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Gerard Butler - "Men's Health" October 2008

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Gerard Butler is on FIYAH in the October 2008 issue of Men’s Health. Sizzle. Here’s what the 38-year-old Scottish stud had to say:

On becoming an actor after seeing a stage production of Trainspotting in 1995: “A week later, I packed my bags and moved to London to become an actor. I had no connections, no experience, no training, and no prospects. Everybody was laughing at me. Everybody was thinking I’d just messed up my whole career.”

On changing careers to acting: “I know that changing careers was what I needed to do. But what the hell was I thinking? You have to understand that I was completely out of control. If I hadn’t been so lost and insane, I’d still be a lawyer. Misery is a sign that something is wrong, that your life is in need of some big changes. I knew moving to London was a huge risk. But I said to myself, I’m aiming for the stars. I’ll worry about the details later.”

On achieving success: “I haven’t had a drink in more than 10 years. That’s when everything changed for me. That’s when I learned what had to be done to succeed and be happy in life.”

On the success of the movie 300: “You come out of that movie so pumped up, so ready to die for your friends or your country or anything. Like, ‘I will fight for my parking space! I will kill. This is my parking space!’”

On his love for Scotland: “I love everything about the Scottish people – their warmth, their humor, their potential for violence. Nobody from Glasgow goes into acting. You were seen as weird if you wanted to be an actor. But I didn’t mind. It’s just what I wanted to do.”

Gerry‘s upcoming Guy Ritchie-directed movie RocknRolla hits theaters this Halloween (Friday, October 31).

Click inside for Mr. Butler’s four-step plan for beating stress…

GERARD BUTLER’S FOUR-STEP PLAN FOR BEATING STRESS

1. Let go of what you can’t control – “I have a very complex process for taking the pressure off myself. It starts with me saying, ‘I can only do what I can do.’”

2. Don’t hold back with the stuff you can control – “When I’m working, that’s on my mind all the time, the faith that has been granted to me by people, the money that has been spent. It seems the best thing I can do to honor it is to work my butt off.”

3. Make time for R&R – Rest and Recreation – “I don’t want to abuse my success, so I don’t go out partying all the time. I try to get as much rest as I can.” “When I’m working in a new place, I’m always thinking, Okay, where are the trails? Where can I go hiking and running?”

4. Remember where you started – “I try to love where I am and what I’m doing. I see it as an honor to do what I do for a living.”

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  • A Greek

    HOOOOOTTTT

  • gerrys wife

    he is the father of my future children!! lol
    hes is perfection!

  • r.

    Lmao. What a great sense of humor to go along with the sexiness. “I will fight for my parking space!” – haha, awesome.

  • noyb

    What a nice piece of man. Yum.

  • Dana Dexter

    OMG! This guy just makes my heart thump! He is so laid back yet so determind i just love it, he is what a man is and every man should be.

  • this bitch

    hot

  • wow

    I have a huge crush on this man.

  • wow

    He was a hot young lawyer but changed careers to be an actor. Lucky lucky us. Is he really dating Jennifer Aniston like Laney suggests?

  • wow

    He will turn 40 next year.
    This is the guy to watch..I’m telling you.

  • scottdavis0676

    Ugly as hell, but seems like a nice bloke. I sure as hell wouldn’t want to look like him!

  • hot hot hot

    I didn’t think I would like anybody as much as Brad Pitt., but this guy is getting close.

  • Hot Gerry

    He comes across as very warm and friendly and funny in interviews.

  • Flisbeth

    I just luve looking at this man

  • Nikki G.

    GOD i love him!

  • Marisa Rodrigues

    He is real, like us. Very hot. The hotest man in the world to me.

  • where are my manners?

    Jared- Thanks for this Gerard Butler thread.

  • sexy Gerard
  • sexy Gerard
  • really

    His cock is not big, I was disappointed.

  • hot Scott
  • tvc

    He is six years younger than Brad.

  • les

    Wow #22 thanks for clearing that up!

  • Bailey

    Yes please.

  • Dancer

    Is he the actor that has had plastic surgery and loves it? If so, good job! Looks hot.

  • Bailey

    Sorry I just had to come back..

    *poof*

  • Bailey

    And no Dancer.

    Gerry has has no plastic surgery!

  • portuguese

    my god hes very very very very hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooot

  • Jules

    He is HOT HOT HOT!! I would fall to my knees and worship this guy.

  • h

    He better get the sexiest man alive honor soon! He’s so ridiculously hot and really down to earth. I <3 him

  • shoes4life

    Sorry girls, I am his wife to be! Little Gerard Jr. & Gerrica are counting on me! HAHAHAHA!!

    He is one fine specimen of a man and just from interviews I have read from him he seems big hearted, geniune, & very smart.

    Please Lord let my dreams of Gerry come true!!

  • tiabia

    Honestly, how can one NOT love this man!!! He’s a man in a world of boys!!! LOVE HIM

  • Rita

    “I will fight for my parking space!” HAHAHAHAHA
    I LOVE HIM

  • idiot

    shoes4life, get a fuucking life.

  • shoes4life

    To idiot: I have a life a great life! It is obvious you are miserable with yours to come on a blog and bash an unknown person because they are having a little fun on the internet.

    Have a great day!

    A smile a day keeps the hate away.

  • Kada

    I’m soooo glad he changed careers. The one celebrity who should do a sex tape.

  • Justine

    His birthday is in November (born in 1969). He is going to be 39 this year. In 2009, he will turn 40. He’s come a long way since his law career and will go even further as an actor. I can’t wait to see RocknRolla, Game, The Ugly Truth and Law Abiding Citizen. He is my secret love ;-)

  • Spicylily,bkk Thailand

    He is my second favorite HUNKY wiith a brain.
    Of course, my number one is Brad Pitt.

    And I will never believe that he will ever bother dating the rom com lady,…………………. 39.5 y/o Jennifer Aniston.
    After Brad Pitt left…., Vince Vaugn left…., Paul Sculfour left….., and
    John Mayer left ……………

    Jerard can get so much better though……….

  • teeth fixed

    Look it up

  • lonestar

    Exactly what a man should be.

  • wHAT’S HIS DEAL?

    Seriously….What is this guy’s deal? I don’t get him. Very flaky. Like he goes to India to go find himself? What…is he lost. Typical hollywood self interest. Like the world revolves around his issues…good looks, supposedly smart, lots of money, too much time on his hands.

    He is like a Ken doll. An empty shell and when he talks it is all this crap about himself. He doesn’t want to fall in love with a woman. He is too in love with himself.

  • Holly golightly

    His sartorial splendor in the cover photo is dazzling. Man looks lovely in black Varvatos henley and Boss trousers. Hope he got to keep them as a welcome addition to his wardrobe.

    Like the hair too.

    Way to go fella! Stick with the healthy routine.

  • Holly

    Never really noticed him before, but I saw this mag in my local CVS today and bought it. Something very very very sexy and hot about this guy. I hear he has a hot scottish accent. I am going to have to start paying attention. I love the article. The pics are just off the charts. WOW!!!

  • captainjaneway

    Even though he has a swearing problem, he is too good to be true.

  • nina

    I hope him and Jennifer Aniston are a real deal…they would be great together…men like Pitt just make you think that you shouldn’t have falllen in love with them, cause they’re just too much in love with themselves…he found a perfect person for him though, Angie, is his soulmate…I really do think that…wish them all the happiness they deserve…

  • macordovil

    Gerry’s scottish accent is delicious. This man is so special!!!
    I love him! Thanks, JJ…
    Ma,

    I just love this man…
    Thanks, JJ…

  • http://www.mallpros.com/zimmerman Tracy

    Justine he was born in 1968 not 69 and the rumor mills are going again because Jennifer has been seen sporting a ring on her wedding finger sparking rumors she is not broken up with John after all and that they may be actually engaged (so who knows for sure) but I don’t think Gerard is with her

  • http://www.mallpros.com/zimmerman Tracy

    Hey, Really, his what disappointed you?

  • http://yahoo.com lonewolf

    #44-Nina, sorry its another rumor, just like the Cameron DIaz/Gerry Butlerone-sameplace-same time. Here ya go for interesting reading:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26762822/

    Jennifer Aniston, Gerard Butler: Nothing going on there
    It was the thigh touch heard ’round the world. Gerard Butler allegedly had his hand on Jennifer Aniston’s thigh during a Sept. 7 party at the Toronto International Film Festival, and the alleged grazing sparked rumors the two are dating.

    But a source says the relationship is all business for now. Butler, who’s been linked to Cameron Diaz, is interested in “working with Jen, but nothing more,” Us Weekly reports.

    An Aniston source confirms a similar sentiment to Us. “She and Gerard met for two minutes in Toronto. It was just a brief hello.”

  • http://yahoo.com lonewolf

    #44-Nina- The Jennifer/Gerard issue is a rumor, it is just like the Cameron/Gerard issue (not sure if issue is the word, cant think of the right one) same place/same time…. here is a mag insurp…

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26762822/

    Jennifer Aniston, Gerard Butler: Nothing going on there
    It was the thigh touch heard ’round the world. Gerard Butler allegedly had his hand on Jennifer Aniston’s thigh during a Sept. 7 party at the Toronto International Film Festival, and the alleged grazing sparked rumors the two are dating.

    But a source says the relationship is all business for now. Butler, who’s been linked to Cameron Diaz, is interested in “working with Jen, but nothing more,” Us Weekly reports.

    An Aniston source confirms a similar sentiment to Us. “She and Gerard met for two minutes in Toronto. It was just a brief hello.”

    Peace.

    LW

  • http://yahoo.com lonewolf

    Nina (#44) go to http://www.msnbc.msn.com for a Gerard/Jennifer update-its like with Cameron/Gerard…same place, same time.