Top best movies of famous Hollywood actor: Mel Gibson

Popular Hollywood actor Mel Gibson

Christened Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson, it’s small wonder he shortened it o “Mel” when he took up acting. He was born January 3,1956 in Peekskill, NY (USA) and later emigrated, with his parents, to Australia at the age of 12. Gibson is one of the great all-time male acting leads. His Hollywood film career started in 1984, starring with Sissy Spacek in the River. He went on to enjoy success with the Lethal Weapon series as well as hits like Bird on a Wire, Maverick and other romantic comedies. His greatest accomplishment, oddly enough, might be as a director rather than an actor. He starred in and directed the film, Braveheart. The picture took home the Academy award for Best Motion Picture in 1995. Mel produced and directed the controversial but acclaimed The Passion Of Christ in 2004. He has new films in the works and shows no signs of slowing down, though he admits there might be a few roles he is getting “too old” to play.

His looks, the Australian accent and a lot of charisma helped Mel win the parts that set him apart. His willingness to have fun in roles like the Lethal Weapon series, playing an almost comic sidekick to Danny Glover’s straight man won him a loyal following. In Braveheart, at last, we got a glimpse of the real depth of talent Gibson possesses in abundance.

As for any weaknesses in his acting ability, I’d have to say it would be his abysmal failure at playing a really vile villain. We just don’t want Mel to be bad, so when he attempts to convince us, we refuse to believe it. He can solve this easily. He should always play the good guy and he’ll win!

In spite of that Best Picture Oscar for Braveheart, Gibson has been nominated for numerous prestigious awards but has taken home none. Still, considering the box office earnings of his average film, I suspect he is not feeling the loss too keenly.

Selected filmography of Mel Gibson: To thoroughly experience the many faces of Mel Gibson, my top ten picks for your viewing are:
1. Braveheart
2. Man Without A Face
3. Bird On A Wire
4. Lethal Weapon
5. Leather Weapon III
6. Maverick
7. What Women Want
8. The Conspiracy Theory
9. The Patriot
10. Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome

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