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Mel Gibson

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He packs every lethal weapon a leading man could want: Blue eyes that can go from misty to manic in a wink. A smile to warm the heart. A compact middle-weight’s body to melt the rest. Yet Gibson specializes in angst-ious loners like Mad Max; Hamlet, the Melancholy Dane; and Martin Riggs, the L.A. cop who returns to the edge of the existential abyss this month in LW3. So why is the Aussie, 36 and father to six, such a romantic icon? “A good and generous heart,” says fellow Lethal three-peater Danny Glover. “It makes Mel that much more attractive.” Sigourney Weaver is more to the point. Gibson, declared his Year of Living Dangerously costar, was simply “the most gorgeous man I’ve ever met.”