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Mel Gibson as William Wallace: 6 Quotes About Iconic Role

By    |   Monday, 23 Mar 2015 10:45 PM

In the Oscar-winning film "Braveheart," Mel Gibson leads an uprising against the British for Scottish independence. Here Gibson explains a bit about how he felt about playing one of his most celebrated roles, that of freedom fighter William Wallace.

1. "It hit a chord. Every culture, no matter where you come from, you're looking for the identity and to have it displayed to the world. If it's something you approve of and something you feel, it does make a deep mark."
The Scotsman

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“Wallace was truly interested in liberty and loved his country. “But at the same time he was kind of a savage. This is the dichotomy of the man.”
AMC's "Story Notes"

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3. “He had his faults. “But we shifted the balance a bit, because someone's got to be the good guys and the bad guys. It's the way stories are told — they always have a bias and a point of view.”
Orange UK

4. “There probably were historical inaccuracies — quite a few. But maybe there weren't, who's to say, because there was very little history about the man. It wasn't necessarily authentic.”
The Daily Mail

5. "What I'm doing is giving you a cinematic experience first, educational second, and inspirational after that. There are a few good histories on Wallace but all of them have gaps. The story is exciting, tragic, and funny, and it also does something to the spirit — it's inspiring. It's about honor and heroism and sacrifice and freedom. It's a story that occurs again and again; there's a guy like that in every culture."
The Scotsman

6. “I became really aware of what a piece of art could do to change things. Scotland had received partial autonomy, but I think the film started the ball rolling on some stuff.”
The Daily Mail

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In the Oscar-winning film "Braveheart," Mel Gibson leads an uprising against the British for Scottish independence. Here Gibson explains a bit about how he felt about playing one of his most celebrated roles, that of freedom fighter William Wallace.
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