LETHAL WEAPON 4
MEL GIBSON (Martin Riggs) has had a long and successful
collaboration with Richard Donner and Joel Silver on "Conspiracy
Theory," the previous three "Lethal Weapon" films
and on "Maverick" (produced and directed by Donner).
In 1995, Gibson produced, directed and starred in the Academy
Award-winning Best Picture, "Braveheart," which also
earned him 1996's Best Director Oscar. In 1996 he starred (with
Rene Russo) for director Ron Howard in the hit film "Ransom"
and he recently completed production on a starring role in the
Gibson's career began in Australia with George Miller's "Mad
Max" (1979), which catapulted him to international stardom.
His next two films, "Tim" (1979) and Peter Weir's "Gallipoli"
(1981), earned him Best Actor Awards from the Australian Film
Gibson made his American debut with "The River" (1984),
followed by "Mrs. Soffel," opposite Diane Keaton. His
other film credits include "The Year of Living Dangerously"
(directed by Weir), and the sequels to "Mad Max": "The
Road Warrior" and "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome,"
as well as "The Bounty," "Tequila Sunrise,"
"Bird on A Wire," "Air America," Franco Zeffirelli's
"Hamlet" (which marked the first production from his
Icon Productions) and "Forever Young." Gibson made his
directing debut with "The Man Without a Face," in which
he also starred.
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