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Gerard Butler: Rebel with a Cause

Gerard Butler: Rebel with a Cause

Gerard Butler walks and talks on his cell phone while out and about on Sunday afternoon (July 18) in Detroit, Mich.

The 40-year-old Scottish stud was taking a quick break from shooting his latest movie, Machine Gun Preacher. (He plays a former gang biker and drug dealer who becomes a member of the Assembly of God church.)

Gerry wore a Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Champions hat as well as a t-shirt with the word “REBEL” emblazoned on the front of it paired with PRPS Barracuda Jeans.

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  • Old Mia

    @Sukar: I dont think it’s his assistant. She’s a paid employee. Period. IMO, that is.

    I think some believe he needs decoys so the paps will stay away from a real GF, and posters everywhere won’t cut her to pieces. But that’s not saying much for his concerns about the decoys then, is it. LOL.

  • Funtospec

    @Sukar: Calculating? Do you consider her a another famew***? Just curious as to your impression?

  • Sukar is a mowdiewort

    @Funtospec:
    Ye’re another fok-ki-n’ idiot believing that lig!!

  • Sukar

    @Funtospec:

    I am not sure. But someone said here before that of all the famew…hores who used Gerry before, Laurie is the most manipulative one yet. I found the comment interesting.

  • Old Mia

    I’ve been reading the Butler family history stuff from yesterday. Interesting. There’s even a Butler Society today. Kilkenny Castle looks beautiful. On the page that talks about tapestries at the castle there is a painting of, I imagine, a Butler of old. Doesn’t look like G, other than the nose! Maybe that’s what he inherited from the original Butlers. LOL

  • Sukar is a mowdiewort

    @Old Mia:
    Butler family is probably not related to Gerry’s. Another doggert.

  • All mowdieworts

    @Sukar: @Old Mia:
    @Funtospec:
    Maybe,and maybe,if you all go in a pub and get drunk,it would be better than speculating on the life of someone ye don’t know. R u all so f-ugly??

  • Sukar

    @All mowdieworts:

    Maybe YOU should follow your own advice and take a hike.

  • Om my

    @Sukar is a mowdiewort:
    @All mowdieworts:
    Is that you Manny? Either way, you’re demen/ted.

  • gossiphound

    @angel: However angel arthouse gets Oscar attention. And the Academy loves Ralph.

    The Bounty Hunter did like 4 times the domestic box office of Hurt Locker but guess which film got Oscars and which film won’t. Now Coriolanus would be lucky indeed to hit 16 million like Hurt Locker, that would be around the top range for the most successful Shakespearean films, the true adaptations, not loosely based on.

    I think Ralph at best is hoping his film can do as well or in the ball park as other Shakespearean films, maybe even a bit better, but more importantly he has to be expecting some critical acclaim from BAFTA and the Academy, a good first directorial debut praise for him and maybe even some acting noms for any of a number of the fabulous actors in this cast including Gerry. You have to think that’s what Gerry’s team is hoping for – at least a nomination so they can say shove that up your arse naysayers.

  • angel

    @gossiphound: I agree with you. I just said arthouse doesn’t usually get bucket loads of money but this project seemed like a great idea as it could give him an oportunity to get offered better scripts and work with better directors.
    As for the shove it comment, hehe I bet that’s what he’d be praying to say but who can blame the naysayers when we get Bounty Hunter? Ralph is a talented guy and the cast is great. From what we’ve seen it looks like a winner. Let’s just hope it gets the attention it seems to deserve. Hard to call it without seeing the final cut.

  • gossiphound

    Coriolanus is scheduled to premiere at the Belgrade Film Festival which takes place in January 2011. Since the Serbian government forked over about 4 million [not sure which currency LOL] in financing and/or equivalent provision of services and equipment, it’s the least Ralph could do. But then that means no Oscar consideration until 2012.

  • gossiphound

    I agree Angel we’re all keeping our fingers crossed, just as much for Ralph Fiennes and Shakespeare as well as Mr. Butler.

  • All mowdieworts

    @Om my:
    Sukar, manny isn’t a Scot, f-o-k-kin’ret-a-rd!

  • Sukar

    @All mowdieworts:

    Umm when did I say that Many is a Scot? By the way I am cool with Manny now, nice try at attempting to stir the fire again “snore”

  • TrollAlert

    @Sukar: Sukar, please don’t feed it. Not worth it.

  • sukar is a daftie

    @Sukar:
    Nice try yon,twas ye posted under a sock saying I was Manny,and Im a longtime lurker here,evrybody knows ye’re faking yon peace with Manny,ye post under many socks.
    All posters know ye’re a liar and obsessed with Butler’s gfs.

  • http://justjared lolita

    @ GH and Angel, Thanks for the insight on Ralph and the movie. I hope it does well also. It may not be a blockbuster but if it gets good reviews it could open many new doors for Gerry.

  • Om my

    @sukar is a daftie:
    I didn’t realize Scotts could be so ungracious and so sleazy sounding. You sound so angry and grumpy like you’re not a good person. You sound like you think you own Gerry just because you’re Scott. You don’t own him and he will probably marry a girl who is not Scottish but American. So stop giving the Scottish People a bad name will ya?

  • Sukar

    @TrollAlert:

    Yep bit troll alert

  • TrollAlert

    Scots don’t sound semi literate or write in manner of a 12 year old. Don’t give the troll that much respect. It’s just someone trying to yanks some chains around. The more people reply to it, the more fuel it gets. I thought posters were aware of it by now. Apparently not.

  • Old Mia

    Blockbuster just announced that The Bounty Hunter was No. 1 in rentals, DVD sales and Blu-Ray sales for the week ending today.

  • sukar is a daftie

    @Om my:
    Ye don’t know anything about the girl Gerry will marry, so stop making stupid stories up about him and american girls.
    He’s still a Scot, does that bother ye much?
    @TrollAlert:
    I’m not, daftie. Sukie darling, stop posting under Om my and TrollAlert to see if ye don’t get thumbed down.
    I used the spell check this time, that’s OK for ye?

  • sukar is a daftie

    @Om my:
    Ye don’t know anything about the girl Gerry will marry, so stop making stupid stories up about him and american girls.
    He’s still a Scot, does that bother ye much?
    @TrollAlert:
    I’m not, daftie. Sukie darling, stop posting under Om my and TrollAlert to see if ye don’t get thumbed down.
    I used the spell check this time, that’s OK for ye?

  • hellotheregb

    hey merlin were you the one putting together an off site conversation? in the last thread? I put that I was interested. here is a gmail email address for me. hellothr2@gmail.com

  • gossiphound

    Does Colin Farrell need a PR boost, what is he doing filming a movie with Aniston right now. Clearly her career is not slowing down one iota.

  • Sukar

    @gossiphound:

    I like Aniston, but the Bounty Hunter turned me off her big time.

  • hellotheregb

    @gossiphound: do you have the interview for sukar about G when he was in the gym and tormenting the interviewer? working out til they vomit and then wrote not very nice things in the interviewers note book?

  • noname

    http://www.gq.com/blogs/the-q/2010/01/gerard-butlers-just-desserts.html

    Article found..

    OUCH….that’s all I have to say…

  • Old Mia

    The author of this piece starts out saying he’s a fan of G’s. Nothing in there so bad. Isn’t there another article by a guy who interviewed him and then complained about him? This isn’t the one I was thinking about.

  • Observation

    Just read the GQ piece. That article is just funny. Even the comments are OK toward Butler.

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  • redOctober

    # “Machine Gun Preacher” is back filming in Melvindale, according to an On Location Vacations commenter who spotted signs again on Dix Rd. There are rumors they will be filming on Fort St. in Detroit next Monday, July 26.

    http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/detroit/index.ssf/2010/07/movies_in_metro_detroit_todays.html

  • hellotheregb

    I remember reading the one above which is the one I was referring to but I think there was more. Maybe not. I was still new to Gman and may have thought that was harsh. Now after a 6 months it is not so bad. Just insecure and mean spirited. I remember thinking the comments on women was rude as well. and I thought the writer talked more about him intimidating him. but like I said it was a while ago and I may be more jaded now.

  • hellotheregb

    I remember reading the one above which is the one I was referring to but I think there was more. Maybe not. I was still new to Gman and may have thought that was harsh. Now after a 6 months it is not so bad. Just insecure and mean spirited. I remember thinking the comments on women was rude as well. and I thought the writer talked more about him intimidating him. but like I said it was a while ago and I may be more jaded now.
    what is wrong with this website!!! I can’t post or even refresh pages etc.!!

  • Old Mia

    Trying to post and read on here today has been an adventure. But I’m glad to know it isn’t my computer ready to crash. I think the site is just too full of everything under the sun from videos to links to ads, on and on. Some day it’ll probably just implode.

  • gossiphound

    @hellotheregb: Having worked in an industry that is male dominated and not gentile which includes the men in my family, I found that interview perhaps more funny than some. I might be somewhat more desensitized.

    Is that appropriate for an interview? No but then it probably says the interviewer did a good job making his subject forget he was being interviewed for a publication and as a journalist, bingo you just hit the jackpot, because then you show the real person behind the celebrity persona. Even if it seemed the journalist suffered some abuse.

  • saw today

    You can read every interview GB has ever given and he comes across as himself. No pretense. That is what I like about him. I accept him as he is, warts and all. He has lived an extraordinary life and is upfront about it. I have read many interviewers say they like to interview him because he doesn’t give just a simple yes or no answer, but answers the question as only he can with an entertaining story.

  • stupidfans

    @stupidfansgetsitwrong: He was not charmed by him if it’s the article I remember. Maybe the phannies will interpret it that way, but it was clear he wanted to let the public know what a jerk he was and, to boot, he released the article right after there was some other dust-up about Gerry acting like a complete jerk (maybe it was around the Australian realtor story release, but I’m not sure). The timing of it and the content of it obviously indicated he wasn’t impressed with him like his fans are.

  • stupidfans

    @Mellifera: Maybe that’s the one I’m thinking of – Men’s Health. Whoever wrote it, it’s on the record that not “everyone” thinks he is a nice guy and not “everyone” who interviews him thinks he’s so great. Even he admitted he was a diva pain in the tush on the LAC set.

    We should also remember that he punched a photographer, and we have never heard any evidence from real eyewitnesses, except his manager trying to do damage control, and he hit a dog.

    Then there have been countless reports from women who comment about how he makes sleazy comments to them in nightclubs and restaurants. Many of them are disgusted by it.

    The man has told the world he’s “not Mr. Values” and still his phannies, obviously still running on a Baskin Robbins sugar high insist that he’s a perfect saint in all things he does and he never offends or upsets anyone and if he does, it’s their own fault or they don’t have a sense of humor. Their extremist devotion is rivaled only by Rev. Jim Jones’ congregation.

  • stupidfans

    @XOXOXO: They’re rubbing carpets together. If not, then she’s trying to. Since she’s well-connected, I doubt he’d turn her down. That’s how he got where he is. If he hadn’t banged his way in the door, he wouldn’t be where he is.

    I’d love to know what his manager gets out of the deal besides money. ;P

  • stupidfans

    QQ: Why is anyone bringing up Aniston in this discussion? I didn’t read every page, but it would be nice if we could move on. Association with her is like a cold sore. Just when you think it’s gone away, something big happens, and it reappears.

  • Men’s Health Article
  • Oh my

    @stupidfans: Apparently there are people here who can’t read. That includes the awesomely negative Stupidfans. At the conclusion of the article the author, who admits being a fan of Butler’s, reports:

    “Until I look inside my spiral notepad. While I was in the bathroom, Gerry wrote a note. It reads: “Help. I am a p…y. Get me out of here.’”

    That’s Butler, admitting he wants out of these exercise sessions too.

    Typical Butler humor. Good ole boy bonding. Get a grip. This isn’t kindergarten 101.

  • Last laugh

    Booty Hunter DVD is raking in the millions for rentals and sales. #1 even on Blue or whatever Blu-Ray sales. Told you so. And I got lots of thumbs down for my prediction. You can thumb me down, but it’s not gonna change the numbers.

  • Duh

    @Last laugh: Congratulations, and with that, hollywood continues to produce cra-p.

  • Old fan

    Pardon my butting in. I was a fan of Butler’s way back on Lucy. I always said to myself, this guy is way beyond this stuff. He’s going to be a star.

  • Just looking

    i don’t see how either one of the articles shows Gerry as being rude, or writer saying that Gerry was rude. I don’t get it what’s rude about either one of the interviews? lol

  • hellotheregb

    Well I guess I am back to being confused. Is he just being a guy doing boys will be boys crap? Is he just extreme and bouncy and it comes off as brash, rude or bully? Is all of this ok? The world is not kindergarten! I just don’t know. I looked back on some of the posts that really pin him down for creepy stuff, young girls, inappropriate comments to women etc. and wonder if he is still like that, has he changed? Well, I don’t have answers to any of that and am still not willing to except poor behavior even if it is boys will be boys etc.

    It does insult and hurt people when someone is sexually inappropriate and uses you. What has led him in the past to do that I don’t know but he has openly admitted to abusing privilages with women, even physically hurting someone etc.(at least once, if I understood comment clearly, he did show great remorse in that interview when he noted that) Lately, the rose colored glasses seem to have blotted out this entire site. He has never said he is a saint and is even open about not being mr. values lately. ohhh humm. I guess it is the usual with this guy.

  • Just looking

    @hellotheregb:
    “It does insult and hurt people when someone is sexually inappropriate and uses you. What has led him in the past to do that I don’t know but he has openly admitted to abusing privilages with women, even physically hurting someone etc.(at least once, if I understood comment clearly, he did show great remorse in that interview when he noted that)”
    .
    What incident are you referring to regarding physically hurting women?
    To what did he show remorse?

  • hellotheregb

    looking for the interview, a few of the you tube interviews appear to have been pulled. I hope to find it. He slips up and says something about a party/night out and someone he visited in the hospital and he did not mean it. I will keep looking. I thought I had it saved.

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