Mel Gibson is an American actor, film director, screenwriter, film producer, television producer and voice actor. Initially known for the Mad Max and Lethal Weapon film series, over time Gibson turned to dramatic roles and directing, managing to win the Oscar for best director in 1996 with the film Braveheart. In 2004 he directed the blockbuster The Passion of the Christ, in 2006 Apocalypto, a film focused on the history of pre-Columbian civilizations, and in 2016 the war film Hacksaw Ridge, set during the Second World War.
Married from 1980 to 2006 to nurse Robyn Moore, seven children were born from the marriage. The couple's divorce is one of the most expensive in Hollywood history, costing more than $400 million.
Subsequently he has a relationship with the Russian musician Oksana Grigorieva, with whom he has a daughter, Lucia, in 2009. The musician leaves him and reports him for a series of mistreatment, racist insults and death threats via telephone. For these crimes, in March 2011 Gibson agreed with the Los Angeles judges to 3 years of probation, a mental rehabilitation program and a $600 fine.
For these reasons too, the actor was fired from the William Morris Endeavor Entertainment agency. In April 2011, Gibson broke his silence regarding the incident, declaring himself innocent. In September 2011 he agreed with the Los Angeles court to pay 750,000 dollars in compensation for Grigorieva, as well as to renounce custody of her daughter.
In February 2011 he was again accused of having made anti-Semitic insults to a police officer, as well as ending up in a clinic to be treated for alcohol addiction.
Since 2014 he has been romantically linked to the television screenwriter Rosalind Ross with whom he had a son, Lars Gerard, born on 20 January 2017.