He received further critical notice for his directorial work of the action-adventure film Apocalypto (2006), which is set in Mesoamerica during the early 16th century.
After a 10-year hiatus from directing, Gibson returned with the critically acclaimed Hacksaw Ridge (2016), which won two Academy Awards One of Gibson's younger brothers, Donal, is also an actor.
During the 1980s, he founded Icon Entertainment, a production company which independent film director Atom Egoyan has called "an alternative to the studio system".
as well as a reputation as a serious, versatile actor.
(born January 3, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker.
He is best known for his action hero roles, namely his breakout role as Max Rockatansky in the first three films in the Mad Max post-apocalyptic action series, and as Martin Riggs in the Lethal Weapon buddy cop film series. He moved with his parents to Sydney, Australia, when he was 12 years old, and studied acting at the National Institute of Dramatic Art.
He then starred in Ransom, Conspiracy Theory, Lethal Weapon 4, and Payback.
After Mad Max, Gibson also played a mentally slow youth in the film Tim.
In 2010, Gibson appeared in Edge of Darkness, which marked his first starring role since 2002 Gibson most recently played two villains: Voz in Machete Kills in 2013, opposite Danny Trejo, and Conrad Stonebanks in The Expendables 3 opposite Sylvester Stallone in 2014.
On February 1, 2017, Variety confirmed that Gibson had been cast in the lead role of director S.
Gibson's first name is derived from Saint Mel, fifth-century Irish saint, and founder of Gibson's mother's native diocese, Ardagh, while his second name, Colmcille, Gibson's father was awarded US5,000 in a work-related-injury lawsuit against the New York Central Railroad on February 14, 1968, and soon afterwards relocated his family to West Pymble, Sydney, Australia. The move to his grandmother's native Australia was for economic reasons, and his father's expectation that the Australian Defence Forces would reject his eldest son for the draft during the Vietnam War. I can't define 'star quality,' but whatever it is, Mr.
Gibson gained very favorable notices from film critics when he first entered the cinematic scene, as well as comparisons to several classic movie stars. Gibson has it." Later, Gibson expanded into a variety of acting projects including human dramas such as Hamlet, and comedic roles such as those in Maverick and What Women Want.