Story Notes combine real-time on-air facts and trivia about your favorite movies as you watch them. Award Notes Braveheart was nominated for a total of 10 Oscars, more than any other movie of Writer Randall Wallace had never scripted a movie before Braveheart. He received an Oscar nomination for it.
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See Article History Braveheart, historical epic film , released in , that was directed by and starred Mel Gibson and was loosely based on the story of 13th-century Scottish leader William Wallace. The movie was a surprise winner of the Academy Award for best picture. When English soldiers try to rape Murron, Wallace saves her but the soldiers make a second attempt and she is captured and executed.
Wallace then leads his clan in slaughtering the English garrison, and he continues to fight to expel the English from Scotland, gaining increasing numbers of followers as stories of his exploits spread. He leads his outnumbered ranks to victory in the Battle of Stirling Bridge , and then he invades England and sacks the town of York. She warns Wallace of an impending English invasion. Wallace seeks the support of the Scottish nobility in the fight against the English, but the nobles are reluctant.
Robert the Bruce Angus Macfadyen is particularly torn. The Scottish fighters are crushed by an army led by King Edward in the Battle of Falkirk after members of the Scottish nobility betray Wallace. Wallace tries to kill Edward himself but is intercepted by a lancer, who proves to be Robert the Bruce.
Robert then saves Wallace from being captured by the English. Wallace spends the next several years engaged in guerrilla warfare against the English. The movie, inspired by a nearly 12,line epic poem about Wallace by Harry the Minstrel and filmed largely in Ireland , triggered an upsurge of interest in Scottish history, although it contained numerous historical inaccuracies and anachronisms.
Critics especially praised the massively scaled and extravagantly violent battle scenes.
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