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The Seven Magic Words That Inspired Braveheart, And Changed Randall Wallace’s Fate

Braveheart’s roots started taking shape when a young Randall Wallace was inspired by a trip to Scotland, as he was traveling to learn more about his own Scottish roots. While he’s not related to William Wallace, Randall does have familial connections that stretch back into Scottish history. On that fateful trip, Wallace learned the story of William, to whom he shares no ancestral ties, and his potential support of the first true king of Scotland, Robert the Bruce, who would be played in Braveheart by Angus Macfadyen.

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