A huge wave can be seen crashing over butler s head, leaving him trapped beneath the water for almost a minute under he goes. Chasing mavericks is the inspirational true story of real life surfing phenom jay moriarity played by newcomer jonny weston when 15 year old jay discovers that the mythic mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on earth, is not only real, but exists just miles from his santa cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend frosty hesson played by gerard butler to train him to. The film is a biopic, about the life of surfer jay moriarity, and his journey to learn to surf, and his training to surf mavericks, massive swells that only break off the coast at certain times. Gerard butler was mentored by bigwave surfer grant washburn. Gerard butler admitted to hospital after mavericks surfing. Chasing mavericks dvd, based on a true story, starring gerard butler hardcover january 1, 2012 by gerard butler author. He is inspired by a local legend that surfs a forty foot wave called, mavericks. Frosty wrote the book as a mix of an autobiography and a tribute to jay moriarity, a fellow surfer and exceptional friend. The book is a memoir filled with hessons lifeaffirming lessons and described his experience mentoring jay moriarity. Gma gerard butler on chasing mavericks 22 oct 2012.
Gerard butler almost made for his art in the film chasing mavericks, which opens friday. In october 2012 frosty hesson published making mavericks with zola books. It was the final film directed by hanson before his death in 2016. It encourages us to live every moment to the fullest, to not let the disappointments or obstacles of. Oct 18, 2012 actor gerard butler has revealed his rehab agony and set the record straight over rumours of his alcoholism.
Chasing mavericks dvd, based on a true story, starring gerard butler gerard butler on. In october 2012, frosty hesson published making mavericks with zola books. Despite extensive training, both jay moriarity and frosty hesson challenge the. Interview with gerard butler, who plays frosty in chasing mavericks. Chasing mavericks tells of moriaritys discovery of surfing as a child and his training, as a teen, to surf the maverick waves in santa cruz. The final 1520 minutes of the film, packed with stunning visuals and a gripping background score, keep you on the edge of your seat. Chasing mavericks is a true story about a young surfer named jay moriarity. Chasing mavericks, is the invigorating true story of young jay moriarity and his search. Day 3 without a doubt, gerard butler is the perfect specimen in regards to a man who looks infinitely better with the addition of a beard. Surf images blog surfing news, photography, contest, gossip.
Jul 04, 20 the surfing adventure film chasing mavericks represents a milestone of sorts in the career of its star gerard butler. The surfing adventure film chasing mavericks represents a milestone of sorts in the career of its star gerard butler. When 15 year old jay discovers that the mythic mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on earth, is not only real, but exists just miles from his santa cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend frosty hesson played by gerard butler to train him. Gerard butler faced death while filming surfing movie orange. The unofficial biography of jay moriarity, and in the movie chasing mavericks. In 1987, an 8yearold boy in santa cruz, california named jay moriarity is saved from drowning by his next. Gerard butler talked on good morning america about his new film chasing mavericks, out on oct 26. The ruggedly handsome scotsman started his professional life as a lawyer, but dissatisfaction and selfdoubt led him down the dangerous road of alcoholism. He falls into the ocean by accident and is saved by an older more experienced surfer frosty hesson played by gerard butler. Jay has a runaway father and a depressed, possibly drunk. Gerald butler surfs legendary waves hesson, on the other hand, has a supportive wife abigail spencer and a young family also requiring his attention. See more ideas about chasing mavericks, gerard butler and butler. Gerard butler admitted to hospital after mavericks surfing stunt went wrong gerard butler was rushed to hospital after escaping death in a surfing stunt, it was revealed yesterday. While chasing mavericks tells of the deep bond between moriarty and hesson, it is also one based on fact.
He trains with this surfer to chase after mavericks. Oct 26, 2012 so audiences hear at the end of chasing mavericksa sobering reminder that jay moriarity, the one who in the real world became a young surfing icon, died at the age of 22. When im 80 and sagging all over, i can tell my grandkids, look, when i was a lad, people magazine thought i was sexy. Gerard butler, in full gerard james butler, born november, 1969, glasgow, scotland, scottish actor, distinguished by his rugged masculinity and charm, who often appeared as largerthanlife literary and historical figures butler grew up in paisley, scotland. Johnson20th century fox im guessing the draw for chasing mavericks is the surfing. Oct 25, 2012 gerard butler plays a yoda on a surf board. The outstanding bigwave footage proves more credible than the overfamiliar dramatics in chasing mavericks, an earnest account of how jay moriarity became a northern california teen surfing legend before his divingaccident death at age 22. Jay enlists the reluctant help of his neighbour, the aptly named frosty gerard butler. In october 2012, frosty hesson published making mavericks with zola. Gerard butler, shown at the premiere of his new movie chasing. Its sweet, gentle, and affably modest, but chasing mavericks is ultimately pulled under by an unconvincing script and a puzzling lack of energy. Chasing mavericks was released on dvd and bluray disc on february 26, 20. Chasing mavericks is the inspirational true story of real life surfing phenom jay moriarity played by newcomer jonny weston. Gerard butler surfs legendary waves i was super fortunate, says weston.
The storyline did feel a little disneyish at times, but not in a bad way. Chasing mavericks is a bythenumbers tribute the boston. Gerard butler left and jonny weston in a scene from chasing mavericks. Frosty hesson is best know as jays mentor, and throughout the book frosty splices in sentences written in italics that are pieces of advice he gave jay and is now passing. Gerard butler certainly looks the part of a grizzled surfer in the trailer for new movie chasing mavericks, the film where a devastating surf accident on set nearly cost him his life. Chasing mavericks now available for purchase here gerard butler frosty hesson, elisabeth shue kristy moriarity leven rambin kim moriarity and hollywood newcomer jonny weston jay moriarity star in this inspiring true story of courage and friendship the whole family will love.
The ending gets a bit emotional and more or less, covers up for the intermittent flaws. The 42yearold scot checked into the betty ford centre in february for three weeks. Chasing mavericks is a wellmade movie about a young man with a burning desire to surf some insanely huge waves. Actor gerard butler has revealed his rehab agony and set the record straight over rumours of his alcoholism. Chasing mavericks gerard butler on accident on set hollywood. A motorcycle crash nearly killed him, and a few box office bombs nearly killed his career. See more ideas about gerard butler, butler and actor gerard butler. Johnson20th century fox jay wants to ride a maverick, and for education turns to a crusty ex. Chasing mavericks is meant to be an inspirational story, and it is one. Chasing mavericks rides waves of mentorship, authenticity. And no, i am not going to try and ride a mavericks wave now.
While training, frosty encourages jay to write essays to focus on the task. He trained with frosty played by gerard butler, a grizzled old surfer who knows the ropes, and knows how to surf and survive the mavericks. Chasing mavericks gerard butler on accident on set. The ruggedly handsome scotsman started his professional life as a lawyer, but dissatisfaction and selfdoubt. Gerard butler flashes the shaka sign on the red carpet at the premiere of his new film chasing mavericks on thursday october 18 at the pacific theaters at.
Chasing mavericks dvd, based on a true story, starring. Oct 22, 2012 gerard butler talked on good morning america about his new film chasing mavericks, out on oct 26. The movie has positive messages about hard work, perseverance and looking out for others, but the choice of what to pursue is hard for the average person to appreciate. Watch the chasing mavericks movie trailer for the film starring gerard butler and jonny weston. I got to partake in all that soccer training and work with great soccer, um. Chasing mavericks catches legendary surfers training. Chasing mavericks true story real jay moriarity, frosty hesson. The story of chasing mavericks isnt just about the surf but one of the human spirit as well. It was a touching and inspiring movie that i highly recommend. As the wave comes towards him gerard wipes out and is. How action star gerard butler got back in the saddle. At the beginning and end of the inspirational surfing movie chasing mavericks, the americanized voice of gerard butler proclaims that the. Gerard butler does a fine job in the role as the sage surfer mentor. Chasing mavericks gerard butler dot net officially.
In interviews the real frosty, who wrote a book about mavericks, seems a jovial. Gerard butler shows off his surf skills in trailer for. Gerard butler gerard james butler born in paisley scotland on november day before my birthday. Sold by amzn everyday deals and ships from amazon fulfillment. The older surfer, played by gerard butler at his most gruffly charming, has a job roofing a gorgeous wife abigail spencer and a growing family. Gerard butler chasing mavericks interview collider. Star of the hit film 300 and gamer, gerard butler plays the role of the father. Oct 25, 2012 c hasing mavericks follows the trueenough and tragic story of jay moriarity jonny weston, the hugely talented surfer who died in 2001 from a freediving accident in the maldives, one day before his 23rd birthday. Gerard butler quoted to susan johnston in interview, july, 2002. Gerard butler and jonny weston deliver fine performances.
Matienzos story appears in matt warshaws book mavericks. Were moved to enjoy the inspirational bent of moriaritys teenage years as he learns from legendary california surfer frosty. Gerard butler faced death while filming surfing movie. Oct 22, 2017 gerard butler has had an eventful life. For an indepth look at the iconic northern california big wave break, get inside maverick s. Chasing mavericks wikimili, the best wikipedia reader. Chasing mavericks catches legendary surfers training days. This book was good but it didnt get exciting until the ending. Despite extensive training, both jay moriarity and frosty hesson challenge the odds when they take their boards to the ocean. The scottish actor, who stars as reallife surfer frosty hesson in chasing mavericks, described his surfing skills as nonexistent before he. Gerard butler, shown at the premiere of his new movie chasing mavericks, plays the mentor of legendary bigwave surfer jay moriarity gerard butler and jonny weston play surfers frosty hesson and. Gerard butler as frosty hesson and jonny weston as jay moriarity in chasing mavericks. Unlike the 12week training program depicted in the movie, the real frosty hesson.
Chasing mavericks is a 2012 american biographical drama film directed by curtis hanson and. The movie tells the story of legendary big wave surfer jay moriarity and his mentor rick frosty hesson, who teaches him how to surf mavericks, a california surfing location that is home to some of the biggest waves in the. See more ideas about jay moriarity, chasing mavericks and chasing mavericks quotes. Jul 27, 2012 gerard butler certainly looks the part of a grizzled surfer in the trailer for new movie chasing mavericks, the film where a devastating surf accident on set nearly cost him his life. A convincing gerard butler and freshfaced jonny weston team up for the story of. Surfing movie chasing mavericks is squeaky clean movie. Gerard butler quoted in people magazines sexiest man alive issue, november 29, 2004.763 104 1433 321 1284 355 334 302 486 1150 1087 471 197 894 1233 174 442 1256 95 127 210 1457 1343 153 95 222 630 184 274 934 285 204 216 196