Randall Wallace is an American screenwriter, director, producer, novelist, and songwriter best known for writing the original script for the film BRAVEHEART. He was nominated for an Oscar(R) for Best Original Screenplay and won a Writers Guild of America award for Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Film for his work on the film. He is also the writer and/or director of THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK, WE WERE SOLDIERS, PEARL HARBOR, SECRETARIAT, and HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, all films that extol the virtues of faith, courage, and honor. He earned his bachelor's degree from Duke University and paid his way through Divinity School by teaching karate. He has written nine books, is the creator of Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity, and is the father of three sons in addition to his job as a filmmaker.