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It seems like Mel Gibson has let his Mad Max character creep back into his life like a flashback as his temperament continues to grab headlines on TMZ. But Gibson's film work since his initial break as Max has been a constant stream of box office bonanzas that has made the New York-born Australian a very rich man.
Gibson seems to have a natural knack for portraying crazed characters. Shortly after the Mad Max franchise and its success, Gibson became a legend as the nutty cop during the Lethal Weapons franchise run. Gibson and Danny Glover teamed up in a well-balanced partnership as Gibson always seemed a bit off keel. Even his portrayal as William Wallace in Braveheart made a film watcher think he was crazy – but at all time the audiences were rooting for him.
Gibson has also moved his talents behind the cameras as both a director and a producer. His work on the Braveheart film earned him two of the most vaunted Oscars in Hollywood – Best Director and Best Movie of the Year. Gibson took on another controversial project by producing and directing a film that would get tremendous flack. Called The Passion of the Christ, even the Vatican weighed in with its objection. The Passion broke all sort of box office receipt records. Rated R, the film bought in nearly three quarters of a billion dollars worldwide.
Gibson long time marriage to his wife, who they shared and raised seven children together, ended in 2011 with one of the largest financial settlements in Hollywood history. Reports put her take at over $400 million. It may be time for Gibson to do another Mad, Mad Max flick.