Mel Gibson as Scottish rebel leader William Wallace in Braveheart (1995). The epic, which won five Oscars, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Mel Gibson as Scottish rebel leader William Wallace in Braveheart (1995). The epic, which won five Oscars, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
Mel Gibson as Scottish rebel leader William Wallace in Braveheart (1995). The epic, which won five Oscars, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

Braveheart 25 years on: how Mel Gibson listened to Kevin Costner and went big to win five Oscars for epic production

  • Kevin Costner had planted the idea of making an epic in Gibson’s head after the American won seven Oscars for his film ‘Dances with Wolves’ in 1990
  • In his film about Scottish rebel leader William Wallace, Gibson used thousands of extras, and mechanical horses, for battles, and took liberties with history

Topic |   American films
Mel Gibson as Scottish rebel leader William Wallace in Braveheart (1995). The epic, which won five Oscars, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Mel Gibson as Scottish rebel leader William Wallace in Braveheart (1995). The epic, which won five Oscars, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
Mel Gibson as Scottish rebel leader William Wallace in Braveheart (1995). The epic, which won five Oscars, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
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