Mel Gibson has been a fixture in show business for decades. Milo Gibson, one of the Hollywood star’s nine children, is now launching his own film career.
Milo Gibson has appeared in various films, even collaborating with his father on occasion. And, at 32 years old, he is a carbon copy of his Hollywood icon father.
Few actors have performed characters as legendary as Mel Gibson. Mel Gibson’s most well-known roles are in Braveheart (1995) and Conspiracy Theory (1997), although he has done so much more.
Mel has had a wife, whom he divorced, and, since 2014, a new companion during his years in the spotlight. Gibson has managed to raise nine amazing children despite being an action-packed star who travels the world as an actor, director, and producer.
Some have chosen a life away from the spotlight, while others aspire to work in movies. Milo Gibson, Mel’s son, is now well on his way to becoming a true Hollywood celebrity.
And he looks exactly like the old man!
Mel Gibson was born in January 1956 in New York. When he was 12, his father won a “small fortune” on Jeopardy! and chose to relocate his family to Australia.
Mel Gibson’s professional life
They settled in New South Wales, and Mel Gibson began his acting career after graduating from high school. His sister enrolled him in the Sidney National Institute of Dramatic Art without his knowledge (NIDA). He made the decision to go, and it wasn’t long until he was a full-fledged actor.
Mel received his first job in the film Summer City in 1977. When a filmmaker named George Miller took notice of him, everything changed. Gibson was then cast in Miller’s debut low-budget future thriller Mad Max (1979), and the film’s popularity catapulted him to stardom in Europe and Australia.
Gibson went on to star in several other films and earn the Best Actor Award from the Australian Film Institute. By 1981, he had made a significant foray into the world of Hollywood.
In 1981, Mel Gibson starred in the Max Max sequel, Road Warrior/Max Max 2, and the US public was hooked. Mel was lumped in with action icons like Clint Eastwood and Arnold Schwarzenegger, despite the fact that he was capable of so much more.
For starters, his outstanding performance as Hamlet in 1990 demonstrated to everyone that he could also play lighter characters. Three years later, he made his directorial debut with The Man Without a Face. However, in 1996, Mel Gibson rose to Hollywood stardom and earned a new degree of celebrity.
When Mel Gibson was read the script for Braveheart, he knew almost immediately that he wanted to work on it, and not just as an actor.
“It is just a funny corner of history that I’d never heard of before. And the script was a very haunting piece of work,” he said.
“I put it down and thought, ‘it’ a pretty good script’. And then I couldn’t stop thinking about it, it obviously got inside my head. It was given to me on an acting basis, but I just felt I had to tell this story, I repeated scenes and sequences inside of my head. So that’s a pretty good indication that you probably should direct it.”
Mel Gibson, whose mother is Irish, was completely unfamiliar with the language.
“It was difficult, but I was up there and immersed among people who all needed subtitles,” he said on the Graham Norton Show. “I’d ask people ‘What did you say?’ and they’d have to repeat it, so eventually it kind of worked its way into my lexicon.”
Mel Gibson’s film Braveheart
Mel needed someone to teach him the lingo, and Sean Connery was the ideal candidate. He was not only a real Scotsman, but he had also played James Bond and the King of England, all with his amazing and incredibly adorable Edinburgh dialect.
“We were at Andy Vajna’s place and he’s Hungarian, so he made Goulash. Now, imagine Sean Connery saying that word,” Gibson explained. “To hear Sean actually utter a word like ‘goulash’ is a lesson in itself. You just pick up the accent from the people you’re talking to and hearing and he helped me perfect my Scottish accent.”
Well, Mel Gibson’s involvement in the picture was a huge success. Braveheart was a critical and popular success, earning five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. It has also been critiqued for not being particularly historically accurate, although Braveheart was a great film, drawing similarities to masterpieces like as Spartacus and Lawrence of Arabia.
Oscar winner in acting
Mel Gibson went on to star in and produce other films. In 2017, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Directing for his film Hacksaw Ridge, a WWII drama about the Battle of Okinawa.
Not only was it a fantastic picture, but Mel Gibson also got to collaborate with his son, Milo Gibson, who played a supporting role in it.
Milo is one of Mel Gibson’s nine children, and as you may know, he works in the film industry. Milo, on the other hand, had originally intended to do something quite different to his father.
One thing is certain. He is identical to his father!
You’d assume that as Mel Gibson’s son, you’d live in all the glitz and splendor of a gigantic Hollywood estate. However, one of his sons claims that this was not the case.
Mel Gibson and Milo Gibson
Milo Gibson was born in Australia on November 16, 1990. Milo’s family relocated to California when he was three years old, and he grew up in Malibu. He loved surfing, but his life wasn’t all glitz and glory because he was the son of a prominent Hollywood celebrity.
Sure, he had a wealthy childhood, but according to Milo, his parents made certain that their children were like any other youngster.
“It wasn’t a showbiz childhood,” he says. “Our parents kept us out of that type of world,” Milo Gibson told The Australian. “Because it changes people, I think.”
“We didn’t grow up in the Hollywood lifestyle clique,” he explained. “I basically did everything other than going into the career of acting; I wanted to do more of a blue-collar job that involved real people.”
Despite having a typical childhood, he and his brothers were able to meet a number of celebrities. One of them was Robert Downy Jr., who turned out to be an amazing video game fighter.
“He let me hit him in the face a couple of times,” Milo recalled.
Milo Gibson didn’t realize his father was famous all around the world when he was a child. He didn’t realize his father was a superstar until a few years later.
Growing up as the child of celebrities
But, at the same time, he was wary about informing anyone.
“Yeah, all the time,” he said. “I think you learn how to … Read signals? Yeah. I don’t really like to tell people, but a lot of my friends already know and they don’t care. They’re friends with me because they’re friends with me.”
His father starred in Braveheart when he was six years old. Milo watched it right away and liked it. Actually, he knew his father was in it since he had visited the set of one of the film’s opening sequences.
“I walked into that on set, by myself. Dummies swinging from the roof,” Milo Gibson recalled. “I remember Dad grabbing me and taking me out, saying, ‘It’s not real.’ I specifically remember seeing the eyes all staring down.”
Having the surname “Gibson” undoubtedly added to the pressure. Fans, like many others, believe it is their destiny to follow in their parents’ footsteps. Milo Gibson, on the other hand, actively chose to live outside the spotlight.
He grew up playing high school football and surfing in his spare time. Following college, he opted to pursue a profession as a private massage therapist, which he did for a few years. He afterwards became an electrician.
Milo Gibson has a successful acting career.
Milo Gibson like working with “actual people,” and because his parents did not force him into the film industry, he had every opportunity in the world to become who he desired.
Mel Gibson led an exciting life, traveling the world to film and attending star awards and other events across the country. But he also made certain that his children were raised in a normal manner, which we admire.
Of course, Milo Gibson would eventually follow in his father’s footsteps, despite the fact that his parents never pressured him to become an actor.
They both liked it at the same moment.
“My dad was always a big advocate of doing what you like to do, and keep doing new things and trying new things, but do what you love,” Milo Gibson told The Hollywood Reporter.
“And I did that. I had a lot of different jobs but they weren’t things that I wanted to do for the rest of my life. And I have a really big passion for acting and I really love doing it.”
Working beside his father
In 2016, he received his first acting role, co-starring with his father in the World War II drama Hacksaw Ridge, alongside performers such as Andrew Garfield. It was the beginning of his acting career, and working with his father, who was directing the picture, was a great way to get started.
“It was nice to see him behind the camera,” he said. “I learned that you have to be comfortable taking risks and then stick with them; one of the keys in acting is to be vulnerable.”
Gibson made his debut as a starring man in the 2018 film All the Devil’s Men. He’s also appeared in The Tribes of Paolos Verde (2017), co-starring Jennifer Gardner, and Breaking & Exiting (2018).
Milo’s cinematic career has only just began at the age of 32, and we’re confident that he’ll receive unwavering support from his parents.
Spitting image of Mel Gibson
He’s already had a variety of roles, which is a promising omen for the future! Milo Gibson has dabbled in modeling in addition to acting.
He looks just like his father, Mel, with his thick hair and fierce eyes. People occasionally recognize him, but not as Milo.
“Sometimes people go, ‘Hey, you look like Mel Gibson!’ And I go, ‘F**k, I wish!’,” he says.
Not only do we believe Milo Gibson has a promising acting future ahead of him. We’re also relieved that neither he nor his father are pressing for it.
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