The Man Without a Face is a 1993 drama starred in and directed by Mel Gibson. In the film, Justin McLeod (Mel Gibson) is a former teacher with a life shrouded in mystery. Seven years before, McLeod was in a terrible car accident with one of his former students. As a result of the accident, McLeod was permanently disfigured and the student died. Due to his horrific disfigurement, McLeod has spent the past few years in seclusion making his living by painting. His reclusive life is upset when a young man, Chuck (Nick Stahl), seeks out McLeod. Chuck desperately wants to pass a military entrance exam and he thinks McLeod can help him accomplish this. Succumbing to Chuck's persistence, McLeod agrees to help the boy. For different reasons, the two keep their relationship a secret. When others find out Chuck has been spending time with Justin they are suspicious of the older man's intentions.