Posted on Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:15 AM PDT
Great to see Gerard Butler smiling for a change!
Just yesterday, we caught a glimpse of the sexy star looking a bit rough while dining solo in the South of France.
Wearing jeans and a rockin' a brown leather jacket at last night's LA premiere for Chasing Mavericks, Gerard greeted his fans with a big grin ... ear to ear.
While filming the surfing flick, Butler suffered serious injuries while catching waves. As a result, the actor says he became addicted to painkillers.
Let's hope all the drama is behind him! See which other celebs hit the red carpet in our gallery below.
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