Mel Gibson
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"Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson" is an Americans/American actor, filmmaker, and screenwriter. He is most well known as an action hero, for roles such as Martin Riggs in the Lethal Weapon (film series)/Lethal Weapon buddy cop film/buddy cop film series and Max Rockatansky in the first three post-apocalyptic fiction/post-apocalyptic action films in the Mad Max (franchise)/Mad Max series.

He was born in Peekskill, New York, and moved with his parents to Sydney, Australia/Sydney when he was 12 years old. He studied acting at the Australian National Institute of Dramatic Art. During the 1980s, Gibson founded Icon Entertainment, a production company which independent film director Atom Egoyan has called, "an alternative to the studio system." Director Peter Weir cast Gibson as one of the leads in the critically acclaimed World War I drama Gallipoli (1981 film)/Gallipoli (1981), which earned Gibson a Best Actor Award from the Australian Film Institute. The film also helped to earn Gibson the reputation of a serious, versatile actor.

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