|birth date||January 03, 1956 (66 years old)|
|Born in||Peekskill, New York, USA|
|marital status||dating Rosalind Ross (since 2014)|
|job||Director, actor, TV producer|
|Full name||Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson|
|children||9 (7 sons, 2 daughters)|
How rich is Mel Gibson?
Mel Gibson comes from a large family and was born the sixth of ten siblings. It is therefore not surprising that he himself has eight children, six of them sons and two daughters, with two different partners. Gibson belongs to Hollywood’s absolute A-league, but he didn’t celebrate his breakthrough as an actor in his homeland, the USA, but in Australia. With the role as a police officer in the film “Mad Max”, which was actually produced cheaply, he achieved a real box office success in 1979. This strip was also a success for Mel Gibson, who established his career as an actor and became internationally famous. More than 3 decades later, Mel Gibson has accumulated an impressive fortune of around 380 million euros .
Mel Gibson’s rise as an actor
Mel Gibson owes at least part of his current career to one of his sisters, who spotted his talent early on and worked to get little Mel enrolled at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in the beautiful city of Sydney, where his family moved to in 1968 , applied There, Mel quickly had the chance to take part in a few plays and thus gain initial stage experience. While he was able to celebrate smaller successes in Australia until 1982 and was already seen there on the big screen, it was not until 1984 that Mel Gibson also made his breakthrough in Hollywood.
Movie hits in Lethal Weapon & Co.
“The Bounty” was the first major Hollywood production that Mel Gibson completed before his final rise to superstardom. The role that eventually saw the American with Scottish roots climb the career ladder to the top of the career ladder, however, was that of police officer Martin Riggs, whom he played in 1987’s “Lethal Weapon”. Since then, the actor has been able to add numerous action roles to his portfolio. An excerpt from Mel Gibson’s acting career: The Patriot, Braveheart, Maverick, Signs, Bounty, Payback and many more. With the number of film roles, the salaries also increased, Mel Gibson was able to collect fees of up to 18 million euros per film .
In fact, when it came to action-oriented Hollywood productions, Gibson quickly rose to become the highest-paid actor in the genre. The actor enjoyed the limelight to the fullest until 2003, only to take a 7-year hiatus that was definitely well-deserved. In 2010, the actor, well recovered, returned to the business and several films followed: “Order Rache”, “The Beaver”, “Get the Gringo”, “Machete Kills”, “The Expendables 3”, alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger , Sylvester Stallone , Harrison Ford , Jason Statham and Co” and 2016 “Blood Father”.
Mel Gibson: As a film producer and entrepreneur to millions
In part, Mel Gibson has also devoted years to lavish film projects as a director. Although “The Passion of the Christ” was only released in cinemas in 2004, Mel Gibson had been preparing this monumental film since 1992 and put a lot of heart and soul into this strip. Gibson was then promptly rewarded for this work, since the “Passion of the Christ”, as the title in the English original is called, became one of the ten most commercially successful strips of all time and Mel Gibson accordingly brought in proud sums of money. The box office for The Passion of the Christ was $600 million. One of Gibson’s other big-screen hits, Braveheart, was also produced by one of his companies, Icons Productions, giving Gibson double the money from this type of film.
Alcohol and other scandals
In Great Britain and Australia, Icons is not only responsible for the theatrical distribution of various productions, but also for their DVD release. However, it has to be said that the career of such a Hollywood A-lister is of course not without one or the other scandal. Especially during his time as an alcoholic, the actor made negative headlines with his homophobic statements. He was also arrested in 2006 with a blood alcohol content of 1.2 and given a three-year probation. In connection with “The Passion of the Christ” there was also a heated debate about Gibson’s religious convictions. His anti-Semitic statements also apparently damaged the actor’s image, since Mel Gibson has not been able to build on his previous successes after his career break.