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Mel Gibson

Rewind film: Mad Max, directed by George Miller

The post-apocalyptic Australian action film Mad Max - if nothing else - is the vehicle that introduced Mel Gibson to the world.

Monday, 31 December, 2012, 4:04pm

Six degrees

Christopher Hitchens' recent death silenced a booming voice of reason at the peak of the polemicist's fame (and notoriety).

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

The Beaver

Starring: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence Director: Jodie Foster Category: IIA

28 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Absurd, but worth a look

Admittedly, The Beaver is one of the least attractive films of the year: a grown man with a beaver hand puppet is as bizarre an image as it is creepy. But suppress your preconceived notions of absurdity, bring plenty of patience and you'll be rewarded with a film that's worth watching.

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Mel plays puppeteer

Perhaps very little acting was needed for Mel Gibson to play the lead role in the dark drama, The Beaver. After all, a story about a depressed alcoholic on the verge of collapse sounds a little like Gibson's life story.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Pulling the puppet's strings

It's just after 2pm when Jodie Foster arrives at a seventh floor suite at Cannes' Carlton Hotel, dressed in a chic silver-grey dress and sandals. Somehow, she's still smiling. The double Oscar winner is in the French city to promote The Beaver: it's her third film as director, and her first in 16 years, since 1995's Home for the Holidays.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am


Starring: Rudy Youngblood, Dalia Hernandez, Carlos Emilio Baez

Director: Mel Gibson

Category: III (Mayan)

22 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Gibson's drunken rant a reason for reflection

Whether a bigoted, drunken rant reveals the real person and their true feelings has occupied opinion writers around the world in the past few days. A shocking indiscretion by a role model started it. Oscar-winning actor and director Mel Gibson is nursing a very public moral hangover.

6 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

The handsome face of an ugly reality

What do actor Martin Short, rock star Gene Simmons, Australian superstar Mel Gibson, ever-diligent Malibu police officers and the raging and destructive Middle East war have in common?

5 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Independently yours

THE RAIN HAS brought some relief after a long, hot summer, but temperatures are rising fast inside the Beijing Novotel's main conference room.

2 Oct 2005 - 12:00am