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Mel Gibson [7]

Born:January 3, 1956 (65)
Filmography Rating:7.28 / 10
IMDB Rating:6.53 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.23 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:65.53%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Maverick [1994](38) => Bret Maverick
Casper [1995](39) => Himself (uncredited)
Pocahontas [1995](39) => John Smith  (voice)
Conspiracy Theory [1997](41) => Jerry Fletcher
Chicken Run [2000](44) => Rocky (voice)
Signs [2002](46) => Graham Hess
The Expendables 3 [2014](58) => Stonebanks

Trivia that mentions this person:
Chicken Run [2000]
  • Mel Gibson's kids played a major part in convincing Gibson to take the part because they were very impressed with the Wallace and Gromit shorts.
  • Mel Gibson recorded all of his lines separately in the United States, while the rest of the crew recorded together at Aardman (in the UK).
  • After Rocky leaves, there is another joke at Mel Gibson's expense. Bunty says, I don't even think he was American, a reference to the common misconception that Gibson is actually Australian. (Although he was born in the USA and didn't move to Australia until he was 12, the belief persists, especially in the UK, that he's Australian.)
    Conspiracy Theory [1997]
  • The doctor who lets Julia Roberts into the restricted area to see Mel Gibson handcuffed to the bed is Gibson's younger brother Donal Gibson.
  • According to director Richard Donner, Mel Gibson improvised the opening scenes in which his character expounds his conspiracy theories to a succession of passengers.
    First Knight [1995]
  • Mel Gibson was attached to this project at one stage.
    GoldenEye [1995]
  • Before Pierce Brosnan was cast as James Bond, Liam Neeson, Mel Gibson, Sam Neill, Hugh Grant and Lambert Wilson were all rumoured to be in the running for the role.
    Maverick [1994]
  • Mel Gibson had special lessons to learn how to draw a gun from a holster.
    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves [1991]
  • On Breakfast TV in the UK, Mel Gibson said he was the offered the lead but he had just done a period film (Hamlet) and passed.
    Runaway Bride [1999]
  • In development for 10 years. Actors attached at various times: Geena Davis, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Michael Douglas, Demi Moore, Sandra Bullock, Ellen DeGeneres, Ben Affleck, Téa Leoni. Director Michael Hoffman was attached. Writers [?] Elaine May and [?] Leslie Dixon did unused rewrites.
    The Shining [1980]
  • Billie Gibson, the old woman in the tub, has been falsely rumored to be [?] Ann Gibson, Mel Gibson's late mother. And neither she nor Lia Beldam (the young version of that same woman) appeared in another movie before or after this one.
    Pocahontas [1995]
  • The first film to feature Mel Gibson singing.
    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 [2017]
  • Gary Oldman, Viggo Mortensen, Christoph Waltz, Christopher Plummer, Max von Sydow, Alec Baldwin, Ron Perlman, Stephen Lang, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Robert De Niro, Michael Biehn, Mel Gibson, and Liam Neeson were considered for the role of Ego. Matthew McConaughey was considered to play Ego, but passed on the role in favor of The Dark Tower.
    The Expendables 3 [2014]
  • The role of Conrad Stonebanks was written for Mel Gibson, who initially turned down the part. Jack Nicholson was also offered, and turned down the part before Gibson signed on.
  • In addition to his role of main villain, Mel Gibson was offered the chance to direct the film, but he declined.
    Deadpool 2 [2018]
  • Dolph Lundgren, Mel Gibson, Kurt Russell, Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Stephen Lang, Ron Perlman, Pierce Brosnan and David Harbour were all considered for the role of Cable.
    Jumanji [1995]
  • Tom Hanks, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Michael Keaton, Bill Paxton and Arnold Schwarzenegger were all considered for the role of Alan Parrish. Tom Hanks' son Colin Hanks appears in the sequel as an adult Alex Vreeke in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017).
    Signs [2002]
  • Mel Gibson is 19 years older than Joaquin Phoenix who plays his brother.
  • M. Night Shyamalan insisted that the film posters be released without showing Mel Gibson's face, as it is an ensemble piece, and that it didn't refer to The Sixth Sense (1999), as it's an entirely different movie.
  • This was an unconventional role for Mel Gibson, who says he doesn't play characters so "introspective."
  • Mel Gibson didn't realize Shyamalan was playing the vet until the day that they came to shoot their scenes together.
  • M. Night Shyamalan wanted Mel Gibson because he's "the guy you believe would protect his family at all costs."
    Jack Reacher [2012]
  • Nicolas Cage, Jim Carrey, Russell Crowe, Johnny Depp, Cary Elwes, Colin Farrell, Harrison Ford, Jamie Foxx, Mel Gibson, Stephen Lang, Dolph Lundgren, Edward Norton, Ron Perlman, Brad Pitt, Keanu Reeves, Kurt Russell, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Vince Vaughn, Denzel Washington and Bruce Willis were all considered for Jack Reacher.