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Gerard Butler - "Men's Health" October 2008

Gerard Butler -

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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And no Dancer.

Gerry has has no plastic surgery!

portuguese @ 09/16/2008 at 7:06 pm

my god hes very very very very hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooot

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

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

shoes4life @ 09/16/2008 at 7:53 pm

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!!

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

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

shoes4life, get a fuucking life.

shoes4life @ 09/16/2008 at 9:53 pm

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.

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

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 @ 09/16/2008 at 10:39 pm

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 @ 09/16/2008 at 11:23 pm

Look it up

Exactly what a man should be.

wHAT'S HIS DEAL? @ 09/16/2008 at 11:27 pm

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 @ 09/17/2008 at 2:18 am

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.

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 @ 09/17/2008 at 5:24 pm

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

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 @ 09/17/2008 at 7:34 pm

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

I just love this man…
Thanks, JJ…

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

Hey, Really, his what disappointed you?

#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.”

#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

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

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