Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Braveheart and director of renowned films such as for example Secretariat and We Were Soldiers. He gained a dark belt in karate and trained fighting techinques. He made an appearance as himself in the seventh period from the HBO series Entourage. He received a deeply spiritual upbringing by his Christian parents. He found prominence in Hollywood after composing the script for Braveheart, that was aimed by its superstar Mel Gibson.