Mel Gibson

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Quotes (19)

  • Mel: Although (the Mayan culture) is an integral part of the story, what I am doing is creating an action-adventure of mythic proportions and I am a megalomaniac, so I like the position.

  • Mel: I tell you what really turns my toes up: love scenes with sixty-eight year old men and actresses young enough to be their grand-daughter.

  • Mel: There is no salvation for those outside the Church...I believe it. Put it this way. My wife is a saint. She's a much better person than I am. Honestly. She's like, Episcopalian, Church of England. She prays, she believes in God, she knows Jesus, she believes in that stuff. And it's just not fair if she doesn't make it, she's better than I am. But that is a pronouncement from the chair. I go with it.

  • Mel: (About the “Passion of the Christ“) This movie is about Faith, Hope, Love and Forgiveness. Themes that are as important now as they were in Jesus' time.

  • Mel: (On his religious beliefs) I'm not a done deal. I'm a work in progress. I'm still extremely flawed.

  • Mel Gibson: My fears: everything from being afraid that I'm going to run out of cream for my cornflakes right up to someone chopping my privates off.

  • Mel: (on “Apocalypto“) I don't understand all the heat. It's less violent than Braveheart, and yet they are calling it blood porn.

  • Mel: (claiming critics are still punishing him for a drunken, anti-Jewish rant) Get the hell over it. How many people do you know get a DUI (driving under the influence) and are kicked around for six months? It's out of proportion. I'm not saying I wasn't at fault. Hey, we're not perfect, we're all human - get over it. I've apologised, done the right thing, now get the hell over it. I'm a work in progress.

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Trivia (23)

  • In 1996, Mel won 2 Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture in his work on Braveheart.

  • Mel was listed in the #8 position in the annual Harris Poll of America's top ten favourite movie stars in 2006.

  • On July 28, 2006 Gibson was found driving drunk, when the officer when to arrest him, he blamed Jews, later apologizing.

  • Mel has an estimated fortune of $850 million, according to the 'Los Angeles Business Journal'. The size of his fortune makes him the 47th richest person in the Los Angeles area and one of the wealthiest actors in the world.

  • Mel Gibson joined the long list of celebrities lampooned by South Park. It happened in South Park episode 114 entitled "The Passion of the Jew."

  • Mel's family line goes back several generations in Australia, but his ancestors originally came from Ireland and Scotland.

  • Mel flew to Fiji in early December 2004 where he bought the 2,160 hectare island of Mago from a Japanese hotel chain for $15 million. He plans to turn the Pacific paradise, that is home to forty residents, mostly coconut farmers and their families, into his own personal retreat. The South Pacific island boasts two lagoons and stunning white-sand beaches.

  • Mel owns a summer home in Branford, Connecticut, USA.

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