Top 10 Facts - Mel Gibson
Fact #1

Mel Gibson is an actor because his sister submitted an application for a Tv role behind his back and he liked to act after he got the role

Fact #2

He was the first actor in Australia to be paid $1,000,000 for a film role

Fact #3

His first credited filmed acting role was in a small role as Ray Henderson in the classic historical Aussie TV series, The Sullivans (1976).

Fact #4

Braveheart, his most famous movie in which he starred while he still had hair, won him two Oscars, for Best Picture and Best Director, in 2006.

Fact #5

Mel Gibson started drinking at the age of 13, and is currently in recovery after relapsing a few times – with hilarious (and the usual near-tragic) consequences.

Fact #6

He was accused of homophobia when he said of gay people, "They take it up the ass" and, "This is only for taking a shit." Original? No. Drunk at the time? Apparently, yes.

Fact #7

Gibson spent $25 million of his own money producing the ThePassion of the Christ, which Dikipedia describes like this: "…the main storyline depicts Jesus relentlessly pursued by an evil cabal of Jews…"

Fact #8

Insanity prevailed. He was arrested once again in August 2006, plead guilty, and entered a rehab programme that seems to have worked. He is still a chain smoker.

Fact #9

In real life, Mel Gibson is one of the richest men in the world, with about $850 million to his name. In 2005 he bought the island of Mago, near Fiji, for $15 million and plans to turn it into his personal retreat.

Fact #10

Gibson is also a supporter of Angels at Risk, a nonprofit organization focusing on education about drug and alcohol abuse among teens.

Fact #11
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