"Acting is like lying. The art of lying well. I'm paid to tell elaborate lies." - Mel Gibson
He grew a ridiculous beard for his turn as a Victorian academic in The Professor And The Madman.
And Mel Gibson was sporting a preposterous soup-strainer as he got to work on police brutality film Dragged Across Concrete in Canada on Sunday.
The Lethal Weapon star seemed proud as punch of his bushy new moustache as he chatted with his co-star Vince Vaughn while they worked on the police brutality film.
In a variation on the theme for the 61-year-old Australian star, he plays an old timer cop who has a volatile younger partner, played by 47-year-old Vince.
The film, directed and written by S. Craig Zahler, sees the cash-strapped pair deciding to carry out a heist after being suspended over a video of their strong-arm tactics that causes a media outcry.
And he is enjoying a blissful domestic life after girlfriend Rosalind Ross, 26, welcomed their son Lars Gerard on January 21.
He already has seven children with ex-wife Robyn Moore: Hannah, 36, twin boys Christian and Edward, 34, William, 31, Louis, 28, Milo, 26, and Thomas, 17.
Mel also has a six-year-old daughter, Lucia, with former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.