Category Archives: Mel Gibson

April 6, 2017

Complete Classic Movie: Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

Director: Mel Gibson. Stars: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey. WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.

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March 26, 2017

Mel Gibson’s Singing Debut

Behind Closed Doors, 1994

February 18, 2017

Complete Classic Movie: Blood Father (2016)

Stars: Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty, Diego Luna. An ex-convict and his estranged daughter go on the run from her drug-dealing boyfriend and his vicious cartel. He must use his connections from his past life and his skills as an ex-criminal to keep him and his daughter alive.

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May 27, 2016

Mel Gibson: ‘Some guy let me tattoo him. I drew squiggles’

The controversial actor and director stars as a former biker in thriller Blood Father. To research the role, he talked to gang members and undercover DEA agents – and learned how to be a terrible tattoo artist.

Hi, Mel! Welcome to Cannes.

Mel: You’re from the Guardian! That’s a respectable paper.

We try. It’s nice to have you back as a leading man. Did you miss it?

Mel: Yeah, it’s fun. I like to be in the driver’s seat. It’s kind of the dad version of the action guy – that’s a genre now (2). Very American. It’s about a relationship, and you can’t have a stronger bond than the parent-kid relationship. And I liked the character (3). A man with many transgressions, but willing to redeem himself.

What especially appealed to you about him?

Mel: The fact that he’d led a pretty rough life – he’s got a lot of sins on his back. He was a criminal; he probably killed people. He was in prison, he was a biker. He was certainly a substance abuser and not a good dad. It was a redemption story from sinner to saint, I guess. Not quite saint, but close enough.

You have a very ratty beard in the film, plus tattoos and you’re all buffed up. Did you do lots of preparation?

Mel: I’d actually researched a lot of biker gangs and inside prisons. I watched some documentaries. I talked to members of biker groups; to DEA guys, guys who infiltrated biker groups, and how they lost themselves. I learned how to tattoo. Some guy let me tattoo him.

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March 8, 2016

The Patriot – Trailer

“The magic is as wide as a smile and as narrow as a wink, loud as laughter and quiet as a tear, tall as a tale and deep as emotion. So strong, it can lift the spirit. So gentle, it can touch the heart. It is the magic that begins the happily ever after.” – Unknown

January 11, 2016

Ricky Gervais vs Mel Gibson – Golden Globes

“The magic is as wide as a smile and as narrow as a wink, loud as laughter and quiet as a tear, tall as a tale and deep as emotion. So strong, it can lift the spirit. So gentle, it can touch the heart. It is the magic that begins the happily ever after.” – Unknown

December 22, 2015

We Were Soldiers – Trailer

“The magic is as wide as a smile and as narrow as a wink, loud as laughter and quiet as a tear, tall as a tale and deep as emotion. So strong, it can lift the spirit. So gentle, it can touch the heart. It is the magic that begins the happily ever after.” – Unknown

December 14, 2015

Payback – Trailer

“The magic is as wide as a smile and as narrow as a wink, loud as laughter and quiet as a tear, tall as a tale and deep as emotion. So strong, it can lift the spirit. So gentle, it can touch the heart. It is the magic that begins the happily ever after.” – Unknown

May 22, 2015

13 Mind-Blowing Facts About the ‘Mad Max’ Films

Mel Gibson Was Paid Just $15,000 for ‘Mad Max’

“Mad Max: Fury Road” is off to a flying start at the box office, and is the first in the series in 30 years. Here are some things you might not have known about the series, which began in 1979 and made a star out of Mel Gibson.

1.’Mad Max: Fury Road’ Was 300 Times More Expensive Than ‘Mad Max’

For two decades (until “The Blair Witch Project”), the original “Mad Max” was considered the most profitable movie in history. The less-than-$500,000 budget became a $100 million dollar hit. Low budget? An example: The van that is smashed in the opening chase was director George Miller’s own vehicle, as the production was running out of money. About 20 percent of the chase scenes scheduled were not shot due to lack of money.

And yet, the 1979 flick became this awesome movie anyway…

The sequel, starring Tom Hardy (above) as Max Rockatansky, the role made famous by Mel Gibson (below) in three previous films, is rumored to have cost some $150 million.

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May 16, 2015

Complete Classic Movie: We Were Soldiers (2002)

Stars: Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe and Greg Kinnear. The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.