Mel Gibson is an American actor and filmmaker. He is best known for his action hero roles, namely his breakout role as Max Rockatansky in the first three films in the ‘Mad Max’ post-apocalyptic action series, and as Martin Riggs in the ‘Lethal Weapon’ buddy cop film series. During the 1980s, he founded Icon Entertainment, a production company, which independent film director Atom Egoyan has called “an alternative to the studio system”. Director Peter Weir cast him as one of the leads in the critically acclaimed World War I drama ‘Gallipoli’ in 1981, which earned him a Best Actor Award from the Australian Film Institute, as well as a reputation as a serious, versatile actor.
Gibson produced, directed, and starred in the epic historical drama film ‘Braveheart’ in 1995, for which he won the Golden Globe Award and Academy Award for Best Director, along with the Academy Award for Best Picture. He later directed and produced the financially successful, and controversial, biblical drama film ‘The Passion of the Christ’ in 2004. He received further critical notice for his directorial work of the action-adventure film ‘Apocalypto’ in 2006, which is set in Mesoamerica during the early 16th century.
After several legal issues and controversial statements leaked to the public, Gibson held a 10-year hiatus from directing, before returning with the critically acclaimed ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ in 2016, which won two Academy Awards and was nominated for another four, including Best Picture and Best Director for Gibson, his second nomination in the category.
So, what is the next Mel Gibson movie? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Mel Gibson films and tv shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Mel Gibson movie would be as good as some of his recent ones.
1. The Professor and the Madman (2019)
‘The Professor and the Madman’ is an American-Irish drama film, based on the book ‘The Surgeon of Crowthorne’ by Simon Winchester. The film’s title is taken from the edition of the book released in the U.S. and Canada. Principal photography on the film has been completed, as well as some post-production, but a legal dispute has delayed the film’s release. The film is about a professor who in 1857 began compiling the Oxford English Dictionary and led the overseeing committee and a doctor who submitted over 10,000 entries while he was undergoing treatment at an asylum for the criminally insane. The star cast includes Mel Gibson as James Murray, Sean Penn as Dr. William Chester Minor, Natalie Dormer as Eliza Merrett, Ioan Gruffudd as Henry Bradley, Jeremy Irvine as Charles Hall, Steve Coogan, Laurence Fox and Jennifer Ehle as Ada Murray.