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Gerard Butler Escapes Death

Gerard Butler, an inexperienced surfer, was filming scenes for his movie Of Men and Mavericks at the famed San Francisco surf spot Mavericks over the weekend when he was hit by a series of huge waves. He was in the water with pro surfers Greg Long, Zach Wormhoudt and Peter Mel.

The crew was steering clear of some 15-foot waves when a much larger set broke in front of them. Gerard was held underwater for two waves and washed through rocks. An onlooker said Gerard “had that 100-yard-stare that surfers get after a near-death experience.”

Way to put an amateur surfer into one of the most dangerous surf spots in the country. Let me guess, for his next movie, Gerard will play Bear Grylls and they’ll just drop him in the middle of the Amazon jungle with a shoot of bamboo and a canteen. Though they’ll be nice enough to pre-fill the canteen with pee.

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