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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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  • brenda

    ha,ha…GB back in the 80s with that look..he is just like Village people!!..,do you remember that group?? ha..ha so funny gerard,but I still think that you are a hot man

  • redOctober

    @Manny: “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 sounds amazing! I’m so looking forward to MGP being a great movie.

  • Tonto

    While I enjoy seeing pictures of GB any time any where, I’m glad this look is just for a role and temporary. It suits the character he’s playing and I’m sure authentic, but not my favorite look for him. Although it is growing on me a little…… nah! I think I’m just used to regular GB.

  • redOctober

    From Screenrant First Look: Gerard Butler in ‘Machine Gun Preacher’ 36 minutes ago via HootSuite

  • Manny

    So is he the Y? M? C? or A? hehe :P

  • Manny

    And whomever said Butler may lose fans for Booty Hunter… they were right. hahaha
    My love of the Gerard Butler ends at Bounty Hunter. #watchingitsoyoudinthaveto #justsayno
    1 minute ago via Twitter for iPhone

  • Fritz the Scribe


    So is he the Y? M? C? or A? hehe :P
    No worries on the Lipton thing. I’ve often wondered what it would be like to have him interview G, though. Maybe some day. xo

  • Nuts

    I think it is so funny that so many posters are ignoring JJ’s “new thread” about TBH and sticking to this one about MGP.


  • Ariadne


    I want this movie to kick ass. :)

    I have a really good feeling and a sneaking suspicion that it will kick ass and will help to put Butler in a more respectable league of actors.

    2011 seems to have some quality movies in reserve for him:

    An indie: Corolianus .. industry peeps always love indies

    and MGP….

    Here’s to some critical success coming Gerry’s way in 2011 since 300…

    You know..Teacher Man would be a great next project for Gerry…

  • redOctober

    @Nuts: …”“new thread” about TBH “…

    I have just one thing to say about it…

    Night night JJers ; )

  • Ariadne

    I just hope they change the working title to Another man’s war… Machine Gun Preacher just doesn’t do it for me..

  • Ariadne

    What do you know, speaking of 300:

    -Snyder Planning 300 Sequel-

    51 minutes ago | WENN | See recent WENN news »

    Filmmaker Zack Snyder is set to revisit ancient history and is planning a sequel to his hit war film 300.

    And even though his star Gerard Butler was killed off in the first film, the Watchmen director has every intention of bringing the Scottish actor back.

    Snyder tells WENN, “He knows how much the women love him with no clothes on, so I’m sure he’ll make himself available.”

  • Manny

    Totally OT – but what was the deal with this last weekend? Weddings galore… Penny & Javier… John & Emily… Carrie & Mike… I wonder who else snuck under the pap radar to find wedded bliss?
    Ariadne – I wish Butler a critically acclaimed 2011 too. Maybe we will yet see him talking with James Lipton! :)

  • frannie

    Manny…..I want you to have a nice day too! I’m not such a bad troll once you get to know me! I’ve had my say …now I’m just enjoying the pictures and the posts… Carry on ,,,you guys all seem to have a good rap going with each other.. Don;t want to interfere!

  • Manny

    hey stick around… party is just getting started… plenty of room for more rappers… Merlin is a joy too… I think we all got off on the wrong foot. :)

  • hellotheregb

    @Simply Hopeful: hummmm I would prefer on of his spontaneous scenes that he just has to have in there like LAC although the scene in 300 with Leo’s wife was pretty damn sexy!! still trying to decide what I want here. I will read the rest of the thread then make another decision about his Nekedness!

    @Hello: welcome who knows who gave you a thumbs down ignore them! have some fun here and tell us more about what your friends have said. nice to have good reports about him up close and personal. but not creepy, just fun stuff, well that is my vote.

  • Nuts

    Here’s to more photos of Gerry at work tomorrow…and more fun tweets.

    Feeling very optimistic about this project. :o)

    And, still liking the biker look…to my complete surprise. Seriously.

  • hellotheregb

    @Peacesister: In the Corn. pics did we ever see his arms? I just remember the army jacket. Maybe there were pics of him at monaco with more defined arms? I did not save them I will go an look though. or have they been likes this for a while?

  • Manny
  • hellotheregb

    @Nuts: I have no even looked for the new thread. still reading through this one and commenting (late as usual) is Gman neked yet?

  • hellotheregb

    @Manny: Manny! how am I going to get to sleep tonight? now I am all a twitter!

  • Manny
  • hellotheregb

    OT- Craigy Ferg is on now. Bunny with accent is silly! Does anyone know when Shark Week starts! I love love love Shark Week and now it is starring Craigy ferg!!!

  • hellotheregb

    ok I read the other …thread… this was pretty funny though>.
    “The only thing that could make this thread any worse would be the appearance of Bet and Guido.”

    I actually like Guido and his posts. but funny post anyway.

    I am going to read some twitter now, peeps are apparently gone for the night.@Manny: I

  • hellotheregb

    @Manny: I always liked his look in gamer. yummy!

  • LidaConnie

    GBs arms in the MGP pics look like Popeye’s or Shrek, minus the green….tee hee. And the mullet….omg! How can he keep a straight face during the serious scenes while sporting the nasty mullet wig or mullet extensions…whatever they may be??

  • Opal

    Greetings from Guam. Nice here this afternoon. (Hubby is in the military, so don’t think I’m some exotic island girl. Just you average American soccer mom.)

    I’ve read here a long time. I don’t get the people who rag on the MGP look. It’s to capture what Sam Childers was at that time. However, I wish they had left off the mullet clip-ons. I think his hair is great for the part without them. But nobody asked me. And, I suppose they won’t go back and film the scenes without them because I object.

    I’m looking forward to see how they evolve the character and the look of him.

    Somewhere someone used the word “unique” to describe the whole MGP adventure. It is unique. I think Butler has chosen a good one this time.

    I’m off to find out who this James Lipton is some of you seem to know all about. I had not heard of him before today. Although I do know about the famous Actors Studio.

  • Gaaggggg

    @LidaConnie: Tee hee? Someone says tee hee. Lida dear. You are not ready for prime time. Be gone.

  • Opal

    So I read about James Lipton. We sure don’t get Bravo. We get a mix. (At least I get to keep up with Days of Our Lives. Is EJ in trouble or what? Love James Scott. He’s the main reason I watch.) We don’t even get real commercials just military promos and information. Never thought I’d long for commercials.

    If anything on Bravo shows up with Butler and MGP, will someone please post it on JJ.

  • Fritz the Scribe

    @Opal….welcome! We’re a bunch of loons but most of us don’t bite…unless provoked. Cheers.

  • no way

    GB couldn’t sit still through the hour long interview with James Lipton.

  • watching from waaay back

    @Fritz the Scribe: Don’t know, some do bite. But you sound like the Statue of Liberty. But then, I like the French.

    Tee hee? OMGL.

    OK. Let’s let them all in.

    The more, the merryer, merrier, merr…. I can’t spell tonight. It’s late. My vote is for – merrier.

    And a merrier day tomorrow in Butler Land.

  • Grandma

    Back again.

    I don’t get how Milo can be Attila. And Attila can be Johnny Donne. And Drac can be Mike; and The Stranger can be the Machine Gun Preacher. And Sam can be Gus. And any of them can be the Phantom.

    And any of them can be GB on talk shows.

    Conclusion. Dam.n he’s good.

  • Grandma

    @Grandma: I forgot. How can Terry Sheridan be Gerry Kennedy? Anyone who wants to say he isn’t a good actor should live and learn.

  • Gem

    Tee hee. Tee hee. OMG. No mensa candidates here.

  • @285

    @Gem: and you prove it.

  • Ian’s Cross

    Too much hair. Take it down a notch. He needs to capture the shorter man’s stance and the essence of Sam with the acting, not the costume.

  • gossiphound

    @Fritz the Scribe: Lipton should interview Gerry because he must be running out of real actors to interview, some of his guests this year have been pretty questionable as to their worthiness IMO.

  • Mellifera

    Signs You May Be Too Much of a Gerry Fan:

    Reason #4,382
    You are writing an email to your client and instead of signing off with “Kind regards”, you type “Kind gerards”

    *Mellifera off to new home at The Mothership, waves cheerio to JJrs*

  • gossiphound

    @Ariadne: I think Machine Gun Preacher is actually a clever title and I doubt they will change it.

    It is catchy and intriguing and will help the movie appeal to a broader audience besides Sam calls himself that and he’s got the reality series with the same name and they will clearly be cross promoting the film and the reality series. And really it does capture the essence of the story in three words.

  • Peacesister

    @Manny: Many (uhm – what? – yeah – distracted) thanks for the guns’ pics. :-)

    @hellotheregb: many thanks to you for initially grabbing the thread. I remember this picture, where he looks totally trimmed (from one of your least favorite sites, yet, it’s fruitful sometimes) –

    An it IS one of my alltime favorite pics!

  • LauraS
  • Nuts

    NEW Thread (and not the Bounty Hunter one!!!)

  • hellotheregb

    @Peacesister: oh yeah I forgot about this pic. It is a fav.

  • http://JustJared Deee

    Gerard Butler has a blond female as his assistance? I wonder if they are in a relationship? He is touching hair very fondly? Mmm????

  • frannie

    Just popping in to see if I can stir up a bit of fun! Kind of quiet which took me by surprise…but am enjoying the new and better pics of GB! It’s too bad he didn’t let his own hair grow and maybe the comments wouldn’t have been quite so neggy…including mine!

    Manny..thanks…I agree, I’ll rake the blame for the bad start! Shoot…maybe I am a phannie! NOOOOOOO!
    Merlin…apologies to you too!

    Best I can do folks.”Carry on”