How Celebrities Started On Their Careers

Mel Gibson | Mad Max

Before becoming a highly successful actor and director, Mel Gibson, like many other celebrities, had a humble beginning. At 12 years old, he and his family moved from New York to Australia for economic reasons. The aspiring actor later attended Sydney’s National Institute of Dramatic Art, working on theater before branching into the film scene. His major break came after he gave his friend a ride to an audition for Mad Max.

Director George Miller thought of him as a good fit for the villainous role but later decided to cast him as the hero/ lead actor instead. The star went on to spend the 1990s appearing in blockbuster action films like Braveheart, Ransom, and Payback. Around this time, he debuted as a director with The Man Without a Face. Besides making it big in Hollywood, Gibson also has a portfolio of real estate investments in many countries.