1. On July 25, 1997, Mel Gibson was named an honorary Officer of the Order of Australia, in recognition of his "service to the Australian film industry".
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2. Mel Gibson quietly declined the Chevalier des Arts et Lettres from the French government in 1995 as a protest against France's resumption of nuclear testing in the Southwest Pacific.
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3. In 1985, Mel Gibson was named the "Sexiest Man Alive" by People, the first person to be named so.
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5. On July 28, 2006, Mel Gibson was arrested by Sheriff's Deputy James Mee of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for driving under the influence while speeding in his vehicle with an open container of alcohol, which is illegal in California.
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13. Mel Gibson met with Costa Rican President Oscar Arias to discuss how to "channel the funds".
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17. At the time, Robyn was a dental nurse and Mel Gibson was an unknown actor working for the South Australian Theatre Company.
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18. Mel Gibson met Robyn Denise Moore in the late 1970s, soon after filming Mad Max, in Adelaide.
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20. In early November 2016, Mel Gibson revealed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert that the sequel's title will be Resurrection.
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21. In June 2016, Mel Gibson announced that he will reunite with Braveheart screenwriter Randall Wallace to make a sequel for The Passion of the Christ, focusing on the resurrection of Jesus.
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24. Mel Gibson has expressed an intention to direct a movie set during the Viking Age, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
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25. Mel Gibson starred in The Beaver, a domestic drama about a depressed alcoholic directed by former Maverick co-star Jodie Foster.
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27. Mel Gibson received two Academy Awards, Best Director and Best Picture, for his second directorial effort.
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29. Mel Gibson compared working with Scofield to being "thrown into the ring with Mike Tyson".
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32. Mel Gibson has further praised Anthony Hopkins's performance as Lieutenant William Bligh as the best aspect of the film.
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34. Mel Gibson played a naive but ambitious journalist opposite Sigourney Weaver and Linda Hunt in Peter Weir's atmospheric 1982 film The Year of Living Dangerously, based on the novel of the same name by Christopher Koch.
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41. Mel Gibson has produced a number of projects for television, including a biopic on The Three Stooges and the 2008 PBS documentary Carrier.
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43. In 2010, Mel Gibson appeared in Edge of Darkness, which marked his first starring role since 2002 and was an adaptation of the BBC miniseries, Edge of Darkness.
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45. Mel Gibson earned his first million dollar salary for playing Max Rockatansky for the third time, in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome in 1985.
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46. Mel Gibson joined the cast of the World War II action film Attack Force Z, which was not released until 1982 when Gibson had become a bigger star.
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49. Mel Gibson moved with his parents to Sydney, Australia, when he was 12 years old, and studied acting at the National Institute of Dramatic Art, where he starred opposite Judy Davis in Romeo and Juliet.
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50. Mel Gibson is best known for his action hero roles, namely his breakout role as Max Rockatansky in the first three films in the Mad Max post-apocalyptic action series, and as Martin Riggs in the Lethal Weapon buddy cop film series.
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