Mel Gibson's Edge: A Glimpse into His Most Controversial Cinematic Roles

"Braveheart" (1995)

Mel Gibson's portrayal of William Wallace in this epic historical drama is iconic. The film received critical acclaim and controversy.

"Lethal Weapon" series

Gibson's role as Martin Riggs in this action-comedy series is well-known and contributed to his fame.


This film featured Gibson in a significant role, showcasing his versatility as an actor.


Gibson's performance in this science fiction film was another notable point in his career.

"The Passion of the Christ"

Directed by Gibson, this film was both critically acclaimed and controversial for its depiction of religious themes.


Another directorial venture, this film was noted for its intense and graphic portrayal of Mayan civilization.

"The Man Without a Face"

Gibson directed and starred in this film, which was significant in his career trajectory.

"Mad Max" (1979)

This dystopian action-thriller was Gibson's breakthrough role, catapulting him to stardom. His casting was unexpected, as he initially appeared rough due to a brawl, but this worked in his favor.

"Hacksaw Ridge"

As a director, Gibson received acclaim for this war drama film.

"Edge of Darkness"

This film marked Gibson's return to a starring role after a hiatus, contributing to the ongoing narrative of his career.