His passion captivated a woman. His courage inspired a nation. His heart defied a king.
After his wife is unjustly killed by the English, he starts an uprising demanding justice that leads to a war for independence.
Braveheart is an American 1995 historical action/drama produced and directed by Mel Gibson, who also starred in the title role. Adapted from a screenplay by Randall Wallace, Gibson portrays the Scottish iconic figure of William Wallace who becomes the figurehead of the Scottish movement for independence in early 14th century England, opposed by the ruthless King Edward I (Patrick McGoohan) and abetted by Edward’s daughter-in-law Princess Isabelle (Sophie Marceau) and the heir-apparent to the Scottish throne, Robert the Bruce (Angus MacFadyen).
Braveheart won five Academy Awards in the 68th Academy Awards ceremony, including the Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Director, and had been nominated for an additional five. Produced by Icon Productions for Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox, Braveheart’s success may have helped to revive the historical epic genre, with subsequent films such as Gladiator, The Patriot, Alexander, Kingdom of Heaven and 300.
Braveheart is loosely based upon the fables and legends surrounding the life of the Scottish folk hero William Wallace, and while the movie was criticized by historians for its historical inaccuracies, its epic scope and intense battle scenes won particular praise among the people of Scotland and has been credited with affecting the political landscape of the UK.
“Go back to England and tell them there that Scotland’s daughters and sons are yours no more. Tell them Scotland is free.”
Wallace’s Speech at Falkirk
“I am William Wallace. And I see a whole army of my countrymen, here in defiance of tyranny! You have come to fight as free men. And free man you are! What will you do without freedom? Will you fight?”
“Two thousand against ten?” – a soldier shouted. “No! We will run – and live!”
“Yes!” Wallace shouted back.
“Fight and you may die. Run and you will live at least awhile. And dying in your bed many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance, to come back here as young men and tell our enemies that they may take our lives but they will never take our freedom!”
Name William Wallace (Braveheart)
Human CR 16
Any Medium Humanoid
Aristocrat level 6 (skill points 30) Captain, Light Infantry Fighter level 14 (skill points 42) Fighter (Fighter )
Init +1; Senses ; Perception +5
AC 27, touch 13, flat-footed 25 (+1 Dex, +9 armour, +5 shield, +1 feats, +1 deflection)
hp 144 (0d8+6d6+14d10+40+6);
Fort +16, Ref +10, Will +12
Melee +3 Greatsword +29/+24/+19/+14 (2d6+13/19-20), MWK Flail +18 (1d8+3)
Space 5 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Weapon Training become proficient in a weapon group 3
Str 17, Dex 13, Con 14, Int 11, Wis 11, Cha 13
Base Atk +18; CMB +19; CMD 34
Feats Agile Maneuvers, Exotic Weapon Prof, Greater Weapon Focus, Greater Weapon Specialization, Lunge, Power Attack, Step Up, Weapon Specialization, Armour Prof Heavy, Armour Prof Light, Armour Prof Medium, Cleave, Combat Reflexes, Dodge, Endurance, Great Cleave, Martial Weap Prof, Mobility, Point Blank Shot, Shield Focus, Shield Proficiency, Simple Weapon Proficiency, Spring Attack, Tower Shield Proficiency, Weapon Focus, Weapon Focus(Ranged);
Skills Appraise +0, Bluff +16, Climb +10, Diplomacy +1, Disguise +1, Handle Animal +1, Intimidate +24, Know Arcana +0, Know Arch & Eng +0, Know Dungeon +0, Know Geography +0, Know Nobility +0, Linguistics +0, Perception +5, Perform Oratory +1, Ride +24, Sense Motive +0, Survival +8, Swim +6
Organization Company 10-20, Band 30-100, Squad 4-8
ITEMS: +3 (+1 special ability) Chainmail, Champion : When using a challenge or smite ability, the wearer gains a +2 sacred bonus to AC against attacks from the chosen opponent., Boots of winterlands As endure elements, Bracers of armour (+2) +2AC, Cloak of resistance (+3) +3 saves, Ring of Protection (+1) +1AC, +2 Shield, heavy wooden, +3 Greatsword, Masterwork Flail,