Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson
is an Australian-American actor, filmmaker, director, producer and screenwriter who is best known for his roles as Max Rockatansky
in the Mad Max
films and as Martin Riggs
in the Lethal Weapon
films opposite Danny Glover
. He is also known for his role as William Wallace
in the 1995
epic historical drama film Braveheart
, a film which he also directed and produced.
At Disney, he is best known for voicing John Smith in the 1995 Disney animated feature film Pocahontas. However, his younger brother Donal took over the role in the 1998 direct-to-video sequel Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World. He also played Tom Mullen in the 1996 Touchstone Pictures film Ransom, and Rev. Gramham Hess, in the 2002 Touchstone Pictures film Signs. He also directed Apocalypto.