Mel Colmcille Gerard Gibson, AO
is an American actor, director, and producer who is best known for his roles as Max Rockatansky
in the Mad Max
films and as Martin Riggs
in the Lethal Weapon
films opposite Danny Glover
. He is also known for his role as William Wallace
in the 1995
epic historical drama film Braveheart
, a film which he also directed and produced. He also voiced Rocky Rhodes in the 2000 DreamWorks/Aardman animated film Chicken Run.
For Disney, he is best known for voicing John Smith in the 1995 Disney animated feature film Pocahontas, were he also provided the singing voice for the character. However, his younger brother Donal took over the role in the 1998 direct-to-video sequel Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World. He also played Tom Mullen in the 1996 Touchstone Pictures film Ransom, and Rev. Gramham Hess, in the 2002 Touchstone Pictures film Signs. He also directed Apocalypto.
Mel Gibson behind the scenes of Pocahontas.
Mel Gibson visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in March 2016.
Mel Gibson speaks onstage at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Grants Banquet in August 2016.