Gibson went on to star in Ransom (1996), Payback (1999), What Women Want and The Patriot (both in 2000), and We Were Soldiers (2002).   Gibson co-wrote, directed and produced The Passion of the Christ in 2004, a Biblical epic drama which chronicled the Passion of Jesus. 
After college, Mel had a few stints on stage and starred in a few TV shows. Eventually, he was chosen to star in the films Mad Max (1979) and Tim (1979), co-starring Piper Laurie. The small budgeted Mad Max made him known worldwide, while Tim garnered him an award for Best Actor from the Australian Film Institute (equivalent to the Oscar).
Director: John Badham | Stars: Mel Gibson, Goldie Hawn, David Carradine, Bill Duke Votes: 45,488 | Gross: $70.98M 17. Air America (1990) R | 113 min | Action, Comedy, War 5.8 Rate 33 Metascore A young pilot finds himself recruited unwittingly into a covert and corrupt CIA airlift operation in Laos during the Vietnam conflict.
Directors: George Miller, George Ogilvie | Stars: Mel Gibson, Tina Turner, Bruce Spence, Adam Cockburn Votes: 139,054 | Gross: $36.20M 14. Lethal Weapon (1987) R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Thriller 7.6 Rate 68 Metascore Two newly paired cops who are complete opposites must put aside their differences in order to catch a gang of drug smugglers.
Mel Gibson Active - 1976 - 2022 | Born - Jan 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, United States | Genres - Drama , Action , Crime , Epic , Thriller Overview ↓
Jun 22, 2021 · Gibson appeared in a few poorly received films in the early 1990s, including Air America (1990) and the sappy Forever Young (1992). He made his feature directorial debut with the 1993 tearjerker...
Jan 1, 2023 · January 3, 1956 (age 67) Peekskill New York Awards And Honors: Academy Award (1996) Academy Award (1996): Directing Academy Award (1996): Best Picture Golden Globe Award (1996): Best Director - Motion Picture ... (Show more) Notable Works: “Apocalypto” Hacksaw Ridge “The Man Without a Face” “The Passion of the Christ” See all related content →