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Gerard Butler Performed All His Own Stunts In ‘Olympus Has Fallen’

Wed, March 13, 2013 6:31pm EDT by Emily Longeretta 1 Comment
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At a screening of ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ on Monday, March 12, Gerard Butler explained that he always does his own stunts in his films, saying that ‘it makes a difference.’

Gerard Butler may not have known who Brandi Glanville was when he spent a romantic night with her, but he does know how to do his own stunts … and he’s pretty good at it.

Before the Mar. 11 screening for the new film Olympus Has Fallen, Gerard said he “always” does his own stunts. “I love that it’s me doing it. You can’t beat the actor actually performing those stunts because it makes a difference, and you can tell.”

In the film, Gerard plays Mike Banning, a former Presidential Guard who gets trapped in the White House during a terrorist attack and must defend the President, played by Aaron Eckhart. In training for the film, he worked alongside Navy SEALS, which he absolutely loved.

Gerard Butler’s Favorite People On Set Of ‘Olympus Has Fallen’?

“To be honest, my favorite people on set were the stuntmen and those guys [Navy Seals], because I have so much respect for them and what they do. One, how tough they are, how disciplined they are, and also how humble they are. They’re really good people and they just push me harder which is what I need for when I’m doing this sort of role.”

The screening was hosted by The Cinema Society with Roger Dubuis & Grey Goose at the Tribeca Grand, followed by a party at The Darby.

WATCH: ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ Official Trailer

— Emily Longeretta

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