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Gerard Butler: Coriolanus Muscle Man

Gerard Butler: Coriolanus Muscle Man

Gerard Butler shows off his tree trunk arms while shooting his new movie, Coriolanus, in Belgrade, Serbia on Wednesday (April 28).

The 40-year-old Scottish stud will play Tullus Aufidius, commander of the Volscian army, in a contemporary version of Shakespeare’s Rome-set political play.

Coriolanus is actor Ralph Fiennes’ directorial debut (he also stars in the movie). William Hurt, Eddie Marsan, Jessica Chastain and Vanessa Redgrave also star.

This project is full circle for Gerry. While pursuing a degree in law many years ago, the opportunity to pursue his passion for acting came when he auditioned for a stage production of Coriolanus.

Gerry looks like he’s getting back into 300 shape!

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  • Sanne

    His body isn’t too shabby here. Nice. :)

  • r.

    *thud* Good grief. I know people love to hate on him but that is one fine looking man. :-)

  • Ala

    Has he always had those tatoo’s?
    I agree about his body, Gray hair not so much.

  • Ally

    He just keeps getting better looking. That’s what a MAN is supposed to look like!

    The tatts are for the movie. He doesn’t have any real ones.

  • yesssssss

    Thanks JJ!Finally new thread!!!

  • cubedweller

    “Tree trunk arms”! Passes JJ a paper bag – “breathe, honey, breathe LOL!!

  • Tribe

    Ooohhhhh… Mew. Mew.

  • redOctober

    New thread! Wow! …we needed this! … ay que hombre!

  • How do I put this?….

    I don’t…He looks soooo…Look at his…I just can’t…..

  • MADDEB2010

    He looked awful. So OLD!!!

  • New to JJ posting

    I actually love the glimpse of gray. It makes him look noble, distinguished…experienced…

    And, it goes really well with brooding or aggressive moods.

    *fans self*

    this is so silly but oh so fun!

  • Lisa D.

    Simply delicious.

  • question

    has Gerry recovered from his bout of flatulence?

  • Old Mia

    @New to JJ posting:

    It IS silly – but fun, I agree. I’ve been home all day for a change, so I’ve been around more than usual. The posts and pics have brightened my day in between cleaning house. Something I hate to do!

    I like his hair the way it is for Coriolanus. He should keep it this way.

  • gossiphound

    @cubedweller: LOL. Pass me the paper bag.

  • Dawn

    He looks hot.

  • suesturm

    coriolanus wow shakespeare I didn’t even know that he can read…
    just kiding i love the tats

  • Newbie

    Where has this person been all my life? I feel like a just spied the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Does he really look like these photos or is it an optical illusion??

  • holy crap!

    @How do I put this?….:

    I don’t…He looks soooo…Look at his…I just can’t…..

  • Gerbil


    Some met him said he looks even better in person. I know how could that be.

  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l..

    …this guy has made so many bad movie since 300. hahahahahahaaa..

  • Lisa D.

    @Newbie @Gerbil – Yes it’s true … he most certainly is more handsome in person, not to mention a wonderful guy.

  • redOctober


    Does he really look like these photos….

    My bf has been at 4 premieres with Gerry in attendance and she says he looks in person A LOT better than his best photo…

    Indeed his looks are the best in a long time.

  • Silver City

    The Divine Mr. B. Every woman should have one.

  • Old Mia

    I’ve never had the opportunity to see G in person, but I’ve also read on lots of sites that people who have mostly all say he really is more handsome in person. Seems impossible looking at these pictures.

    Somewhere today, someone compared his body as looking like he did in 300. For me, I think he looks better now because he isn’t so big. I wasn’t really into the bodybuilding look on him. This is much better. IMO. Buff, but not overboard.

  • Spanky

    ok i’ll dig out my Barry White records now…..

  • Sharon

    How one man could be so sexy?
    he’s so handsome <3
    i am in love

  • yesssssss

    I read comments on some Serbian sites of the girls who have seen him that he looks old.I don’t want to believe in that.

  • @newbie

    That’s exactly how I felt a year and half ago – when I stumbled on POTO on TV and saw Gerard Butler’s name for the first time.

  • @yesssss

    Those girls probably in their early 20s. I can see they would find Gerry “old”.

  • r.

    I agree with Old Mia, he looks better now. Trim and athletic without being too buff.

  • Fritz the Cat


    Damm you, Gerry.

  • gossiphound

    @Spanky: if not Barry how ’bout some Marvin Gaye?

  • gossiphound


    Very clearly temp tatts for the role. The word on his one arm Volsci is the name of the people of Tullus Aufidius, his character, who were always fighting with the Romans in the original play. That Madonna tatt as in the original Madonna not Madge, ratherly poorly executed IMO thank goodness it’s gotta be a temp. He’ll need a new set for Machine Gun Preacher.

  • redOctober


    ….girls who have seen him that he looks old

    …poor Gerry so old and ugly…send him over! I’ll take care of that oldie…hehehe!

  • gossiphound


    We’ll give him a sponge bath.

  • KyrieM

    @gossiphound: when you and cubie have finished with the paper bag, pass it on…
    Old?? Maybe for a 20 year old….
    @Fritz, lol.. damn Gerry, stop looking so good… better than the 300 look too, he was too big in that movie.

  • daffodil

    oh my Gerry is back in shape WOW DROOLS he is so sexy and manly

  • redOctober


    …what about a massage?

  • Fritz the Cat


    Yeah, this is turning into a real gushfest. Stupidfans will have a field day later on. Mighty fine man….mmmmmm.

    Spanks….we might as well just throw in the towel. Gerry wins, hands down.

  • Trying to figure it out

    Is that another tat on his chest? Or a war wound? He needs to take the top off.

  • Curious Carla

    Come on people, the girls that had their picture made with Gerry were obviously teenage girls, 14 or 15 years old, and to that age, a person of 25 is “old.” So naturally they would think Gerry looked “old.” But his character of Tullus Aufidius, with the slightly graying hair is not a young man, probably around the age of Gerry anyway, so naturally he would look old to a teenager. I think he looks as good and handsome as he ever has looked, and he wears the hair and beard very well. I have seen him in person twice, and he is truly more handsome in person than any of his pictures show him to be. And he’s a very nice and gracious man.

  • KyrieM

    @Fritz the Cat:
    ROFL.. then let’s put the shields on, we have to prepare for war.. can we have Gerry on our side too? ;-)

  • gossiphound


    you thinking rub n tug?

  • gossiphound

    @KyrieM: Force fields on maximum power. Incoming hits for sure to come under cover of darkness.

  • gossiphound

    @KyrieM: Force fields on maximum power. Incoming hits for sure to come under cover of darkness.

  • Trying to figure it out

    @ Spanky
    I wasn’t in a good frame of mind last night – I’m supporting the Canadiens, not the Canucks. Bad day all around.

  • KyrieM

    @gossiphound: I’m lucky that I’ll probably sleep when the bombs start falling.. sometimes time zones are a blessing!!

  • hellotheregb

    @Fritz the Cat: As he always does!

  • Spanky

    Face it our Gerry rehab is over pineapple girls……lol….waiting for TAK and CJ next !!!