Mel Gibson Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

27th February 2017

Quote: "What a recovery... She was like a professional, how do they know how to do this?" New dad Mel Gibson gushes about his 26-year-old girlfriend Rosalind Ross' slender figure on the red carpet at Sunday's (26Feb17) Oscars, just one month after giving birth to their son Lars. The baby is the actor/director's first with Ross, but his ninth child to date.

9th January 2017

Quote: "I was talking to Clint the other day. I said, 'How many kids you got?' He said, 'Eight.' So I'm beating him." Mel Gibson boasts about having more children than screen icon Clint Eastwood, as he prepares to welcome a baby with his partner of two years, Rosalind Ross. Mel already has eight kids from previous relationships.

4th November 2015

Quote: "If Mel, who is Max in a lot of people's memories, appeared in the next movie, it would pull audiences out of the movie for a bit, and we worked so hard to keep people immersed in the movie as much as possible. It would be like, I don't know, seeing Roger Moore appearing in a Daniel Craig James Bond movie. It would be fun, but it would also pull you out of the experience of the movie." Moviemaker George Miller isn't sure he wants Mel Gibson for a Mad Max: Fury Road sequel. Gibson played the road warrior in the first three Mad Max movies. Tom Hardy played Max in Fury Road.

23rd June 2015

Quote: "He was a rare artistic genius. He did not merely augment the image he was presented with, he was able to transcend its matter and logic and travel straight to the heart and soul with his magical gift... a gift that truly reflected his own heart and soul. I will miss him." Mel Gibson pays tribute to his Braveheart composer James Horner, who died in a plane crash in California on Monday (22Jun15).

11th August 2014

Quote: "I think it's more about the life lessons you accumulate over time. Not so much about the career, I mean, the career... becomes secondary over time and it's about the more important stuff, like the power of forgiveness, for example, in your life, you need to do that, you need to exercise that. Man, I've had to forgive and that's great and that sets you free, but I've had to be forgiven and... you've got to give and take the whole thing." Mel Gibson on the advice he would have liked to have been able to share with his younger self.

2nd December 2013

Quote: "It would have been nice somehow but, no, it's not true." Director George Miller dismisses reports suggesting Mel Gibson is to make a cameo appearance in his upcoming Mad Max film. Gibson starred in three previous films in the franchise, but he will not be a part of 2015's Mad Max: Fury Road.

4th October 2013

Quote: "I don't wanna make him look bad and if he's beating up a fat old man, it's bad, so I had to get into shape... I eat right (and) I exercise." Mel Gibson on getting in shape for the new The Expendables movie, in which his character gets beaten up by Sylvester Stallone.

3rd October 2013

Quote: "They tell me I have the body of an 18 year old and I just can't remember where I buried her." Actor Mel Gibson jokes about his great physique.

16th July 2013

Fact: Sylvester Stallone has confirmed Mel Gibson will be playing a bad guy in the next The Expendables film. The action man took to Twitter on Tuesday (16Jul13) to announce Mad Max will portray villain Barney Ross in the new movie, which will also feature Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Jason Statham and Dolph Lundgren.

23rd April 2013

Fact: Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend OKSANA GRIGORIEVA is moving on from the couple's tumultuous relationship by releasing an album of upbeat tunes called Love To Dance. The couple split in 2010.

5th January 2013

Fact: Actor Mel Gibson's 94-year-old father Hutton is officially single again after finalising his divorce from his wife Teddy Joye Hicks. The couple separated after 11 years of marriage last May (12), according to

20th July 2012

Quote: "I don't learn lines. I just read it and then something comes out." Mel Gibson on how he prepares for film scenes.

5th June 2012

Fact: Mel Gibson's 93-year-old dad Hutton Gibson has filed for divorce from his second wife Teddy Joye Gibson. The couple was married for 10 years.

16th May 2012

Fact: Hollywood's Mel Gibson has jetted to Ireland to scout potential locations for his next movie project. The Lethal Weapon star is staying at a hotel in Dublin while checking out the local countryside for suitable scenery.

30th April 2012

Quote: "I called him a week before and said, 'Clint, I'm thinking of taking your name in vain and doing a voice impression of you,' and he said, 'Knock yourself out!'" Mel Gibson on channelling Clint Eastwood in new film Get The Gringo.

30th April 2012

Quote: "I like to cook... My favourite thing in the world to eat is a Malaysian soup called a Laksa... it actually means one thousand ingredients. It takes you two days (to make it)... It's shrimp, it's chicken, it's noodles, it's beansprouts, it's coconut milk, it's chillies, it's garlic... and it knocks your head off, it's so good." Mel Gibson on his favourite soup.

23rd March 2012

Fact: Mel Gibson is downsizing his property portfolio by putting his hilltop home in Costa Rica up for sale. The lavish seven-bedroom mansion is on the market for $29.8 million (£18.6 million).

15th February 2012

Quote: "I've got nothing to do with it. George, he's filming in Namibia or something. (But) it would be fun to fly to Namibia and be a snake in the background or something." Mel Gibson insists he won't be part of movie pal George Miller's Mad Max remake.

27th December 2011

Fact: Hollywood actor Mel Gibson is handing over an estimated $425 million (£265.63 million) to his ex-wife Robyn as part of their divorce settlement. The former couple separated in 2006 after 28 years of marriage and a judge finalised the split in court on Friday (23Dec11) - costing the star half of his huge fortune.

26th October 2011

Fact: Michael Jackson's daughter Paris plays American football with former Bond star Timothy Dalton's son Alexander, whose mother is Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend OKSANA GRIGORIEVA. The teenager recently became the first girl in the history of her exclusive Los Angeles private school to land a role on the squad.

20th June 2011

Fact: Mel Gibson put his personal problems aside to enjoy a day out with his young daughter Lucia on Father's Day (19Jun11). The Braveheart star split from OKSANA GRIGORIEVA, the mother of Lucia, early last year (10) and the ex-couple has been locked in a bitter dispute over the child ever since.

17th June 2011

Fact: Adrian Grunberg, the director of Mel Gibson's new prison drama How I Spent My Summer Vacation, was the actor's first assistant director on his Apocalypto epic.

16th June 2011

Fact: Mel Gibson is hoping to reteam with the man who wrote Braveheart for another period action film. Writer Randall Wallace hopes to make Love & Honor - which is set in the court of Catherine the Great - his directorial debut, with Gibson as his star.

7th June 2011

Quote: "I just adored him from the second I met him. I can talk to him on the phone for, like, three and a half hours." Jodie Foster can't get enough of her The Beaver star Mel Gibson.

22nd April 2011

Quote: "I'd give her a pedicure every day of the week if I could... We became fast friends and we maintained that over the years. We've both had our different little journeys. It's untraditional (sic). But there are a lot of things we have in common... There is a core of goodness there that's undeniable and I just love her." Mel Gibson is full of praise for his longtime pal Jodie Foster.

22nd April 2011

Quote: "It's nobody's business. It really isn't. Why is it? Why is it anyone's business?... Why is that of interest to anyone? It always baffles me... If people understood how mundane my life really is. You're sort of thinking, who cares? It's staggering. It's a surprise to me. It's just a life." Mel Gibson can't understand the public's fascinating with his private life.

18th November 2010

Quote: "This is about standing up to domestic violence. This is not to be silent about domestic violence. This is a highly publicised case... and if I'm silent... can you imagine how many other women and children that do suffer at the hands of a perpetrator and they have no chance to come here... and speak about this." Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend OKSANA GRIGORIEVA insists her main reason for talking about her relationship and break-up with the movie star on news show Larry King Live is to shed light on the issue of domestic violence. The singer claims Gibson attacked her while she was holding the couple's baby.

10th November 2010

Quote: "I spoke to Mel (and) Mel's cool about it. We're all cool." Liam Neeson on replacing Mel Gibson in THE HANGOVER 2.

3rd November 2010

Quote: "Hey Zach, do you want to make any other big mistakes? Cost more people their jobs?” Robert Downey, JR. pokes fun at his DUE DATE co-star Zach Galifianakis over allegations THE HANGOVER star was instrumental in getting Mel Gibson fired from his role in the sequel.

28th October 2010

Quote: "No one was ever fired. It's a term that is so obscene to me. Someone was doing me a favour to come in for a two-minute cameo, and we changed it. It wasn't like we fired somebody. (Gibson) was just doing a favour from the beginning." THE HANGOVER director Todd Phillips insists Mel Gibson wasn't sacked from his role in the upcoming comedy sequel.

20th October 2010

Quote: "He really liked the humour in that first movie, so I'm glad he'll be in it." Jodie Foster can't wait to see pal Mel Gibson in THE HANGOVER sequel.

14th September 2010

Fact: Russian singer OKSANA GRIGORIEVA has changed her legal team for the second time in months as she battles ex-boyfriend Mel Gibson in their ongoing custody war. The mother of the Braveheart star's baby daughter Lucia will now be represented by Sorrell Trope, whose previous celebrity clients include Britney Spears and the late Anna Nicole Smith, according to

13th July 2010

Fact: Mel Gibson's profanity-laden telephone rant aimed at ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva has been turned into a new dance music tune.

11th May 2010

Quote: "It's obviously helping me with my diet. I've lost like 10 pounds. Unwilling. I think I'm still in shock actually. It's very sad... I didn't plan on being a single parent again." Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend OKSANA GRIGORIEVA on their recent split.

9th April 2010

Fact: Mel Gibson will donate the sets from his latest movie, HOW I SPENT MY SUMMER VACATION, to a future museum in the Mexican town where the picture will be shot. Many scenes will be filmed in a former jail in Veracruz, which will be turned into a museum once the shoot wraps, and the building will be filled with artifacts from Gibson's movie project, as well as his 2006 film Apocalypto, which was also shot in the area.

20th February 2010

Quote: "I always felt the poetic urge coming, so I've been providing lyrics and stuff for a few of her songs. I've been writing poetry since I was a teenager - didn't want to admit that to my friends." Mel Gibson's girlfriend OKSANA GRIGORIEVA has inspired his poetic side.

4th February 2010

Quote: "It was torture. The first three days I was like an axe murderer. Day four I'd come at you with a baseball bat. Day five I was dangerous with a lawn mover. It's a hellish habit to break. For 45 years, every single decision I ever made was done with a cigarette." Mel Gibson on the effort it took to quit smoking.

3rd February 2010

Quote: "I have aged... What am I going to do? Get surgery or something? That just looks weird and you can't undo it." Mel Gibson, 54, has no plans to go under the knife to look younger.

30th January 2010

Quote: "People come up to me all the time and say that the movie had this profound effect on their lives, and I'm talking about people from all creeds, all colours and all ages. It looked like it would be divisive and crazy... and instead it brought people together." Mel Gibson on his religious epic The Passion Of The Christ.

29th January 2010

Quote: "If knitting was compelling enough, maybe I would. Pearl one, two. But I don't know. Stillness is tricky for me.'' Hollywood actor Mel Gibson doubts he will ever retire.

29th January 2010

Quote: "I'd do everything different. Everything. I wouldn't be an actor. F**k no. I'd probably be a chef.'' Mel Gibson reflects on what he would do differently if he could start life over again.

26th January 2010

Quote: "I'm glad (George) Miller is making it, and it's going to be the best one. I'm not going to be in it; that'd be corny." Mel Gibson confirms he won't be a part of the new Mad Max movie.

26th January 2010

Quote: "I was the producer on The Departed and there was a crowd that came to see Jack Nicholson and Leonardo DiCaprio, but Mel drew a bigger crowd than those two together." Graham King on working with Mel Gibson on the set of EDGE OF DARKNESS.

26th January 2010

Quote: "Obviously, we discussed the controversies and then we dismissed it. We felt lucky to get him." Moviemaker Martin Campbell on working with headline-grabbing Mel Gibson on new movie EDGE OF DARKNESS.

25th January 2010

Quote: "I have learned to have a chiropractor (session) planned in advance because you don't bounce back the way you used to." Mel Gibson finds filming stunts physically gruelling at 54.

25th January 2010

Quote: "Oh, you get scared. We all know what dogs all guys are because we're guys. But we shouldn't despair. The beautiful truth is all women are smarter than men." Mel Gibson on his protectiveness over his baby daughter Lucia, with girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.

19th January 2010

Quote: “(I’ll) be coming up on four years soon. So that’s not so bad. Walking the line.” Mel Gibson on his sobriety, which was prompted following his arrest for driving under the influence in 2006.

18th January 2010

Quote: "I like a drink as much as the next man unless the next man is Mel Gibson." Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais pokes fun at the Aussie as he introduces him to the stage to present the Best Director prize.

12th January 2010

Quote: "Someone asked me to put the Batman suit on once and I wouldn't do it." Mel Gibson on the role he refused to play.

11th January 2010

Quote: "She literally had no idea but she walked away with such a f**king pile of money." Mel Gibson on introducing pal Jodie Foster to poker.

11th January 2010

Quote: "Nobody is without sin. You have to try to make amends if you can. You have to shut up and move on and not whine about it. And you have to deal with it like a man. Whatever fallout comes from it, you've just got to accept your own culpability. The minute you start whining, it's ridiculous." Mel Gibson on handling the pressures of divorcing his wife of 23 years, Robyn, and becoming a father for the eighth time with new girlfriend OKSANA GRIGORIEVA.

3rd December 2009

Quote: "They wanted him to be James Bond before Sean Connery. Apparently he turned them down." Mel Gibson on his hero Patrick McGoohan, who died in January (09).

10th November 2009

Quote: "As well as teaching her piano, I would love to teach her the Russian language. I'm speaking Russian and English (to her) and singing lullabies in both." Mel Gibson's Russian girlfriend OKSANA GRIGORIEVA wants their daughter LUCIA to be both musical and bi-lingual.

9th November 2009

Fact: Mel Gibson and Glenn Close joined fans of Bruce Springsteen to rock out at his concert on Saturday (07Nov09) - the Hollywood actors were spotted among the crowd at New York's Madison Square Garden.

3rd November 2009

Fact: Russian businessman LEN BLAVATNIK has bought a controlling stake in Mel Gibson's Icon UK cinema distribution firm. Blavatnik's Access Industries is now the owner of rights to the 550 titles under Icon's umbrella.

30th October 2009

Quote: "I haven't gone back since because I'm afraid. I'd never get sober for one thing, and to have to run around in a dress... it's cold up there!'" BRAVEHEART star Mel Gibson hasn't returned to Scotland since he made the hit 1995 film.

30th October 2009

Quote: "My assistant made a gag reel of the most violent bits of the film and set it to Julie Andrews singing My Favourite Things from The Sound Of Music. It's hideous!" Mel Gibson on his gory 1995 movie BRAVEHEART.

21st September 2009

Quote: "I'm embarrassed to say but if somebody buys it (a tabloid), I'll have a little peek... It's good to see bad pictures of your old pals, like Brad (PITT) and ANGELINA (JOLIE)." Mel Gibson on his secret penchant for celebrity gossip magazines.

6th September 2009

Quote: "There's only room for one Mrs Gibson in this town - and that title is taken by Joan Collins." Mel Gibson's pregnant girlfriend OKSANA GRIGORIEVA insists the pair has no plans to marry - unlike Collins who is wed to toyboy Percy Gibson.

12th August 2009

Quote: "I'm already buying things in gender-neutral colors. It's very cute." Mel Gibson's girlfriend, OKSANA GRIGORIEVA, insists she and the Mad Max star don't want to know the sex of their unborn baby.

12th August 2009

Fact: The song UN DIA LLEGARA, which featured on Josh Groban's hit album AWAKE, was written by Mel Gibson's Russian girlfriend OKSANA GRIGORIEVA.

20th April 2009

Fact: OKSANA GRIGORIEVA, the 39-year-old Russian reportedly romancing Mel Gibson, once dated former James Bond star Timothy Dalton.

3rd December 2008

Fact: Soul legend Tina Turner thrilled fans at her Madison Square Garden concert in New York this week (begs01Dec08) when she stepped out on stage sporting a blonde wig and the same chainmail dress she wore when she starred in 1985 movie MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDROME opposite Mel Gibson.

29th April 2008

Fact: Mel Gibson has entered jail - to scout locations for a new film. The actor was spotted behind bars at the Ignacio Allende prison in Veracruz, Mexico.

27th July 2007

Quote: "God does have a sense of humour that he was stopped by the only Jewish highway patrolman." Robin Williams on Mel Gibson's drunken rant during run-in with highway patrol officers.

21st July 2007

Quote: "We were supposedly keeping correspondence, but I have Jewish agents so I haven't gotten any messages." Robin Williams dismisses suggestions he and Mel Gibson kept in touch while both were in rehab at the same time last year (06).

2nd March 2007

Quote: "Maybe the best movie I've seen in 25 years is APOCALYPTO... When I saw that film, I'd never seen anything like it." Hollywood great Robert Duvall is a big fan of Mel Gibson's new epic.

17th December 2006

Fact: RUDY YOUNGBLOOD, the star of Mel Gibson's new movie epic APOCALYPTO, is part-Cree and part-Comanche native American.

10th December 2006

Quote: "I'll probably cook some other weird idea, but I'm hoping it won't be too bizarre - maybe something in the English language." Mel Gibson plots a return to his native tongue after making APOCALYPTO in the Mayan language.

4th December 2006

Quote: "I made them go on a diet; a lot of them had been eating too many tortillas." Mel Gibson got strict with his huge APOCALYPTO cast to make sure they all looked like trim Mayan warriors for his period epic.

3rd December 2006

Quote: She's an old soul. I mean, when you look at her, you're not like, `That's just a little kid,' you're looking at somebody who looks like they've been here before." Mel Gibson fell in love with little MARIA ISIDRA HOIL, one of the child stars of his new movie epic APOCALYPTO.

30th November 2006

Quote: "I made people afraid... and it was a horrible feeling. That's when I said, 'My god, I don't want to be that monster.'" Mel Gibson on his decision to seek counselling after his anti-Semitic rant during a drink driving arrest this summer (06).

7th October 2006

Fact: US news presenter Diane Sawyer has secured the first sit-down interview with Mel Gibson since his arrest for drink-driving and subsequent anti-Semitic rant in July (06).

8th September 2006

Quote: "There was a time when I used to tip it a little, I used to have a little grip on the grape, as we call it and what's ironic is that when I would drink I would spew out things about LETHAL WEAPON 3." Jewish funnyman Brad Garrett pokes fun at Mel Gibson following his anti-Semitic rant.

10th August 2006

Fact: Disgraced actor Mel Gibson's stunning daughter HANNAH, 26, is planning to wed boyfriend and blues star KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD in October (06).

8th August 2006

Quote: "MEL, you messed up... but we all make mistakes." Kill Bill star Vivica A Fox wades into the debate about the anti-Semitic remarks Mel Gibson made during a recent drink driving arrest.

7th August 2006

Quote: "I do agree that (the) Amish cause most of the wars in the world today. I hate the Amish severely." Funnyman Will Ferrell pokes fun at Mel Gibson after the movie mogul upset Jewish community groups with an anti-Semitic rant during a drink driving arrest last month (28JUL06).

11th May 2006

Quote: "After what I experienced with The Passion, I frankly don't give a flying f**k about much of what those critics think". Film star/Director Mel Gibson does his own thing.

11th May 2006

Quote: "After what I experienced with The Passion (OF THE CHRIST), I frankly don't give a flying f**k about much of what those critics think". Mel Gibson pays no attention to what critics think of his movies.

4th March 2006

Fact: Movie mogul Mel Gibson will baffle film fans during the Oscars telecast on Sunday (05MAR06) by delivering a message in ancient Mayan. The actor's new movie APOCALYPTO was shot completely in the ancient language.

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