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Who was Mel Gibson character in The Patriot based on?

Another of the film's egregious oversights lies with lead character Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson), based on several real-life players in the American Revolution, including Francis “Swamp Fox” Marion, a militia leader from South Carolina.

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Also know, is the Patriot based on a real person?

Benjamin Martin is a composite figure who Rodat has stated is based on four factual figures from the American Revolutionary War: Andrew Pickens, Francis Marion, Daniel Morgan, and Thomas Sumter. The film takes place during the events of the Southern theater of the American Revolutionary War.

Similarly, what battle is the Patriot based on? the Cowpens battle

Keeping this in view, who are the characters in the Patriot based on?

The popular film The Patriot is loosely based on the exploits of several real life historical figures including a British officer, Lt. Col. Banstre Tarleton and several American patriots: the "Swamp Fox," Francis Marion, Daniel Morgan, Elijah Clark, Thomas Sumter and Andrew Pickens.

Who played Mel Gibson's son in The Patriot?

Skye McCole Bartusiak, who played Mel Gibson's daughter in The Patriot and died in July at age 21, died of an accidental overdose, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

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