As you can see from this 1987 portrait, Mel has never had any high expectations put upon him. That's probably the reason that he completed his degree in architecture from Virginia Tech before going into film.
Mel's directorial work has been seen all over the world by millions of people. In 2015, his music video for Fall Out Boy's hit song "Uma Thurman" took home the BEST ROCK VIDEO from MTV's Video Music Awards.
DIRECTOR'S REEL 2017