The former manager of business affairs for Mel Gibson, Bruce Davey entered into partnership with the actor in ICON Productions in 1988. The Australian native went on to co-produce nearly all of Gibson's starring vehicles of the 1990s, including Franco Zeffirelli's "Hamlet" (1990), "Forver Young" (1992), "The Man Without a Face" (1993), which also marked Gibson's directorial debut, "Maverick" (1994) and "Braveheart" (1995). The latter, an epic feature about a 13th Century Scottish warrior, won 10 Oscar nominations includiong one as Best Picture. Under the ICON banner, Davey has also overseen "Airborne" (1993) and the Beethoven biopic "Immortal Beloved" (1994), with Gary Oldman.
Cast (Feature Film)
Producer (Feature Film)
Co-founded ICON Productions with Gibson; serves as president
First producing credit, "Hamlet", starring Gibson
ICON entered into long-term relationship with Warner Bros.
Produced Gibson's directorial debut, "The Man Without a Face"
Initial collaboration with Bernard Rose as producer of the period drama "Immortal Beloved"; also made cameo appearance as a cavalry officer
Served as one of the producers of the Oscar-winning Best Picture "Braveheart"
Reteamed with Rose as producer of the remake of "Anna Karenina"
Served as producer of "An Ideal Husband" and "Felicia's Journey"
Moved ICON to Paramount; signed three-year, first-look deal
Was producer of the Gibson vehicle "Payback"
Executive produced the Gibson comedy "What Women Want"
Produced "The Million Dollar Hotel", directed by Wim Wenders and co-starring Gibson
Moved ICON from Paramount to 20th Century Fox
With Gibson, was a producer of the Vietnam-themed drama "We Were Soldiers"; Gibson also starred
Served as executive producers of the HBO miniseries "Alexander" about Alexander the Great, based on Mary Renault's historical novels; Gibson was also an executive producer