Why Gerard Butler doesn't get many movie offers anymore
Scottish actor Gerard Butler first came to the attention of the masses as King Leonidas in the 2007 war epic 300, bursting onto the Hollywood scene in a blur of muscle and blood. Zack Snyder's take on Frank Miller's popular graphic novel became a huge hit, with audiences digging the unique style of action and the finely crafted physiques of Leonidas and his Spartan warriors. That said, much of the acclaim seemed to come with a disclaimer that warned against heaping too much praise on the cast, Butler in particular. The real test would come after 300, when the leading man would be forced to cover up his pecks and do some actual acting. Unfortunately for Butler, it didn't quite pan out that way — and here's why.