Playing for Keeps - Review

The most interesting thing about Gerard Butler is that he has spent his career as a Hollywood star avoiding any roles that even remotely resemble the one that actually made him a star. In 300, Butler played the Spartan King Leonidas as an epic hero archetype with the volume turned up to 11, all nonstop speeches and granite abs. Since then, Butler has veered between two personalities: The brutish sociopaths of Gamer and Law Abiding Citizen, and the brutish-but-supposedly-lovable cads ofThe Ugly Truth and The Bounty Hunter. (The lone exception came in Ralph Fiennes' little-seen Coriolanus, where Butler gave good Shakespeare as a Leonidas-esque tormented warlord.) Read More...,,20654400,00.html


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