American-born Australian actor turned director who first received notice starring in Mad Max (1979). He is perhaps best known for the four Lethal Weapon films, which were directed by Tales From The Crypt producer and director Richard Donner. In 1995, he starred in, produced, and directed Braveheart, for which he won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture. Offscreen he is a very controversial figure, having made offensive remarks against Jews, homosexuals, and politicians. He also has had alcohol problems, with his most recent drunk driving charge being in 2006.
In this episode, Barry's agent tells him that Mel can do Shakespeare because "He has the look." She is referring to his starring role in Hamlet (1990).