King Leonidas was in ‘Dracula 2000′ and ‘Tomb Raider 2?’

Category: 300 News | Posted by: DaisyMay
Article Date: March 15, 2007 | Publication: Hero Hunt | Author: Jonathon
Publication/Article Link:http://www.herohunt.com/news/movie-news/king-leonidas-was-in-dracula-2000-and-tomb-raider-2.html

Everyone agrees that Gerard Butler’s just gave a star making performance in ‘300.’ But where did he come from? While I was sitting there watching ‘300,’ I couldn’t help but feel that he looked very familiar. I also detected a Scottish accent, which I thought was funny, since he was playing a legendary Greek King.

So as soon as I got home I searched for his profile on IMDB. It turns out I had seen him before… in ‘Tomb Raider 2.’ He also played Dracula in ‘Dracula 2000.’ Really?

Yep. It’s not really that surprising though. Everybody knows, “you have to do a lot of crap before they put you in anything good.” And, while he was phenomenal as Leonidas, I actually liked him in ‘Tomb Raider’ as well. I don’t think ‘Tomb Raider’ did well at the box office, but I liked it. And I liked his character a lot in that movie. And for him at that time, starring opposite Angelina Jolie was probably a freaking big deal.

Anyway, I don’t think he will have any problem landing roles now. He just needs to worry about choosing the right roles. ‘Tomb Raider 3′ anyone? Not likely… his character was killed at the end of the last one.