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Entertainers of the Year: 25 Top Stars of 2007

Category: Misc./General Career News
Article Date: November 23, 2007 | Publication: Entertainment Weekly | Author: editors
Source: Entertainment Weekly

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2007'S MOST BUZZED ABOUT: GERARD BUTLER

WHY HIM Video stores are littered with the corpses of movies that tried to be Gladiator and failed. But this year, 300 got it right by spiking its ancient story line (the Spartan stand at the Battle of Thermopylae) with eye-candy F/X and giddy amounts of gore. With its jaw-dropping $71 million first weekend, 300 was the sleeper hit of the year. And Butler's turn as the impossibly muscled King Leonidas may be the most ferocious performance since Russell Crowe's Maximus. We don't throw praise like that around lightly. In other words: Yes, we were entertained. óChris Nashawaty

WHY ZACK SNYDER, DIRECTOR OF 300, IS BUZZING ABOUT GERARD BUTLER
''When Hollywood makes a movie, there's a pretty short list of actors you're supposed to talk to. Gerry wasn't on that list. What I liked about him was that he'd read the graphic novel and got what we were doing. It's not easy to stand in front of a greenscreen in a little leather outfit and not feel exposed, but he didn't care. No, I don't feel like I discovered Gerry, because if it wasn't my movie it would've been someone else's.''

 


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