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.
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