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Born: January 3, 1956 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Peekskill, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1968:
Moved with family to Australia at 12 years old
1976:
Made stage debut opposite Judy Davis in the National Institute of Dramatic Art's production of "Romeo and Juliet"
1976:
Played a shy surfer in his film debut "Summer City"
1976:
Made TV debut on the Australian series "The Sullivans"
1978:
Joined the State Theatre Company of South Australia in Adelaide
1979:
Breakthrough role as the leather-clad post-apocalyptic survivor in George Miller's "Mad Max"
1979:
Portrayed a developmentally disabled man in "Tim"
1979:
Played Estragon, opposite Geoffrey Rush, in the Australian production of "Waiting for Godot"
1981:
Cast as one of the leads in Peter Weir's critically-acclaimed World War I drama "Gallipoli"
1981:
Re-teamed with Miller to reprise role for "Mad Max 2" (released in the U.S. as "The Road Warrior")
1982:
Re-teamed with Weir to play an Australian journalist in "The Year of Living Dangerously"
1984:
Co-starred with Anthony Hopkins in "The Bounty"
1984:
Made American film debut opposite Sissy Spacek in Mark Rydell's "The River"
1985:
Completed "Mad Max" trilogy with "Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome"
1987:
Played the role of Martin Riggs in "Lethal Weapon"; co-starred with Danny Glover and directed by Richard Donner
1989:
Reprised role as Riggs for "Lethal Weapon 2"; again collaborated with Donner and Glover
:
Formed ICON productions, (formerly known as Gibson Productions)
1990:
First film produced by Icon Productions, "Hamlet"; also played the title role
1991:
Directed and appeared in the HBO special "Mel Gibson Goes Back to School"
1992:
Reunited with Donner and Glover for "Lethal Weapon 3"
1993:
Feature directorial debut, "The Man Without a Face"; also starred
1994:
Again collaborated with Donner on Western comedy "Maverick"
1995:
Lent his voice to John Smith for the animated feature "Pocahontas"
1995:
Directed and produced the Academy Award winning film "Braveheart"; also played the lead role of legendary Scot, William Wallace
1996:
Starred in the Ron Howard directed thriller "Ransom"
1997:
Co-starred with Julia Roberts in Donner's "Conspiracy Theory"
1998:
Re-teamed with Donner and Glover for "Lethal Weapon 4"
1999:
Starred in Brian Helgeland's directorial debut "Payback"; film was later re-cut and re-shot by the request of Gibson and the studio
2000:
Executive produced the ABC biopic "The Three Stooges"
2000:
Played the lead role in Roland Emmerich's Revolutionary war saga "The Patriot"
2000:
Portrayed a chauvinistic ad executive who can hear women's thoughts in Nancy Meyers' "What Women Want"
2002:
Executive produced and starred in the Vietnam War drama "We Were Soldiers"
2002:
Moved ICON from Paramount to 20th Century Fox
2002:
Starred in M. Night Shyamalan's supernatural drama "Signs"
2002:
Appeared with Robert Downey Jr. in the musical comedy "The Singing Detective"
2004:
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
2004:
Executive produced and directed several episodes of the short-lived ABC comedy "Complete Savages"
2006:
Directed the action-adventure film "Apocalypto"; filmed in the Yucatec Maya dialogue; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Foreign Film
2010:
Played a homicide detective searching for his daughter's murderer in the film adaptation of "Edge of Darkness"
2011:
Co-starred with Jodie Foster in "The Beaver"; Foster also directed film

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