Good ol Gibson

Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson AO (born January 3, 1956) is an American actor, director, producer and writer. He is the actor behind Martin Riggs in Lethal Weapon, 2, 3 and 4.

An action star from the 1980s to the 1990s, Gibson has been recognized worldwide for his many roles in films such as the Mad Max trilogy, in which he portrayed the titular character. Later he played the leading man in several high profile, historical war epics like The Bounty, Braveheart, The Patriot and We Were Soldiers.

Recently he played the arch villains in Machete Kills and The Expendables 3, cementing his status as one of cinema's most legendary "action stars."


Year Title Credited as Role Notes
Actor Director Producer Writer
1977 Summer City Wp-random.pngY Scallop
1977 I Never Promised You a Rose Garden Wp-random.pngY Baseball Player Uncredited
1979 Tim Wp-random.pngY Tim Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
1979 Mad Max Wp-random.pngY Max Rockatansky Released in Australia in 1979 then in the U.S. in 1980
1980 The Chain Reaction Wp-random.pngY Bearded mechanic Uncredited
1981 The Road Warrior Wp-random.pngY Max Rockatansky aka Mad Max 2
1981 Gallipoli Wp-random.pngY Frank Dunne Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
1982 The Year of Living Dangerously Wp-random.pngY Guy Hamilton
1982 Attack Force Z Wp-random.pngY Captain P.G. (Paul) Kelly
1984 Mrs. Soffel Wp-random.pngY Ed Biddle
1984 The River Wp-random.pngY Tom Garvey
1984 The Bounty Wp-random.pngY Fletcher Christian
1985 Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome Wp-random.pngY Max Rockatansky
1987 Lethal Weapon Wp-random.pngY Sergeant Martin Riggs
1988 Tequila Sunrise Wp-random.pngY Dale "Mac" McKussic
1989 Lethal Weapon 2 Wp-random.pngY Martin Riggs
1990 Hamlet Wp-random.pngY Prince Hamlet
1990 Air America Wp-random.pngY Gene Ryack
1990 Bird on a Wire Wp-random.pngY Rick Jarmin
1992 Forever Young Wp-random.pngY Captain Daniel McCormick Uncredited as executive producer
1992 Lethal Weapon 3 Wp-random.pngY Martin Riggs MTV Movie Award for Best Action Sequence
MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo (with Danny Glover)
1993 The Man Without a Face Wp-random.pngY Wp-random.pngY Justin McLeod
1994 Maverick Wp-random.pngY Bret Maverick
1995 Pocahontas Wp-random.pngY John Smith Voice
1995 Braveheart Wp-random.pngY Wp-random.pngY Wp-random.pngY Sir William Wallace Academy Award for Best Director
Academy Award for Best Picture
Golden Globe Award for Best Director
National Board of Review Special Achievement in Filmmaking
1996 Ransom Wp-random.pngY Tom Mullen
1997 Fathers' Day Wp-random.pngY Scott the Body Piercer Uncredited cameo
1997 Conspiracy Theory Wp-random.pngY Jerry Fletcher
1997 FairyTale: A True Story Wp-random.pngY Frances' Father Uncredited
1998 Lethal Weapon 4 Wp-random.pngY Martin Riggs
1999 Payback Wp-random.pngY Porter
2000 Chicken Run Wp-random.pngY Rocky Rhodes Voice
2000 The Patriot Wp-random.pngY Ben Martin Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor – Drama
People's Choice Awards—Favorite Motion Picture Star in a Drama[1]
2000 What Women Want Wp-random.pngY Nick Marshall
2000 The Million Dollar Hotel Wp-random.pngY Detective Jack Skinner
2002 We Were Soldiers Wp-random.pngY Lt. Col. Hal Moore
2002 Signs Wp-random.pngY Rev. Graham Hess
2003 The Singing Detective Wp-random.pngY Wp-random.pngY Dr. Gibbon
2004 The Passion of the Christ Wp-random.pngY Wp-random.pngY Wp-random.pngY Hollywood Film Festival—Hollywood Producer of the Year
People's Choice Awards—Favorite Motion Picture Drama
2004 Paparazzi Wp-random.pngY Wp-random.pngY Anger management therapy patient Uncredited
2005 Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man Wp-random.pngY
2006 Apocalypto Wp-random.pngY Wp-random.pngY Wp-random.pngY
2010 Edge of Darkness Wp-random.pngY Tom Craven
2011 The Beaver Wp-random.pngY Walter Black
2012 Get the Gringo Wp-random.pngY Wp-random.pngY Wp-random.pngY Driver aka "The Gringo"
2013 Machete Kills Wp-random.pngY Luther Voz
2014 The Expendables 3 Wp-random.pngY Conrad Stonebanks
2015 Blood Father Wp-random.pngY John Link Post-production



  1. People's Choice Awards Nominees & Winners: 2001

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