12:02 PM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 12/20/2011 10:50AM
Gerard Butler was pulled underwater and dragged over a rocky reef Sunday by a large set of waves while he was filming the surfing movie Of Men and Mavericks in Northern California.
The actor, 42, was taken to Stanford Medical Center dazed but not seriously injured, after being rescued by a safety patrolman, according to ESPN.com.
"[Butler] had that 100-yard stare that surfers get after a two-wave hold-down or near-death experience," reports ESPN.
Originally posted 11/16/2011 05:55AM
Gerard Butler may be in Santa Cruz, Calif., for work, but the actor took time to celebrate his 42nd birthday with friends in nearby San Francisco. Butler, who's filming the surfer movie Of Men and Mavericks, and his eight pals hit up the Redwood Room inside the Clift Hotel for their low-key bash – so low-key there was no singing or cake. Still, a source tells us, the actor was "in great spirits." – Jennifer Garcia
Originally posted 11/02/2011 05:55AM
Gerard Butler turned down alcohol (and food) while partying at Palihouse in L.A. at a bash for Los Angeles Confidential magazine's annual men's issue. But the ripped actor sure didn't abstain from the lovely ladies: He chatted up plenty of women while sipping SmartWater at the bash. – Jessica Wedemeyer
Originally posted 09/21/2011 10:00AM
A slimmed-down Gerard Butler settled in for a late and leisurely dinner at San Francisco's Redwood Room inside the Clift Hotel. The actor sipped soda water while his friends ordered some appetizers, including shrimp cocktail. Butler and his four friends generally enjoyed the scene – and even invited some patrons at the bar to join their table.
Originally posted 09/15/2011 10:50AM
He's been getting a lot of attention for his fluctuating body mass, but Gerard Butler says his recent weight loss is easily explained.
"I'm prepping for a surf movie," Butler, 41, told PEOPLE at a Machine Gun Preacher screening Tuesday in New York. "So I'm surfing every day for Mavericks."
For the role of mentor to surfer Jay Moriarity, Butler is combining his daily water sports with a cardio regimen and yoga, the tanned (and toned) star told E!.
Originally posted 09/09/2011 10:00AM
Originally posted 08/10/2011 05:45PM
It was obvious Gerard Butler had been losing some weight, but it wasn't until he shed his shirt after a charity soccer match that the extent of his efforts became clear.
Butler, 41, showed off his newly ripped abs and chiseled arms to go with his shock of blond hair Tuesday, all part of preparing for the surfing movie Mavericks, while also goofing for the camera by sticking out his tongue.
Not only does he look good, but it's helping his game. His team won 5-2 in a game benefiting Oxfam.
Originally posted 07/28/2011 06:00AM
Originally posted 06/08/2011 06:00AM
Originally posted 06/08/2011 06:00AM
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas headed out for a family dinner at SD26 in N.Y.C. with daughter Carys, 8, son Dylan, 10, – and two family friends. The whole group settled in for the meal, and the kids were very well-behaved, a source says. After the Italian meal, which included a cheese and meat course as well as salads and entrees, Dylan got up to explore the open kitchen and greet the chefs.
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