Mel Gibson has an estimated net worth of $425 million dollars.
Mel Gibson is an actor, director, screenwriter and producer with an estimated net worth of $425 million. He is 5 foot 9 inches tall and weighs 167 pounds. Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson was born January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York. He is the sixth of 11 children and holds dual Irish and American citizenship (his mother was born in County Longford, Ireland.) At age 12 he moved with his parents, Hutton Gibson and Anne Pateicia (née Reilly) to Sydney Austrialia where he would later study acting at the Australian National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).
Students at NIDA were classically trained in British-theater in preparation for screen acting. While in school at NIDA, Gibson made his film debut in 1977’s Summer City, for which he was paid $400. Immediately after graudation in 1979 Gibson was cast as Max Rockatansky in Mad Max. He was paid $15,000 for his role. The film’s total revenue is an estimated $99.7 million.
As his star began to rise, Gibson was cast alongside Sissy Spacek in the 1984 American drama The River. He starred in four more films between 1984-85, earning his first million-dollar paycheck with Max Mad Beynd Thunderdome. Tired of the hustle and bustle of Hollywood, he took two years off to focus on his Australian cattle farm. His return to Hollywood was with the role of Martin Riggs in 1987’s Lethal Weapon which propelled him to the A-list.
Gibson enjoyed unparalleled success during the 1990’s starring in both commercial and person projects. He stared in Lethal Weapon 3, Forever Young, Maverick, and Braveheart for which he won the Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture.
In 2000 Gibson acted in three films that each grossed over $100 million: What Women Want, Chicken Run, and The Patriot. Two years later he acted in the highest grossing film of his career, M. Night Shyamalan’s sci-fi thriller Signs.
His continued success led him to direct, produce, co-write and fund 2004’s The Passion of the Christ, which was filmed in Aramaic, Latin, and Hebrew. Although the film received much criticism it went on to gross $611,899,420 million worldwide, was nominated for three Academy Awards and became the highest grossing rated R film of all time.
With the success of The Passion of the Christ, Gibson embarked on his fourth large-scale directorial project, 2006’s Apocalypto, set in Mesoamerican during the 16th century. He received further critical acclaim and the film grosses $121654,337 million in the box office.
In 2006, Gibson was arrested for DUI while speeding with an open container in his car. His arrest made national news headlines due to an anti-Semitic tirade he unleashed on the arresting officer. While he has apologized and sought treatment for his alcohol abuse, his star has faded as a result of his behavior.
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