martin Riggs [39]
Payback 1999 Yes No No No Porter [40]
Chicken Run 2000 Yes No No No Rocky Voice role [41]
The Patriot Yes No No No Benjamin Martin [42]
What Women Want Yes No No No Nick Marshall [43]
The Million Dollar Hotel Yes No No No Agent Skinner [44]
We Were Soldiers 2002 Yes No No No Lt. Col. Hal Moore [45]
Signs Yes No No No Father Graham Hess [46]
The Singing Detective 2003 Yes No Yes No Dr. Gibbon [47]
The Passion of the Christ 2004 No Yes Yes Yes None [9]
Paparazzi Yes No Yes No Anger Management Therapy Patient Uncredited cameo [48]
Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man 2005 No No Yes No None Documentary [49]
Apocalypto 2006 No Yes Yes Yes None [13]
Edge of Darkness 2010 Yes No No No Thomas Craven [50]
The Beaver 2011 Yes No No No Walter Black [51]
Get the Gringo 2012 Yes No Yes Yes Driver Formerly titled as How I Spent My Summer Vacation [52]
Machete Kills 2013 Yes No No No Luther Voz [53]
The Expendables 3 2014 Yes No No No Conrad Stonebanks [54]
Stonehearst Asylum No No Yes No None [55]
Blood Father 2016 Yes No No No John Link [56]
Hacksaw Ridge No Yes No No None [15]
Daddy's Home 2 2017 Yes No No No Kurt Mayron [57]
Dragged Across Concrete 2018 Yes No No No Brett Ridgeman [58]
The Professor and the Madman 2019 Yes No Yes No James Murray [59]
Boss Level Film has yet to be released 2020 Yes No No No Colonel Clive Ventor In post-production [60]
Waldo Film has yet to be released Yes No No No Alastair Pinch Post-production
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Television

Key
Shows that have not yet been aired Denotes shows that have not yet been aired
Television credits of Gibson
Title Year Credited as Role Notes Refs.
Actor Director Producer
The Sullivans 1976–1983 Yes No No Ray Henderson [1]
Cop Shop 1977–1984 Yes No No Unknown [4]
The Hero 1979 Yes No No Unknown [1]
Punishment 1981 Yes No No Rick Munro Pilot episode [1]
[61]
Saturday Night Live 1989 Yes No No Host Episode: "Mel Gibson / Living Colour" [62]
World of Discovery 1995 Yes No No Narrator Episode: "Australia's Outback: The Vanishing Frontier" [63]
The Simpsons 1999 Yes No No Himself
(voice role)
Episode: "Beyond Blunderdome" [64]
The Three Stooges 2000 No No Yes None [1]
Invincible 2001 No No Yes None [65]
Family Curse 2003 No No Yes None [66]
Complete Savages 2004–2005 Yes Yes Yes Officer Cox [67]
Clubhouse 2004–2005 No No Yes None [67]
Carrier 2008 No No Yes None [68]
The Barbary Coast Shows that have not yet been aired TBA Yes Yes Yes TBA [69]

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  31. ^ Canby, Vincent (December 16, 1992). "Review/Film: Forever Young; Mel Gibson In a Vehicle For an Age Of Miracles". The New York Times. Archived from the original on May 26, 2015. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  32. ^ Ebert, Roger (July 7, 1989). "Lethal Weapon 3 Movie Review & Film Summary (1992)". RogerEbert.com. Archived from the original on March 12, 2017. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  33. ^ Ebert, Roger (May 20, 1994). "Maverick". RogerEbert.com. Archived from the original on March 12, 2017. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  34. ^ Ebert, Roger (May 24, 1995). "Braveheart". RogerEbert.com. Archived from the original on February 4, 2017. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  35. ^ Pearlman, Cindy (June 9, 1995). "Steven Spielberg's cameo was cut from Casper". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  36. ^ Staff (February 10, 1995). "Flashes: Mel Gibson sings on Pocahontas". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on May 5, 2017. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  37. ^ Brew, Simon (September 2, 2014). "Ransom: a darker thriller than it gets credit for?". Den of Geek!. Dennis Publishing. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
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  40. ^ Ebert, Roger (February 5, 1999). "Payback Movie Review & Film Summary (1998)". RogerEbert.com. Archived from the original on February 4, 2017. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  41. ^ Ebert, Roger (June 23, 2000). "Chicken Run Movie Review & Film Summary (2000)". RogerEbert.com. Archived from the original on February 4, 2017. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  42. ^ Ebert, Roger (June 28, 2000). "The Patriot". RogerEbert.com. Archived from the original on February 4, 2017. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  43. ^ Ebert, Roger (December 15, 2000). "What Women Want". RogerEbert.com. Archived from the original on February 4, 2017. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
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  45. ^ Ebert, Roger (March 1, 2002). "We Were Soldiers". RogerEbert.com. Archived from the original on January 29, 2017. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  46. ^ Ebert, Roger (August 2, 2002). "Signs". RogerEbert.com. Archived from the original on January 26, 2017. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  47. ^ Ebert, Roger (November 7, 2003). "The Singing Detective". RogerEbert.com. Archived from the original on February 4, 2017. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
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  68. ^ Smith, Austin (April 24, 2008). "From Sea to Shining Sea Aboard Mel Gibson's Carrier". New York Post. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
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