Mel Gibson turns hypnotist

London: Oscar winner Mel Gibson is an actor, film director, producer and screenwriter and now he is a hypnotist too.

The 54-year-old star has learnt the power of suggestion and the trick to put people into a trance by leading Australian expert Rick Collingwood who spent 10 days at the star``s Los Angeles home.

"Mel`s a natural, he`s got the look as well as piercing blue eyes. He`s going to be a great hypnotist," the Daily Express quoted Collingwood as saying.

"Mel`s brother Chris has been into...hypnotism for a long time and he talked to Mel about it over the phone and Mel got interested, too," he added.

Now a singleton, the father-of-eight could perhaps use his new skills to impress the ladies.