Mel Gibson gives millions to hospitals

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Actor-director Mel Gibson has donated $10 million to two Los Angeles hospitals, The Hollywood Reporter said Wednesday.

Judge grants a Mel Gibson request

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- A judge in Santa Monica, Calif., has extended a retraining order against a man who allegedly bothered Mel Gibson and the star's family.

Pope blessed five Roman Catholics

ROME, Vatican City, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Pope John Paul II declared five Roman Catholics blessed Sunday before an audience of more than 30,000 people in St. Peter's Basilica.

Mel Gibson sells two Australian properties

KIEWA VALLEY, Australia, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Actor, producer and director Mel Gibson is selling two of his properties in northeast Victoria, Australia.

Feature: 'Love and Honor,' familiar themes

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- In his new novel "Love and Honor," Randall Wallace returns to themes that will be familiar to fans of his Oscar-nominated screenplay for the 1995 epic "Braveheart" -- freedom and equality.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Analysis: Influential Kennedy honorees

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Kennedy Center honorees are always, by definition, leading artists in their field, but this year's class may be a more influential group than most.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Photographs of celebrity trash exhibited

NEW YORK, July 20 (UPI) -- Artists Pascal Rostain and Bruno Mouron are exhibiting 25 of their new photographs of celebrity trash at a New York gallery.

Analysis: Legs, coattails and 'Fahrenheit'

LOS ANGELES, June 28 (UPI) -- "Fahrenheit 9/11" is a certified box-office hit, but some questions remain -- and the question of whether, or how, it will affect the November presidential elec
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Mel Gibson tops Forbes Celebrity 100

NEW YORK, June 22 (UPI) -- Mel Gibson's movie "The Passion of The Christ" helped propel him to the top of the U.S. Forbes Celebrity 100 list based on income and influence.

Gibson tops Forbes Celebrity 100

HOLLYWOOD, June 18 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor/filmmaker Mel Gibson ranked No. 1 on this year's Forbes Celebrity 100 list, Forbes announced Friday.

Vatican plans to beatify anti-Semitic nun

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) -- A Jewish leader says the beatification of the nun who inspired "The Passion of the Christ" could hurt Jewish-Catholic relations.

Gibson sues over 'Passion' profits

LOS ANGELES, June 10 (UPI) -- Mel Gibson has sued Regal Entertainment Group, the nation's No. 1 movie chain, in a profits dispute over "The Passion of the Christ."

Analysis: Reality still rules prime time

LOS ANGELES, May 26 (UPI) -- A look at the fall schedules posted by the major TV networks last week shows that reality still rules, and comedy is definitely no longer king, in prime time.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Latin lovers sought in Rome

ROME, April 29 (UPI) -- To aid thousands of tourists who wander Rome snapping pictures of Latin inscriptions they don't understand, the city is offering free lessons in Latin.

British warrior popular in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES, April 28 (UPI) -- Hollywood has fallen for Boadicea, one of Britain's greatest women, in a big way -- no less than four projects are in the works about the warrior queen's life.
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Mel Gibson
Actor Mel Gibson and actress Oksana Grigorieva arrive at an industry screening of the motion picture sci-fi thriller "X-Men Origins: Wolverine", at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on April 28, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)

Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson, AO (born 3 January 1956) is an Australian-American actor, film director, producer and screenwriter. Born in Peekskill, New York, Gibson moved with his parents to Sydney, Australia when he was 12 years old and later studied acting at the Australian National Institute of Dramatic Art.

After appearing in the Mad Max and Lethal Weapon series, Gibson went on to direct and star in the Academy Award-winning Braveheart. In 2004, he directed and produced The Passion of the Christ, a controversial, yet successful, film portraying the last hours in the life of Jesus. In recent years, remarks by Gibson have generated accusations of homophobia, antisemitism, racism, and misogyny; he has apologised repeatedly for the statements and denied that they represent his real opinions.

Gibson was born in Peekskill, New York, the sixth of 11 children, and the second son of Hutton Gibson and Irish-born Anne Patricia (née Reilly, died 1990). His paternal grandmother was the Australian opera soprano, Eva Mylott (1875–1920). One of Gibson's younger brothers, Donal, is also an actor. Gibson's first name comes from Saint Mel, fifth-century Irish saint, and founder of Gibson's mother's native diocese, Ardagh, while his second name, Colm-Cille, is also shared by an Irish saint and is the name of the parish in County Longford where Gibson's mother was born and raised. Because of his mother, Gibson holds dual Irish and American citizenship.

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