Mel Gibson is an actor and filmmaker. He is best known as an action hero, for roles such as Martin Riggs in the Lethal Weapon film series and Max Rockatansky in the first three films in the Mad Max action series. In 1995, Gibson produced, directed, and starred in the epic historical drama film The Passion of the Christ. He received further critical notice for his directorial work of the 2006 film Apocalypto. In 2016, after a 10-year hiatus from directing, Gibson returned with the critically praised and financially successful Hacksaw Ridge.