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Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson is not just another good-looking actor, but is one of the most talented and accomplished actors in Hollywood today.

The Australian-raised actor has had about 20 years experience in making films. After attending acting school in Sydney, Gibson went on to appear in many movies in the late 70s, including the "Mad Max" series.

Since then, Gibson has played a variety of characters. From playing a troubled, crazed cab driver in "Conspiracy Theory," to playing Shakespeare's "Hamlet," Gibson has proven his wide-ranged acting abilities.

Not only is Gibson a gifted actor, but he has also shown himself to be a talented director. Gibson's first directing debut came in 1993 with the making of "The Man Without a Face." Two years later, Gibson starred and directed in "Braveheart," which won the Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Director.

So, how does Gibson handle being such a huge celebrity? In a recent interview, Gibson shared his thoughts and feelings about the roles he has played and their effect on society, especially in his controversial 1996 movie "Ransom."

One thing that nobody seems to deny is Gibson's handsome looks. It is obvious that this 42-year-old actor has got a sense of "style" and charisma that will continue to follow him throughout his acting and directing career for years to come.

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