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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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  • sukar

    @LauraS:

    Yay, he looks good.

  • redOctober
  • Manny

    Those look like new piccies, LauraS and redO. *mwah*

  • redOctober

    …another photo from the film site

    http://twitpic.com/24ya6m

  • Daisie

    When I first saw all these pics yesterday, I did a doubletake not quite believing they were Gerard Butler. After looking at them awhile, I have become strangely fascinated/obsessed.

    Was it on this thread someone said something like “Hose him down and bring him to my tent.”? LOL. I’ll take him just as he is. That’s part of my current obsession.

  • Hmmmmm

    @Daisie: LOL. Thinking things that we never thought about before or ever will again. I’d rather imagine living in a trailer with a biker than actually live that scenerio though. Thanks G for broading our horizons. Hehehe.

  • Merlin

    @Manny:
    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. :)
    * * *
    Thank you dear, if that phannie was smart she would have thought that my first language was Scottish Camelotian… it’s a pity the phannies go completely mad and lose any common sense when someone dares to touch their Gerard’s altar…
    *mwah to Manny*
    Ditto, me thinks too she wanted to have the best troll award in this thread… Sorry, regs dwell into corruption here, that’s why we give Guido that award in every thread… ;-)
    *waves to JJers*
    *
    Thanks to everybody who post the links to the piccies!!
    ;-)

  • frannie

    Manny and Merlin….first of all why you would call me a Phannie and tell me to go back to the mothership makes absolutely no sense to me! You don’t know me and secondly seems like Merlin speaks well enough to get his or her point across which i might add is pretty nasty right along with yours! I didn’t single you out as a naysayer, you chose to attack me. I didn’t come here to have this idiotic debate with you or anyone else. You are right. I am a huge fan of Gerry’s but I don’t see him as a God nor do I worship him. I simply respect him and it boggles my mind when I read the same trash talk on sites like this. I enjoyed looking at the pictures and came here to say just that but before I could get to the bottom I have to read a couple of very negative posts…not yours BTW…so if you have a beef with me than I guess you will have to put me on your Troll list….but I have to warn you….to know me is to Love me! Have a nice day!

  • LauraS

    from twitter
    Dropped off Gerard MFing Butler in Ferndale @ Actors Studio, totaly nice guy, AWESOME tipper 2 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

  • redOctober

    DEARBORN HEIGHTS — Filming of scenes for a movie starring Gerard Butler will be shot this month in the city.

    Mayor Dan Paletko said “Many people could show up just to try and see Butler, he said. While he’s not personally familiar with Butler, he said “the actor is popular among many women.” ; D

    http://pressandguide.com/articles/2010/07/13//news/doc4c3c97605ed03040986689.txt

  • Nuts

    @LauraS:

    What a lucky cabby.

    @redOctober:

    and, the mayor’s comment… hahahahahahah. Understatement of the year!

  • Merlin

    @Manny:
    * * *
    Manny, is that possible that all the phannies are neurotic psychos?
    *
    Oh we need to be so patient and diplomatic here… don’t bother to reply to her, waste of time…
    *casts new spells again to delete stupid trolls from JJ*
    * * *
    @LauraS:
    Hi Laura, thanks for posting that tweet!!
    I like “awesome tipper”… they always said he wasn’t.. well, maybe the taxi driver was a woman? ;-)

  • Fritz the Scribe

    I’d be willing to bet G talked that cabbie’s ear off and was genuinely interested in his life, etc.
    .
    Actors Studio? Wow….interesting. They’re famous for what’s called the ‘method.” Getting deep into an actor’s psyche and using past traumas/pain to be the best actor/actress possible. Some of the finest movie stars/legends/actors have that background on their resume.
    This indicates to me G is serious about this role, kids. It’s wonderful to see.

  • Shelley

    “Mayor Dan Paletko said the scenes planned for Dearborn Heights will be set in a bank and will depict a bank robbery.”

    hmmmm, was Sam ever arrested for bank robbery? Intriguing. I want to see this movie more and more. TOOO bad have to wait til fall ’11 .

  • http://justjared lolita

    In the one picture where he is walking with his back to the shot. His butt has totally disappeared. He needs the butt pads like he had in POTO. He said he has a tight little tushie, well he’s not lying. It’s little alright.

  • Old Mia

    @Fritz the Scribe: I think G would have his own acting coach on set. My bet would be he was asked to visit or even to speak to a class about his experiences etc. He’d love that.

  • Fritz the Scribe

    @Old Mia:
    .
    Highly possible.
    .
    All Actor’s Studios have very intimate settings. What a terrific experience for students and G alike.
    .
    On another note I couldn’t help but notice the charm of the town they’re filming in. Great vibe.

  • redOctober
  • LauraS

    @Merlin: Hola (I’m in my Spanish mood :)
    @redOctober: love the chest hair in the first pic *wink wink

  • Fritz the Scribe

    @redOctober:
    .
    Ooo! Thanks!
    .
    I see his Siamese twin….err, I mean Alan is there. LOL!

  • LauraS

    http://twitpic.com/2515rh
    when was this taken?

  • Shelley

    His hair looks awesome without the extensions on the back. Thanks RedOct.

  • I’ll Bite

    @redOctober: redOctober – fantastic finds! Many thanks

    Did I miss a video? Darn obligations.

    Old Mia / sukar – ITA! While I know that there are people who post both here and on IMDb, puhleeze let’s not feed into the same frenzy that made that place go downhill.

  • redOctober
  • redOctober

    @I’ll Bite:

    …you’re welcome… ; )

  • Now Then

    @LauraS: ia’s

    It was taken when he started to film TUT I remember E! being there.. Think it was taken at Beso Eva Longoria’s restaurant

  • saw today

    @LauraS: I remember seeing this about the time he was making TBH…I know over a year ago.

  • LauraS

    @redOctober: keep them coming!
    @Now Then: @saw today: thanks! I haven’t seen that before (hmmm didn’t think there were pictures of GB I haven’t seen- must immediately take a crash course at the GB Research Institute cause that is just unacceptable!

  • Old Mia

    Red is awesome. What would we do without her? She’s way ahead of JJ. Maybe she should start her own site!

  • Fritz the Scribe

    Yep, she’s a gem.

  • redOctober

    @Old Mia: …don’t tempt me! LOL!

    @LauraS:
    @Fritz the Scribe:

    I’ll do my best, some days I’m more lucky than others.

  • Merlin

    @Old Mia:
    Let’s hope not.. first because we would be lost without RedO (I sound selfish but I don’t care..), second because she never was inpolite to anyone here and that’s a great virtue, third… OldMia, do we need another Gerard Butler site? ;-)
    * * *
    *knighting RedO to make her part of the Round Table in Camelot*

  • CJ

    Feel so sorry for the G man…it is so fecking hot in Detroit…I’m suprised his hair isn’t a mass of ringlets..they must be pouring on the gel and hairspray to keep it under control…♥

  • gossiphound

    Red is a gem but JJ has to pay for the photos/get licences etc.He did good with the set photos this thread. He was first on the draw.

    PS Anyone hear the infamous Mel Gibson tapes? Heard them on talk radio. Wow. The line about how he left his wife because they were not spiritually connected was the kicker for me. Someone is rather selective in which commandments he bothers to follow and he has the audacity to infer his wife was somehow spiritually inferior to him??? Wow.

  • redOctober

    @Merlin: awww…thanks My Lord Merlin! …I’ve never been “knighted” before!…you are most kind…

  • gossiphound

    Apparently the guy who runs the Actors Studio, where the well tipped Detroit Cabbie did thusly transport the Butler, is one of the actors in Machine Gun Preacher.

  • an onlooker

    I don’t know how G copes with it but if I had that many women (or men or both) following me and tracking me day in day out I would have an out of body experience. It must be surreal at times for him even though he laps it up. Remember these are total strangers who just to get a piece of him. It must be wearisome at times.

  • redOctober
  • Manny

    OMG The Actors Studio!!!!!!!!! *spazzy dancing around the room*
    .
    That is an awesome opportunity. I love love love the show. Yippee, we will all get to see him in a very intimate and soul bearing situation. James Lipton doesn’t leave any stone unturned and seems to know more about the subjects than they do themselves.
    .
    I’m such a happy little muffin right now. :)

  • Fritz the Scribe

    @CJ:
    .
    I’m suprised his hair isn’t a mass of ringlets..
    ______________________________________________________
    .
    That image is hot to me. LOL! But I’ve always loved his dark curls.
    G has a head of hair most men would die for. He’s very fortunate in that regard.
    .
    @Manny….wait….hold up. He got a gig with Lipton? I adore that man!

  • Old Mia

    @an onlooker: There are probably times when he laps it up and other times when he wishes he were invisible. I agree, it must be an odd kind of existence. People following you physically, but then others with their cameras and cell phones and Tweets. He can run, but he can’t hide. Good for us, not so lucky for him. An inplanted GPS system has been suggested. LOL.

    But again, there are times when he’s been under the radar for a few weeks. Those are dull days indeed.

  • http://justjared lolita

    @ Red O. Great video. He really is being nice to his fans. It’s good to see that even though he is so busy filming he still takes the time to show his fans he appreciates their support.

  • Now Then

    @Manny:

    Manny I dont think it is THE Actors Studio he was dropped off at. Just some Detroit run one.

  • huh?

    Isn’t the Actors Studio in NYC. When was he there?

  • Florida Gal

    @Now Then: The Michigan Actor’s Studio is an extension of the one in NYC…in fact, I believe there are several of them in the US, I do know there is one in LA as well. James Lipton was born and raised in Detroit. But the one in the Detroit area is part of the same Actor’s Studio system as the one in NYC that is run by James Lipton.

  • tuir

    There’s one in Detroit actually:

    Michigan Actors Studio

    Ferndale, MI 48220, United States

    I hope he’s long gone by the time I have posted this… hope the phannies don’t camp out!

  • an onlooker

    Old Mia, I feel torn about his fans following him everywhere even at his place of work. I love to see the onset pictures like the next fan so long as his privacy is not invaded and his work not interrupted. These recent photos I think were released by his team corresponding to the release of TBH DVDs. For MGP fan photos/paps photos have been kept to a minimum but things could change when more people become aware what is going in their backyard.

  • Manny

    @LauraS:
    .
    Picture with Eve is about two years old IIRC. :)

  • Manny

    @Fritz the Scribe:
    .
    OMG did I jump the shark? I read briefly and saw the reference to the Actors Studio and there is only one that has a broadcast show so I assumed. Now I feel like pouting… James Lipton is a God. hehe
    .
    Frannie – I haven’t called you a phannie and I have only addressed you about Merlin’s turn of phrase. If you think I have posted to you about something else you’re wrong. If I didn’t use your name in the post to reference you then you are assuming too much. I still want you to have a nice day. :)

  • Manny

    @an onlooker:
    .
    I was feeling the same way until I have read that it is a closed set. That means anything that Gerry chooses to do with fans is his choice and they are not disrupting his work time. That was a big relief to me. I want this movie to kick ass. :)

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