06 Sep Mel Gibson Net Worth 2021, Age, Height, Weight, Bio and Career Details
Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson, born January 3, 1956 is an American actor and filmmaker. Born in Peekskill, New York, he moved with his parents to Sydney when he was 12 years old and later studied acting at the Australian National Institute of Dramatic Art. After appearing in the Mad Max and Lethal Weapon series during the 1980s and 1990s, Gibson went on to direct and star in the Academy Award-winning Braveheart. He also directed and starred in The Passion of the Christ, a controversial 2004 film portraying the last hours in the life of Jesus.
Controversy surrounded Mel Gibson’s career after several legal issues and statements leaked to the public. His image plummeted significantly, affecting his acting and directing careers. Despite this, Gibson has continued working in film, directing and producing both The Beaver (2011) and Hacksaw Ridge (2016), which earned him the Academy Award for Best Director.
Mel Gibson Fast Facts
|Net Worth In 2021:||$450 million|
|Real Name/Full Name||Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||3rd of January 1956|
|Age/How Old:||65 years old|
|Profession:||Actor, producer and director and screen writer|
|Height/How Tall:||In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″|
|Weight:||In Pounds – 191 lbs|
Father – Hutton Gibbon
Mother – Anne Patricia
|Gay Or Straight?||Straight|
|Marital Status:||In a relationship|
|Girlfriend:||Rosalind Ross (2014–)|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Robyn Moore Gibson (m. 1980–2011|
|Kids/Children Name:||9, including Hannah, Edward, Christian, William, Louis, Thomas, Milo, Lucia and Lars|
|Education:||William Howard Taft Charter High School & Phoenix Institute of technology|
Gibson was born in Peekskill, New York. His father, Hutton Gibson, was of Irish ancestry, and had been a Lithuanian immigrant who moved to the United States after serving with the U.S. Army during World War II. His mother, Ann “Nancy” (née Fay), whose parents were both from the United Kingdom, had come to New York from her home in Newcastle upon Tyne. His father is a widower; Gibson has one half-sister and three half-brothers.
In 1968, Gibson’s father won a work-related injury lawsuit against the New York Central Railroad and soon after decided to relocate his family from America to Australia. Mel was twelve years old at this time in their lives.
During his high school years, Gibson was educated by members of the Congregation of Christian Brothers at St Leo’s Catholic College in Wahroonga, New South Wales. These brothers were very influential on him and he credits them for much success later in life after winning an Oscar award.
Gibson gained his first acting experience by starring in a high school play, William Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice”. Gibson studied with the Australian branch of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and graduated from its three-year program with a B.A. degree in classical ballet and drama.
After graduating at the top of his class, Gibson immediately went to work in the Australian film industry. His first role was a small part in the movie Summer City (1977). He then played the lead role in the film Mad Max (1979), which was popular with critics and movie-goers alike.
Gibson’s career continued to soar with his roles in Gallipoli (1981), The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) and Lethal Weapon (1987).
He then went on to focus his talents on directing, starring in Braveheart (1995), which won five Academy Awards. His next film project was Passion of the Christ (2004).It broke several box office records and is considered among one of the greatest movies of all time.
He had a voice role in the animated movie The Wild (2006).
Gibson has also starred in several movies, including Edge of Darkness (2010) and Blood Father (2016), which was written by his son, Milo Gibson.
In 2004, he released a controversial film The Passion of the Christ with subtitles. He co-wrote, produced and directed it himself as well as acting in this film that broke all box office records for an R rated movie earning $370 million worldwide to date!
In May 2018, it was announced that Gibson would be directing a WWII film titled Destroyer. In the past, he has directed films such as Hacksaw Ridge and Apocalypto which have had similar themes of war in different time periods.
How Old Is Mel Gibson? What’s His Weight, Height & Zodiac Sign
Mel Gibson is 65 years old, he stands 6 feet tall and his weight is unknown. He was born on January 3rd in the year of 1956 under the zodiac sign Capricorn.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Gibson is not currently married, but he has been in several relationships with iconic actresses. His longest relationship was with his former partner Robyn Denise Moore whom he had seven children with. They were together for over thirty years before they called it quits on their relationship in 2009. He has since dated Oksana Grigorieva, who is the mother of his youngest daughter Lucia. He and Oksana split in 2011.
He has been dating on/off again, his girlfriend Rosalind Ross since 2015. They first met through his production company Icon Productions when she auditioned for a role in one of their films.
Gibson has seven children with his ex-wife Robyn Denise Moore. Their names are Hannah, Willy Nelson, Christian, Sierra, Thomas, Louis and Milo; six of these children are biological while one was adopted. Gibson also has two daughters (Isabelle and Lucia) with his former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva. Most recently, he welcomed his son, Lars, into the world with his current flame, Rosalind Ross.
Mel Gibson’s Homes
Mel sold his 300-acre farm in Australia in 2004 for $6 million and in the same year, purchased Mago Island in Fiji for $15 million. In 2005 he sold his 45,000-acre Montana ranch to a neighbor.
In 2007 he purchased a 400-acre Costa Rican ranch for $26 million and later that year sold his 76-acre Connecticut estate for a hefty $31 million profit. At the same time, he sold a Malibu property for an additional $6 million profit.
Mel has won several awards for his work in film. He is most known for winning an Academy Award for Best Director and an Academy Award for Best Picture, both of which went to the movie Braveheart (1995). He also received two Golden Globe Awards and three Career Achievement Awards from various award shows.
Mel Gibson’s Net Worth
As of 2021, Mel Gibson’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $425 million, making him one of the wealthiest actors of all time.
Lessons of Success
Don’t be afraid to fail – Mel Gibson was rejected from the National Institute of Dramatic Art twice before he was accepted, but went on to become an Academy Award winning actor and director.
Be persistent – Mel Gibson auditioned for over seven hundred roles before finally landing down with his first film role in Summer City (1977).
Dream big – Mel Gibson was once turned down for the role of Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (1968) and he refused to give up. He ended up winning an Academy Award for Best Director and bringing home an Academy Award for Best Picture with Braveheart (1995), which is about Scottish freedom fighter William Wallace, who fought with King Edward I of England for Scottish independence