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Gerard Butler is the Machine Gun Preacher

Gerard Butler is the Machine Gun Preacher

Gerard Butler dons slicked back hair, a leather vest and a sleeveless Harley-Davidson Motorcycles tee while shooting his new movie, Machine Gun Preacher, on Monday (July 12) in Detroit, Mich.

The 40-year-old Scottish actor plays Sam Childers, a biker preacher-defender of Sudanese orphans.

In this scene, his character returns home and his daughter is waiting for him with a “Welcome Home Daddy” sign.

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  • Manny

    So everyone can enjoy it. I did LMAO Mia!
    .
    From dlisted:
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    Billy Ray, Is That You?
    .
    I see Colin Farrell’s comb over and raise you a Gerard Butler’s mullet. I really can’t wait for the pictures of Hugh Jackman with a Jheri curl. Or Jon Hamm with a rattail.
    .
    Anyways, here’s Gerard Butler with a pair of clip-on bangs hanging to the back of his head while strolling around the Michigan set of the movie Machine Gun Preacher.
    .
    The sight of Gerard Butler usually only makes the rate monitor in my private areas jump a few times, but the mullet makes me see him in a whole new light. Cyrus-ized Gerard looks like the type who will disinfect the open sores on his peen with a few splashes of Natty Ice before bending you over the back of an El Camino. Actually now that I think about it, Gerard always looks like that type.

  • fairy
  • Merlin

    @Manny:
    True about the stunt’s hair… oh well, don’t get me started on “hair” today because it’s totally out of the question.. *winks*
    * * *
    Happy to see Spanky, LauraS and Buts are around again…
    It’s a pity JJ keeps on posting hair threads but at least these GB pics are new!!
    *salute to all the JJers*
    *
    P.S: Thanks to Fairy for posting all the piccies/news

  • Manny

    @fairy:
    .
    Now I’m hearing Born to Wild….. Oh Fairy you are taking me on quite a trip today. *mwah*

  • lanna

    Is it me or he looks a bit like Bono back in the 80′s?!

    I’m just waiting for him to start singing “Where the streets have no name’” on some rooftop!! LOL

  • LauraS
  • sukar

    What’s all the fuss about? He looks really good.

  • free2ride ride2B free

    I am loking at this pic as was sent here b/c friends told me if i want to see my hubby there is a pic of him right here. LOL Sure..close tho.. only thing is my hubby would not wear that chain or hair as long or full. We have both been weekend Harley Davidson riders for yrs. There are so many Harley guys who look just like G, Butler. Nice guys who have a beautiful home they keep up as well as building different outdoor sheds for their bike(s) tools. It’s a fun life especially if the old lady likes to ride her Sporty Harley Davison too. I say thank God for the dble garage where the guys gather on weekends to do their beer buffs. We chics see more asss cracks then we care to. In the end they are all big sucs who need us to be their keepers.

    BTW I luv GB but why is he never with a women except to play flirt.
    And how can you say i was gay for one year?? WHA??!! 1 yr????? That is what he said. LOL
    Does NOT make sense. I would love to see GB serious with a female.

  • http://www.yahoo.com blondie

    Yeeeees, but does his fingers
    automatically point,
    like a weather-vane,
    to what ever direction
    the sexy, saucey, red hot, Jennifer Aniston
    is waving her bikini bottom!!!!

    EEEny, meanie
    miney, moe,
    Does she wear my ring
    on her toe

    Will she invite me to her
    August parties, I wanna know….

    eeny meanie miney moe!!!!

    The fingers stand at attention,
    rigidly and point towards her,
    like an Irish Sitter!!!!

    Yummy Jenny-Poo!

  • postwatcher

    Who is the stylist on this set? I have never ever everseen a biker wear his hair like that, even back in the 80s. Childers is bald now, he was prolly balding back then. Gerry looks stupid.

  • Comments

    Dlisted comments
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    Looks like he belongs in the “werewolf” club on a True Blood episode with those Poison hairdo whorz.

    *ponders the disinfectant qualities of Natty Ice*
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    This bloated bozo with yellow teeth always looks like he needs a shower and is about to burp and far.t…..
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    Sorry, but I fail to see the appeal.

    So would one of you sluts please do me a favor and tell me why women swoon over this?

    Cuz I am seriously about to place him in that Colin Farrell Overrated Beyond Rationale category.
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    I don’t get the appeal of this fella, especially not now after the LA makeover.
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    Ahhhh! Wipe away the El Camino!!
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    Would hit it while “Achy Breaky Heart” is playing in the background on constant repeat.
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    He looks like my dad if my dad were about 75lbs thinner and had more hair.
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    “Madness? THIS. IS. TRAILER TRASH!!!!”
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    Gerald Butler looks like a typical dude at a bar who watch you let lose and then tells you a story of his life backwards and maybe then invites you a local Motor Inn
    If you decline he politely says its a joke and invites you to Dane Cook’s show in AC that he got tix for free from his other desperate friend who is doing a late shift as limo driver at your local airport
    He is THAT type of guy or a type of guy who works moving trucks and marries his stripper friend cuz she accidentally got prego
    So now she works Costco 9to5 and has a really bad fried perm and extra two pounds on her saddle bags
    Her kid eats bologna sammich like its luxury
    He just looks dirty like that to me… But Ill still let him doggy me wearing a plaid skirt
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    Hey a*shole youre
    about 20 years fking late
    to front for
    village people
    -
    he was HOT in “RockNRolla” – dirty but hot – but at this point he’s just dirty. more “sweaty fat” than “dirty hot”.

    until the sequel to “RockNRolla” i’m through with him.
    -
    Ewww…

    Gerard is a big ol bowl of skanky-douche soup
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    holy sh*t, I was just going to post a comment regarding Billy Ray when I had to do a triple check and realized it was GB. *phew*
    -

  • guess

    I don’t get it…why so many negative comments?? He is playing a drug dealer biker dude doing some jail time…he isn’t obviously clean shaven or neat looking…get a grip

  • gossiphound

    This twitter is witty

    Gerard Butler is to an American Accent what Rosie O’Donnell is to femininity.

  • gossiphound

    We have some local biker types that STILL wear their hair like that. The bona fide bikers, not the summertime weekend warriors.

    I think it looks hot.

  • gossiphound

    I don’t get the negative comments about an actor in costume either – I can only imagine the Colin Farrell comb over thread, what next rumours that Colin is actually bald and Gerry decides he prefers a mullet not that he has a mullet. Movieline agree with me LOL.

  • Old Mia

    @gossiphound:I don’t get some of the comments either. They act like this is a new look he’s adopted for real life. Are people that stupid? What’s amusing is that some of the criticisms of his look are exactly the look they are going for for the character. Dirty, bad hair, tough …. yep, that’s the idea.

  • lanna

    People are just dumb… Just like the Phannies associated him with the Phantom, a character he played and not someone he is in real life.. same thing is happening with the current movie look now..

    It’s just a role for crying out loud.. I doubt he’s going to walk around with a mullet and biker wear after the cameras cease to roll…

  • http://entertainmentalley.com N.

    I am really looking forward to this movie! Mullet and all. I think this could really be Gerry’s chance to get his acting on and give naysayers a big STFU. :-)
    entertainmentalley.com

  • Manny

    @gossiphound:
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    Well he is certainly looking the part of a middle aged biker. A little soft everywhere except the attitude.
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    Is it puffed because no one there knows how to blow out curly hair? Hello stylist. Las Vegas Elvis this isn’t.
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    I’m still struggling with the pompadour. It doesn’t look slicked back or finger combed back. It looks…teased…layered with Brylcreme and … well… just ridiculous!
    .
    Blondie seems to be doing some good hallucinogens. :P

  • lanna

    Well on the bright side at least they got one thing right.. He looks authentic and believable looks wise.. let’s hope that the acting is up to par as well.. and he just may redeem himself after all the rom-com hell he put everyone through!

  • Simply Hopeful

    @LauraS: Loved the Celeb*tchy link.. why do I think of “Bad Boys” by Miami Sound Machine ;)

  • Merlin

    @gossiphound:
    This twitter is witty

    Gerard Butler is to an American Accent what Rosie O’Donnell is to femininity.
    * * *
    ROFLMAO!!!!
    Thanks GH for posting this!!
    * * *
    Don’t get the negativity of those comments either, this time people should have realized it’s just for the movie… Or maybe, like we feared, his antics are really influencing people’s opinions even when he’s onset?

  • Hmmmmm

    No one can please all of the people all of the time. Some were flapping their lips awhile back that he hasn’t really gotten into a role in a long time. Now, he pretty much has the look of this character perfect and they’re b.itching because he doesn’t look clean, pretty and cut? Maybe he should only do dramas where the hero can look handsome and dashing so he won’t offend anyone who wants to keep him up on the Phantom pedestal. What a bunch of idiots.

  • Karen

    I’m looking forward to this movie. One site I was reading today has its release date as Sept. 11, 2011. Has anyone here any idea what his next project will be? I’m sure something is in the works. I remember how his announcement about Coriolanus seemed to come from out of the blue.

  • wondering

    can someone explain why are so called haters POTO fans??? or are they M.Crawford or even J.Aniston fans?..sometimes I wonder

  • Sucky Accent

    @BEAN:

    Agreed! His sucky, messed-up version of an “American” accent is soooo distracting. If you can’t do it right, Gerard (and you can’t), then don’t do it at all.

  • Hmmmmm

    @wondering: That question has been around for a long time. My best guess is that they got reality confused with their delusional obsession over Butler/Phantom. Some are still living that delusion, but the ones who finally realized their ‘Eric’ never really existed had meltdowns and had to turn the venom somewhere. G was their target. They blame him for not really being Eric. There are a couple of these sad creatures who post on IMDb. They admit their initial love for the Phantom and at the drop of a hat will drone on about how G has let them down in other roles. IMO, Gerry didn’t let them down. They’re just crazy and always have been. A couple of these people have been posting the exact same comments year and year.

  • kasey

    It’s good the shallow twits are shocked by his look. Means he’s doing his job well.

  • wondering

    @Hmmmmm:

    thanks! I’m a fairly recent GB follower, but I do wonder about this…in fact, I saw some threads on IMDB and it is really ridiculous…strange people

  • Manny

    @Hmmmmm:
    .
    You know I have never ever understood the Phantom syndrome myself. I read the book and the Phantom of the Opera and the Phantom was evil personified. In the musical he was a more mild protagonist but he was still a murderer. When the movie came out and you actually see him murder, the women wanted to mother him. Is it that serial killer attachment thing? Nobody loves him poor little puppy mothering thing? Who knows. Ted Bundy had his fans too.
    .
    What is hilarious is that the fans of the Phantom can even reconcile Gerry as anything like the Phantom. Gerry’s personality is a total polar opposite. I just don’t get it.

  • wondering

    well I never got the whole phantom hype …not my cup of tea…I’m more in Rocknrolla kind of films

  • hellotheregb

    hummmm……me likie his stunt double!! Gerry in costume has everyone up in a tither! geeeezzz just costume!

    O the days of the Mullet! this i must admit is a much better version then I remember! usually a mullet where I am from is a total tall fuzz/buzz on top and flat longer hair down neck and weird flat longer hair on sides. This is more a pooffy do.

    Butler did it….. yes I have passed the interview and background check etc. I should have a contract soon for the fall. I also was asked back to cover for a leave in my last place of employment for 1st semester so I have somethings going as far as long term jobs. Thanks for asking!
    waves to all … I need coffee. I dropped it in the department store earlier today. talk about Louoooser!

  • postwatcher

    Now that I think of it, if his big hair was white he would look like
    Charleton Heston as Moses coming down from the mountain…

  • XOXOXO

    @postwatcher: I have to agree. They should fix his hair. Its too bushy on top.

  • XOXOXO

    @free2ride ride2B free: Where did he say he was gay for 1 year? Thought that was just speculation.

  • Merlin

    @Hmmmmm:
    Never understood that either… Yes Erik was a murderer, and if you listened to the lyrics in POTO, he was even an obsessed psycho (because what he feels for Christine is just obsession, you can’t even call it love); then he even had his face wasted on one side… why the heck should Gerry be similar to him? Thank God he isn’t!!
    If I could associate Gerry to one of his characters, better Marek the romantic historian in “Timeline” or Terry Sheridan in Tomb Raider, kind of bad-arse I like…. Or One Two in Rocknrolla

  • postwatcher

    Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s facial features match Sam Childers better than Gerry.

  • XOXOXO

    @Manny: I agree with the hair thing. Other than that, he looks good and believeable in character. I don’t know why I have such a thing about the hair today ….I think I’ve posted three times already about it. I just can’t seem to get past it. Everytime I look at the pics I keep thinking there’s something sitting on his head.

  • Lisa D.

    He looks perfect for the role that he’s doing right now. I think he looks sexy as hell, and this will probably be one of his best performances yet. Yes, I am a very proud fan. :)

  • Manny

    @XOXOXO:
    .
    Well save me a seat next to you… I can’t get past Gerry’s goofy poof either.

  • Manny

    Okay I knew I had seen this hair style before…
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    http://blog.vegas.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/liberacewearingpianoringinwhitecostume.jpg
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    http://hdmag.cz/files/covers/saturday-night-fever-blu-ray.jpg
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    Could this be possible roles in the future? hahaha

  • Manny

    Fan pic from the set just now…
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    http://tweetphoto.com/32341644
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    I saved it to my hard drive… if one of you has an imageshack or photobucket account, email me at manlesston@gmail.com and I will email it to you so we don’t lose it. :)

  • Manny
  • gotta be kidding

    @wondering:

    i like films like rnr and LAC, dont have any desire to even see POTO.

    @wondering:

    thats y i stopped going to that stupid board, too many wierdos, nasty posters and that GFW person is a douchebag. i kept having to put her on ignore she kept changing her damn title. no offense to any of you decent people who post there.

    I havent made up my mind on G with this biker look, whether i think he looks sexy or not, i think he’s certainly a better looking guy than sam childers (hope the bikers dont come after me!)

    BUT I have absolutely no doubt this be G’s best commercial role ever so far, i totally see him playing this character, i feel a vibe that he’s really into it.

  • http://justjared lolita

    He looks sexy as hell. Kinda reminds me of Robert Mitchum. He was a manly man like Gerry is. I can’t believe how his looks change so much for each film. His stunt double almost looks like his twin. When he is riding that bike he looks as though he has always been riding one. He looks comfortable on it. I for one am happy he decided to do this film.
    Kick butt Gerry.

  • Old Mia

    @lolita: Ditto

  • Nuts

    Why is everyone fussing over the biker look. It’s for a role…

    I think he’s really showing the attitude, too, in some shots. Gerry-kins, let’s bring this baby on home! If it turns out well, Margaret should start shopping for the dress she’ll wear t the Oscars!

  • frannie

    I agree about the hair being too puffed up ….and I HATE Mullets but I LOVE Gerry and think he is going to make all you naysayers eat your words….better yet eat his fist!! Now that I would like to see! I’d even pay… There are things that a lot of you do not know about the generosity and friendliness he bestows on just about everyone he meets.. You never get to read the good that he does… Isn’t that just typical! LISTEN UP PEEPS! He is in character and he is in his COSTUME….you know the clothes that his CHARACTER has to wear!!! Do you think you people that have nothing better to do than post your disgusting and nasty ass remarks can figure that out? AAWWW….I’m guessing you;re too DUMB!

  • Merlin

    @Manny:
    Thanks for posting them Manny!!!!!
    * * *
    *closes her eyes to avoid seeing the comments attached to the pics*

  • Manny

    OMG honey you took a wrong turn on your way to the mothership. You should have turned right rather than left. I just knew phannies had their compasses out of whack and they can’t tell where they are posting.
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    No one here has said he wasn’t nice. But then again, maybe his bed partners wouldn’t agree with us. :P

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