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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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  • Nora

    People, this is being filmed down the street from me. It’s based on a true story, so yes, he has to dress for the time period this took place. Give him some credit, will ya? Sheesh.

  • gossiphound

    @Manny:

    Now wait a minute some of those photos from the set reminded me of this 80s icon

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Tvc5zaetxLY/SRWpQAJwkEI/AAAAAAAAAMc/hlMBsWt6n4A/s400/Don+Johnson.jpg

  • gossiphound

    @cubedweller: Stand in a local guy named Travers, his first name, his girlfriend and brother were all excited and posted on twitter when he got the gig.

  • gossiphound

    How come few outlets mentioned that Michelle Monahan and apparently Michael Shannon are also in some of the photos. She looks adorable.

  • Nora

    @BEAN:

    The person he portrays is American. Sorry to disappoint you. This film is based on a true story of an American.

  • news

    from the daily mail

    To complete the bad boy look, Butler teamed the unflattering hairstyle with a Harley Davidson T-shirt, leathers and bikers boots as he filmed scenes at a Detroit trailer park for his new movie Machine Gun Preacher.
    The 40-year-old appeared rather out of shape, with his muscular body having lost much of its definition.
    He and Aniston became romantically linked during filming of their comedy last summer and did little to dispel the rumours as they embraced each other on the red carpet throughout their promotional tour.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1294224/Biker-boy-Gerard-Butler-shows-new-mullet-feel-better-Jennifer-Aniston.html

  • Mellifera

    Oh wow. Have to say I did an inner squeal when I saw the first pic. This takes me back to my teen years where I loved me a bit of a bad guy clad in leather

    *drools*

    Hair report: Grade A++
    Leather vest report: Grade A

    @Manny: have to agree with ya, I miss the defined arms :-(

  • Merlin

    @Nuts:
    Actually… what would make me go crazy for G is…none of his characters but… him in a kilt… sorry… I lose my mind when I see kilted men, don’t know why… :)
    * * *
    @frannie:
    Go BACK to the motherships… if you didn’t notice, here nearly everybody likes Gerard, we just dropped our pinkcolored glasses a long time ago.
    We see him as the MAN and the ACTOR, but we don’t think he’s kind of superman.
    *wonders why we have to deal with the same questions all the time*
    * * *
    @observer:
    You’re wrong, newbies are always welcome here.
    All of us were newbies one way or another, right? The thumbing down or up doesn’t depend just on the regs, someone can thumb you down without even posting.
    @gossiphound:
    I hope he gets along with Michelle, she seems adorable to me too and she’s a fine actress.

  • Merlin

    @Mellifera:
    Hi Melly, miss the defined arms too….
    I was shocked to see that in one of the first pics from the MGP set, Alan was sporting more defined arms than him…
    I wonder if that’s for the role too, maybe Sam isn’t supposed to be all built up!

  • Mellifera

    Hey Merlin! Yeah I did see Alan’s arms, they just looked…scary! I guess he doesn’t have GB’s height so he doesn’t look as proportioned or something :-)

    I forgot to say before, I agree with CJ, its really only half a mullet, thank god its not down his back or anything (because I think I wouldn’t be so hot for Gerry then, bwahaha!)

  • Mellifera

    I just have to say (sorry, off topic), God Bless Sofia Vergara, I have actually found a picture of someone in a bikini with an a.r.s.e that looks exactly like mine. Not perfect, not complelely bump-free, not skinny-hipped…but still gorgeous. I suddenly feel a whole lot better about myself.

    Love her in Modern Family too, Gloria is fabulous!

    Sorry, now back to Gerry :-)

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  • http://justjared lolita

    @Merlin, I’m new here and so far I have been welcomed. I am like the rest of you regulars I like him as an actor and I accept him as a man with flaws like we all have. Having said that, I first saw him in Atilla and thought WOW. I liked POTO and some of his other films. He has it in him to be a good actor and I think he will prove it with this movie.

  • Nuts

    Tried posting 4 times last night and nothing held.

    Test! Test! Test!

  • gossiphound

    Wow I just saw this twitter from Detroit News:

    Attorney denies John Stamos had fling with Michigan 17-year-old; actor expected to testify http://bit.ly/9rX0EL

  • Nuts

    Okay, for some reason I can’t post the link to the on location vacations site which has more pics from yesterday AND a short video clip of Gerry talking to fans.

    I’ve tried posting it several times and JJ just swallows it.

  • frannie

    Merlin…..FOOK OFF!

  • gossiphound

    Oh according to Zimbo that is not Gerry’s stand in but his stunt double in those photos which are of course 2 different things. Some confusion there.

    http://bit.ly/bqFJ7L

  • gossiphound

    Nuts use an URL shortener like bit.ly

  • frannie

    @frannie:
    Go BACK to the motherships… if you didn’t notice, here nearly everybody likes Gerard, we just dropped our pinkcolored glasses a long time ago.
    We see him as the MAN and the ACTOR, but we don’t think he’s kind of superman.
    *wonders why we have to deal with the same questions all the time*

    That’s not the way I’m reading it! As for Pink colored glasses …the correct phrase is ROSE colored glasses. If you think you can intimidate me you are sadly mistaken…I wrote a comment to you before but I see it wasn’t accepted…hmmmmmmmmm I wonder what it could have said?! Use your imagination if you have one!

  • Stinkylouise

    I couldn’t post the direct link either,Nuts. Maybe this will work:

    http://news.google.ca/news/story?cf=all&ned=ca&hl=en&ncl=diTSGMZfdxQ9dVM–667U7v1v3ZkM&scoring=n

    It’s the 3rd link.

  • Peacesister

    Hey ladies, relax – please. And regarding his body shape. How the hell did he do it? From Coriolanus form to this? In this short time? A cupcake-fries-mars bar-diet?

  • gossiphound

    Sorry cube, the confusion was mine, duh. I believe you are correct, the stunt double is the fellow from Bounty Hunter. His other stunt doubles including the well loved/lusted after Tim in Butlerdom must be busy. This guy does seem a bit shorter though than G.

  • gossiphound

    If you use bit.ly your links will not offend if you get my drift.

  • Nuts

    No dice with my attempts. Now the last try is in moderation.

    *takes her blanket and sits in the corner*

  • gossiphound

    http://bit.ly/
    And it’s free.

  • Old Mia

    Anyone see the new thread? It’s like an ad for Bounty Hunter DVD. What’s up with that?

  • redOctober
  • Nuts

    @gossiphound:

    Tried that shortener. Tried another, too. No dice.

  • Old Mia

    @redOctober: You’ve done it again. Great find.

  • cubedweller

    @gossiphound: Thanks, GH. Tony is a lovely guy, but I miss Tim – sniff :( ♥

  • Nuts

    @Old Mia:

    Woo hoo! Yes, Red, I agree with Mia.

    What I wouldn’t give to watch that man “at work.” See him arrive on set, then prep for a scene, and then shoot it over a few times watching for changes in performance. Just observe the whole process.

  • Shelley

    About his arms being flappy and lacking definition, if you saw the promo clip for Sam’s documentary you would notice how Sam’s arms look, flappy and big and no definition whatsoever to speak of. It also shows that Sam is on the heavy side with a pot belly. So Gerry is right on the character’s appearance. Also, I have seen better looking trailer parks. The new set of pics show the trailer Gerry/Sam is/was supposed to live in, not glamorous at all and Gerry’s outfit, greasy and torn, fits right in.

    Thank Nuts for your effort posting the new pics and Stinkylouis too.

  • Stinkylouise

    @Old Mia: $$$ for JJ! I’ll be skipping that thread.

  • redOctober

    @Nuts:
    @Old Mia:

    …you’re welcome girls! ♥♥

    I’d love to see the man working on set too. But probably I’ll never have the chance, so I hope that those who can have that opportunity behave themselves and show respect for all the people working there.

  • redOctober

    …ain’t she lucky? ; P

    cinematiccede D00d! Gerard Butler is filming his new movie down the street from my house xD 16 minutes ago via txt

  • Shelley

    Forgot, thank RedOct for that pic too. He has his head hung like that, a quiet moment to himself perchance. I may be a perv but my eyes direct my brain to the crotch area in each pic. Darn it.

  • redOctober

    @Shelley:

    You’re welcome ♥…and about the crotch thing, I think you are not a perv , just a hot blooded woman ; D

  • sukar

    I love the video of him with his fans. What a sweetie. i hope this year is the year where he excels in his career and finds love.

  • redOctober

    Rosy says: “Gerard Butler..looks a hot mess on set” A hot fine mess indeed photographic proof at Accidental Sexiness http://bit.ly/bow7QT 19 minutes ago via web

  • Manny

    Nuts – JJ apparently is going to block onvacationlocations because he is getting his pics from there. I did have success by dividing the link in half and telling people to type in the front end…
    .
    Frannie – so hostile. You want to fit in and come in here with guns blazing. Let me know how that works for you. *turning cold shoulder*
    .
    BTW Frannie, English is not Merlin’s first language so you should show a little tolerance unless you are bucking for the troll of the day award. That said, have a nice day grumpy one. :)
    .
    Whew… So how are all the JJers doing today?

  • Shelley

    I agree Sukar. This is the chance for him to prove that he is not the light weight in the acting department as people like to believe.

    Doesn’t he look like Bono in that pic with the shades? I find him sexy in these pics in a greasy sweaty way, real rough biker, a redneck (not to be offensive), not some weekend yuppy motocycle aficionado.

  • Manny

    OH MY GOD!
    .
    That Booty Hunter thread is just insane. I’m staying here… I won’t be pulled into that mess. :)

  • gotta be kidding

    Stupid TBH thread! That’s the past! MGP is the future of G!

  • Manny

    @gotta be kidding:
    .
    There are definitely two kinds of Aniston fans, those who love and those who love to hate. I’m just staying clear…
    .
    Plus I think it is such a PR ploy and probably a paid thread to sell that DVD.
    .
    My two cents… wait to see the extras on YouTube before spending your hard earned cash. As bad as the movie is, unless G has a bare ass shot they aren’t getting my money. :)

  • Fritz the Scribe

    BARE ASS SHOT??? Where? WHERE?
    .
    LOL, Greetings to my buds. xxx

  • sukar

    It would be nice if we don’t tell every person who gushes about Gerry to “go back to the mothership.” It is selfish, annoying and rude. This is a free forum, everyone has a right to say what they want. If you don’t like it, skip it

  • Old Mia

    I’m really ticked at JJ for putting up that TBH thread. He knows the crazies come out when their names are on anything together. Guess he figured this was his last chance to make hay on it.

    @sukar: I agree. Let’s not turn into IMDb. They drove everybody off with that kind of action.

  • saw today

    I bought my BH DVD today.. Haven’t had a chance to check out extra’s yet. Love GB’s look…. I am still trying to find the flabby arms…they still look defined to me. He looks extra hot.. I hope everything goes well on this shoot because it is an important message.

  • LauraS
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