Joined the State Theatre Company of South Australia in Adelaide
Portrayed a developmentally disabled man in "Tim"
Cast as one of the leads in Peter Weir's critically-acclaimed World War I drama "Gallipoli"
Re-teamed with Weir to play an Australian journalist in "The Year of Living Dangerously"
Co-starred with Anthony Hopkins in "The Bounty"
Made American film debut opposite Sissy Spacek in Mark Rydell's "The River"
Formed ICON productions, (formerly known as Gibson Productions)
First film produced by Icon Productions, "Hamlet"; also played the title role
Directed and appeared in the HBO special "Mel Gibson Goes Back to School"
Feature directorial debut, "The Man Without a Face"; also starred
Again collaborated with Donner on Western comedy "Maverick"
Starred in the Ron Howard directed thriller "Ransom"
Co-starred with Julia Roberts in Donner's "Conspiracy Theory"
Executive produced the ABC biopic "The Three Stooges"
Portrayed a chauvinistic ad executive who can hear women's thoughts in Nancy Meyers' "What Women Want"
Moved ICON from Paramount to 20th Century Fox
Appeared with Robert Downey Jr. in the musical comedy "The Singing Detective"
Directed the controversial feature "The Passion of the Christ," based on biblical accounts of the arrest, trial, torture, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus; filmed in Aramaic, Latin, and Hebrew and earned over 600 million worldwide
Executive produced and directed several episodes of the short-lived ABC comedy "Complete Savages"
Directed the action-adventure film "Apocalypto"; filmed in the Yucatec Maya dialogue; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Foreign Film
Played a homicide detective searching for his daughter's murderer in the film adaptation of "Edge of Darkness"
Co-starred with Jodie Foster in "The Beaver"; Foster also directed film