Braveheart was released to theaters in the United States on May 24, 1995 and became one of the year’s best films. At the 68th Academy Awards, the film was nominated for ten Academy Awards and won five: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Makeup, and Best Sound Effects Editing.
The film starred Mel Gibson as Sir William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish warrior who led the Scots in the First War of Scottish Independence against King Edward I of England. One of the greatest scenes in the movie is when William Wallace and his men come riding in to join the fight against the English. Man of the Scottish warriors had lost faith and were about to leave the battlefield when Gibson as Wallace gives his famous freedom speech. If this doesn’t make you want to run through a brick wall, nothing will!
Enjoy this look back at William Wallace’s freedom speech in 1995’s Braveheart!