Mel Gibson is an American and Australian actor, screenwriter, director, producer and investor who has a net worth estimated at $425 million. Gibson grew up in Peekskill, New York, and moved with his famy to Australia at the age of twelve. He was educated by the Christian Brothers and attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney, working on stage before transitioning into the Australian film scene.
Gibson's first major roles were in the Mad Max series, with Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome commanding his first million-dollar salary. His first American film was the 1984 drama The River; he then appeared in 1987's Lethal Weapon, which placed him squarely on the Hollywood A-list. Notable films for Gibson include Braveheart—for which he won two Academy Awards, including Best Picture—Ransom, Conspiracy Theory, The Patriot, What Women Want, and Signs. Gibson directed his first film, The Man Without a Face, in 1993, and went on to win the Oscar for Best Director with Braveheart. He went on to direct The Passion of the Christ in 2004 and Apocalypto in 2006. Gibson married Robin Moore in 1980; the couple had seven children before divorcing in 2009, and Gibson has a daughter with his girlfriend, Russian musician Oksana Grigorieva, the same year.
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