Mel Gibson has confessed that it was a big ordeal to quit smoking.
The 'Patriot' actor had been a smoker for 45 years.
"It's torture! The first three days I felt like an axe murderer, but fortunately those days are over now," Contactmusic quoted him as telling website Blick.ch.
He added: "I had my first cigarette when I was 9. Since then I haven't made a single decision without having a fag in my mouth. It was hellish."
Gibson has a three-month-old daughter, Lucia, with partner Oksana Grigorieva, apart from seven other children of varying ages and two grandchildren.
He said: "I don't feel any different apart from being older and wiser. It's the most amazing gift. Our little Lucia is so sweet. Like an angel."