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Mel Gibson Directed One Of His Nine Children In ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

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After a ten-year hiatus from directing, Mel Gibson is climbing the top again: his last movie Hacksaw Ridge has been nominated for six Oscars, including one for Best Picture. The movie tells the true story of World War II medic, Desmond Doss – the first man to receive the Medal of Honor without having carried a weapon. It has been selected as one of the ten Movies of the Year by the American Film Institute.

The last time Gibson was in the director’s seat was when he directed Apocalypto in 2006. In the meantime, his name was more often than not mentioned in relation to some offensive comments he had made which then leaked online.

Now, thankfully, Mel is back doing what he does best: films. He has also had nine children, with the youngest one arriving just a week ago, on the 24th of January, 2017.

Let’s look at Mel’s children and what they do.

Mel Gibson and his first wife Robyn Moore


Gibson met dental nurse Robyn when he was filming Mad Max in his native Australia back in the late 1970s. They got married on the 7th of June, 1980 and have seven children: Hannah, Edward, Christian, William, Louis, Milo and Thomas.


Robyn and Mel divorced in 2011. In 2009, he had a daughter, Lucia, with Russian pianist Oksana Grigorieva.


Since 2014, Gibson has been dating former equestrian vaulting champion, Rosalind Ross. On the 24th of January, 2017 their son Lars was born.


His daughter Hannah was born in 1980. She is a makeup artist who also appeared in a couple of her father’s movies, including What Women Want and The Patriot.


In 2006, Hannah married singer-songwriter, Kenny Wayne Shepherd. They have three kids.



Christian is a cameraman and photographer who appeared in We Were Soldiers. His landscape photographs can be seen in several Malibu galleries.


William is the Mel-lookalike who likes to keep out of the spotlight… not as much as his brother Louis, though.


Louis is the goofball with the can. This is the only known photo of him.


Milo played football before he decided he wanted to try acting, too


He plays Lucky Ford in Hacksaw Ridge and will appear in another three movies scheduled to come out in 2017.


Thomas was born in 1999 and he’s another one whose kept away from the public eye


Adorable Lucia was born in 2009.

Lucia was born in 2009 and is absolutely adorable.

Lars is the youngest member of the Gibson family born on the 20th of January, 2017. No photos have been released so far, but Mel has been talking to the press about his youngest son incessantly.



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