A walking dichotomy, this controversial Hollywood megastar is the embodiment of prankster and preacher, hero and villain, success and failure, both on and off screen. Born in the U.S. but raised in Au...
|A renowned practical joker, he has famously played pranks on costars including Rene Russo and Julia Roberts, and director Ron Howard.|
|His father was involved with the Alliance for Catholic Tradition, a group opposed to the more liberal philosophies of the post-Vatican II Catholic Church; this influenced Mel'|
|In 2004, his self-financed The Passion of the Christ sparked a debate about its possible anti-Semitic slant while breaking box-office records.|
|Named People magazine's first Sexiest Man Alive in 1985 and has been frequently cited in their annual Most Beautiful People issue.
|Though he considers himself an Australian, he was 12 when he moved Down Under with his family.|
|Was arrested in 1984 for drunk driving while filming Mrs. Soffel, 22 years before his much more infamous DUI arrest in 2006.|
|The night before his Mad Max audition, a bar fight left him with a black eye and stitches — the exact apocalyptic, world-weary look that director George Miller was seeking. When the|
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