Gerard Butler Prepares to be a Spartan for 300
Scottish actor Gerard Butler put himself through a brutal work-out regimen for his role as King Leonidas, leader of a 300-strong army of Spartans in the upcoming adaptation of Frank Miller's graphic novel 300:
"We would do a lot of circuit training using a lot of primitive tools like kettle bells, medicine balls, rings and huge elastic things which attached to the wall. You would have to run and then stop and hold. I also worked with the stunt people in an non-air conditioned warehouse and that was like an oven inside. That was the stuff that really made you sweat. I was pretty much naked and the floor would be soaking wet with our sweat."
And here's Butler's finished product:
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