15 Iconic Hollywood Actors You Didn’t Know Mentored Your Favorite Stars
Mel Gibson and Heath Ledger
Mel Gibson sucks, but he also knows talent when he sees it. The veteran actor starred with Heath Ledger in Patriot, which was one of Heath’s first films. After that, Mel took the young actor under his wing.
“I learned a lot socially, and professionally about the industry and the way he tackles it,” Heath said of Mel in an interview with Culture.com. I guess I also learned a lot about just relaxing and relaxing on set, and not over preparing, not over thinking.” Those are valuable lessons for any actor, especially one like Heath, who was just starting out his short career.