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Gerard Butler Recalls Near Death Surfing Accident - Watch!

Gerard Butler Recalls Near Death Surfing Accident - Watch!

Gerard Butler is all smiles as he leaves his hotel on Monday afternoon (October 22) in New York City.

Earlier in the day, the 42-year-old actor made an appearance on Good Morning America to chat about his new film Chasing Mavericks and recalled a near death surfing accident that occurred while filming.

“That’s crazy!” Gerard said while watching a clip of the accident. “Even when I see that it brings back memories. I was down and I just didn’t come back up, really. I started to think ‘wow I’m going to die making a movie.’”


Gerard Butler Recalls Near Death Surfing Accident – Watch!

FYI: Gerard is wearing an AllSaints leather shirt.

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48 Responses to “Gerard Butler Recalls Near Death Surfing Accident - Watch!”

  1. 1
    Why? Says:

    Why is he staying in a hotel when he has his beautiful loft to stay in?????

  2. 2
    fun Says:

    I feel sorry for him. I wish I had been his lifeguard. Btw what’s up to his hand lately? He’s always doing the cool thing.

  3. 3
    cupcake Says:

    Still looks good.

  4. 4
    TeaCakes Says:

    Bad hair dye job, IMO. Nice smile though.

  5. 5
    Gotta say Says:

    Other media will want interviews and press interviews are usually given in hotels.

  6. 6
    MARGO Says:

    Zhyrnyi Urod.

  7. 7
    maybe.. Says:

    ..he doesn’t want someone thinking that they can move into his home. Might give that person the wrong impression about how he considers their relationship..

  8. 8
    martinez Says:

    Good nice guy

  9. 9
    kelly Says:

    more threads but i dont mind as lond as i get to see that pretty smile looking good and sexy gerry cant wait to see more threads……

  10. 10
    Yet another thread Says:

    This is gonna get old real fast. I guess we can expect at least two new threads a day now.

  11. 11
    waves Says:

    Nice interview on GMA! He sounded great and looked ah-mazing. Loved the clip and that excellent footage of the huge wave(s). Good idea. Looking forward to seeing him on the other shows!

  12. 12
    The Noise In The Walls Says:

    Reading some of the reviews on Mavericks..Not bad Mr. Butler!! There are a few coming in…From the footage I’ve seen..looks like Gerry held his own when it came to surfing..! Hang Loose!!

  13. 13
    Why? Says:

    Isn;t that Jeanette Robinette behind him in one of the pics? I saw her quite alot in premiere shots.

  14. 14
    Totally Useless Information Says:

    Yes, that is Jeannia behind GB. Too bad he screwed that relationship up. I think she’s his ideal.

  15. 15
    janet Says:

    Jeannia is probably doing Gerry’s makeup for the press junket. She has traveled with him on press tours before as his makeup artist. He’s probably giving her work like he does all his friends.

  16. 16
    Why? Says:

    Or she is the only one that will put up with his ego concerning his looks.

  17. 17
    Crawdaddy Says:

    Jeannia, Nick, Amy and Alan all there. Guess it’s good that he has the team to back him up coast to coast.

  18. 18
    nyob Says:

    He has really looked nasty the last year or so, but he looks great here. Love the hair cut. I don’t know if that chick is his dating ideal, but he damn sure needs to keep her as his makeup artist. He looks a good 10 years younger with all his age spots covered and wrinkles plumped up. Pretty hot, even if the hotness will largely wash on in the shower.

  19. 19
    nyob Says:

    oops . . .wash “off” not “on”

  20. 20
    JoAnneJay Says:

    I can’t believe that this the same person that is in those photos from France! He looks so much happier, fresh and relaxed.
    Either he was majorly jet lagged in France or……dare I say? He looks better without macaroni……

  21. 21
    Cara Says:

    No matter what anyone thinks of him. Thank God nothing serious happened and he is fine.

  22. 22
    Polly Says:

    @nyob:
    I was going to mention that. Everyone ooo-ing and ah-ing about his looks in that last two days forget that he’s having his hair and wardrobe professionally styled and he’s wearing a ton of make-up. Studios send people to attend press events and provide the actors with professional styling teams to make sure they look good for red carpets and premieres. Once all that washes off, he’s going to go back to looking like the middle-aged guy he usually does, who is showing his 40+ years and then some.

  23. 23
    DocP Says:

    Can you ever get to much of Gerry?? Naw, I love seeing his smiling face. I just hope he doesn’t get run down with all the appearances scheduled for the next couple of weeks.

  24. 24
    Lady Maverick Says:

    @JoAnneJay:
    What?
    I think he looked good and happy in France. He was all smiles during his lunch and when he was eating alone. what was he supposed to do? Giggle to himself for no reason?
    He’ll talk about MG if asked. If Kelly doesn’t ask him about his love life then we can safely assume that he’s put a moratorium on those questions because after the Vanity Fair photos, he can now see how much pap intrusion he’s going to get because they are both high profile.
    @Polly:
    I agree. He looks alright without a stylist but he looks hot with one lol!

  25. 25
    Alina Says:

    Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
    more pics
    http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?contractUrl=2&language=en-US&family=editorial&p=gerard+butler&assetType=image

  26. 26
    Lady Maverick Says:

    @Alina:
    Thanks for sharing!
    He looks amazing. So relaxed and totally in his element.

  27. 27
    justsayin'too Says:

    He looks great with the short hair and thicker body. He looks so much more masculine not to mention healthier. I think he is just a big guy and trying to be so skinny this past year just made him look sick. If it is his stylist then he needs to keep them on the payroll because he doesn’t even look like the same guy a few days ago.

  28. 28
    Michelle Says:

    He’s very handsome. He does seem to have a hard time articulating himself. He rambles a lot. I think he likes attention but also feels someone awkward. I really don’t know what people want from him, he’s just a person.

  29. 29
    Trying to figure it out Says:

    Have to wait until tomorrow night to watch Jimmy Fallon, we are behind the power curve here.

    I also saw another trailer for CM, the 10 seconds to make a decision one; it seems like they are aiming for a younger, possibly surfer dude target audience.

  30. 30
    Bubble Soccer Says:

    Gerry playing Bubble Soccer on Jimmy Fallon! Gerry scores in the funniest way anyone has ever done it!
    http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/blogs/2012/10/bubble-soccer-with-gerard-butler-ghostface-and-the-rza/

  31. 31
    cupcake Says:

    Ladies bubble soccer with gerry the funniest thing i’ve ever seen.

  32. 32
    Kace Says:

    Hahaha that was hilarious! Ingenious way to score :P

  33. 33
    maybe.. Says:

    That was hilarious! Who thinks of these games? I want a job like that.. :)

  34. 34
    NEW THREAD Says:

    Check it out!

  35. 35
    LOL Says:

    The GMA interview wasn’t anything great. It was mostly about the world of surfing, and if you are not a surfer, you don’t have that much use for it. He had the best interviews when discussing LAC, 300, the phantom, and Attila. Even interviews related to MGP are not that great, but of course better than this. Also, I didn’t think he looked that good. His touch up is horrid and made his face look weird, and his hair is a bit unkept, although he looks better in some pics.
    .
    I’m not sure I’ll see this film, but maybe BF and I will go see it anyway. I think Playing for Keeps is going to be a much better, more touching movie. I can appreciate more a story about a man trying to be close to his son, wanting to bond with him, and to reconnect with his beautiful wife once again. We need lots of reconciliation in our relationships. It seems more important than a surfing movie, although I am sure the sights of Santa Cruz must be breathtaking in the film, and I heard the sound track is great too. So will see. I might see it if BF is interested.

  36. 36
    LOL Says:

    @Trying to figure it out:
    “I must admit he looks good here; not surprised he didn’t mention a certain person during the interview though. I never watched it, just read the comment.”
    .
    They didn’t ask him about that certain person, so what do you think he’s going to do, bring her up out of the blue? He doesn’t have a great need to speak about his GF so that you old lonely ladies get satisfying info on her. Get a grip on reality.

  37. 37
    LOL Says:

    @He’s Fine : ):
    “He is looking delicious here. What difference a good night’s sleep can make. He has probably had a tiresome couple of weeks with a lot of travel and business going on. That’s why he looked a little haggard in a couple of the pap photos we saw.
    He looks relaxed here : )
    Spending time with his family must have made a big difference.”
    .
    You must be seeing things. He was at a party in LA Sunday night and was flying all night to be in the studio bright and early. I think it’s why he looked a bit off. Most of you old hags like to see things that fits your narrative. It’s not even rooted in reality.

  38. 38
    LOL Says:

    @Seriously:
    “I don’t agree with the extend of fandom where a person feels the need to travel the world over to follow their idol, but having said that, Moira is a very kind, sweet person. She never oversteps her bounds and Gerry is appreciative of her loyalty. The image proves it as he is holding on to her arm, not the other way around.”

    .
    Well said. I often take Moira’s side when she gets trashed here, because like Gerry and the women he dates, Moira is the object of much jealousy for her ability to be at many Gerry events throughout the world. It’s obvious some of the posters on JJ hate her because of their jealousy.
    Moira is not a threat to Gerry, and is one of his best fans. He isn’t annoyed with her. ITAWY on this statement: “Next time you’re in the room with Gerry, ask him who he’d rather spend a few minutes with — Moira who he knows respects him or one of the vile people who spew hatred and venom on this site.” That’s exactly right.

  39. 39
    LOL Says:

    I see our vile and jealous Russian, Alina, has been on JJ posting her garbage nonstop since Saturday evening. I guess, she doesn’t have a life. That explains her great jealousy of MG.
    .
    @Alina, yous seem to know a lot about prostit/utes, do you have a p!mp yourself? How much do you charge for a BJ? Probably not a lot, being the cheap Russian you are.

  40. 40
    Alina Says:

    @LOL:
    BUL.LSHIT !!!!

  41. 41
    Aha.... Says:

    @Alina:
    don’t answer her, please. хрен с ней.

  42. 42
    Alina Says:

    @Aha….:
    Aha: )))))))))))))))))))))

  43. 43
    Jimmy Fallon Says:

    The interview was very boring because there wasn’t anything new or any opportunity for Gerard to be his old funny self like he used to be on talk shows where you never knew what was going to come out of his mouth. The soccer thing was totally a waste of time and stupid and not at all funny. Hopefully the rest of the appearances will be more interesting.

  44. 44
    angelsrock Says:

    @Jimmy Fallon:

    And that would be largely Jimmy’s fault. He asks the questions and he got right into CM. I thought it went fine. Jimmy had a lot of guests last night. Gerry just did the one take and then the bubble soccer. Do you really think the bubble soccer was Gerry’s idea?

  45. 45
    Can'tGetEnough Says:

    Good Morning JJer’s. Here’s a pic of GB from the Jimmy Fallon show and a pic from GMA:

    https://twitter.com/Bibingkaah/status/260617652475682817/photo/1/large
    .
    http://instagram.com/p/RGvFPtSqwO/

  46. 46
    Can'tGetEnough Says:

    Felix Baumgartner
    Meeting Gerard Butler
    Damned was that guy cool. We had a nice chat in the green room and we where sharing tattoos! Haha his of course was not real!!!
    .
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151328434863804&set=a.438276003803.225765.58427163803&type=1&theater

  47. 47
    Can'tGetEnough Says:

    A few pics from the Angel Ball:

    http://www.wireimage.com/search/#events?q=gerard%20butler/154681319&ep=1/60/1&s=3
    .
    Jaclyn Sciara @JaclynSciara
    Me and Gerald butler just chillen

    http://twitter.com/JaclynSciara/status/260354372465201153/photo/1/large

  48. 48
    Probably Says:

    @Why?: Maybe MG is holding his place hostage. “Marry me or give me more publicity “

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