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Gerard Butler Covers 'Men's Journal' April 2010

Gerard Butler Covers 'Men's Journal' April 2010

Gerard Butler mugs for the camera on the April 2010 cover of Men’s Journal magazine.

The 40-year-old Scottish actor opened up about judging himself and relationships. Check it:

On judging himself: “I appreciate the cosmic beauty of everything that’s happened. But do I spend a lot of time judging myself? Absolutely.”

On relationships: “In the last five years since coming out here, I’ve had two relationships. I’m not a big relationship guy. One of my vices is, I’m too wrapped up in myself and not always in a good way. It’s not like I walk around going, ‘Hey, I’m amazing; I’m Gerry Butler!’ But I am too caught up in my own s—, good and bad.”

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  • Lina

    This is what happens when people are always asking for a new thread. It’s GB overload ya’ll! (not complaning)

  • ManLESSton, I likely…

    I love this cover shot. Looking good Butler.

  • keli

    Yeah, I think most entertainers are “caught up in” themselves. GB strikes me as one of those. No wonder he can’t have a successful relationship. He will need to grow up and get over himsef if he is to have one. Props to him for seeing it and admitting it.

  • Spanky 29

    Prayer was answered, seriously, see last thread…i am freakin now….yikes..

    .he even has a wrinkled brow….sigh of relief.

  • Liddia

    Run Gerard Run! Don’t get caught up in Aniston’s PR campaign – in five years time she will still be whining about how she got dumped by you!

  • June

    What does this gorgeous hunk see in that aging cougar??? Why Gerard why?

  • soi

    Law abiding citizen- good flick.

  • Lina

    @June: Nothing, they’re just friends…if that.

  • eliott

    Mr. Butler, how handsome and comfortable you look without someone sitting on top of you.

  • Witch

    Hallelujah. JJ must read these threads. The last three have just been absurd. Lord, people can be critical of something or someone without being ignorant.

    I read the whole Men’s Journal article over on Gals. It’s very interesting. There’s a photo of B on the beach that is really a keeper.

  • hellotheregb

    @Spanky 29:

    wrinkled brow: this could be sad but they may have airbrushed the endearing wrinkles in!

  • Tim

    I used to think he was cool, but now hanging around Aniston I think he sucks.

  • sukar

    I wish he would grow his hair like it was in the Jury

  • Old Mia

    Is it safe to come back in the water?

  • Old Mia

    Hi Sukar. Where have you been? Hiding like the rest of us? LOL

    Yeah, I liked his hair longer too. I never really cared for the Terry Sheridan buzz. But at 40, maybe something in between would work better than the Johnny/Marek locks. He does have great hair though. He probably just goes with what each new role calls for.

  • Dawn9476

    Why is Jen always referred to a Cougar when it comes to Gerry? When in reality he is only nine months younger than she is.

  • sukar

    @Old Mia:

    Hi Mia

    I’ve been moving, so didn’t have internet access. I am using a computer in an internet cafe right now :) Although I had a look at the threads from the past few days and I am glad I missed them. That stuff was crazy!!!

    I just want to see what he would look like with long hair with the wrinkles he has around his eyes. If he lets it grow grey it would be even better!

  • well

    @Dawn9476: She looks older than he does. she looks like an aging cougar who is using cosmetic procedures and wearing teen clothing to make herself look/ feel young. I thought he was still in his 30s.

  • Just Jared

    JJ – are you on Butler’s payroll?

  • No Improvement w/age

    Has anyone been asked so much about their co star in all these interviews? When is the press going to get that most people not even Brad and Angie fans, are just not seeing Jennifer as a big movie star. I can think of at least 50 people her age or older that are 20 times a better actress.

  • Lina
  • Mr. Giggles

    Hah !!!!! —— G .. on a bad day …. would make Methuselah look young

  • Anon

    JA’s narcissism fleas will jump on you Gerry, be careful. Nice cover though.

  • ManLESSton, I likely…

    Well I can’t say I surprised by this review… I know we have all been thinking this for what….months?
    The good news for Butler, How To Train Your Dragon is getting good prelease buzz and it is family friendly so it will do well.

  • Train Your Dragon

    Give him a break. He has to sell two movies this month.

  • Lina

    @ManLESSton, I likely‚Ķ: Too bad it’s an animated movie but yes I’m excited for HTTYD.
    Would be great to have good prerelease buzz and good reviews on a movie he’s actually in. Bring on Coriolanus. High hopes for that after this stinker.

  • Mr. Giggles

    Link to interview ……. take a nausea pill before reading !!!!!

  • Witch

    That writer obviously hasn’t even seen the movie, just blowing hot air. I love how some of these dweebs blast TUT. Well, they are insulting a lot of fans of that movie. $200 million plus is nothing to be ashamed of. I also like LAC. So this dude and I don’t agree on anything.

  • jessemosslover

    Correction, in 5 years she’ll still be whinning about being dumped by Brad Pitt, not this guy.

  • gotta be kidding


    TUT is when I first became a fan of GB’s (I saw 300 and liked it, but beside his awesome body, couldn’t really see what he looked like), and loved LAC. So to hell with the damn critics!

    Except of course when they will, predictably and rightfully so, bash BH. That is going to be so entertaining to read THOSE reviews!


    I am really starting to dislike Gerard. He is a mediawh@re staight out of Rachel’s playbook!!!

  • beets

    That was a big crowd at the London premiere. I wonder if more came to see GB or JA or both. In certain lighting Ger looks much older while in other lighting he looks fabulous. Overall since he laid off the orange tan he has looked his best for a long time.

    JA doesn’t sound sincere most of the time, talking like she is in a sitcom or something and she sounds like a smoker with deep voice.

  • beets

    Ger looks so jaundiced in the Men’s Journal cover shot. The color is sickening.

    I agree the beach picture in the article is breathtaking.

  • beets
  • Fritz

    I think the cover is dynamite. Now THAT’S Gerard Butler. Liked the article too but I guess I’m in the minority on that one, lol!

    Evening, JJ’ers! *waves and smiles*

  • Hello!


    Hey guys!!! Will you please Google ” Save Better off Ted” and it should be the second link down at ” go petition” and you don’t have to register to sign it. It stars Ellen D’s wifey Portia de Rossi. It’s a great show, it just didn’t get a good time slot, or good promotion. Thanks so much!!!!!

  • BB

    Hey Gerry
    If you look at yourself so much and you love yourself so much, why don’t you ever buy a razor and shave your grubby beard?
    I thought so many men looked like slobs at the Academy Awards.
    Really bad grooming, even Tom Ford.


    Please tell me that you are not the narcissist that it sounds like you are. You need to get out of London, L.A. and New York come to Park City and ski, besides you can do it without being recognized….. oh yah you love all the photo ops don’t you? I was so hopeful that you weren’t so full of yourself, but I fear you might be. Take the challenge come and ski. I would love to find out that you are about more than it might appear.

  • LCgirl

    I’m glad they didn’t photoshop his face this time. People are always so obsessed with perfection that they didn’t realize that sometimes the imperfections are what make a person attractive.

  • Webberphan

    Looked sexy at the Oscars-Gerard Butler presenting the Visual Effects Award at the 2010 Academy Awards

  • Colin

    He needs to stop frowning or more botex for his forehead. And what is up with the horse on that ring? Is it releated to his law school days? Those days are GONE!

  • Kate L

    @keli: I think you’re short-changing him based on that quote. If you read the whole article, you’ll see he’s more grown up than some men I know who are older than he is, and some actors I know who – as their own worst enemies – will never rise to his level of success.

  • Jenny


    Did you mean: botox? And there is no proof he ever used it.

  • Parker Tart

    He will never rise to his level of success or dental work, but that doesn’t make him a talented actor!

  • BB

    You must be delusional to thing Gerry Butler will come skiing in Utah and leave the attention of Hollyweird.
    He’s a total fame whore.

  • BB

    Also, how creepy, Jen Aniston is getting sloppy seconds from Angelina and Gerry a few years ago. lol

  • Shawna

    I just like how his fans post the article for all to read and save myself 4 bucks in the process. LOL!

  • Jenny


    You should always pick up the magazine where he is on the cover for an investment into having the largest Gerry collection or to sell it on Ebay at a later date to die-hard fans.

  • Lisa Lisa

    The small beach shot would have been only sexier if the shirt was tighter. Is that a clump of sand at the bottom of the shirt?

  • Ankh

    Loved the MJ interview article. He’s an original. At last, someone in Hollywood who is actually interesting. No cookie cutter what a star is supposed to say/look like. Love that even his peeps can’t reign him in – no matter how hard they try. He must give his management night terrors. I think I’m in love.