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Watch: Gerard Butler Goes Full On 300 While Visiting Sparta

Watch: Gerard Butler Goes Full On 300 While Visiting Sparta

Demented fantasy action move 300 is remembered for precisely two things: ridiculously jacked men fighting relentlessly while wearing very little, and Gerard Butler’s King Leonidas kicking an emissary of the advancing warlord Xerxes into a well after the man demands submission, declaring “This! Is! Sparta!” in his distinctively broad West of Scotland accent.

The actor recently had a chance to reference his notorious role upon a visit to the historic Greek city as part of the Torch Relay ahead of the Olympic Games to begin in July in Tokyo. The rest of the planned relay has now been cancelled on account of the risk of spreading the Coronavirus due to the crowds the event draws, with the viability of the Games themselves going ahead being currently uncertain, but assembled fans were left with a memorable moment as Butler spoke of the settlement’s synonymy with courage and heroism.

Gerard Butler in Sparta,

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