'300' Movie Stills
Category: 300 News | Posted by: DaisyMay
Article Date: February 7, 2007 | Publication: Just Jared | Author: Jared
Gerard Butler stars as King Leonidas in the upcoming epic film 300, which tells the story of the ancient Battle of Thermopylae in which King Leonidas and 300 Spartans fight to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army.
300 is based on the creator of Sin City Frank Millerís graphic novel about the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 B.C. The film opens in theaters nationwide (and on IMAX) on Friday, March 9. Check out more 300 movie stills here!
Gerard Butler, 37, played The Phantom in 2004ís The Phantom of the Opera co-starring Emmy Rossum. He also played British marine turned mercenary Terry Sheridan in 2003ís Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life co-starring Angelina Jolie.
Gerard is also featured in the March 2007 issue of Menís Health looking like quite the sex symobl. Check it out here, here, and here. He recently shared the physical preparation he had to go endure for this film:
ďSo, through that pain itís been amazing, but itís been long hours. Iím training every second I get, whether with the stunt guys or especially with Mark [owner of Gym Jones, the team that trained with the cast]. I was doing that for two and a half months before the movie started, six days a week. At one point I was over doing it. I had two trainers Ė I was training in two different gyms and I was training with stunt guys everyday, so some days I was doing six hours a day. After a few months your body really canít take that anymore, so come Christmas time I was considering getting a zimmer frame (walker) when I went back to Scotland, or getting a wheel chair to get some rest. I have a lot of aches and pains and Iím looking forward to the rest.Ē
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