As WW2 drama/thriller Hacksaw Ridge filmed in Australia, some up and coming actors were pleased to be working for Mel Gibson. No more than Troy Furner apparently. ‘Mel Gibson kinda took me by surprise because he was very energetic and really on the ball and always running around,’ he said while adding ‘I didn’t think he would be like that.’
‘He was very particular and nothing could be out of place. He made sure everything was perfect, he was like a perfectionist.’ Troy continued: ‘Mel was hands on and was telling us which way to look and how to look and was being very hands on…he even grabbed one of the actors and rolled around in the dirt with him just to show him what he wanted him to do.’
In the movie, WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.