Mel Gibson as William Wallace

In the first few days of shooting the film "Braveheart", Mel injured his groin leaping onto his horse. The pain was intense every time he had to repeat the horse-riding sequences, and added to the general discomfort of making the film in cold, wet weather bare-armed and bare-legged.



Costume designer Charles Knode, of BBC fame and Monty Python's "Life of Brian", created over 6000 costumes for Braveheart, with some highly realistic plaid supplied by Islay weaver Gordon Corvell. Other production stars included director of photography John Toll, who had filmed the beautiful "Legends of the Fall" and perhaps the most brilliant - composer James Horner, who is famous for his many film soundtracks including "Titanic", "Aliens", and "Field of Dreams".


Mel Gibson, Hollywood, Australia, Images, William 
Wallace, Robert Bruce, Scotland, History, Braveheart, Edinburgh, King Arthur, kings, castles, 
Stirling, Bannockburn, Dalraida

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