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Gerard Butler ditches 'Point Break' remake

Gerard Butler ditches 'Point Break' remake

LOS ANGELES, May 6 (UPI) -- Gerard Butler has opted out of Alcon's remake of the 1991 surfer film, Point Break, which was due to start filming in in late June.
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Lena Headey 'hit a couple of guys in the nuts' while filming '300: Rise of an Empire'

Lena Headey 'hit a couple of guys in the nuts' while filming '300: Rise of an Empire'

LOS ANGELES, March 6 (UPI) -- Lena Headey learned to fight like a warrior while prepping for the upcoming film, "300: Rise of an Empire," but her training didn't always go as planned.
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Gerard Butler may star in 'Point Break' remake

Gerard Butler may star in 'Point Break' remake

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Gerard Butler is in final negotiations to star in the remake of the 1991 Keanu Reeves-Patrick Swayze movie, "Point Break," the Hollywood Reporter said.
A 'Point Break' remake is still happening, possibly with Gerard Butler

A 'Point Break' remake is still happening, possibly with Gerard Butler

Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Gerard Butler is reportedly in talks to play Patrick Swayze's character.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013.
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'Croods' captures top box office spot ... Politician balks at $5M for Tonight Show ... Swinton puts on performance piece at MoMA ... Gucci Mane wanted for alleged assault ... News from United Press International.

'Croods' captures top box office spot

LOS ANGELES, March 24 (UPI) -- "The Croods," an animated feature with the voices of Nicolas Cage and Emma Stone, hit the No. 1 box office spot during the weekend with $44.7 million.

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'Argo,' Lee, Lawrence, Hathaway win top Oscars ... Christina Applegate and Martyn LeNoble get married ... Channing Tatum's wife to give birth in London ... Oprah appears in Kimmel's star-studded trailer for faux 'Movie: The Movie 2V' sequel ... News from United Press International.
Oprah appears in Kimmel's star-studded trailer for faux 'Movie: The Movie 2V' sequel

Oprah appears in Kimmel's star-studded trailer for faux 'Movie: The Movie 2V' sequel

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Oprah Winfrey appeared in the star-studded trailer for "Movie: The Movie 2V," which premiered during Jimmy Kimmel's after-Oscars special in Los Angeles.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012.
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Hughes' 'Motor City' filming delayed

HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Producers said they delayed the shooting of director Albert Hughes' "Motor City" because the March 31 deadline for film delivery could not be met.
Gerard Butler tees up new action movie

Gerard Butler tees up new action movie

HOLLYWOOD, March 17 (UPI) -- Gerard Butler says he is developing a new action movie about a terrorist threat to the White House.
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Gerard Butler discharged from rehab

Gerard Butler discharged from rehab

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Gerard Butler's manager says the Scottish actor was discharged Friday from the Betty Ford Center in California.
Gerard Butler 'fine' after surf mishap

Gerard Butler 'fine' after surf mishap

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Gerard Butler's publicist says the Scottish actor is "fine" after he was knocked down by a wave while shooting a scene for his new surfing film in California.
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American actress Jennifer Aniston and British actor Gerard Butler attend the premiere of "The Bounty Hunter" at Vue, Leicester Square in London on March 11, 2010. UPI/Rune Hellestad
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Gerard James Butler (born 13 November 1969) is a Scottish actor who has appeared on film, stage, and television. A trained lawyer, Butler turned to acting in the mid-1990s with small roles in productions such as the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), which he followed with steady work on television, most notably in the American miniseries Attila (2001). He garnered critical acclaim for his breakthrough work as the lead in Joel Schumacher's 2004 film adaptation of the musical The Phantom of the Opera. In 2007, Butler gained worldwide recognition through his portrayal of King Leonidas in the film 300. Since then, he has appeared in projects including P.S. I Love You (2007), Nim's Island (2008), RocknRolla (2008), The Ugly Truth (2009), Gamer (2009), Law Abiding Citizen (2009), The Bounty Hunter (2010), and as a voice actor in How to Train Your Dragon (2010).

Butler was born in Glasgow, Scotland, the youngest of three children of Margaret and Edward Butler, a bookie. He was brought up in a strict Roman Catholic family. Butler spent the first few years of his life in Montreal, Quebec, before the family returned to live in Scotland.

In London, Butler held a series of odd jobs until being cast by actor and director Steven Berkoff (who later appeared alongside him in Attila (2001)) in a stage production of Coriolanus. He was cast as Ewan McGregor's character Renton in the stage adaptation of Trainspotting, the same play that had inspired him to become an actor. His film debut was as Billy Connolly's character's younger brother in Mrs. Brown (1997).

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