William Wallace AKA Braveheart is the hero of the Oscar-winning 1995 movie Braveheart. He is based off of a warrior of the same name who was lesser-known throughout his native Scotland until the movie came out. He was portrayed by Mel Gibson.
William Wallace (1272? – 1305) was a Scot commoner whose nation was under the thumb of King Edward “Longshanks” I of England.