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Did Mel Gibson give any of his profits from The Passion of the Christ back to charity? He raked in a lot of money but I can't find anything on the internet of him sharing his profit.

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    Is there a reason to believe that he would? Mar 27 '15 at 2:22
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    I don't really understand the questions relevance anyway. Where is it stated that he would give a portion of his earnings from that movie to charity? Was that something he promised when he made the movie?
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    Mar 27 '15 at 13:24
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    I see relevance, by exploiting a theme that is a core part of a world religion that traditionally provides social benefit, the question arouses whether he use the circumstances of the relevance of this topic to gain own profit or having a social awareness that comes with adapting that that surpasses a stalone movie or pornographic depictions. Mar 27 '15 at 17:29
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    @AbdulAlHazred - I think that would only apply if Gibson at least hinted that he wants to do the Christian thing and donate part of the proceeds. Mar 27 '15 at 22:59
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    Should we ask this question about another multi-millionaire actor next? Which one? Mar 28 '15 at 0:25
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Surprisingly (to me) Mel Gibson actually donates a fair amount of money to charities.1, 2, 3

Having said that, it is unclear exactly what portion of his money (from what source) has gone to which charity organisation, however:

  • The Passion of the Christ was released in 2004 and earned a total of US$370,782,9304
  • He has donated to charities from as early as 2004 to as late as 20075
  • Which means that he could have donated at least some of his earnings to charity after the release of The Passion of the Christ.


1. http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/news/mel-gibson-donates-10-million-to-los-angeles-hospitals-for-international-charity-care

2. https://www.looktothestars.org/celebrity/mel-gibson

3. http://www.hollyscoop.com/mel-gibson/mel-gibson-named-one-of-the-most-generous-stars.html

4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Passion_of_the_Christ#Release

5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Gibson#Philanthropy

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