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Mel Gibson Biography . . . Part Two!

29th May 2007

Mel Gibson Biography . . . Part Two!

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Hi Friends,

 

I thought I should start my blogging about Mel Gibson with his biography (I found it here). I think you will love it because it shows how much he suffered before he became this famous actor. I really admire his persistence and hard work.

Mel Gibson Biography is very long so, I had to cut it into 4 parts. Please read it. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did.

 


Born: 3 January 1956

Where: Peekskill, New York, USA

Awards: Won 2 Oscars, 1 Golden Globe

Height: 5′ 11″

Mel Gibson

Now came more stage-work, and then the war movie Attack Force Z, a bad experience. Mel was disappointed that director Philip Noyce (later to make Dead Calm and Patriot Games) had left the project and, like the rest of a cast including Sam Neil, was also annoyed at the star-treatment meted out to John Philip Law. After filming ended in Thailand, he returned to Australia and, now married and needing the money, took a part in the prison drama Punishment.

 

Thank the Lord, matters quickly improved. Peter Weir, who’d helped re-generate the Aussie film industry with his marvellous Picnic At Hanging Rock, wanted Mel to star alongside newcomer Mark Lee in the war drama, Gallipoli. The pair would play young sprinters whose athletic careers are halted when they’re sent into action in Turkey during WW1. The army uses their talents by having them race through the trenches with important messages, while the British commanders are foolishly and mercilessly sending troops over the top into unanswerable machine-gun fire. It was an extremely moving movie, and not the last time Mel would be involved in Brit-bashing. Both Braveheart and The Patriot would also portray the denizens of this sceptred isle, this earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, this other Eden – DEMI-PARADISE – as a gang of plummy-voiced butchers. He’d answer outraged complaints with a cute and funny “Hey, we’re giving the Germans a break”. In Australia, of course, it didn’t matter. Gallipoli won Gibson a second Best Actor Award.

 

Next came another monster hit, as he returned to Mad Max. In The Road Warrior, we see Max years after the original killing and revenge, wandering the desolate landscape with a hound whose food he selfishly gobbles himself. No semblance of law remains and a community of nice people is under siege by a fantastically dangerous horde of punky marauders. Will Max help them escape with their fuel? Not a chance. At least not until – thanks to the marauders – all his bones are broken and his eyes are popping out of his head.

 

Mad Max 2, undoubtedly one of the best and most exciting action films ever made, was another massive hit and made Gibson a star in America. But, rather than go down the action hero route (he’d turn down a part in The Running Man), he chose to play a reporter in Indonesia when revolution struck in 1965, in Peter Weir’s The Year Of Living Dangerously. Here he had an onscreen affair with Sigourney Weaver (they had to raise his shoes for this, though Mel, at 5’9″, is not short). Linda Hunt, as his crazy, tiny photographer, would win an Oscar. From here, Mel moved on to The Bounty, playing Fletcher Christian to Anthony Hopkins’ Captain Bligh. The cast featured the cream of the British and Irish crop – Laurence Olivier, Edward Fox, Liam Neeson, Daniel Day-Lewis, plus stalwarts like Bernard Hill and Philip Davis and, further down the bill, John Sessions and Neil Morrissey.

 

The movie was filmed on Moorea, an island near Tahiti, and the shoot was marked by some serious drinking sessions. When away from his family (the kids were coming regularly now), Mel would hit the sauce with abandon. It was reported that, on one occasion, he got into another bar brawl and was so badly bruised they had to change the order of shooting. A year or so later, he’d be charged with drinking and driving, receiving a three month ban and a $300 fine. Like many very shy people, Mel found life to be more fun and himself to be more gregarious after a few drinks. But it became a problem and, by the early Nineties, he’d entered a programme to sort himself out.

 

After The Bounty came the first movie where Mel adopted an American accent, when he and Sissy Spacek battled to keep their farm in The River (Spacek would be Oscar-nominated). Then, once again trying to steer clear of action parts, he played a jailbird helped to escape by besotted warden’s wife Diane Keaton in Mrs Soffel (helmed by Aussie director Gillian Armstrong). After this came Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome, a fairly weak sequel that featured Tina Turner and, more interestingly, Angelo Rossitto – a dwarf from the brilliant Freaks – as The Master.

 

Now came another monster, Lethal Weapon, the first of a series of four. This was a superior buddy movie, with Gibson playing maverick cop Martin Riggs, constantly taunting the more conservative partner, family man Danny Glover. But it wasn’t JUST a buddy movie. One of the opening scenes, where Riggs has lost his wife and is contemplating suicide, saw Mel deliver a truly moving performance, excellent by anyone’s standards. With the financial proceeds from his last two movies, Mel bought a 300-acre cattle ranch in the Kiewa Valley in northern Victoria, then a house in Malibu, so he wouldn’t have to be away from his family so much, and the kids could stick to the same school.

 

After Lethal Weapon came Tequila Sunrise, where Mel played a drug dealer pursued by an old friend, now a policeman (played by Kurt Russell), with the pair of them falling for restauranteuse Michelle Pfeiffer. Gibson and Russell would become great friends and Mel, who’d been seeking a strong comedy for some years, now made Bird On A Wire with Russell’s wife, Goldie Hawn. Then came another war flick, Air America.


 

Wait for more about . . . Mel Gibson

 

Best regards,

Tony Sticks.

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  1. 1 On April 3rd, 2010, Richard Kindangen said:

    Mr. Gibson, I’m Richard Kindangen from North Sulawesi – Indonesia.
    Mr. Gibson, when I watch the movie you made “The Passion of the Christ”, I am very blessed. It was very blessed.
    One time I was thinking about “Repture” (The Day’s of Jesus Coming Back). I believe if “Repture” made the film, it will change many people’s perspective about life in the last days. Mr. Gibson, I think that only you can make this film. Please Mr. Gibson.
    My email: richardfotografi@gmail.com

  2. 2 On May 10th, 2010, Betty Funderburk said:

    I love this man and his talent. He has given us some of the best movies ever made. None of us are perfect, and no one should expect us to be. God doesn’t. When Jesus returns, and casts out Satan, then we can be perfect. He hasn’t returned, and the devil, human nature, still has control. Nonbelievers pointing out that we are not perfect, we should not let bring us down. God forgives us Just as he forgave those that believed in the old testament. Jesus is the master of forgiveness. I loved everything from the Patriot to Ransom to The Passion of Christ I want Mel making movies.

  3. 3 On July 5th, 2010, Lloyd R said:

    Before we can allocate any credibility to what we read about Mel Gibson on the internet maybe we should consider a couple of things.
    Consider the site on which the material appears. If it is a low brow celebrity site that continually publishes unsubstantiated nonsense for the purpose of furthering their own agenda and financial return through sensation and childish dribble perhaps we should not take them seriously. If it is a so called respected site owned by entities intent on crushing the credibility of any party that does not unconditionally support their position perhaps this also should be questioned.

    Maybe we should consider why a person would be making recordings of their partner. After such a short time together it is difficult to see this as anything but a carefully planned manoeuvre. It is very difficult to see the honour of publicly humiliating someone who has made such a large commitment after such a short period of time. What is plainly obvious is that any recordings will provide great benefit to Gibson’s ex partner. It is very convenient that these recordings were released AFTER the minimum time period for qualification of legal rights to financial entitlements. By supporting and/or contributing to such action we erode the moral fibre of society. I am not prepared to believe any part of this nonsense until I see unedited recordings and understand the context under which it occurred. We all have foibles and flaws that if were exposed to public scrutiny would be embarrassing. This is all about money, revenge and very little else.

    The real question is why this and much more derogatory material has been relentlessly poured into the unthinking public ear since Gibson presented a negative perspective on Jewish people. The answer is very simple. The Jewish people own the vast majority of media outlets across the world. It is public record that the Jewish people have for hundreds of years embarked on a vicious and relentless campaign of destruction for any individual, group, entity and nation that does not represent their interests without question. Examples are in abundant supply. Examples such as; Hurst, Kennedy, banking, media, Iran, Iraq, England, France, Germany, America, Cuba, Russia, Egypt and many many many more. If we take a calm and logical look at who the Jewish community has opposed and attacked through history it is evident that this group represents the vast majority of the world. We all condemn racism and persecution however the word racism has become something very different to what it was initially intended. It has become an industry, a facility for censorship and a means for justifying persecution. I believe the Jewish community has effected far more destruction, persecution, manipulation, control, moral erosion and social degradation on the world than any other people, any other nation and any other group. I would like to see this issue logically and publicly debated without censorship however this will always be prevented by the Jewish community and any party attempting to promote public debate will be vilified to the maximum extent possible by the Jewish community or people under their control.

    Coincidentally I have just watched Gibsons latest movie Edge Of Darkness. Before passing comment I ask all people to consider the following. The movie business is almost exclusively owned or controlled by the Jewish community. This has been the case since it’s inception. The opposition to Gibson contributing to this industry in any capacity is enormous. The facilities available to Gibson to produce, market and advertise a movie are very restricted. From this perspective we can’t have anything but profound respect for Gibson’s determination, skill, industry standing and dedication. Simply by releasing this movie David(Gibson) has beaten Goliath(the Jewish community). An underdog of epic proportions has overcome the relentless efforts of an infinitely more powerful persecutor. This was a good movie well worth watching. The movie did not have the polish of a hollywood blockbuster, it started a little slow and the sound could have been better but the plot was very good and the movie was enjoyable. If Gibson had access to the facilities controlled by the Jewish community I am sure the movie would have been more polished and the sound would have been better. Frankly the sound was good enough for me. Congratulations Mel Gibson.

  4. 4 On July 10th, 2010, manny m said:

    Dude… yer an idiot. but yer also speaking yer mind. so why fault you? I have used terms that are deemed racist my whole life, even against my own people. Be a man … own up and say – hey fuck you all. you’ll still see my movies and fuck you for making me a role model. I;m doing my job. do yers and be a parent. not my job to be.

  5. 5 On July 10th, 2010, manny m said:

    oh and thank you fer letting me speak.

  6. 6 On July 12th, 2010, Amber Conaway said:

    Mel, I have enjoyed your movies for 2 decades and I think the way you pour out the passion for you roles is amazing you can feel the character through your eyes,and I think its funny how people will judge you for making “the passion of the Christ” they must be the majority of lost souls in this world,everyone has fallen short of the glory of God and the celebrity that you are puts your private life to non-existent just remember with your personal troubles that if she’s in the wrong she will be found out.I absolutely adore your heart I don’t have to know you to really see how much of a beautiful man you are take care Sincerely Amber Leane Conaway

  7. 7 On July 13th, 2010, Betty Funderburk said:

    The mean scream mediots Have ruined too many lives. They will pay, eventually. I hate what they have done to Mel. He is one of the best. Director, actor. I want him back. The media — I can do without.

  8. 8 On July 20th, 2010, Yulanda Tisdale said:

    Mr. Gibson as an African American woman, normally I would be upset with the word Nigga being used in your vocabulary, however what constitutes a nigga ?

    Would it be a black person living in America, or all blacks as a race ? Or does it have anything to do with behavior, being wild and animal like ? Almost every rapper in America is guilty of such language as well.

    I guess what I really want to say is Mr. Gibson I forgive you for such behavior, not just because I am a black woman because both you and singer Tyrese have the same last name. So somewhere in your family someone had a liking for the so called Nigga.

    Shame on you Judas

  9. 9 On July 21st, 2010, Betty said:

    There have always been the best and the worst of every race. Whites and white trash. Mexicans and greasers, Blacks or Negros and niggers, so forth and so on. There are black people that I would never say are niggers and there are niggers that deserve no other name. As we were taught,way back, to look down on blacks, so blacks are taught these days, from birth, to hate white people. If it was wrong for slavers to teach hate, then it is wrong for blacks to teach hate today. As I said, there are good folks of every race and there are bad people of every race.

  10. 10 On July 21st, 2010, videophile said:

    patriot and conspiracy theory along with braveheart should have won acting oscars
    for mel gibson. perhaps being overlooked has contributed to mel’s current
    ‘acting out’ and/or emotional ‘confusions’. . .mel should have been taught
    not to ‘talk-out about’ “religion, politics, and money”–perhaps, his being
    raised in australia short-changed his ‘awareness’ and ‘sensitivity’ toward
    this american tenet. everyone has problems, everyone deserves second chanches,
    everyone’s personal problems should be theirs alone. . .whatever the outcome
    of mel’s current difficulties, his body of work on the silver screen is,
    over the last two decades, at the highest level of diversity and excellence.
    thanks for making so many movies memorable.

  11. 11 On July 26th, 2010, MaryAnne said:

    I just wanted to say how sorry I am to hear all this terrible press lately of Mel. This could be anyone who break up with their ex. She was just dirty enough to tape it and decided to make it public. I’m not saying Mel is innocent it does take two to fight but it should be left private. She’s Nothing but a Golddigger!! Dirty little Russian poorgirl trying to conive her was into making more money.You don’t publish this kind of stuff or even record it of someone you love or loved at one time. Hang in there Mel!

  12. 12 On October 25th, 2010, mitcy said:

    hi gibson:
    i want close to you and i want know who is mel gibson i see in your eyes srange sad , i wait for your reply .

    quin of east

  13. 13 On October 25th, 2010, fr mcgee said:

    I don’t know if Mr. Gibson hears or reds these remarks, but…

    buddy, i understand completely about russian wives. had one. and because of that relationship, i fully understand why the u.s.of a. has about 10,000 nuclear tipped weapons aimed at that country.

    i feel for you bro. good luck.

  14. 14 On October 28th, 2010, mitcy said:

    dear mel:
    thank you to those who set me free,i change my life because you , i need you to be my friend , i have no friends i need you to be my only friend , plz reply me.
    queen from east.

  15. 15 On October 28th, 2010, mitcy said:

    Hrrtne from the fetters and I’ve got 27 years Saddaqk will be on my birth because you have reason to change my mind and my heart and I am now a woman I want in life, your friendship and I hope to complete my life and plz reply me.
    queen from east

  16. 16 On October 29th, 2010, mitcy said:

    would you mind if i ask you to give me your address?
    queen of east

  17. 17 On October 30th, 2010, Betty said:

    I don’t believe God meant for us to be afraid to speak of our religion. I like those Shsdrach, Meshach, Abednigo moments when we are told that we can’t be patriotic, that we can’t pray, and everybody stands up and says, Yes, we can. I saw one of those moments on TV a few days ago. The pledge of allegiance. I loved it !!!!!

  18. 18 On March 26th, 2012, Meena Ali said:

    I love Apocalypto. I know Mr. Gibson isn’t afraid of Christian controversy and neither am I. I’ve been pitching my Historical Fantasy manuscript about the giants we all know once lived on earth.
    I love Christianity. I am a Christian but there are so many conflicting views on the issue that I wonder if the agents think it is life-threatening or career ruining to represent me. Archaeologists have found the large human fossils.
    However, some who call themselves Christains are preaching that those were surely aliens. They are treating the topic like they previously treated the dinosaurs, only to later apologize for their error.
    They say the Devil is an alien. He must think that they are so gullible because it’s what he wants them to believe.
    The agents who have rejected my query are surely not up for controversy and the publishers they pitch to are likewise.
    Are there ay agents who believe that natural women bore enormous children for the fallen sons of God? Who can give me some direction? I will pray to JHVH harder. He always hears me!

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