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".
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