Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson -

Handsome, active, and with a light touch, Mel Gibson became a screen giant in the 1980's.

His notable films include: "The Year of Living Dangerously," "Hamlet," ''The Road Warrior," "Ransom," "Payback," "The Patriot," "We Were Soldiers," and "Signs." His defining role was as an unstable, but humorous, cop in the four ''Lethal Weapon" movies.

In 1996 Mel Gibson won a Best Director Oscar for "Braveheart," which also won the Best Picture award. Gibson, who was born in America but grew up in Australia, has been married to the same woman for many years, and has numerous children.

Mel Gibson's recent films include: "We Were Soldiers," "Signs" and "The Singing Detective." In 2004, Mel Gibson will be in "Mad Max: Fury Road" More