NEW YORK -- Olympus Has Fallen is all violent action and hand-to-hand combat, and as the star, Gerard Butler is jumping through hoops for most of the film.
There's no down time when you're trying to rescue the President from terrorists.
How much training did the actor have to do to take on this brutally physical role?
"None," says Butler, deadpan. "I just went in and did it. That's how bad-ass I am." And then he laughs madly.
"I've always wanted to say that! I did nothing! I just said the lines!"
Gerard Butler, 43, is funny, taller than you imagine and -- if you only know him from movies such as The Ugly Truth, Playing For Keeps or The Bounty Hunter -- far more interesting than you might assume.
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