If you’ve never seen Gerard Butler’s iconic ‘Spartan kick’ scene in the movie “300,” well, you’re in for a treat. [Scroll Down For Video]
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Butler recreated the scene for a group of Marines at Camp Pendleton earlier this month during a visit. According to the Marine Corps Times:
Gerard Butler was on base to promote his new movie, “London Has Fallen,” with a special screening for troops, but there was no side-stepping the lore of Leonidas, the Spartan king Butler brought to life in “300,” released in the U.S. in 2007 and set (loosely) to the battle at Thermopylae in 480 B.C.
Butler was treated to a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program demonstration, which included the front kick made famous when Leonidas taught a belligerent emissary a lesson in respect. The Marines then beckoned Butler to demonstrate the kick himself, and he did not disappoint.
Here are some videos of Butler’s visit to Pendleton, including the recreated Spartan kick.