January 3 1956 in Peekskill, moved to Australia when he was 12
Mad Max, Lethal Weapon series, Hamlet and my only favorite Braveheart (something about them kilts I tell you). He also directed one of the most popular and controversial movies ever the Passion of Christ that was based on the last 12 hours of Jesus Christ.
What went wrong?
Gibson started drinking at the age of 13 (his own words) and has been battling alcohol addiction ever since. He has been arrested on 2 occasion and during the last DUI he made a number of Anti-Semitic remarks which caused quite a scandal in Hollywood. Whether it is drink or that’s just the way he is, it seems political correctness is an unknown term in his vocabulary. He was accused of homophobia and anti-Semitism on more then one occasion. He later apologized and completed his DUI education program along with the regular AA meetings and he is on probation for the next 18 months.
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