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  • 1860s

    • 1860s: Descendants of the original native inhabitants of Mago (who were displaced in the 1860s) have protested the purchase. - Mel Gibson, Wikipedia.
  • 1870s

    • 1875: His paternal grandmother was the Australian opera soprano, Eva Mylott (1875–1920). - Mel Gibson, Wikipedia.
  • 1950s

    • January 3, 1956: "Mel Gibson (born 3 January 1956) is a noted Australian-American actor, producer and director." - Mel Gibson, Wikiquote.
    • January 3, 1956: Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson, AO (born January 3, 1956) is an American Australian actor, film director and producer and screenwriter. - Mel Gibson, Wikipedia.
  • 1970s

  • 1980s

  • 1990s

  • 2000s


    • 2000


    • 2001


    • 2002


    • 2003

      • 2003: Reflecting in 2003 and 2004, Gibson said that despair in his mid-30s led him to contemplate suicide, and he meditated on Christ's Passion to heal his wounds. - Mel Gibson, Wikipedia.
      • 2003: The serial was adapted into a 2003 film featuring Robert Downey Jr. and Mel Gibson, with the setting altered to the United States. - The Singing Detective, Wikipedia.
      • September 15, 2003: "The L.A. Times, it's an anti-Christian publication, as is the New York Times." - Mel Gibson, Wikiquote.
      • September 15, 2003: "Why are they calling her a Nazi? …Because modern secular Judaism wants to blame the holocaust on the Catholic Church. And it's a lie. And it's revisionism. And they've been working on that one for a while." - Mel Gibson, Wikiquote.

    • 2004

      • February, 2004: Gibson joked about WMDs in a February 2004 interview with Diane Sawyer and in March 2004 questioned the Iraq war on Sean Hannity's radio show. - Mel Gibson, Wikipedia.
      • February 9, 2004: "I'm not anti-Semitic. My Gospels are not anti-Semitic. I've shown it to many Jews and they're like, it's not anti-Semitic. It's interesting that the people who say it's anti-Semitic say that before they saw the film, and they said the same thing after they saw the film." - Mel Gibson, Wikiquote.
      • February, 2004: "I don't feel like I want to get in front of a camera any more. I like getting, you know, just being a slob behind a camera and watching other people look good. You know, I might not hurry back. I might go and go somewhere no-one can find me. You know where that is? You know where the place is no-one can find you? I was thinking of pitching my tent right next to the weapons of mass destruction. Then no-one would find me." - Mel Gibson, Wikiquote.
      • March, 2004: "This is not a Christian versus Jewish thing. '(Jesus) came into the world and it knew him not.' Looking at Christ's crucifixion, I look first at my own culpability in that." - Mel Gibson, Wikiquote.
      • 2004: Time magazine chose Mel Gibson and Michael Moore as Men of the Year in 2004, but Gibson turned down the photo session and interview, and the cover went instead to George W. Bush. - Mel Gibson, Wikipedia.
      • 2004: Gibson has been accused of anti-Semitism over two issues: His 2004 film The Passion of the Christ sparked a fierce debate over alleged anti-Semitic imagery and overtones. - Mel Gibson, Wikipedia.
      • 2004: He publicly spoke out against taxpayer-funded embryonic stem-cell research that involves the cloning and destruction of human embryos. - Mel Gibson, Wikipedia.
      • 2004: Gibson directed, produced, co-wrote, and self-funded the 2004 film The Passion of the Christ, which chronicled the passion and death of Jesus Christ. - Mel Gibson, Wikipedia.
      • December, 2004: Also in December 2004, Gibson purchased Mago Island in Fiji from Tokyu Corporation of Japan for $15 million. - Mel Gibson, Wikipedia.
      • December, 2004: Gibson sold his 300-acre (1.2 km2) Australian farm in the Kiewa Valley for $6 million. - Mel Gibson, Wikipedia.

    • 2005

      • March, 2005: He issued a statement condemning the outcome of the Terri Schiavo case, referring to Schiavo's death as "state-sanctioned murder" on Sean Hannity's radio show. - Mel Gibson, Wikipedia.
      • 2005: As a gag, Gibson inserted a single subliminal frame of himself smoking a cigarette into the 2005 teaser trailer of Apocalypto. - Mel Gibson, Wikipedia.
      • 2005: Gibson complimented filmmaker Michael Moore and his documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 when he and Moore were recognized at the 2005 People's Choice Awards. - Mel Gibson, Wikipedia.
      • 2005: In early 2005, he sold his 45,000-acre (180 km2) Montana ranch to a neighbor for an undisclosed multimillion dollar sum. - Mel Gibson, Wikipedia.
      • 2005: The film “Sam and George” was announced as the seventh collaboration between director Richard Donner and Gibson. - Mel Gibson, Wikipedia.

    • 2006

      • 2006: Gibson further established his reputation as a director with his 2006 action-adventure film Apocalypto. - Mel Gibson, Wikipedia.
      • 2006: He directed the action-adventure film Apocalypto, his second film to feature sparse dialogue in a non-English language. - Mel Gibson, Wikipedia.
      • 2006: Apocalypto is the soundtrack to the 2006 film of the same name by Mel Gibson. - Apocalypto (soundtrack), Wikipedia.
      • July 28, 2006: Gibson was arrested for DUI while speeding in his vehicle with an open container of alcohol. - Mel Gibson, Wikipedia.
      • July 28, 2006: A leaked report revealed that during Gibson's July 28, 2006, arrest for driving under the influence, he made anti-Semitic remarks to arresting officer James Mee, who is Jewish, saying, "Fucking Jews... - Mel Gibson, Wikipedia.
      • August 17, 2006: Gibson pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor drunken-driving charge and was sentenced to three years on probation. - Mel Gibson, Wikipedia.
      • August 2, 2006: Mel Gibson is charged with misdemeanor drunken driving and related offences. - August 2006, Wikipedia.
      • August, 2006: The show covered the August 2006 Mel Gibson DUI arrest very extensively. - Scarborough Country, Wikipedia.
      • September 16, 2006: Daughter Hannah Gibson married blues musician Kenny Wayne Shepherd on September 16, 2006. - Mel Gibson, Wikipedia.
      • October 12, 2006: In a October 12, 2006 interview with Diane Sawyer, Gibson spoke on his struggle to remain sober. - Mel Gibson, Wikipedia.

    • 2007

      • March, 2007: Gibson told a screening audience that he was preparing another script with Farhad Safinia about the writing of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). - Mel Gibson, Wikipedia.
      • May, 2007: At a May 2007 progress hearing, Gibson was praised for his compliance with the terms of his probation, his extensive participation in a self-help program, beyond what was required. - Mel Gibson, Wikipedia.
      • 2007: The same Archbishop Arce consecrated Gibson's private traditional Catholic church in February, 2007. - Mel Gibson, Wikipedia.
      • September, 2007: While on a business trip to Singapore in September 2007, Gibson donated to a local charity for children with chronic and terminal illnesses. - Mel Gibson, Wikipedia.
      • September, 2007: Asked in September 2007 if he planned to return to acting and specifically to action roles, Gibson said: - Mel Gibson, Wikipedia.

    • 2008

      • February 11, 2008: Benedict Fitzgerald filed the lawsuit against Mel Gibson and the production company Icon Productions, alleging the unfair deprivation of compensation and deception on the overall expense of the film production budget after the blockbuster box office success of the film The Passion of the Christ, including but not limited to "fraud, breach of contract & unjust enrichment" seeking unspecified damages [1]. - Benedict Fitzgerald, Wikipedia.
      • 2008: Gibson has also produced a number of projects for television, including a biopic on The Three Stooges and the 2008 PBS documentary Carrier. - Mel Gibson, Wikipedia.
      • 2008: He purchased the Malibu home of David Duchovny and Téa Leoni. - Mel Gibson, Wikipedia.
      • September, 2008: The Gibsons donated $50,000 to the Kidney Foundation of Fiji. - Mel Gibson, Wikipedia.

    • 2009

      • February, 2009: Donner said that this Paramount project was “dead,” [43] but that he and Gibson were planning another film based on an original script by Brian Helgeland for production in fall 2009. - Mel Gibson, Wikipedia.
      • April 13, 2009: After nearly three years of separation, Robyn Gibson filed for divorce on April 13, 2009, citing irreconcilable differences. - Mel Gibson, Wikipedia.
      • 2009: It was reported in 2009 that Gibson would star in The Beaver, a film directed by former Maverick co-star, Jodie Foster. - Mel Gibson, Wikipedia.
      • 2009: Director Richard Donner mentioned a second collaboration with writer Helgeland and actor Mel Gibson on an unnamed project. - Brian Helgeland, Wikipedia.
      • December 30, 2009: Film director Mel Gibson to shoot a controversial movie. - December 2009, Wikipedia.
  • 2010s







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