|Source of Wealth:
|Actor, Producer, Screenwriter, Filmmaker
|January 3, 1956
|Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson
|5ft. 10in. (1.77m)
Mel Gibson is one of the most famous Hollywood actors in the world. He was born on January 3, 1956, and is currently 63 years of age. His net worth in 2020 was determined to be $425 million. Apart from being an actor, Mel Columcille Gibson is a filmmaker as well. If you are stunned at the Mel Gibson Net Worth then you will surely like to know how he was able to earn so much. Read on below to know more about him:
Who is Mel Gibson?
Mel Gibson is an actor who is most famous for his roles in action movies. He has starred in the 'Mad Max' series as the lead Max Rockatansky, as well as in the 'Lethal Weapon' series as lead Martin Riggs. Not many of his fans will know that he was named after a fifth-century saint from Ireland called Saint Mel. His parents chose that name because Saint Mel was the founder of Ardagh, his mother's native-diocese.
You might be shocked to know that is a permanent Australian resident as well. Not to mention the fact that he has a brother called Donald, who is an actor too.
Gibson began his life in Peekskill, New York. He was educated in the early years by the elite personnel of the esteemed Congregation of Christian Brothers. They hailed from St Leo's Catholic College which is in New South-Wales.
Let us talk about his career
Mel Gibson began acting in 1977. His first acting role was in a movie called 'I Never Promised You A Rose Garden.' It wasn't very high quality or high budget role but it was certainly a start for him. After he gained his footing with this movie, he did something similar. He starred in 'Summer City' which was a low-budget movie too. From then on he never looked back. After that, he starred in the TV show named 'The Sullivans.'
All these roles were keeping him afloat but none of it was giving him the stardom that he was looking for. That one break-out role was going to come in 1979 with 'Mad Max' and his role of the lead Max Rockatansky. Once the Mad Max series took off, Gibson didn't have to worry about his career anymore. In 1981, he reprised his role as Max Rockatansky in 'Mad Max 2:The Road Warrior.'
After that, he went on to do other movies like 'The River,' 'The Year of Living Dangerously,' and the well-received movie 'The Bounty.' You might think he would be making a million dollars easily by now. But that wasn't the case. It wasn't until 1985 that Mel Gibson got his very first hefty million dollar paycheck. It came with the third instalment in the 'Mad Max'franchise. After that, he went on to star in the mega-hit 'Lethal Weapon.'
One would think that he would continue this streak, but Mel Gibson wanted to experiment a little. So he starred in movies like 'Air America,' 'Hamlet, 'and 'Bird on a Wire' next.
The Rise of Director Gibson
Once the 90s began, Gibson began shifting his goals. He went from being an actor to try his hand at movie-making. His directorial movie was called 'The Man Without a Face.' He was as good at directing as he was at acting. This is why he won two Oscars with this movie.
While he raked in good money in the 90s, nothing was especially a financial hit for him. This excludes his 1995 movie 'Braveheart,' that gave him the Best Picture Oscar and did good business as well. His financial drought was about to change in 2000 when his movies 'Chicken Run,' 'The Patriot,' and' What Women Want' grossed more than $100 million. Mel Gibson has since then went on to star in famous movies like 'Machete Kills,' 'Edge of Darkness', and 'The Expendables 3.'
Recently he starred in the movies 'Air Strike' in 2018 and in 'Daddy's Home2' in 2017. All of this life in acting has currently gifted him a wealth of $425million.
Some unforgettable quotes from Mel Gibson
Here are some of Gibson's famous quotes:
● "The very first idea I ever had about making a film... My first thought about ever being a filmmaker was when I was sixteen years old and I wanted to make a Viking movie. And I wanted to make it in old Norse, which I was studying at the time. It’s odd because at that age that’s a stupidly ridiculous idea ’cause how will I ever be a filmmaker." -Mel Gibson
● "Film is built for kinetic movement and crash and burn. It’s a great tool for spectacles. But if it’s not rooted to something a little higher, you’re just kicking your butt around the corner. You can only take so much of that. You have to have some sort of foundation to explode from." -Mel Gibson
● "Acting feels different. I’m not sure exactly what that is, but it used to mean a lot more. Maybe that sounds like I’m throwing it away and I’m not, I’ll still do the best damn job I can, but it doesn't mean the same thing. I’m going to get the answer for myself one of these days. It’s the male menopause, that’s what it is." -Mel Gibson
● “Life is life, and one has experiences that are painful and some that are very pleasant, and one has reward and sacrifice and more reward and disappointment and joy and happiness, and it’s always going to be the same." -Mel Gibson
It would be fitting to end this by saying that Mel Gibson's fans will be happy to know that his wealth of $425 million puts him right alongside famous actors Johnny Depp and Sylvester Stallone. He is an inspirational person and his views on life and acting will surely inspire ordinary people as well as those who are planning to be actors. Take his life lessons to heart and you might one day attain a stature like him.