Randall Wallace spent years writing the screenplays he thought Hollywood wanted, only to see them go nowhere. With his back against the wall, he decided to take one final attempt, focusing on the story he wanted to tell. That script, Braveheart, found its way into the hands of Mel Gibson—and the rest is history. From there, Randall went on to write and direct The Man in the Iron Mask, We Were Soldiers, Pearl Harbor, and Disney’s Secretariat. In this conversation, Randall explains how a chance encounter in Scotland led him to the story of William Wallace, how pressure fuels creativity, and what it’s like to push all your chips in. Randall is a creative and aggressive man who will inspire you to keep moving.