Whenever an A-list couple divorces these days, it’s almost always for the same reason – the dreaded Irreconcilable Differences. When Mel Gibson’s three-decade marriage came to an end, the reasons cited for the divorce were “irreconcilable differences.” While we don’t exactly want to wake any sleeping dogs, we’re guessing there’s a little bit more behind the matter.
In 2011, Gibson and his then-long-time spouse, Robyn Moore, were officially divorced. Yet even before the divorce was finalized, Gibson was photographed with the Russian pianist, Oksana Grigorieva, on a beach in 2009. We’re sure that there was plenty behind the stated “irreconcilable differences” if you scratched the surface.
You know you’re really something special when you’re invited to a university’s graduation or commencement speech. While many celebrities are followed by millions, it takes something more than simply being a celebrity to give a speech at a university. In 2010, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was invited to Princeton to give a commencement speech. Five years before that, Steve Jobs was invited to Stanford to deliver his commencement speech.
In 2016, Gibson joined their ranks and gave his commencement speech at Liberty University – the US’s biggest evangelical college. Naturally, Liberty University isn’t as prestigious as Princeton or Stanford, but Gibson has shown that he’s more than just a Hollywood actor. He’s also an inspiration to many.
A True Calling
Sometimes, we just have to wonder whether it was really destiny that played a part in Mel Gibson becoming an incredibly successful actor. If you look at Gibson’s history, he was an almost overnight success after starring in the first “Mad Max” film. One thing convincing us that Gibson was really destined for showbiz happened at birth. The doctor who delivered Gibson is believed to be Charles Sweet.
While Charles Sweet is an unknown figure, you might know his grandson, Jay Ruzicka – a director and producer from Peekskill, New York. Ruzicka may not have had the stellar career Gibson had, but it does make us wonder whether Gibson’s calling for a career on the silver screen happened at birth.
His First Appearance After His Arrest
If you’re somewhat familiar with Mel Gibson’s history, then you’d probably know that things started going seriously wrong for the actor back in 2006. Of course, the cracks probably started showing before, but following Gibson’s arrest in California for driving under the influence, things were pretty bad in July 2006 for the actor.
For a while, Gibson took a break from the public eye, and for several months, the actor was not seen. Yet later in November, Gibson reappeared in the public eye. After winning the Visionary Award from the Latin Business Association, Gibson got up the courage to attend the Latino Global Business Conference and Digital Expo in Beverly Hills to receive his award.
There is always that one film that tends to divide film viewers. Director Mel Gibson’s “Apocalypto” can be said to divide viewers on a whole range of topics. Some directors and fans loved it. They thought that Gibson showed great attention to detail while still delivering a grand story. It’s particularly appreciated by directors like Quentin Tarantino, Spike Lee, Martin Scorsese, and Edgar White.
On the other hand, there have been critics bringing up historical inaccuracies of the film. While the film might be historically inaccurate, “Apocalypto” seems well-loved among the people whose country’s history it represents. Following its release, more people attended the Mexican premieres of “Apocalypto” than of “Titanic.” Now, isn’t that a titanic achievement for Mel Gibson?