Born in Tennessee, Wallace spent part of his childhood there and in Virginia. He began writing stories at the age of seven and by the time he graduated from high school. Instead of pursuing a career as a screenwriter or author, however, Wallace planned on becoming a minister or a songwriter.
Wallace graduated from E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg, Virginia and attended Duke University, where he was a seminary student. In interviews he has acknowledged a deep commitment to Christianity, which he credits as an influence on his approach to filmmaking.
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.
Randall Wallace--Secretariat: instead of going CG, this filmmaker opted for real horses, and shot them super up-close with the new Olympus PEN.(director's chair)(Interview)
Oct 01, 2010; HOLLYWOOD -- Movie fans have always loved a good horse racing film. Now, following in the hooves of such favorites as Seabiscuit,...
Randall Wallace: He's a Former Preacher and Scots-Irish "Hillbilly" Who Has Fought His Way into Tinseltown. as a Screenwriter and Director, He Has Produced Some of the Most Popular-And Best-Films of the Last Decade, without Drifting Away from Real Americans and Their Moral Worldview
Mar 01, 2005; Screenwriter and director Randall Wallace is a man on a mission to bring the values of America's heartland to Hollywood. Born in...