Is Mel Gibson Australian, American, or both?

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  • Luekas
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    Both.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Mel Gibson is the son of Hutton Gibson and Anne Reilly Gibson. His paternal grandmother was a prominent Australian opera singer, Eva Mylott. He was born in Peekskill, New York, the sixth of eleven children. One of Mel's younger brothers, Donal, is also an actor.

    Gibson's first name comes from a 5th century Irish saint, Mel, founder of the diocese of Ardagh containing most of his mother's native county, while his second name, Columcille is also linked to an Irish saint.[2] Columcille is the name of the parish in County Longford where Anne Reilly was born and raised.

    Although Gibson is a native-born United States citizen, Gibson's father relocated the family to Australia in 1968, after his father won a work related injury lawsuit against New York Central after a seven day trial on February 14, 1968 where the jury awarded him $145,000.[3] The family moved when Gibson was twelve. This move was in protest of the Vietnam War for which Gibson's elder brothers risked being drafted. It is also because Gibson's father believed that changes in American society were immoral.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Mel Gibson is the son of Hutton Gibson and Anne Reilly Gibson. His paternal grandmother was a prominent Australian opera singer, Eva Mylott. He was born in Peekskill, New York, the sixth of eleven children. One of Mel's younger brothers, Donal, is also an actor.

    Gibson's first name comes from a 5th century Irish saint, Mel, founder of the diocese of Ardagh containing most of his mother's native county, while his second name, Columcille is also linked to an Irish saint.[2] Columcille is the name of the parish in County Longford where Anne Reilly was born and raised.

    Although Gibson is a native-born United States citizen, Gibson's father relocated the family to Australia in 1968, after his father won a work related injury lawsuit against New York Central after a seven day trial on February 14, 1968 where the jury awarded him $145,000.[3] The family moved when Gibson was twelve. This move was in protest of the Vietnam War for which Gibson's elder brothers risked being drafted. It is also because Gibson's father believed that changes in American society were immoral.

  • sprang
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    For a guy who's deeply non secular or perhaps has his own church it truly is deeply offensive yet Mel has been by the mill slightly and the demon drink continually brings out the worst in human beings it also has a tendency to tutor the authentic individual as well.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Born in America moved to Australia in 1968. I guess both.

  • 1 decade ago

    I always thought he was Australian, but the more I think about it I guess he is both aussie and yank lol.

  • 1 decade ago

    Born in USA, grew up in Australia, came back to USA, lost his mind somewhere in the middle.

  • 1 decade ago

    HE WAS BORN IN THE USA. GREW UP IN AUSTRALIA. BUT HE IS AN AMERICAN CITIZEN

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    He was born in Australia. He came to America to make millions of dollars at the expense of American tax payers.

  • 1 decade ago

    He was born in New York. http://imdb.com/name/nm0000154/bio

    someone totally copied their information from imdb.com lol

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