December 2, 2008
Mel Gibson is a well known actor, director, and producer. He had a strong Australian accent in his earlier movies. He is an extremely talented actor who originally wanted to be a journalist, but with the help of his sister many doors opened full of opportunity. He is very much a family man and strongly believes in family values. Mel Gibson is an incredibly talented and respected individual.
Early in Mel Gibson’s career he had a strong Australian accent. He was born January 3, 1956 in Peekskill New York, and is the sixth of eleven children. Mel’s Father Hutton Gibson Had won about $20,000 on Jeopardy and on top of that he had won $145,000 in compensation for a work related incident. With that money he relocated his family to Australia in 1968. Hutton relocated shortly after the uprising of the Vietnam War. He thought it would protect his sons from the draft but, Mel’s oldest brother ended up being drafted anyways. In Australia Mel attended St. Leo’s College which was a Christian based school. There he was severely picked on for his American accent. His father pulled him out of St. Leo’s and enrolled him in a public school. He was still picked on for his accent, so he worked towards developing an Australian one.
After he finished school, Mel Gibson had his sights on becoming a journalist. His sister Sheila knew he could raise his potential. She was fond of Mel’s elaborately staged jokes and his talent for mimicry. Sheila filled out an application for Mel to attend the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney. Mel decided to go along with it and went in to audition. He had no prior acting experience and surprisingly he was accepted. Mel then made his first stage performance in a production of Romeo and Juliet. He followed it up with his first screen performance in a low-budget film Summer City in 1977.
In some ways the movie was a success. Mel was picked up by an agent by the name of Bill...