Today’s services are a bit of a throwback, and one of my favorite actors of all time: Mel Gibson.
Mel Colmcille Gerard Gibson AO (born January 3, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker. He was born in Peekskill, New York, and moved with his parents to Sydney, Australia, when he was 12 years old. Gibson is best known as an action hero, for roles such as Martin Riggs in the Lethal Weapon film series, and Max Rockatansky in the first three films in the Mad Max action series.
Director Peter Weir cast him as one of the leads in the critically acclaimed World War I drama Gallipoli (1981), which earned Gibson a Best Actor Award from the Australian Film Institute.
Gibson produced, directed, and starred in the epic historical film Braveheart, for which he won the Golden Globe Award and Academy Award for Best Director.
Shameful confession: I own the movie Braveheart, but I have yet to watch it. If you feel the need to stop reading this blog because of that fact, I will not hold it against you.
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Gibson was voted Sexiest Man Alive in 1985, but I assume many other women voted for him through the year 2000.
Mel grew up in Australia, which is apparently where he lost his hangups about his body.
This guy is thirteen years older than me and looks twenty years younger. *runs to bedroom and weeps like a child*
The services have ended. You may now go in peace.