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Mel Gibson filmography
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Mel Gibson at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival
Film58
Television series14
Theatre13

Mel Gibson is an American actor, singer, director, and producer, who made his acting debut on the Australian television drama series The Sullivans (1976–1983).[1] While a student at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney, he was given an uncredited role in I Never Promised You a Rose Garden and subsequently appeared as a leading actor in the micro budget surf drama Summer City (both in 1977).[2][3] Gibson rose to prominence during the Australian New Wave cinema movement in the early 1980s, having appeared in his breakthrough role in George Miller's dystopian action film Mad Max (1979), portraying the eponymous hero. He reprised the role in its sequels, Mad Max 2 (1981) and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985).[2][4] He appeared in Peter Weir's war drama Gallipoli (1981) and the romantic drama The Year of Living Dangerously (1982).[4] Five years later he played Martin Riggs in the buddy cop action comedy Lethal Weapon alongside Danny Glover—a role he later reprised in its sequels Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), Lethal Weapon 3 (1992), and Lethal Weapon 4 (1998).[3]

Gibson starred in Franco Zeffirelli's Hamlet in 1990, as the eponymous character of the Shakespearean tragedy of the same name.[5] It was the first film produced by Icon Productions, a production company he co-founded with Bruce Davey.[1] Gibson's directorial debut was The Man Without a Face (1993), an adaptation of Isabelle Holland's novel of the same name.[6] Two years later he directed and produced Braveheart, a historical epic drama in which he also portrayed Sir William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish knight.[2] The film earned him a Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Director, and the film won an Academy Award for Best Picture.[7] Gibson went on to star in Ransom (1996), Payback (1999), What Women Want and The Patriot (both in 2000), and We Were Soldiers (2002).[2][3]

Gibson co-wrote, directed and produced The Passion of the Christ in 2004, a Biblical epic drama which chronicled the Passion of Jesus.[8] On its release, the film garnered mixed reviews as well as notoriety for its graphic violence from critics.[9] It grossed $370.3 million in the United States and $611.4 million worldwide, making it Gibson's highest-grossing film to date.[10] Two years later he co-wrote, directed and produced Apocalypto, an epic adventure set in Central America depicting the last days of Mayan civilization before Spanish arrival in the 16th century.[11][12] Gibson then took a ten-year hiatus from directing during which time he landed roles in Edge of Darkness (2010), Machete Kills (2013), The Expendables 3 (2014), and Blood Father (2016).[13][14] He directed Hacksaw Ridge in 2016, a biographical war drama focusing on American World War II veteran Desmond Doss, the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor. The film garnered praise from critics and audiences alike,[14] as well as various accolades.

Film[edit]

Film credits of Mel Gibson
Year Title Credited as Role Notes Ref(s)
Actor Director Producer Writer
1977 I Never Promised You a Rose Garden Yes No No No Baseball Player Uncredited [3]
Summer City Yes No No No Scallop [15]
1979 Mad Max Yes No No No Max Rockatansky [2]
Tim Yes No No No Tim [16]
1980 The Chain Reaction Yes No No No Mechanic Uncredited [17]
1981 Attack Force Z Yes No No No Paul Kelly [18]
Gallipoli Yes No No No Frank Dunne [19]
Mad Max 2 Yes No No No Max Rockatansky Also known as The Road Warrior [4]
1982 The Year of Living Dangerously Yes No No No Guy Hamilton [20]
1984 The Bounty Yes No No No Fletcher Christian [21]
The River Yes No No No Tom Garvey [22]
Mrs. Soffel Yes No No No Ed Biddle [23]
1985 Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome Yes No No No Max Rockatansky [24]
1987 Lethal Weapon Yes No No No Martin Riggs [25]
1988 Tequila Sunrise Yes No No No Dale McKussic [26]
1989 Lethal Weapon 2 Yes No No No Martin Riggs [27]
1990 Bird on a Wire Yes No No No Rick Jarmin [28]
Air America Yes No No No Gene Ryack [29]
Hamlet Yes No No No Prince Hamlet [5]
1992 Forever Young Yes No No No Daniel McCormick [30]
Lethal Weapon 3 Yes No No No Martin Riggs [31]
1993 The Man Without a Face Yes Yes No No Justin McLeod Directorial debut [6]
1994 Maverick Yes No No No Bret Maverick [32]
1995 Braveheart Yes Yes Yes No William Wallace [33]
Casper Yes No No No Himself Cameo [34]
Pocahontas Yes No No No John Smith Voice role [35]
1996 Ransom Yes No No No Tom Mullen [36]
1997 Fathers' Day Yes No No No Scott the Body Piercer Uncredited cameo [3]
Conspiracy Theory Yes No No No Jerry Fletcher [37]
FairyTale: A True Story Yes No No No Major Sergeant Griffiths Uncredited cameo [3]
1998 Lethal Weapon 4 Yes No No No Martin Riggs [38]
1999 Payback Yes No No No Porter [39]
2000 Chicken Run Yes No No No Rocky Voice role [40]
The Patriot Yes No No No Benjamin Martin [41]
What Women Want Yes No No No Nick Marshall [42]
The Million Dollar Hotel Yes No No No Agent Skinner [43]
2002 We Were Soldiers Yes No No No Lt. Col. Hal Moore [44]
Signs Yes No No No Father Graham Hess [45]
2003 The Singing Detective Yes No Yes No Dr. Gibbon [46]
2004 The Passion of the Christ No Yes Yes Yes None [8]
Paparazzi Yes No Yes No Anger Management Therapy Patient Uncredited cameo [47]
2005 Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man No No Yes No None Documentary [48]
2006 Apocalypto No Yes Yes Yes None [12]
2010 Edge of Darkness Yes No No No Thomas Craven [49]
2011 The Beaver Yes No No No Walter Black [50]
2012 Get the Gringo Yes No Yes Yes Driver Formerly titled as How I Spent My Summer Vacation [51]
2013 Machete Kills Yes No No No Luther Voz [52]
2014 The Expendables 3 Yes No No No Conrad Stonebanks [53]
Stonehearst Asylum No No Yes No None [54]
2016 Blood Father Yes No No No John Link [55]
Hacksaw Ridge No Yes No No None [14]
2017 Daddy's Home 2 Yes No No No Kurt Mayron [56]
2018 Dragged Across Concrete Yes No No No Brett Ridgeman [57]
2019 The Professor and the Madman Yes No Yes No James Murray [58]
2020 Force of Nature Yes No No No Ray Barrett [59]
Fatman Yes No No No Chris Cringle
2021 Boss Level Yes No No No Colonel Clive Ventor [60]
Dangerous Yes No No No Dr.Alderwood [61]
2022 Last Looks Film has yet to be released Yes No No No Alastair Pinch Post-production
TBA Panama Film has yet to be released Yes No No No Stark Filming [62]
Stu Film has yet to be released Yes No No No TBA Post-production [63]
Agent Game Film has yet to be released Yes No No No TBA Post-production [64]
Bandit Film has yet to be released Yes No No No Tommy Filming [65]
The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection Film has yet to be released Yes Yes Yes No Pre-production
Lethal Weapon 5 Film has yet to be released Yes Yes No No Martin Riggs Gibson will assume the role of director after Richard Donner passed away [66]
Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released

Television[edit]

Key
Shows that have not yet been aired Denotes shows that have not yet been aired
Television credits of Gibson
Year Title Credited as Role Notes Ref(s)
Actor Director Producer
1976–1983 The Sullivans Yes No No Ray Henderson [citation needed]
1977–1984 Cop Shop Yes No No Unknown [3]
1979 The Hero Yes No No Unknown [citation needed]
1981 Punishment Yes No No Rick Munro Pilot episode [67]
1989 Saturday Night Live Yes No No Host Episode: "Mel Gibson / Living Colour" [68]
1995 World of Discovery Yes No No Narrator Episode: "Australia's Outback: The Vanishing Frontier" [69]
1999 The Simpsons Yes No No Himself
(voice role)
Episode: "Beyond Blunderdome" [70]
2000 The Three Stooges No No Yes None [citation needed]
2001 Invincible No No Yes None [71]
2003 Family Curse No No Yes None [72]
2004–2005 Complete Savages Yes Yes Yes Officer Cox [73]
2004–2005 Clubhouse No No Yes None [73]
2008 Carrier No No Yes None [74]
TBA The Barbary Coast Shows that have not yet been aired Yes Yes Yes TBA [75]

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Venue Notes
1976 Le Chateau d'Hydro-Therapie Magnetique Jane Street Theatre, Sydney With Steve Bisley
1977 Mother and Son NIDA Theatre, Sydney With Steve Bisley and Judy Davis
The Hostage NIDA Theatre, Sydney With Steve Bisley
Once in a Lifetime NIDA Theatre, Sydney With Steve Bisley and Judy Davis
1978 Oedipus the King Adelaide Festival of the Arts With Colin Friels
Cedoona Adelaide Festival of the Arts With Colin Friels and Judy Davis
The Les Darcy Show Adelaide Festival of the Arts With Colin Friels and Judy Davis
1979 Romeo and Juliet Perth & Sydney With Angela Punch-McGregor
Waiting for Godot With Geoffrey Rush
On Our Selection Sydney Directed by George Whaley
1981 No Names, No Pack Drill Sydney With Noni Hazelhurst
1982 Death of a Salesman Sydney Directed by George Ogilvie
1993 Love Letters by A. R. Gurney Telluride, Colorado With Sissy Spacek

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