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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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  1. 76
    Sucky Accent Says:


    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.

  2. 77
    Hmmmmm Says:

    @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.

  3. 78
    kasey Says:

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

  4. 79
    wondering Says:


    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

  5. 80
    Manny Says:

    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.

  6. 81
    wondering Says:

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

  7. 82
    hellotheregb Says:

    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!

  8. 83
    postwatcher Says:

    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…

  9. 84
    XOXOXO Says:

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

  10. 85
    XOXOXO Says:

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

  11. 86
    Merlin Says:

    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-**** I like…. Or One Two in Rocknrolla

  12. 87
    postwatcher Says:

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

  13. 88
    XOXOXO Says:

    @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.

  14. 89
    Lisa D. Says:

    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. :)

  15. 90
    Manny Says:

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

  16. 91
    Manny Says:

    Okay I knew I had seen this hair style before…
    Could this be possible roles in the future? hahaha

  17. 92
    Manny Says:

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

  18. 93
    Manny Says:

    And another…

  19. 94
    gotta be kidding Says:


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


    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.

  20. 95
    lolita Says:

    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.

  21. 96
    Old Mia Says:

    @lolita: Ditto

  22. 97
    Nuts Says:

    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!

  23. 98
    frannie Says:

    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!

  24. 99
    Merlin Says:

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

  25. 100
    Manny Says:

    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.
    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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