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Randall Wallace

Writer, Producer, Director

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Randall Wallace is the Oscar®-nominated creative force behind the epic storytelling of such critical and box-office hits as Braveheart, The Man in the Iron Mask, We Were Soldiers, Pearl Harbor, Secretariat, and Heaven is for Real.

Wallace’s skill with uncommon yet true tales of loyalty, courage and commitment from throughout human history has set him apart in Hollywood. His films have earned more than $1 billion dollars at the box office, but he is most sought after for something even more rare: a visual storytelling style that can make the past feel completely alive and screen characters from any time period compellingly real…

He turned a forgotten Scottish warrior into a contemporary film hero in the screenplay for Braveheart; adapted a classic Alexandre Dumas novel into an all-star adventure of palace intrigue with his directorial debut The Man in the Iron Mask; examined the sacrifices of American soldiers with one of the best-reviewed war movies of the last two decades, We Were Soldiers; and forged a blockbuster tale of friendship and romance against the backdrop of an America under attack in the script for Pearl Harbor.

Along with screenplays, Randall Wallace is the author of nine books, including five original novels, three novel versions of the screenplays of his films, and his first work of non-fiction, Living the Braveheart Life, now in bookstores.

In addition to his work as a filmmaker, Wallace is the founder of Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity and the father of three sons. In 2000, he formed his own company, Wheelhouse Entertainment, which is focused on creating entertainment for worldwide audiences based on the classic values of love, courage and honor.

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