Braveheart is a 1995 historical drama war film directed by and starring Mel Gibson. Gibson portrays William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish warrior who led the Scots in the First War of Scottish Independence against King Edward I of England. The story is based on Blind Harry’s epic poem The Actes and Deidis of the Illustre and Vallyeant Campioun Schir William Wallace and was adapted for the screen by Randall Wallace.
The film was nominated for ten Academy Awards at the 68th Academy Awards and won five including the Oscar for Best Picture and Best Director.
William Wallace is a Scottish rebel who leads an uprising against the cruel English ruler Edward the Longshanks, who wishes to inherit the crown of Scotland for himself. When he was a young boy, William Wallace‘s father and brother, along with many others, lost their lives trying to free Scotland. Once he loses another of his loved ones, William Wallace begins his long quest to make Scotland free once and for all, along with the assistance of Robert the Bruce.
Mel Gibson as William Wallace
Sophie Marceau as Princess Isabella
Directed by – Mel Gibson
Produced by – Mel Gibson, Alan Ladd,
Written by – Randall Wallace
Narrated by – Angus Macfadyen, Mel Gibson
Music by – James Horner
Cinematography – John Toll
Editing by – Steven Rosenblum
Studio – Icon Productions The Ladd Company
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
(USA & Canada)
Running time – 177 minutes
Country – United States
Language – English
Budget – $72 million
Box office – $210,409,945