Oddly enough, the most famous Australian in Hollywood isn't Australian at all. Mel Gibson was actually born in Peekskill, New York, the sixth of eleven kids. The Family moved to his mother's Aussie homeland when the future two-time Academy Award winner was twelve. From virtually creating the "Buddy Comedy/Action" genre in the Lethal Weapon franchise to directing and starring in the 1995 Oscar winning epic Braveheart, this combination heartthrob and man's man seems to have found the secret to success in Hollywood. He has also experienced, however, just how damaging the accompanying visibility can be.