- Birthday3rd Jan, 56
- Birth PlaceUnited States
- Marital statusMarried
Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson better known as Mel Gibson, is an American actor who proved his acting skills in the famous movie Tim released in 1979 where he acted as a mentally challenged laborer involved with an older woman. He gave few more big hits and then in 1990s went behind the camera and begun his career as a director. He fetched Oscar for best director for his second feature, the Scottish war saga Braveheart.
He is not only a fine actor but also a philanthropist as he has donated millions to different charities. His co-starts are fond of him since he is one person who cheers up the environment with his pranks and jokes.He got married in 1980 to Robyn Moore but got separated in 2006 due to irreconcilable differences. The couple had had seven children. He was named People magazine's first Sexiest Man Alive in 1985 and has been frequently cited in their annual Most Beautiful People issue. Decided to take a break from acting in 2002 he came back in starring role in the 2010 big-screen adaption of the BBC series Edge of Darkness. The actor has several mansions in places like California, Costa Rica, Malibu etc. and garage filled with luxury cars such as 2008 Masarati, Lexus LS600 and Smart car. Gibson also owns a luxurious island Mago Island in Fiji and has a private jet called Gulfstream V.
- “They may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom.”
- “A woman should be home with the children, building that home and making sure there's a secure family atmosphere”
- “Feminists don't like me, and I don't like them”
- “It's all happening too fast. I've got to put the brakes on or I'll smack into something.”
- “The Holy Ghost was working through me on this film, and I was just direction traffic.”
- Acting is like lying. The art of lying well. I'm paid to tell elaborate lies.
- I don't make things complicated, that's the way they get all by themselves.
- I was spiritually bankrupt, and when that happens, it's like a spiritual cancer afflicts you.
- I'll always continue to work. I've never much depended on anyone but myself, as far as that goes.
- If I've still got my pants on in the second scene, I think they've sent me the wrong script.
- “Whose God Is It Anyway?”
- “I love women. They're the best thing ever created. If they want to be like men and come down to our level, that's fine.”
Did you know?
- Gibson holds dual citizenship because of his mother, Irish and American.
- Gibson starts drinking at the age of 13.
- Gibson has five brothers and five sisters.
- Once he was arrested for drunken driving while filming Mrs. Soffel.
- In 1985 he was named by People magazine's first Sexiest Man Alive.
- He has also produced TV projects, including the 'short-lived sitcom Complete Savages.'
Family & relationships
Tangambalanga farming propertyThis property is located in Australia and is spread in 1.2 -square-kilometre. Gibson purchced this property in 1986 and lived their till 2004. The estate was sold in the same year when Gibson sold his other properties. This is the biggest estate that Gibson had and is again on sale by the person who bought it in 2004.
Malibu homeGibson bought this house in 2008 for $11.5 million that is located in Malibu. The home has panoramic view of endless ocean and has six bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a gym, a library, an office, an elevator, a lagoon pool and a cabana.
Hacienda DoradaMel owns this cattle ranch in Nicoya Costa Rica, near Samara. He bought this 163 hectare property that is located amid natural forest and beautiful beaches.
Hacienda Dorada home
Santa Monica MountainsGibson bought a ranch on Santa Monica Mountains in 2008 that was quiet close to the Catholic Church that he had built there. His daughter Hanna got married in the same church in 2006.
2401 Sierra Creek RoadBought in 2004, 2401 Sierra Creek Road is a 3.5 hectare property in the Cornell area of Los Angeles. According to reports, a 47 year old worker committed suicide in the compound of the estate probably which is why Gibson has never lived in this property.
Lavender Hill Farm
Recently, Mel Gibson has sold his Lavender Hill Farm, Malibu mansion for $9.3 million The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss.
Lavender Hill Farm is located in the premier and private Serra Retreat part of Malibu. The home sits in the area of 2.56 acres and was originally builtb y composer Leonard Rosenman in 1979 and was later owned by musician Rick Springfield. The house has orchards, gardens, three guest homes, a life-size chess game, a pool, and a private gym. The house also has a spa room and lighted tennis court. The house has 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and is constructed with hardwood and stone detailing. The gardens in the estate includes groves of mature avocado trees as well as pepper, oak and other specimen trees. The property was initially put up for sale in March 2010 with a $14.5m.
Chess in garden
Majestic stairs view
Apart form his huge mansions, Gibson is also a proud owner of 5400-acre private island which he purchased from a Japanese company in 2005,the island does not have many people residing on it except for the caretakers of his property.The island is known to be one of the largest private islands in the Pacific.
Gulfstream VMel Gibson owns a private jet, Gulfstream V which is one of the safest and long range business aircraft in the world. Gulfstream V private jet can reach any destination in the world in record time and can provide unparalleled comfort - even at 51,000 feet
Splendid Gulfstream V
Hypnotherapy"Last year, Braveheart star Gibson was spotted learning mind-altering process or the art of hypnotherapy. He was learning the art by leading Australian hypnotist Rick Collingwood as a hobby. This blue eyed actor is said to knock down many under his spell and is a perfect candidate to learn this art as per the Australian hypnotist. "
This two seater smart car which is a part of DaimlerChrysler AG’s Mercedes Car Group was launched in US in 2008. Mel Gibson is amongst the few celebrity who owns one.
The famous celebrity owns a silver color Lexus LS600 that has been the flagship car in the Lexus line-up since its, and the brand's launch in 1989.
2008 Maserati Quattroporte
Actor Mel Gibson owns a 2008 Maserati Quattroporte, which he bought in the year 2009. Later reports revealed that the legendary performer crashed the classy vehicle into a rocky hillside on a Sunday evening. Mel’s Maserati features a sparkling black color exterior offering memorable styling, along with comfy black leather seats with storage center armrest in the interior to enhance the pleasure of driving. Other remarkable features of the celebrity’s vehicle include – dual zone climate controls, Bose premium speakers, speed sensitive volume controls, 4 wheel ABS and a power glass sunroof.
2008 Maserati Quattroporte
Leather touch interiors
Mercedes CLS 500
Mel Gibson, a definite head-turner rides in another definite head-turner - the Mercedes CLS 500. The Batmobile-like exterior designing, the luxurious and roomy interiors and the audio track of a powerful V8 engine make this a real owner's pride and a neighbor's envy. The 4-door saloon comes with a 5L, 306 bhp engine which races to a top speed of 250 km/h, hitting 100km/h from standstill in 6 seconds. The mileage of about 10 kmpl is good for such a luxury car which is surprisingly priced at just $210,800. On the whole, the CLS 500 is a perfect blend of safety, comfort, performance and luxury.
FaresGibson also contributes to the foundation for Anthropological Research and Environmental Studies. The charity helps in development, conservation, and education.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center"Mel is associated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to help the people with bad health condition. This is the largest nonprofit hospital in the western United States "
Healing the ChildrenThe actor works with the charity that helps the children ailing with the serious illness and who are unable to obtain medical care by arranging for medical screenings, immigration documentation
El Mirador Basin ProjectGibson has joined hands with his close friend Price Albert help protect a tropical rainforest. The two have traveled to take part in a private fund-raising trip to the Central American nation in the hope of guaranteeing the future sustainability of the remote rainforest of the El Mirador Basin.
The fine actor Mel Gibson owns a million dollar art collection but the actor and the ex-wife Robyn Moore sold off their collection few years ago at the known auction house Christies. The couple had to face a loss of $2 million on their famous Maxfield Parrish Daybreak, which went to auction. The actor’s ex wife bought this paintng few years ago at an auction for $ 7.6 million. Gibson also sold his favorite painting Sing a Song of Sixpence, which used to hang at the couple's mansion Connecticut at a very low bid. the couple had to sell off thier collection to settle the divorce agreement.