Eckhart a tough prez in 'Olympus'

Aaron Eckhart in "Olympus Has Fallen."

Aaron Eckhart in "Olympus Has Fallen."

Liz Braun, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:43 PM ET

NEW YORK -- After 20 years and some three dozen movies, Aaron Eckhart still manages to fly under the radar.

Eckhart, 45, has played every type of role -- good guy, bad guy, heartthrob, comic book villain -- and now he's playing the President of the United States in Olympus Has Fallen. The movie, directed by Antoine Fuqua, co-stars Gerard Butler as a secret service agent and Melissa Leo as the Secretary of Defense; Eckhart and Leo are taken hostage by North Korean terrorists and tortured while Washington, D.C is under attack.

Even though Butler is the hero of the piece, Eckhart made sure the president got his licks in.

 


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