Sunday, 24 June 2012

Ten Mel Gibson Films You Should See

Once upon a time ago Mel Gibson was a great movie star. Here is a list of films that helped make him what he was.

1. Mad Max (1979): This cult hit started it all. Society is on the brink of collapse and Gibson plays one of the few good cops left. This film began a trend of Gibson playing a character who have lost his wife (Lethal weapon, Forever Young, Braveheart, Signs).

2. Gallipoli (1981): Mel Gibson plays an Australian soldier in Turkey during World War I. Peter Weir directs this film and makes a powerful statement about the senselessness of war.

3. The Road Warrior (1982): This film, a sequel to Mad Max, introduced Mel Gibson to America. Society has crumbled, lawlessness rules, and gasoline has become the most valuable commodity. This film includes the greatest vehicle chase sequences in cinematic history.

4. The Year Of Living Dangerously (1983): Gibson plays an Australian reporter in Indonesia during the sixties. Co-star Linda Hunt won an Academy Award for best supporting actress (she played a male character).

5. Lethal Weapon (1987): Gibson plays a suicidal cop who teams ups with a soon to be retired detective played by Danny Glover. This was Gibson's biggest box office hit to date.

6. Hamlet (1990): Mel Gibson is convincing as Hamlet in this Franco Zeffirelli directed adaptation. Glenn Close and Helena Bonham Carter Co-Star.

7. The Man Without A Face (1993): Making his big screen directing debut, Gibson plays a teacher whose face has been horribly scarred.

8. Braveheart (1994): One of his biggest hits and the film that won him Oscars for best director and best picture. This is a bio pic of Scottish hero William Wallace.

9. What Women Want (2000): A comedy about an advertising executive who develops the power to read women's minds. One of his biggest hits.

10. Signs (2002): M. Night Shyamalan directs this film about crop circles and an alien invasion. Mel Gibson's last big hit as an actor.

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