Mel Gibson

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Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson (born January 3, 1956) is an American actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for his action hero roles, particularly his breakout role as Max Rockatansky in the first three films of the post-apocalyptic action series Mad Max and as Martin Riggs in the buddy cop film series Lethal Weapon. Born in Peekskill, New York, Gibson moved with his parents to Sydney, Australia, when he was 12 years old. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mel Gibson has received more than 25,494,547 page views. His biography is available in 94 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 93 in 2019). Mel Gibson is the 106th most popular actor (down from 100th in 2019), the 220th most popular biography from United States (down from 201st in 2019) and the 56th most popular American Actor.

Mel Gibson is most famous for his role as Martin Riggs in the Lethal Weapon film series. He also starred in the films Braveheart, The Patriot, and What Women Want.

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  • 25M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 77.88

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 94

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.24

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.12

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Mel Gibson ranks 106 out of 10,030Before him are Samuel L. Jackson, Cary Grant, Richard Gere, Gary Cooper, Jean Marais, and Christopher Lloyd. After him are Jean-Claude Van Damme, Tony Curtis, Helen Mirren, Robert Duvall, Sigourney Weaver, and Tommy Lee Jones.

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Among people born in 1956, Mel Gibson ranks 2Before him is Tom Hanks. After him are Björn Borg, Lars von Trier, Steve Ballmer, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Christine Lagarde, Bryan Cranston, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Theresa May, Tsai Ing-wen, and Christoph Waltz.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mel Gibson ranks 220 out of 15,968Before him are Rocky Marciano (1923), Christopher Lloyd (1938), Herbert Hoover (1874), Whitney Houston (1963), George Westinghouse (1846), and John Jay (1745). After him are Aretha Franklin (1942), Brigham Young (1801), Tony Curtis (1925), George S. Patton (1885), Robert Duvall (1931), and James Monroe (1758).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Mel Gibson ranks 56Before him are Orson Welles (1915), Denzel Washington (1954), Samuel L. Jackson (1948), Richard Gere (1949), Gary Cooper (1901), and Christopher Lloyd (1938). After him are Tony Curtis (1925), Robert Duvall (1931), Sigourney Weaver (1949), Tommy Lee Jones (1946), Gene Hackman (1930), and Harvey Keitel (1939).

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