Randall Wallace (born July 28, 1949, Jackson, Tennessee) is an American screenwriter, producer, and director who wrote the screenplay for the Mel Gibson film Braveheart, for which he received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay and a Writers Guild of America award for Best Screenplay Adapted Directly for the Screen. Events 1540 - Thomas Cromwell is executed at the order of Henry VIII of England on charges of Treason. Year 1949 ( MCMXLIX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Jackson is a city in Madison County, Tennessee, United States. Screenwriters or scenarists are Scriptwriters who write the Screenplays from which Films and Television programs are made A film producer is a person who creates the conditions for making movies. A film director, or filmmaker, is a person who directs the making of a Film. Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson, AO (born January 3 1956 Braveheart is a 1995 historical action-drama movie produced and directed by Mel Gibson, who also starred in the title role "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. The Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay is the Academy Award for the best script not based upon previously published material The Writers Guild of America is a generic term referring to the joint efforts of two different US labor unions The Writers Guild of America East (WGAE representing Wallace wrote and directed the 2002 film We Were Soldiers, also starring Gibson. We Were Soldiers is a 2002 American War film that dramatized the Battle of Ia Drang in November 1965, the first major engagement He is currently writing the screenplay for the film adaptation of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. Atlas Shrugged is a film in active development by Baldwin Entertainment Group and Lions Gate Entertainment. Ayn Rand (ˈaɪn ˈrænd &ndash March 6 1982 born Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum (Алиса Зиновьевна Розенбаум was a Russian born American Atlas Shrugged is a novel by Ayn Rand, first published in 1957 in the United States
Born in Tennessee, Wallace spent part of his childhood there and in Virginia. The Commonwealth of Virginia ( is an American state He began writing stories at the age of seven and by the time he graduated from high school. High school is the name used in some parts of the world (in particular Scotland, North America and Australia) to describe an institution Instead of pursuing a career as a screenwriter or author, however, Wallace planned on becoming a minister or a songwriter. In Christian churches, a minister is someone who is authorized by a church or religious organization to perform clergy functions such as teaching of beliefs A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both
Wallace graduated from E. C. Glass High School in Lynchburg, Virginia and attended Duke University, where he was seminary student. Lynchburg is an Independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Duke University is a private Research University located in Durham, North Carolina, United States. A seminary, theological college, or divinity school is a specialized and often live-in Higher education institution for the purpose of instructing students In interviews he has acknowledged a deep commitment to Christianity, which he credits as an influence on his approach to filmmaking. Christianity ( Greek Χριστιανισμός from the word Xριστός ( Christ)is a monotheistic Religion centered on the life and teachings 
In 1980, Wallace moved to Hollywood after trying out a career in singing and songwriting. He soon began writing short stories, novels and scripts for movies and television shows.
Wallace holds a a black belt in Karate. The term Black belt has become widely known as way to describe an expert in Martial arts where a practitioner's level is often marked by the color of the belt ( or is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Islands from indigenous fighting methods and Chinese Kenpō.