It's surprising to see the career trajectory of many of our favorite stars, especially to witness how they've changed over a long period of time. The Braveheart cast proves that sometimes your biggest failures are nothing more than the shallow breath before your greatest successes. Mel Gibson directed and starred in the wildly inaccurate Scottish historical drama which would later be nominated for ten Academy Awards. So, what happened to the cast of Braveheart after they starred in this career-defining film? Over a decade later, Mel Gibson fell from grace with a series of anti-Semitic comments he made during a DUI arrest. The majority of the cast, however, managed to build careers, and it's almost as inspiring as the story behind the award-winning film.
Most of the Braveheart cast used the film as a launching point for lasting fame. Stars like James Cosmo and Tommy Flanagan landed jobs on wildly popular series like Sons of Anarchy and Game of Thrones. Others graced beloved children's films like Harry Potter and Paddington 2. For Sophie Marceau, Braveheart was an English-speaking blip in a rich French film career. The stars of Braveheart have had a pretty lucrative 25 years since the film's release.