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Gerard Butler Explains His Drastic Weight Loss

Gerard Butler Explains His Drastic Weight Loss

Gerard Butler lands at LAX Airport after flying in from NYC on Thursday (September 15) in Los Angeles.

The 41-year-old Scottish star was in the Big Apple to promote his new movies, Coriolanus and Machine Gun Preacher.

Gerry also attended the Diesel Black Gold show where he chatted with Us Weekly about his recent weight loss.

“I ate my last meal in October and I run about 40 miles a day,” he joked. “It’s just doing a lot of cardio and extremely watching what I eat. I stopped lifting big weights and I’m doing yoga.”

“If I wear a long shirt, everyone says, ‘Oh my, God! He lost so much weight.’ But this is how I look,” he added. “I just used to be a lot bigger. But now I’m surfing. I’m doing a surf movie so I have to slim down. I don’t know … maybe I’m sick or something!”

FYI: Gerard is wearing a Rogue plaid shirt and dark olive jacket.

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311 Responses to “Gerard Butler Explains His Drastic Weight Loss”

  1. 1
    Appilonia G. MontiNegro Says:

    Thanks JJ for the great pics! Gerry looks great and rested..He had some great interviews and all the ROAR for MGP, Anyone else see OSCAR in the area! Yea!lol I am glad he is home in LA, and now maybe Gerry can have some down time. I just love that MAN BAG, just think it wonderful, Gerry seems to be fond of it as well, lol…..
    Appilonia G. MontiNegro

  2. 2
    Appilonia G. MontiNegro Says:

    Thanks JJ for the great pics! Gerry looks great and rested..He had some great interviews and all the ROAR for MGP, Anyone else see OSCAR in the area! Yea!lol I am glad he is home in LA, and now maybe Gerry can have some down time. I just love that MAN BAG, just think it wonderful, Gerry seems to be fond of it as well, lol…..
    Appilonia G. MontiNegro

  3. 3
    Appilonia G. MontiNegro Says:

    OH, GEEEE Sorry JJers for the extra post, the site this morning was stuck or something, I resent my post because I thought it was lost, SORRY Appi

  4. 4
    Anna butler Says:

    I want to have sex with gerard butler. Yummmeh.

  5. 5
    slig o lambert ^_____^cute Says:

    scottis eyes happy more

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    Can'tGetEnough Says:

    Gerry back in CA, looking good!! Maybe he’ll get some surfing in this weekend before he heads to San Francisco!!

    Have a great day JJer’s!

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    slig o lambert ^_____^cute Says:

    scottish loss wi why?

  8. 8
    kelly Says:

    wow looking good gerry love the darker jeans and always love the smile keep posting the pic jj im loving!!!

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    slig o lambert ^_____^cute Says:

    if scottish eyes loss wight to be his hair coming out

  10. 10
    T. Says:

    @Anna butler:

    It probably wouldn’t be that difficult to achieve that goal.

  11. 11
    GFW Says:

    I love he still uses that leather mailbag satchel. If it could only talk! Oh, and that we no longer see him smoking. (sigh of relieve)
    ~K

  12. 12
    GFW Says:

    I mean (sigh of relief! (eye roll)
    -
    Also, I think after that interview he’d want to be as far away from NYC as possible, and the west coast was the perfect choice–all things considered. Looks like he high-tailed right after! LOL
    ~K

  13. 13
    Delilah Says:

    he’s making a movie that involves surfing? Point Break? Bet he thinks he can look younger by losing weight. Not. Working. LOL!

  14. 14
    speaktruth Says:

    If he is sick, I’ll catch his disease haha he’s so hot!

  15. 15
    SeeFSee Says:

    He’s paid to lose and gain weight for roles, just like any other actor / actress…he looked good before and he looks good now.
    I certainly hope he is not sick, although I am sure he was kidding.

  16. 16
    mwannir Says:

    http://www.dshini.net/de/spage/dd7f9981-143d-b8a4-017e-6124dfa94912

  17. 17
    dmp Says:

    GB and PDAs . . . really? Gossip from NY Post? Probably, maybe, but regardless of all the silly tabloid stories I will honestly say that she is beautiful and a twenty-something model which seems to be perfect for him and more importantly perhaps is that she fits industry standards for a Scottish stud actor. Image wise he really should be with someone such as that. Good for him! Best of luck on the upcoming interviews!

  18. 18
    latest gossip Says:

    she’s a pre-existing “friend” not a random

  19. 19
    not buying it Says:

    @SeeFSee: He gained weight he said to play Sam after he lost weight on that silly “cleanse” after Barbados. From what pictures that exist, Frosty Hesson was in his late 40s and stocky, when he mentored Jay Moriarity. Gerry in MGP mode would have been right for Frosty and he was hardly out of shape. He looks bloody good and in shape in the movie. .

    I am sure Frosty won’t mind being portrayed a tall thin hottie from Scottie but…. Now Jay was a hottie and he’s being played by a hottie. Guess they want two hotties to bring in the women to a surfing movie that might not otherwise appeal to females. The Butler fans would be coming anyway.

  20. 20
    sweetestone2 Says:

    Gerry!! Luv him!! Especially with that Smile on his face..What I wouldn’t give to wake up next to him everyday! AMAZING MAN!!

  21. 21
    CHOLITA Says:

    Buenos dias,les dejo una bonita cancion de NAT KING COLE muy romantica….Siempre que te pregunto,que CUANDO,COMO y DONDE,tu siempre me respondes….QUIZAS,QUIZAS,QUIZAS….Y asi pasan los dias y yo desesperado y tu,tu contestando….QUIZAS,QUIZAS,QUIZAS…..
    Estas perdiendo el tiempo pensando,pensando,por lo que tu mas quieras hasta cuando,hasta cuando…..Y asi pasan los dias y yo desesperado y tu,tu contestando …..QUIZAS,QUIZAS,QUIZAS………buenos dias Sr.Butler….buenos dias Sra.Dargabriel vibraciones positivas para todos uds……amorcito…..I LOVE YOU…..adios.

  22. 22
    cupcake Says:

    Latest gossip,who is the prexisting friend.

  23. 23
    cupcake Says:

    Latest gossip are you talking about the danish model he has been friends for years?

  24. 24
    letest gossip Says:

    @cupcake: The Australian model the NY post is reporting he was snogging last night Nicole Trunfio.

  25. 25
    ,,,, Says:

    @letest gossip: A bona fide FWB – she is already on his Facebook friends list.

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    llsand Says:

    His wakeup call was when those pictures of him all huge and flabby were all over the net. He was humiliated and immediately after that he started to lose weight big time. It scared him shitless that he wouldn’t get another leading job.

  27. 27
    dmp Says:

    Someone gave me a thumbs down for stating the obvious?! Oh, c’mon now. I’m not buying into any gossip ‘cuz it’s all a game . . . but it’s even better if they are already friends or “whatever”. . . they really would look great together as a couple . . . they obviously hang in a similar circles (young models and older guys) and have similar lifestyles as well. There’s a big age difference which I always wonder about but I guess if it works it works.

  28. 28
    cupcake Says:

    Is this fwb blonde or brunnete just curious.

  29. 29
    dmp Says:

    #28
    Does it really matter?

  30. 30
    what the ... Says:

    This is the guy at the gate that everyone prays doesn’t sit next to them.
    http://justjared.buzznet.com/photo-gallery/2580724/gerard-butler-explains-weight-loss-03/

  31. 31
    cupcake Says:

    Yes it matters he looks better with a brunette than a blonde just humor me.

  32. 32
    dmp Says:

    #30
    Good one!

  33. 33
    Dolly Madison Says:

    Nicole is a friend of Gerry’s, have been friends for a while. But JUST friends. Reliable sources that were there said that they only kissed hello and goodbye, they were NOT snogging or anything of that sort. They talked for a while and left separately. She supposedly has a boyfriend, and it’s NOT Gerry. Far too much is being made of this. It was just a social meeting of two friends.

  34. 34
    dmp Says:

    Oh I’m sure they are all “friend’s of Gerry’s” in one way or another. Anyway . . . so, did he wear that same shirt the entire time he was in NY? lol.

  35. 35
    cupcake Says:

    Good one dmp.

  36. 36
    G*fan Says:

    Gerry, You look great now! You do not need his cheeks like a hamster

  37. 37
    GFW Says:

    Gerry’s been in deep relationships with fair and dark haired women over the years. I simply loved how he blurted out how with a big yes he’s been in love. Not that I didn’t think he had, but it was (one of) the better questions.
    -
    Also, loved how he (finally) admitted to not liking the business as much but more the job of acting (and he has grown better at). Watching his favorite actor might have helped, along with being invited to work with better talent as well.
    -
    Now for the next leg of this junket. The talk shows!
    ~K :o)

  38. 38
    cubedweller Says:

    Another model story – what a surprise. It will be interesting to see what the fallout is in the coming weeks, since to my mind Butler basically outed HIMSELF as a huge player on the HS show. I loved the interview, and one of the things I loved about it is that Stern really grilled him about his lifestyle. I have no problem with that, since I have always thought that Butler was purposely creating his own “ladies man” image, in the extreme. The coy denials that his image is exaggerated, seemed to me like thinly disguised bragging. And I really found it jaw-dropping that he would say things like he didn’t know his live-ins had moved out, or that it was tougher to have casual hook-ups with American women. We all hear things differently, but I actually liked that he finally just put it out there for the record – who he really is. Perhaps the romantically-inclined will now kindly step to the rear – Mr. Hit It and Forget It is nowhere near a relationship. Butler is clever and extremely ambitious. He ran that interview – not Stern. He put out there what he wanted to be out there.
    .
    Have a great weekend, all you JJrs!

  39. 39
    GFW Says:

    He’s in the same shirt because after being singed, I mean Sirius’d, he couldn’t stick around town having been emotionally gutted like a trout!
    ~K
    who loves that satchel that made it the Taj Mahal, one of the Wonders of the World like him :o)

  40. 40
    GFW Says:

    He’s in the same shirt because after being singed, I mean Sirius’d, he couldn’t stick around town having been emotionally gutted like a trout!
    ~K
    who loves that satchel made it the Taj Mahal, one of the Wonders of the World like him :o)

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    T. Says:

    Right on.

  42. 42
    T. Says:

    @# 38 cubedweller: My post was for you. Trying to get a post to go through is almost impossible on here today!

  43. 43
    cupcake Says:

    I couldn’t agree with you more cubedweller gerry is a bonafide player he will settle down if he wants to.

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    hmmmm Says:

    ugh he’s beyond ugly

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    latest gossip Says:

    @cupcake: And the older he gets the harder it will be to settle down unless his career tanks but then the excuse will be gotta make a comeback, gotta make a comeback.

    He’ll probably settle down when he is 80 with some famewhore 21 year old who can push his wheelchair around and maybe pop out some Butler sprogs if the Gerry juice is still viable.

  46. 46
    bystander Says:

    @cubedweller: me too, I concur. what will his more blinkered fans make of it tho’?

  47. 47
    dmp Says:

    #43
    “Stating the obvious” table for one!

  48. 48
    May God Bless yoou all! Says:

    1 Corinthians 10:13
    New International Version
    No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.

  49. 49
    LLL Says:

    I hate to read that CorBlimey has decided to leave the JJ Gerard Butler threads/board. She was an enjoyable part of this group.

  50. 50
    UK Says:

    @LLL: Agreed, but understandable. Not much reward or cheer following GB as a hobby. Better living your own life – a resolution I should abide by. If anyone had the time to calculate the number of posts by name, the results might show that very few people actually post here, though some are quite vocal (and repetitive). The rest of the world doesn’t care.

  51. 51
    Blond Says:

    @UK: To follow GB and all his antics is a lot of fun, but you cannot possibly take anything he says or does seriously. Smoke and mirrors.

  52. 52
    ,,,, Says:

    @Blond: But it is obvious that many of those here, and on WO, have a lot personally invested in his career and/or s*x life, to the point where they find it distressing. An addiction.

  53. 53
    UK Says:

    @Blond: Agreed, but an occasional check is better than spending all day on the board, which some seem to do, awaiting developments.

  54. 54
    T. Says:

    @UK:

    You make a lot of great points on here. I usually come here just to check out the comments because they are just too wild. But I became a part of the wildness today because I caved and started arguing because I get defensive when it comes to the treatment of women I guess. But it’s definitely time to go…..

  55. 55
    LLL Says:

    @UK: I like to read the poster’s comments on Gerard Butler. It is a small sample, but I like to see the fan’s reactions. Always, it is varied, but then again the same also. RL has been hectic for me in the past several days, so it is fun and entertaining to read the JJ Gerard Butler threads.

  56. 56
    Blond Says:

    @UK: Totally agree. Checking this site once in a while is a lot of fun but to live on JJ or any other GB site is definitely an addiction.

  57. 57
    Nobody You Know Says:

    I mentioned months ago that NY Lunch Girl’s name was Nicole.

  58. 58
    GFW Says:

    That’s been established along with her last name, thus publicity (for her). We get it. Like Gerry says it’s a “win-win” situation.
    ~K

  59. 59
    LLL Says:

    @GFW: You must think that Gerard Butler has a terrible personality and is a horrible person to be around? Seems you don’t have a very high opinion of him. From what you post, the only reason people want to be around him is for publicity. Can he be that unlikable?

  60. 60
    Earlyautumn's Eve Says:

    I think Gerry has a system down. He may go out or shag a model or two or even others and keep them on as “friends” with a nice parting gift, calling them up to meet him for lunch or go to a club. This way, he has GF’s to choose from like he does his different cars. No since being stuck to just one when you can have a different one for each mood or day of the week and you don’t have to answer to any one o them! LOL!

  61. 61
    Earlyautumn's Eve Says:

    Ooh, I had a wee bit o the scot’s accent on that one! LOL!

  62. 62
    LLL Says:

    @Earlyautumn’s Eve: I think he only has two cars. Of course, as always, others here might know more than I.

  63. 63
    N. Says:

    His first with a gymnast in Jamaica.. I thought he was joking in the interview when asked during TUT promo. Too much info. here.

    He was not under oath during Stern interview, so he had the liberty to fudge his answers a little if he deemed it necessary when they got too personal. This could come back bite his a$$. Whatever he said some people will take it as the absolute truth and some will call him a liar if he later recants.

    He sounded like he realized his playboy image was not good for his career. But the question is: why the hail did he have another public snogging session? Contradictory here, unless he wanted to deflect the Brandi FWB rumors.

    At the end of the Stern interview he started to sound a little desperate to try to dispel rumors about his playboy behavior. Poor guy he literally had to yell to get a chance to talk with not much voice left.

    I sincerely hope he will refrain from comparing Sam’s finding God and going to Africa to save children to his quitting law and becoming an actor. It’s cringeworthy because although both went through personal transformations, Sam’s is altruistic while his is all for Gerard. Bid difference. JMO

  64. 64
    Canera Says:

    I think that people can excuse the Charlie’s and Tigers and men who abuse their girlfriends and wives. But god forbid Gerard Butler, who does a lot of good for people, must be put down. I just don’t understand all the negative points that always seem to come out on this man’s life.

  65. 65
    N. Says:

    Also, about the Central Park encounter with the two Argentine girls… Stern seemed to try to make something more out of this than there was. “Two women crying and moved so much because of the nearness of him..” WTH? I remember only one teenage girl crying and she obviously was over-excited over a celebrity who was unexpectedly nice and friendly. That’s my interpretation anyway.

  66. 66
    Manny Says:

    @cubedweller:
    .
    You are right on the money with that Stern interview. I was laughing and cringing all at the same time.
    .
    Butler laid himself bare and put a lot of things to rest IMO.
    .
    I LMAO… if Butler thought it was hard to use and discard American women before………..
    .
    @bystander:
    .
    They will continue to make excuses. They’ve been doing it for years…
    .
    @UK:
    .
    It is my favorite trainwreck in slow motion… can’t seem to look away. :(
    .
    @N.:
    .
    I so agree with you. I find it disingenuous when he starts comparing himself to Sam… it just doesn’t sit well IMO…
    .
    @Canera:
    .
    Are you serious??? Listen to the Stern interview… he did it to himself. *shaking head*

  67. 67
    Maggie P.U. Says:

    @66 (Manny)

    Hey GF;

    Wuz up?! Me, I did not listen to the whole HS interview….what I did was like wow….. because for one, on 9-12 there was a post saying he was interviewed by Farah Nasser (http://twitter.com/#!/FarahNasser)
    “Interviewed the very dreamy Gerard Butler this morning. He says he’s looking for a woman who is fun and easy-going…..” then the HS’s interview. I wonder if he meant easy and “fun-going”. He really stepped on his “Mr. Bates” big time IMO. I can understand joking and all and he is known for inserting foot and taking “forward” to the extreme…. wonder how this is going to pan out. The View and other interviews were after right? Funny, he wasn’t drilled like Howie did him and he seemed “human”….. Who’s to say he wasn’t uncomfortable…his body language did show he was uneasy more so in the HS interview than in the others…. then again with what bits I saw of the others they did not get that personal. Anyway, have a great day.

    Peace.

    MPU

  68. 68
    sss Says:

    2 very interesting old articles:

    http://www.contactmusic.com/news-article/butler-snubs-la-women

    http://www.metrolyrics.com/2009-gerard-butler-women-would-turn-gay-or-celibate-if-they-knew-what-men-really-talked-abo-news.html

  69. 69
    Maggie P.U. Says:

    @ 64 and 65 hey peeps I co-sign on both….. now… please give me a thumbs down on this also! In the mean time have a nice evening….

    Peace.

    MPU

  70. 70
    Earlyautumn's Eve Says:

    @LLL:
    -
    I believe he has a Range Rover, Yukon, Escalade Hybrid, a little Mercedes suv crossover and his vintage beemer convertible. I’ve seen him driving all of them. I’ve seen Amy drive the Range Rover sometimes and the Yukon. But I think they’re for the production company’s fleet of vehicles. I don’t know if he still has the white 500 SL convertible or not.

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    @Canera:
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    I don’t understand it either. Their behavior is almost acceptable to Gerry’s for some reason. I think the reason the media plays up the neg is because Gerry’s so evasive of his private life so they have to invent stuff to make it more interesting. In truth, his private life is pretty dull compared.

    **

    @N.:
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    I don’t think they mentioned that it was the two young Argentine sisters but that was who I thought of. Their parents were right there with them and the girl was emotional from not only the celeb siting but I think because they were going to see The Phantom Of The Opera that night on Broadway. Two young girls visiting NYC and seeing a celeb is a big deal! Nothing wrong with that.

    **

    @Manny:
    -
    I listened to the entire interview and I liked that he laid himself bare in a lot of what they discussed. It’s the HS Show and I don’t think a lot of what he said will be heard by just everybody but ther was nothing so bad. Howard has a certain audience and I had never listened to his show before. I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed the interview though.
    -
    As far as what G said about comparing American women to European women I think what he was referring to was that American women get more hung up on the expression of their sexuality as it refers to being in a relationship then just sex for fun. I think that’s true. That’s our culture here. We’re taught that a man is “using” a woman if he has sex with her and doesn’t carry on a proper relationship with her or never calls her again. That’s saying in essence that it’s all a one sided thing and that the man is getting something and the woman is giving it and he owes her something in exchange for sex rather then saying they both enjoyed the experience equally and they both got something out of it. I think that takes away from the equality of it and puts women back in the subservient position of being the “giver” and the man being the “taker”. We’re still living in the fifties in that regard.
    -
    Women are much more sexually open and sophisticated in a lot of European cultures then in the US and it’s more acceptable for them to be sexually open and they don’t feel if they have sex with a guy it has to be in a committed relationship. Not only that but some feel it’s OK to have extramarital sex as well. Just a concept we haven’t embraced in the states yet. LOL!

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    Earlyautumn's Eve Says:

    Sorry, didn’t realize that last post was so freaking long! LOL!

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    Earlyautumn's Eve Says:

    @sss:

    I think that last article is funny if he said that! LOL! My husband says that too. It’s a man thing but I think women do the same thing and men just think they have cornered the market on superficial raunch talk! Men look at body parts first on a woman, face, azz, whatever. They do. It’s how they’re hard wired. But women will do the same thing but there are so many more frumpy men out there then good looking ones, we’ve just learned to expect less! I’m glad for guys like Gerry setting the bar higher for males to live up to. It’s about time! LOL!

  73. 73
    Maggie P.U. Says:

    @70 Evie…. you are correct. I have both European and American friends both men and women. Euro’s are more laid back in many things especially the relationship/sex issue compared to the Americans. Especially the women. My friends from across the pond are like “had a great time moving on…” and one of my friends here for example is like “He doesn’t feed me then I am not sleeping with him”. In other words, no burger no bop. You definitely hit it on the nail head. I think that was what Gerry was trying to say in Gerry’s own way but like I said.. With the little I heard and his body language he didn’t get to enhance that remark. And that is why I said he pretty much stepped on Mr. Bates…. He has been in enough interviews to expect the unexpected and expected. He should have said something like “Let me clarify” or if HS is cutting him off “May I finish” or something of the sort to where it isn’t leaving him wide open for “why did you say that”… and so forth.

    Peace.

    MPU

  74. 74
    RosemaryThyme Says:

    Written by UK on the last thread “Looking at a gilded life, produced by sheer selfishness, plus the desire to see though to some kind of truth (which isn’t any different than the public GB) is corrosive”.
    .
    I wanted to thank you for saying what I’ve been thinking for some time. Reading about this guy and others like him does have a “corrosive” effect. Which is why I so seldom read threads about him. I enjoy this site, my guilty pleasure, but Butler is not a sugar pill; he’s best taken in small doses.

  75. 75
    Leah Says:

    You really need to listen to the full HS interview to appreciate why people are raving about it. Don’t just listen to the first Youtube video and think you know what it’s about. When the interview really gets going, it gets into very serious territory. Gerry wasn’t uncomfortable. Cubedweller is right. Gerry starts to control the interview, not the other way around. Gerry was in his element, he was a fish in water. He can handle men like HS. Their sense of humor is very similar. HS covers some really intense territory and you get answers and insights from Gerry that he’s never given before. Lots of revelations about his father, his mother, his step dad, his early acting career, and his very honest views on women and relationships. Tune out the vulgarity and listen to all six parts. Lots of great insights in that interview for Gerry fans. It’s also going to be a treasure trove for our resident arm-chair psychologists on JJ.

  76. 76
    cupcake Says:

    What happen to pierce morgan interview he was supposed to be on does anyone know.

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    Manny Says:

    @Earlyautumn’s Eve:
    .
    Sorry Eve but I have to take issue with some of the things you posted…
    .
    “Gerry’s so evasive of his private life so they have to invent stuff to make it more interesting. In truth, his private life is pretty dull compared.”
    .
    And you know this how? Can you prove they have invented stuff? You are speaking as if you have inside knowledge which is not true. Butler has done enough boasting to take the wind out of that argument of yours IMO. His interview with HS speaks volumes as to who he is…
    .
    I also take issue with your US vs. European women. That has absolutely nothing to do with the point made by others. Their points, which I totally agree with, is that he said he likes to use and move on by his words “get rid of.” Gee whether you are European or American, I can’t think of any woman that would like to be referred to as disposable.
    .
    I agree with you that it takes two to tango… BUT his attitude of disposable women is a very valid point IMO.
    .
    As for a long winded post…….. wasn’t it just a thread or two ago that you made a nasty comment to Curious Cat about the same thing? Shame shame…
    .
    @RosemaryThyme:
    .
    I really enjoyed that post too. JJ is addictive, more so than Butler, at least for me.
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    @Leah:
    .
    Cubie is a smart cookie isn’t she?

  78. 78
    Manny Says:

    As I was getting ready for work this morning Phantom of the Opera was on HBO. Gerry looked so good then. Was quite a wake up call to me how different he looks now. He still has those great hands but the imposing feel of his body is long gone. Made me sort of sad…….

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    UK Says:

    The video of the two crying women (girls actually) is on YouTube. Don’t know if this was mentioned – just check on his name and Central Park. This was the start of the encounter – obviously it’s not clear if it continued as Stern suggested. Perhaps it did or perhaps it was GB boasting? Perhaps one of the origins of his joke that two 17-year old girls equal one 34-year old woman? Whatever excuses or explanations are glossed in now, he hasn’t done his public image any favours with the HS interview, certainly with those who didn’t know as much about him as those who frequent these boards.

  80. 80
    UK Says:

    Just to clarify my previous post, I meant GB boasting to his friends which created a story that reached HS, not boasting in the interview. Unless anyone knows of how the story started that he took them home and …..

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    LLL Says:

    @Earlyautumn’s Eve: Are those the cars you have seen him drive over the years? In LA, I think he only has the MB suv and the little car, but it isn’t vintage. I think maybe you are right about his staff driving some of the others you listed. Where would he park all of those cars anyway? Maybe Gerard Butler needs one of those driveways that can accommodate twenty five parked cars. <— that’s a little side joke btw….

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    bystander Says:

    @Leah: haha, I have a level psychology, can I be a ‘sofa’? Just to put it out there- could hs sctually gIn gb more fans? After all Lloyd webberdid say he had the rock and roll sensibilities to play ‘just the right side of dangerous’?

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    lolita Says:

    Gerry is so full of prunes at times that I don’t think even the people that are close to him believe half the bull hockey he comes out with. Most men brag to feed their egos. I have a dear friend who told his wife that he was going to trade her in for two seventeen years olds and she looked at him and said yea and I’ll visit you on visiting day when your arrested for jail bate. A smart woman can get Gerry eating out of her hand. He just hasn’t met me yet. LOL

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    lolita Says:

    That’s jail bait, coffee hasn’t kicked in yet.

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    CHOLITA Says:

    Buenos dias a todos,les dejo esta bonita cancion de LUIS MIGUEL y se llama CONTIGO EN LA DISTANCIA…..A moment of a day does not exist where I can separate to me of you.the world is diferent when you are not with me.Beautiful melody does not exist where she does not appear you,nor I want to hear it.Already I transformerd you in part of my soul nothing more it consoles me if you it will not be also…but beyond its lips of the sun and the stars,with you in the distance loved mine..Iam…….espero que la traduccion este bien …..amorcito I LOVE YOU…..adios.

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    ellie Says:

    I think personally GB relationship wise is not good but im not advocating him here but i know this womaniser guy and he said he constantly went through women afer women until he met someone who swept him off his feet and made his heart skip a beat everytime he saw her. Maybe thats the same case with GB he sleeps with them and can be great friends with them but hasnt been with someone he gets addicted to. And i think when he said hes been in love i dont believe him as in a previous interview he said he hasnt been in love but been infatuated with ppl then wears off and doesnt let get to emotioanally connected, because if you really love someone you will do everything in your power to keep them, GB cheats on most of his girlfriends or maybe all

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    LLL Says:

    @lolita: It is interesting how everything that Gerard Butler has said in interviews has been analyzed. The posters seem to pick and choose what is the truth and what is a joke…or what must be the “real truth” because Gerard Butler covered it up with a joke. As for your statement “He just hasn’t met me yet. LOL”… try Match.com.!! If we are suppose to take everything as the serious truth, Gerard Butler stated he is on that dating site in an interview. Good Luck.

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    swtone2 Says:

    @CHOLITA: :)

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    Earlyautumn's Eve Says:

    @Manny:
    -
    You said……
    “Sorry Eve but I have to take issue with some of the things you posted…”
    -
    Take “issue”? What’s the big issue? You’re entitled to your opinions and I mine. No need to get your panties in a bind! LOL!

    **
    I said…..
    “Gerry’s so evasive of his private life so they have to invent stuff to make it more interesting. In truth, his private life is pretty dull compared.”
    -
    And you said….
    “And you know this how? Can you prove they have invented stuff? You are speaking as if you have inside knowledge which is not true. Butler has done enough boasting to take the wind out of that argument of yours IMO. His interview with HS speaks volumes as to who he is…”
    .
    Can you PROVE that they haven’t? You know how the media likes to embellish and sensationalize! You can’t be that naïve! All of what he does or doesn’t do is hearsay and don’t go reverting back to his little snogging sessions on sidewalks as proof of his manhoring. Gerry’s “boasting” is just what he does to get a rise out of people. Men are notorious for telling “fish tales”.
    -
    His interview with HS was revealing, confirming many things I already knew about him and adding some new things I didn’t. I liked it and actually, HS went up a couple of notches in my book as well.

    **
    You said….
    “I also take issue with your US vs. European women. That has absolutely nothing to do with the point made by others. Their points, which I totally agree with, is that he said he likes to use and move on by his words “get rid of.” Gee whether you are European or American, I can’t think of any woman that would like to be referred to as disposable.”
    -
    I’ll have to go back listen to what he said but I didn’t hear him use the word “disposable” or “get rid of”. What I’m saying about US and European women is true, for the most part and I do believe that’s what he was referring to.

    **
    You said…
    “I agree with you that it takes two to tango… BUT his attitude of disposable women is a very valid point IMO.”
    -
    Again, it’s your perception he was referring to women as “disposable”. Manny, I think you need to stop worrying so much about Butler if he doesn’t fit your idea of what a man should be or act like! I don’t really understand your bashing of him yet you still hang on to him coming to his threads! LOL! Your attraction to him seems to be centered around an obsession over his looks, so with all you are saying how HE treats women, objectifying and disposable, wouldn’t YOU be guilty of objectifying him too? You even “disposed” of him on numerous times saying you were no longer attracted to him when he was smoking, obsessing over how it would damage his “looks” more so then being concerned about his health. Obviously that clarifies that your only admiration for him is superficial, just like YOU accuse him of being! LOL!

    Case in point, this comment…..

    “As I was getting ready for work this morning Phantom of the Opera was on HBO. Gerry looked so good then. Was quite a wake up call to me how different he looks now. He still has those great hands but the imposing feel of his body is long gone. Made me sort of sad…….”
    -
    Now admit it. If he talked about a woman this way, you’d have be up in arms and take immediate “issue” with it! LMFAO!

    **
    You said…
    “As for a long winded post…….. wasn’t it just a thread or two ago that you made a nasty comment to Curious Cat about the same thing? Shame shame…”
    -
    She made a nasty comment to me! LOL! And for the record, how many nasty comments have you made about myself and others here even resorting to name calling? Is that very mature? Again, you seem to sit in judgement on people and accuse them of the very things you do! Shame, shame back at you!
    -
    But back to Butler. You’re a woman who seems to be so appalled by a man who’s behavior, in your eyes, is immature and disgusting. So why do you even bother with him? I’m sure there are many more virtuous and gentlemanly hunky actors like Cloony, Pitt and whoever else that are more worthy of your admiration!

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    Lampsandtables Says:

    He didn’t show on Piers Morgan Tonight yesterday. Were we misinformed or was he sick so he had to cancel? Curious. Hope he is all right after the whirlwind press trip last couple weeks.

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    Earlyautumn's Eve Says:

    @LLL:

    Yes. I’ve seen him get in and out of a black Yukon in LA getting coffee. He was even cleaning old coffee cups out of it! LOL!

    I’ve seen him driving the little Benz suv quite a bit. I think that one is a personal car.

    I’ve seen him driving the Beemer leaving a lunch with friends. Heigl was there.

    I saw him filling up the RR with Amy just lately. I don’t think he’d be filling up her car but I guess a PA can earn enough to afford one and a good boss might just do that.

    I’ve seen him get out of the RR to go surfing. I think he has that one at the beach.

    It wouldn’t be difficult to store his cars in storage units if you don’t have the garage space but I think some of them are for the production company.

    My son has a triple car garage and his wife has a Tahoe and he has a Dodge truck and another work truck and stores his Corvette up on the highway in a storage unit because he doesn’t want to drive it on gravel! Storage units are pretty safe, lighted and gate locked.

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    Earlyautumn's Eve Says:

    @UK:
    “Just to clarify my previous post, I meant GB boasting to his friends which created a story that reached HS, not boasting in the interview. Unless anyone knows of how the story started that he took them home and …..”

    **
    I think HS embellished on that story. I don’t thing Gerry boasted to anyone about taking home a couple of teenaged girls he met in the park with their parents! LOL
    -
    I think everyone has seen that vid of Gerry in the park and the two girls coming up to him, even HS. Howard is the one who threw in the “making women cry in the park” scenario. I never heard Gerry say one thing about taking them home! Their parents were right there and one of them was taking the vid, for heaven’s sakes! HS is going to say whatever he can to shock. That’s who he is…..shock jock!
    -
    I thought the interview was very good and insightful but some are still going to put their own twist on it to suit their own sensibilities.

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    Earlyautumn's Eve Says:

    @UK:
    “Just to clarify my previous post, I meant GB boasting to his friends which created a story that reached HS, not boasting in the interview. Unless anyone knows of how the story started that he took them home and …..”

    **
    I think HS embellished on that story. I don’t thing Gerry boasted to anyone about taking home a couple of teenaged girls he met in the park with their parents! LOL
    -
    I think everyone has seen that vid of Gerry in the park and the two girls coming up to him, even HS. Howard is the one who threw in the “making women cry in the park” scenario. I never heard Gerry say one thing about taking them home! Their parents were right there and one of them was taking the vid, for heaven’s sakes! HS is going to say whatever he can to shock. That’s who he is…..shock jock!
    -
    I thought the interview was very good and insightful but some are still going to put their own twist on it to suit their own sensibilities.

    **

    Also, since I can’t get this post to post, I’ll just add to it another comment…

    @Lampsandtables:

    I never saw anywhere that he was going o be on Piers Morgan. But they do pre record many shows way in advance for editing purposes. Check with GALS. I think they have it covered. Gerry’s schedule is pretty slammed right now. He may have to decline some appearances. I would like to see him on that show, however. Piers is an old tabloid writer so if an interview has got to go, he’d probably can that one.

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    Earlyautumn's Eve Says:

    Sorry for the double post but blame it on JJ! LOL! I didn’t think it went in.

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    Earlyautumn's Eve Says:

    @Lampsandtables:

    I checked GALS schedule and he was supposed to have TAPED the show on 9/16 and the air time has not been scheduled yet.

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    LLL Says:

    @Earlyautumn’s Eve: The point was you equated Gerard Butler’s females to his cars… a different car/female for everyday of the week. There is no reason to go back and forth with you….without a doubt you know more than I.

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    Earlyautumn's Eve Says:

    @LLL:

    The change in the tone of your post suggests that #96 might not be you! I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt and say someone is playing tricks! LOL!

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    hmmm hmmm Says:

    @Lampsandtables: Matter of wrong info coming from GALS. Might have been the day Butler taped or was supposed to tape interview with Morgan who knows. Piers does not work on as fixed a schedule as other shows it appears, also a breaking news story will push everything else off.

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    vehicles Says:

    I think this has been discussed here before, guessing that he either gets comped vehicles for promotional purposes, perhaps just for a short period of time, long enough for the paps to get photos like that silver Mercedes hybrid car which we’ve only seen him near once! or unlike most of us he can lease a vehicle and then exchange it or they’ll take it back, no questions asked no penalty vwhenever he gets bored, again for the promotional consideration. He doesn’t even drive in NYC so he’d be a fool to “buy” all those vehicles he is seen driving. He probably only has a few vehicles he owns outright or has long term leases on. He’s a true Scotsman, why pay for something you can get for free or write off as a business expense at least. You know like milk from the cow.

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    May God Bless yoou all! Says:

    “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7a (KJV)

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    Earlyautumn's Eve Says:

    @CHOLITA:

    Cholita, me preocupa acerca de usted! Espero, por tu bien, que puede encontrar a un hombre de su propio pronto! Bien lejos de Butler es un acto de futilidad! Buena suerte a usted!

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    LLL Says:

    @Earlyautumn’s Eve: Eve, post # 96 was mine. I had typed a somewhat long post…but decided not to submit it. After re-reading it came out a little too impertinent and I didn’t want to have to make explanations. If the tone seems different it is because of the frustration of being careful what I post here on JJ Gerard Butler threads. Sorry…RL has been tiring and possibly my messed-up sleep pattern is making me cranky. I certainly don’t want any prolonged conflict here. With that, the car subject seemed too insignificant to pursue, therefore my statement about going back and forth.

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    bystander Says:

    Hs interview parts 2, 3 & 4 have disappeared from YouTube. My browser it sensorship (and if so, who by?) Were these his dodgiest bits? Can they be found anywhere else online?

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    FYI Says:

    @bystander:
    You can download the entire HS interview at this link:
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=IX9PWIZ0

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    lola Says:

    @Manny: WOW defend the tabs…Work for them??LOL How do you know what you’re reading is true?? Meets a friend for coffee in the am turns into….after a night of passion and then some … (so and so) takes his one night love out for a coffee and a bite to eat..LOL Seriously?? You must work for a tab or this one…

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    niknoks Says:

    @bystander:

    They are still there, I posted a link to the youtube account on the last thread.

    Here it is again.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/ericthebedhumper2#p/u

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    Truth Says:

    @Earlyautumn’s Eve:

    Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!! I loved and agreed with EVERY word you stated here!!!!!! I couldn’t have said it better myself! You nailed it!!!!!!!

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    Manny Says:

    @Earlyautumn’s Eve:
    .
    Didn’t read your post because
    .
    1. It was way too long…. as in long winded…

    and
    2. I’m not interested. :)
    .
    I see you are back to spamming and trying to tell everyone what to think again. Don’t you get tired of that???
    .
    @vehicles:
    .
    You are correct. Many people in LA call for cars when they have business meetings in certain areas of the city (read PAP zones). Studios will send cars for meetings also. This comes directly from my friend in PR.
    .
    As for what Butler actually owns, he has only admitted to owning the BMW sports car on Leno.
    .
    @lola:
    .
    What are you talking about? I never mentioned tabs I was talking about the Howard Stern interview. I hope you get caught up….. :)))
    .
    @Truth:
    .
    I’m glad someone read Eve’s post. :)

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    8-) Says:

    Just heard that Gerry is in Vegas for the Victor Ortiz/Floyd Mayweather jr fight.Any truth?.He is staying at The Bellagio.

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    T. Says:

    Didn’t mean to get anyone concentrated on what negativity I heard on that HS interview. Was just something I noticed. He sounds like a nice guy. He talks well of his co-stars, etc. Let’s just have fun and enjoy the people in our lives. Enjoy your weekend! :-D

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    GerryLover Says:

    Gerry was spotted in LA at the Blue Jam Cafe with Lolita!

    RoryKimbrough Rory Kimbrough
    Gerard Butler just sat next to us at Blue Jam Cafe lol with his pug #randomLAmoments

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    cupcake Says:

    Who is rory kimbrough?

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    FYI Says:

    Blu Jam Cafe is very close to Gerry’s house in Los Feliz.

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    CC Says:

    Interview http://extratv.warnerbros.com/2011/09/extra_raw_hanging_with_gerard_butler_in_toronto.php

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    Jack Says:

    I can’t believe I read all 5 pages of this crap. Why does JJ draw all the crazy obsessive (and probably fat and old) fangirls?

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    Earlyautumn's Eve Says:

    @Truth:

    Thank you!

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    Earlyautumn's Eve Says:

    @Jack:

    “I can’t believe I read all 5 pages of this crap. Why does JJ draw all the crazy obsessive (and probably fat and old) fangirls?”

    **

    Guess that makes you one of us since it drew YOU too! And I can’t believe you admitted it! What an idiot! LMFAO!

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    curious cat Says:

    @G*fan:

    Good one. cheeks like a hamster. HE LOOKS BETTER. You nailed it. :)

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    curious cat Says:

    @N.:

    I was allowed only one thumbs up when I wanted to give you a perfect 10. Or something. Right on, girl.

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    curious cat Says:

    @Earlyautumn’s Eve:
    Good as far as it goes and yes Americans are amazingly puritanical but European cultures aren’t quite so open either. Not all of them.

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    curious cat Says:

    @Earlyautumn’s Eve:

    Oh, a nasty comment equals a long-winded post when it comes from someone else? I rarely make nasty personal comments, only if someone attacks ME. And yes, I can be long winded, a real windbag. I don’t apologize for it. If I feel I have something to say I say it, even it it’s long. If I don’t I don’t. It takes one line to gush, “I love him. I wanna do him.” STFW? If this is a discussion, what contribution is that?

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    curious cat Says:

    @ellie:

    Are you saying it’s okay for a man to mistreat women until he finds the one who sweeps him off his feet?

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    curious cat Says:

    @Jack:

    Don;t assume old and fat.

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    curious cat Says:

    @Jack:

    Don;t assume old and fat. Just young and ignorant as well.

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    curious cat Says:

    @lola:
    Suggestion. Stop assuming you know anything about a poster’s personal life or occupation unless s/he reveals it.

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    Manny Says:

    Good review from the NY Post…
    .
    http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/movies/butler_opens_new_door_d4IMBylLNB2eUEjOUnQrfN
    .
    @curious cat:
    .
    Good point. :)

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    curious cat Says:

    Sorry for the half doublepost. Sometimes a comment posts befoer I finish And I don’t know it’s gone.
    I just wish the personal attacks would stop.People on these boards don’t know who the others are. We could have some fun discussions without all this bashing. :)

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    CHOLITA Says:

    …….Before you touch your lips,I touch heart and before conquering your body,I want to conquer your love……….Ahora les dejo una hermosa melodia por ANDREA BOCELLI ….POR TI VOLARE………..When you live alone dream a horizon lack of words in the shade between light everything is black for my eyes if you’re not with me…. here,you in your world separated from mine by an abyss….hey call me,I will fly your world away….. I’LL FLY FOR YOU…..I’ll be waiting my journey so are you to live them….. I’ LL FLY FOR YOU…. by skies and seas to your love,opening my eyes for you,I will live with you.when you’re far away dream a horizon lack of words and I know that you are always there,there a moon made for me, always bright for me,for me,for me……I’LL FLY FOR YOU,I’ll be waiting,my journey so you are,I will live with you……I’LL FLY FOR YOU ….by skies and seas to your love opening my eyes for you,I will live with you……I’LL FLY FOR YOU…..I WILL FLY……. hermosa cancion para levantarse hoy domingo con energia ….buenos dias a todos….buenos dias Sr.Butler……buenos dias Sra.Dargabriel….amorcito I LOVE YOU……besos,besos……Cholita.

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    vegas Says:

    I’m not holding my breath to see how MGP flies with the general public. I’m not expecting record crowds, lol, especially for Coriolanus. I’m just hoping for generally good reviews. Neither film IMHO, is blockbuster material.

    I’m just always hoping for the best for Gerry. I’ve been a fan of his for so long … back when we didn’t really except much more heady material rhan Timeline and PS I Love You. Both of which, I will admit, I enjoyed.

    I’ve read on here for several years now, and it’s nice to see some of the the ‘oldtimers’ still hanging around from time to time: I actually saw Sukar’s moniker the other day. She’s been gone for quite some time. I hope all is well for her iin Egypt. We haven’t had much in the news from there recently. It’s all wacky Khadafy now on TV.

    I wonder if Old Mia, Pa Fan, Cora, Alphaba, and others I can’t bring to mind from the old days (sorry) stil haunt the JJ hallways.
    I’m still probably the biggest Butler fan on these boards. I’m incurable. I go back and watch Lucy Sulllivan scenes just so I can remark on how dam@ed gorgeouw he was back then. Those eyes and that black hair.

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    Cnoc Mhor Says:

    If people are interested in seeing reviews so far for MGP then you can check out http://www.rottentomatoes.com and imdb, there are only a small sampling of reviews to date since most critics who have seen the film have had their reviews embargoed until September 23. If you are extremely sensitive about Mr. Butler, his performance and the controversial subject matter in MGP then only check out the rotten tomatoes links to those reviews. Most there are positive. The imdb links lead to mostly negative ones. It looks like as of now the film is getting mixed reviews overall from the critics who have released theirs. One will have to wait until Friday for a better idea of how the film and Mr. Butler’s performance will be received.

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    T. Says:

    @Jack:

    Then why did you? 5’8, 135 pounds here and not ugly or old. Sorry. Not even a fangirl. But I would definitely say intrigued and amused by the wild comments on here. Just like you were Jack to read 5 pages of them. Okay, back to the ACL Festival!

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    How do I put this...? Says:

    @vegas:

    ITAWY. MGP’s roll out is so staggered and spotty right now, that it would be quite the achievement for it to bully it’s way to the top of the box office (although “smaller” movies have been known to be surprisingly resilient, despite lack of “blockbuster” material/large marketing campaigning). And Shakespeare films do not usually draw big crowds, no matter how modernized (which I’m sure all involved are well aware of).

    Regardless of possible awards or whatever, hopefully these films will at least improve his profile, and compel him to be more selective/proactive/creative in his acting/producing, even if these movies themselves perform poorly, critically and/or financially.

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    dargabriel Says:

    @CHOLITA: you brighten my days of darkness,always I smile upon you. I wish you always beutiful. Lovely days. Thank you for making my work day very light and loving. Your warm embrace I feel when I rise up and lie down. I forever love you cholita and butler. Love and light to you all. Love,dargabriel

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    movie reviews Says:

    @vegas:
    WEnt back and looked at the IMBD reviews and compared to Rotten Tomatoes…IMBD reviewers consisted of someone who said she thought assault, drug abuse, prison, sex, killing of children…was dull; and one review by someone so anti-religion as to be useless; he could not get past that to actually review the movie.

    Rotten tomatoes has some real reviews with known reviewers on it, 83% fresh right now. I expect the rating to drop, but most reviewers like Butler’s performance better than the movie overall as to the ratings, but lets not hold up IMBD for any purpose such as reviews! Sheesh…

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    curious cat Says:

    @Earlyautumn’s Eve:

    It happens (posts seeming not to go through and then you find them later after you hit the send key twice. No apologies necessary. We know it’s not intentional.

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    curious cat Says:

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/gerard-butler-machine-gun-preacher-236749

    Some mixed reviews.

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    Haley Says:

    Just saw that WO has a transcript of the Stern/Gerard Butler interview. European fans thank them!!! I love that site they are always posting the best news and pictures. They are the best Gerard Butler site out there by far.
    http://weiner1proboardscom.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=text&action=display&thread=2440&page=1

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    Earlyautumn's Eve Says:

    Some posts on this thread are like coming up on road kill. I just avert my eyes and keep driving! LOL!

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    Can'tGetEnough Says:

    @Earlyautumn’s Eve: Couldn’t agree more Eve! You’re definitely better off driving by them!! lol Still a few good ones in between that I enjoy reading.

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    curious cat Says:

    I just surprised myself by actually listening to the rest of the Stern interview. In fact, I listened to part 1 again. Shouldn’t have taken the time today and must now catch up on my work, but it wasn’t as long an interview as I expected and I just kept picking up the next part.
    Overall, I thought GB handled himself very well and did his best to dispell rumors about himself.
    I still think Stern is an obnoxious a@@ and a terrible interviewer. I realize he has made his career on being a shock jock, and Ito me that’s objectionable but that’s what he is. What drove me crazy is the way he kept interrupting GB and jumping from one loaded question to another, not seeming to listen to the answers. Anyone on these boards seems to know more about GB’s career than he.
    To me that isn’t good interviewing, but heck, Stern is rich and famous and I’m not, so wtf. :)
    I wish the interview had focused on MGP more, found GB’s reminiscences of his father and his early acting career interesting. There wasn’t much there new but there was some fleshed out a bit and I got a different perspective on him. Maybe Stern deserves some credit for that.
    Still, Stern is annoying to me and I think GB deserves most of the credit for fielding this interview gracefully.
    I was glad when GB finally yelled at Stern, “Will you let me say something? Because it’s important!” LOL.
    It was very clear that remarks like having had 10,000 women and coming home to find no trace of female guests because the cleaners had been there were jokes, I didn’t read anything derogatory toward women in anything he said. I wish Stern had focused more on MGP instead of the same old speculation about GB’s se.x life. At several points I thought GB was about to reveal more about himself but Stern came in with another dumb question. Just my opinion. I hope everyone is having a great Sunday, or Monday, depending on where you live.

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    Truth Says:

    @curious cat:

    I totally agree with you that HS was all over the place with this interview. If he had let Butler answer some of the questions prior to interrupting him it would have been a more interesting interview.

    I also agree that Butler handled himself very well and rolled with the punches like a pro.

    I can honestly say I have NEVER liked HS or Robin nor do I listen to their show. I did this time purely for Butler. He made some of the cutest faces during the interview.

    And once again he tried to clear up the whole womanizing thing.

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    sweetestone2 Says:

    @curious cat: Totally agree with you and thank you..you did a much better job to convey what I was saying that than I did..I Luv Gerry and his work! Sorry to everyone else for not getting my point across without offending people. Good Nite…Have a great week to everyone! :)

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    Relative Says:

    @curious cat: All is relative.15 relationships is average to some. 5 is a lot to others. 50 is common in some circles. 500 is ridiculous. Walking disease fest mentally and physically.personally anything under 5 is best.

    Gerard does not do relationships. That would require him being close to someone he lusts and spend lots of time with them without sex. Making a mental connection first.
    Deja vu hook ups every fashion week and Victoria secret show.

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    ben LOL Says:

    @Relative:
    gerard butlers doesn’t want any of women who are under 5’9. So the short troll chicks out there can beat it. Or get your legs to grow or something. all guys want the tall model who gets other guys attention in public. its like driving a ferrari. hello wake up keep telling yoursleves we like short and thick when we dont,, if you dont have it gerry doesnt want you and hes a star so he gets the model if thats what he wants. no short chicks sorry.
    on twitter benG

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    T. Says:

    Wow some of the comments were deleted! Even mine saying how hilarious the late night comments were. So crazy. The ones about the European women were the craziest. I just pictured the person writing those with one hand in a fist up in the air and the other hand typing. Cracking up.

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    about MGP Says:

    http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-ca-machine-gun-preacher-20110918,0,6046662.story

  147. 147
    N. Says:

    Call me shallow but Gerry looks amazing in this video don’t you think?

    http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/16/preaching-with-gerard-butler/

  148. 148
    GFW Says:

    I think acting for Gerry might have started out as fun and good times but his “purpose” as he’s grown up, and older, is how using his career to better the world, HIS world and ultimately OUR world.
    ~K

  149. 149
    CHOLITA Says:

    ……..love is as the spirits,all talk about them but few have seen……..les dejo una hermosa cancion de LARA FABIAN se llama ADAGIO……..I do not know where to find you…..I do not know how to reach you….I hear your voice in the wind,I feel you under my skin,within my heart and soul,I wait for you…..ADAGIO….All of these nights without you,all of my dreams sorround you,I see and I touch your face,I fall into your embrace,when the time is right I know.You’ll be in my arms……ADAGIO…..I close my eyes and I find a way,no need for me to pray so far I’ve walked so hard……nothing more to explain,I know all that remains is a piano that plays…..if you know where to find me…. if you know how to reach you me….Before I run out of faith,be the only man to say….that you’ll hear my heart,that you’ll give your life, forever you’ll stay……Don’t let this light fade away no,no,no,no,no……Don’t let me run out of faith……be the only man to say……that you believe,make believe….ADAGIO…….Buenos dias a todos ……..amorcito quisiera ser hormiguita para trepar a tu balcon y decirte…GUAPO,BONITO Y BOMBON……besitos…adios.

  150. 150
    PsychoB Says:

    Its great to see people still think putting people down is the way to boost their own ego.

  151. 151
    truthiness Says:

    @T.: NOW JJ actually starts moderating threads, very interesting.

    Sorry but the remarks that fans are insisting are just jokes still indicated that GB is still the immature frat boy or needs to pretend he is. A man secure in himself doesn’t need to necessarily talk down to Howard’s juvenile level and while he evaded many questions well he still needed to seem like another one of the “cool” guys. Which is fine makes for an interesting interview which reveals more than one would think.

    Let’s face it when it comes to women Howard’s attitudes are juvenile because he was the high school geek who didn’t get the chicks until he got famous and the reason is he is such a success is he does speak to the attitudes of many men, maybe most if they were all honest and some women as well.

    I don’t mind Stern but only in very small doses.

  152. 152
    Withmyowneyes Says:

    Came across Gerard Butler at a few functions recently. The ladies were throwing themselves at him. He’s nice looking, but crude when it comes to picking up the ladies. Guess he figures he doesn’t have to be polite because he knows the long haired, short skirted lovelies are after his money and the fame. He really really loves all the attention he gets, more so than acting I think. He’s not taken seriously as an actor by most critics  because he gives off the image of being immature and only in it for the money, fame and women. After seeing him in action. He’s definitely a hardcore  player.  Some would describe him as a bit of a c**k. But it’s hilarious to watch him put the moves on the ladies. Think the crude womaniser is the best role he’s ever likely to play.  

  153. 153
    T. Says:

    @Withmyowneyes:

    Yikes. Well, I really could care less what the guy does with his time. Wouldn’t want anyone to get hurt, but every woman should know by now what they are in for with him.

    @ psychoB: Some of the comments are so stupid and infantile that you have to laugh though. Noone on this site knows what the other posters look like, how old they are, what their lives are like, etc. This is just entertainment. It’s a gossip site. Oh wait…. don’t look on the last thread where I got all defensive and worked up about the treatment of women. :-)

    And truthiness… I agree.

    Ok, back to the grind. Work is so stagnant right now, ready for it to pick back up. Great day everyone. :-)

  154. 154
    GFW Says:

    A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. Is this Sam or Gerry or both?
    -
    With that said…@152, Eek! Such horror! Single handsome rich funny intelligent actor who just admitted to being (what he said on Howard’s show) flirts taking advantage of a certain kind of woman who tosses themselves at him?! Shocking!! My guess is you were not one of them but secretly wished you were so bring this in to stir the pot? LOL
    ~K
    who thinks after Friday he will be… taken seriously as an actor that is… as flirt and rouge… that’s his right until such time he’s not that into it again

  155. 155
    T. Says:

    @GFW:

    “My guess is you were not one of them but secretly wished you were so bring this in to stir the pot?”.

    Holy cow. GFW, you will never be one of them either, so give it up. pleaseandthankyou.

    And don’t bother, I don’t WANT to be one of them.

  156. 156
    Withmeowneyes Says:

    I’m not into throwing myself at movie stars. I like my job too much. But maybe you are GFW, hence your predictable, insecure female catty remake.

  157. 157
    truthiness Says:

    Well it is just that what Withmyowneyes reports confirms what more objective people as in non-fans and contradicts the Gerry has a beautiful soul contingent and I think you can find hints of it when Gerry was younger and pre fame quite frankly. A number of classmates and some ex girlfriends didn’t have the highest opinion of him either. He had an arrogance about him from the get go but the reality is you need a strong ego to make it in the movie business, to state the obvious and cliche.

    I imagine the fame has just reinforced his attitude towards the disposable women. He does “seem” to be good to other women, good friends, family and such but then so are most men, most of us are like that, we all have a core group of people that we treat well even if we are self absorbed jerks.

    The fans of his talent keep hoping he is not in it for just the money, fame and easy sex. One shudders to think of which movies he passed up to do Bounty Hunter. And this year we are being rewarded. Regardless of how the movies do I for one am satisfied he’s pushed himself as an actor in the right direction. Now will it continue?

    If some people got from the Stern interview the perception that he is concerned the womanizer perception hurts his career ergo he is finally acknowledging that yet are we seeing any real change in his public behaviour or is that his PR machine again that sometimes seems to work at cross purposes to what GB says he wants.

    You wonder if GB the actor is acting 24-7. Is the sweet guy the act or the womanizer an act or are they both an act or are they both really him? Makes him intriguing for sure.

  158. 158
    GFW Says:

    @155 Give up? Give up what? Do you think he reads here? Hell no! Takes more than support on a gossip site to get this man’s attention… but words do have power. ;o)
    -
    Oh, and yeah right– NO you don’t want to be one of them. That’s why you’ve given your personal stats here? That’s why you’ve reported how you like sex? ;oP
    @156, No, no throwing myself at him here, or anywhere. I don’t chase men.
    -
    ;o) Ha-ha-ha nailed ya didn’t I? Why else report back? No new news was it? *giggles*
    ~K
    who thinks Gerry’s rolling with it right about now… and why not since he’s a real hot property with all this attention, that he loves, so those out there are really trying with what they think’ll do it, but nope because there is far more to this man than meets eye and obviously can have all the masculine free and easy enjoyment he wants

  159. 159
    truthiness Says:

    @Withmyowneyes: I almost think with some men, famous men [to be fair I imagine famous women, the diva types do the same to men, see Naomi Campbell] they treat women so horribly because they want to see how horrible they can be and the woman is still stupid enough or ambitious enough to keep chasing after them or put up with it. Naturally if you have no respect for yourself neither is the famous man or woman. And many men love to play games like that and I suspect a certain Scottish actor likes to play games like that, remember violin girl. That had to a bet.

    Most of us by a certain age however figure game playing and such is a waste of precious time, we would rather spend time with people we really want to spend time with especially as your life gets busier and busier.

  160. 160
    T. Says:

    Honestly I would have never known that much about his ways with women if it weren’t for coming upon this site and Celebitchy. Like I said before, I will still watch his movies. There have been some of his movies that I have seen (I have not seen them) that I do not care for and some in which it was a good script and his acting was very good.

    But by far, the most outrageous comments I have ever seen are on these GB threads.

    Okay, I am really going back to work now.

  161. 161
    T. Says:

    Ummmm GFW, sorry to break it to you, but I actually have some sanity here and don’t believe that Gerard Butler comes on this site. I was just defending the European/ American argument that was taking place. And also, those weren’t my stats. It was just my height and weight again defending that Jack does not know what the women look like on here, so he should shut it. And so should you.

  162. 162
    T. Says:

    @GFW:

    And one more thing. Please, you are a psychotic fangirl. And everyone on here knows it. It’s obvious that you would chase Gerard Butler down in the street if you ever saw him. You are probably outside of his house right this minute. You should really be careful about who you insult. Okay, done arguing with crazy.

  163. 163
    GFW Says:

    @161 1) Yes you do… and you were pimping yourself; 2) Yeah right, tell me another one. ;o) Nope, you didn’t need to say that, why? You were boasting to be, cough, tall enough and YOUNG enough and thin enough? Whatever, you were addressing yourself and exposing yourself (best you can) for (his) attention. Admit it. Honesty is our most valued characteristic with men.
    -
    Do you actually think Gerry needs to troll gossip sites for women? You’re as bad as GALS feeding their posters that Gerry would be best suited with a “fan”! LOL
    ~K
    For Gerry (waves) For your acceptance speech…”As an actor, I feel at once proud and humble at the thought of the illustrious figures that have preceded me here to receive the greatest of all honors, this (fill in the black award).” I believe anything can happen. And that this film and his humble attitude toward taking the part for “pennies on the dollar” to get it made will become what it needs to become…. I have faith and believe in his talent :o) that is now, just now, taking his career in a new direction… UP

  164. 164
    T. Says:

    Crazy woman…..I am happily married. You are insane.

  165. 165
    GFW Says:

    @#164, oh NOW you are. Sorry, lady… you got nailed… and you know it. As for the “happily married” women hanging out for days, and nights on end, on a Gerard Butler gossip site? Just how “happy” are you?
    ~K
    who is used to being called names :oP … as for chasing Gerry, lol, if you only knew… oh, and had the chance to see him film and didn’t so :oP to that too!

  166. 166
    T. Says:

    I’m not on here every day and every night. And yes, very happily married, hence the loving dirty s*x comment. Dirty s*x WITH MY HUSBAND. I have been married for 3 years. Together for 10. Also trying to make a point that American women are just as sexual as Euro’s. I see now that you saw that and also me telling off Jack in the way that I did as a threat. I feel sorry for you. I have to go now, I know I p*ssed you off by saying you will never be one of Butler’s girls, but I can’t help that. I can’t believe I keep arguing with you, jesus. Goodbye now.

    P.S. You need serious help.

  167. 167
    T. Says:

    I’m not on here every day and every night. And yes, very happily married, hence the loving dirty s*x comment. Dirty s*x WITH MY HUSBAND. I have been married for 3 years. Together for 10. Also trying to make a point that American women are just as sexual as Euro’s. I see now that you saw that and also me telling off Jack in the way that I did as a threat. I feel sorry for you. I have to go now, I know I p*ssed you off by saying you will never be one of Butler’s girls, but I can’t help that. I can’t believe I keep arguing with you, jeez. Goodbye now.

    P.S. You need serious help.

  168. 168
    PsychoB Says:

    @T.: Unfortunately these are the kind of people that are attracted to Gerry Butler. And as much as the fans don’t want to admit it, it all stems from Gerry. Gerry treats the women he sleeps with like trash, hence his fans treat them like trash also. But ironically as they are trashing the women for using Gerry they don’t realize that the kind of women Gerry attracts are just mirrors of him. So when they say the women are fame wh0res and obsessed with fame, well Gerry must be too.

    And when we get mor0ns that say that men only want model types, than don’t mind the laughing when the model types take all their money and find a richer younger man because obviously they are just as shallow.

    GFW has real psychological issues. Best to ignore most of the time

  169. 169
    realitycheck Says:

    I hate to break it to some of you, but I’ve watched GB check out women and he checks out shorter women too. If they have the right shape, hair, eyes and mouth, he isn’t picky. Believe me on that one.

  170. 170
    Truth Says:

    I have yet to read or hear someone who has actually spent intimate time with Butler complain that he treated her like trash. I think too many people are making assumptions when it comes to Butlers s3x life. I have not read or hear anyone from his past or present say the he treats or treated them in a disposable manner.
    This is all speculation from his “fans” and the media. If he truly treated woman like trash he would have the hardest time ever getting women. The only thing he is actually accused of is being a playboy, which he himself has said numerous of times that it is not true.
    The man himself has said he cannot stand near a woman or talk to a woman without speculation that he trying to sleep with her or that he has taken her home later that night. No one has the time nor energy to bang as many women that the media tries to say that Butler has. It is really sad that people buy into this madness.
    I will say that some of it is brought on by Butler himself with his need to be silly and facetious during interviews. But to take everything said and read at face value is very gullible don’t ya think???

  171. 171
    T. Says:

    Well, I am definitely on here a lot lately, I will give GFW that one. I have been as bored as all h*ll with the hubby out of town and work being so slow. But yes, you are right. Best to ignore.

    Also, my comment above, “there have been some of his movies that I have seen (I have not seen them) that I do not care for and some in which it was a good script and his acting was very good.” I meant (I have not seem them ALL).

  172. 172
    T. Says:

    *seen lol

  173. 173
    PsychoB Says:

    @Truth: Well maybe you weren’t around for the South Africa fun. Of course the multiple different women and men on facebook and twitter talking about his demeanor were all conspiring against his image. Atleast thats what the phannies say.

  174. 174
    Truth Says:

    @PsychoB:

    I’m just speaking in general.

  175. 175
    curious cat Says:

    OK, this thread has worn threadbare, but I feel compelled to make one more comment. The idea was fomenting when I watched the Stern interview. My first thought was why would GB go on Stern’s show when he has two serious movies coming out? He and certainly his whole team know who Stern is and what he does.
    Mabe this was a calculated move .Maybe they didn’t expect Stern to talk about MGP. They knew where Stern would go and maybe GB was led right where he wanted to go so he could DENY all the rumors of affairs with various co-stars and try to start cleaning up his image. They can get other people to talk about the movie. Just a thought.
    Some interesting and diverse opinions here!

  176. 176
    curious cat Says:

    @T.:

    It’s a waste of time to get into arguments here with certain folks. Not that I haven’t done it on occasion. But it’s best to ignore personal attacks. It’s true, nobody really knows who anyone else is here and the attacks are ludicrous. I hope you are back at work.

  177. 177
    nasty Says:

    @realitycheck: “…If they have the right shape, hair, eyes and mouth, he isn’t picky. Believe me on that one.”
    If they have a pulse, he’s on it. I predict it will get a whole lot worse.

  178. 178
    GFW Says:

    No worries they’ll be a new thread soon. With that said, The Academy looks for transformations and humility. Gerry did both. Right now he needs to keep the focus on Sam, Sam’s mission, the children, the children, the children. Maybe run his (Sam’s) website by viewers when asked what can they do? But Gerry, if you saw his rooftop interview, needs to keep the focus off him and on the movie, the process, the meaning for doing it. How he was called… maybe he was? He didn’t do it for the money. I just love that about him, all his movies have messages.
    ~K

  179. 179
    GFW Says:

    @175, believe me the better opinions were last week when the show aired. Trust me on this. [read: I had my say and did not hold back]
    ~K

  180. 180
    Hollywood Leaks Says:

    @GFW: Yeah the Bounty Hunter and TUT had real deep messages.

  181. 181
    GFW Says:

    @180… they DID. 1) TBH: Love never dies; 2) TUT: A man doesn’t fall in love with your personality on first sight. :o)
    ~K

  182. 182
    GFW Says:

    @181…. Whoops. Some one just got caught wearing a pair of SOCKS.
    ~K
    wondering how it feels to talk to yourself? ;oP

  183. 183
    T. Says:

    @curious cat:

    “I hope you are back at work”. I am, but not really (mentally). haha Things will pick up the more health care reform comes into play (won’t bore you with specifics).

  184. 184
    LLL Says:

    I think some posters may have not been familiar with Howard Stern’s MO. The Gerard Butler interview may have been a shock to their systems…oh yeah, that is what HS does. Howard Stern was fined by FCC for indecent material when he was doing FM radio syndication. HS signed with Sirius so he would have more freedom. So yes…Gerard Butler and company knew what to expect. That is an interesting theory curious cat has in post #175. But if that is the strategy, it really wouldn’t be heard by a large audience on Howard Stern. It will be curious to see if the strategy is brought over to the late night talk shows where there is a wider audience for his pronouncement of denial.

  185. 185
    May God Bless yoou all! Says:

    Romans 8:37-39
    New International Version (NIV)
    37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[a] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  186. 186
    curious cat Says:

    @Withmeowneyes:

    Does this mean you work in the film industry? Is that how you ran into Butler on recent occasions?Not to pry into your business, but I’m always interested in people who genuinely seem to have a ringside seat.

  187. 187
    Wondering Says:

    Do we have posters who are talking with themselves again?

  188. 188
    curious cat Says:

    Oh S***! Why did I bother writing that? Anything awaiting moderation is never seen. Oh well. There wasn’t a bad word in it. Censorship is alive and well.

  189. 189
    curious cat Says:

    @T.:

    I try again. The short form. You would not bore me with health care reform. It’s an issue I care deeply about.

  190. 190
    GFW Says:

    @189 and you’re pushing it to talk to that on a GB gossip site? Are you that lonely and bored?
    ~K
    who wants to say she read Gerry will be on The Tonight Show tomorrow night (goalie arms) and that this is a big week for him with his film opening Friday!!

  191. 191
    GFW Says:

    My local paper has MGP as an Editor’s Pick with 3 out of 4 stars… here is a review by someone, possibly a local fan (family) who saw it giving it 4 stars!
    “I saw this film on Aug. 18 with the real machine gun preacher, Sam Childers, & his family & friends in PA. All the people I asked said that Gerard Butler did a great job of portraying Sam as he was in those days. There were strong performances all around, especially Michael Shannon as Sam’s friend Donny. You can see how Sam had hit rock bottom & that his subsequent actions saved both his soul as well as hundreds of innocent, ravaged children in southern Sudan & northern Uganda. This is a well-told & accurate depiction of the atrocities still occurring in that region today, and how one man who went from crazy bad to crazy good is doing something to alleviate the pain, hunger & thirst being suffered by these people, both kids & adults.”
    ~K
    who is proud of Gerry!!

  192. 192
    curious cat Says:

    @LLL:

    Good point. Not a wide audience. But why would GB bother going on Stern at all? It seems like a poor and strange use of promotion time unless there was some reason in someone’s head. It doesn’t mean the reason was good. And no, it is clear that non-Americans mostly don’t know Stern. Has GB ever been on his show before? If he has, I never saw it. But I miss a lot.

  193. 193
    angelsrock Says:

    @N.:

    Looks great and sounds great. Thanks for sharing.

  194. 194
    GFW Says:

    @192, my thoughts on HS are at the thread the day after the show aired.
    -
    My guess is he thought he might get grilled, and could handle it and did, but wasn’t expecting to be put on emotional trial or have such lousy research shock him, that he handled well (after he crawled up in a corner of the plane toilet after he left town ASAP) that maybe, just maybe he’d get more than 30 seconds about his film?? Dunno, just a guess.
    ~K
    who is excited my (very critical paper has given MGP a stellar review)

  195. 195
    angelsrock Says:

    @Withmyowneyes:

    What functions?

  196. 196
    GFW Says:

    Why thumb down a good review? LOL I didn’t write it! LOL Took it from the paper’s website but that isn’t the one by the paper… I’m sharing that elsewhere (beaming).
    -
    I can’t see this until the weekend but did get a post card promotion at the theater this weekend seeing Higher Ground about a woman who loses her faith and finds herself. A very good first directorial debut for Vera. :o)
    ~K

  197. 197
    T. Says:

    Ok, I’m going to say this and I’m not coming back on here anymore.

    GFW: SHUT UP. Everyone on here dislikes you and thinks you are nuts. Why do you keep coming back here when NOONE likes you??! Start your own crazy a*s fansite and GO AWAY. OF course you don’t want health care reform being discussed on here. And it’s not because this is a GB thread. It’s because that would take you having to use brain cells that you don’t have, to understand what we are talking about. I’m sorry to be so mean, but you are mean and hateful! Goodbye…to the nice, smart and funny ones on here.

  198. 198
    N. Says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EZNepzTUBY&feature=grec_index

    Is the reporter Lainey on this one? Tell him what you really think of him.

  199. 199
    GFW Says:

    @197, No, I’m just not that into you. ;o)
    Tell ya what, you want to send everyone scattering with your (borin’ ) yacking about health care reform, go ahead and do it!
    ~K
    who thinks you’ll be back or shouldn’t go… you’ve new friends here… I’ll go

  200. 200
    longtime fan of GB Says:

    @T.: She brings her bizarre fantasies here because she has been driven off all the fansites. She just writes to hear her own voice. Just goes on about nothing, to herself. She is deeply disturbed, and becomes more and more confrontational, until she has some sort of psychotic break – disappearing for a bit, maybe until her meds kick back in. Best not to give her any attention or response – that’s her reason for being here. I’ll say no more about her. Just ignore her.

  201. 201
    Mrs. Stone Says:

    People believe what they want to. Where is the proof from the women who really know? It’s not there because so much is simply untrue. You can’t shut up all of the people all of the time. Someone always speaks up. He probably is lousy at relationships and has said so. That is probably true.

    If you throw yourself at a man, chances are he will not take you seriously. Approach him as an equal and you will get a different kind of treatment. You get what you ask for.

    Why did he do Howard Stern? How about because he’s a fan and he wanted to do it.

  202. 202
    curious cat Says:

    @GFW:

    No, GFW, I am not lonely and bored. I was simply responding to an apologetic comment by another poster that I wouldn’t be bored by the topic of health care reform.

    I suspect the REAL bored and lonely people here are the ones who aren’t interested in anything except mooning over Mr. Butler and how wonderful he is. If the shoe–or the sock–fits, wear it.

    Some posters have talked about many issues on these threads. As people keep trying to point out, its’ not a Butler fan club here. It’s an open forum. Mr. B is just the catalyst for sometimes wide-ranging discussions. Some good posters here have drawn me back again and again after I swore to give up the thread habit.

  203. 203
    curious cat Says:

    The other night I watched a shocking documentary called “If a Tree Fals: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front.” It’s about a group that tried to save the forests of the U.S. Pacific Northwest. They ended up doing some drastic things like blowing up the offices of companies they saw (or believed to be) damaging the environment. This was in the 1990s.

  204. 204
    8-) Says:

    http://twitpic.com/6nixj8

  205. 205
    curious cat Says:

    I am saying this in pieces in case I get modified. These “tree huggers” killed nobody. They did destroy property, were declared terrorists and went to prison.
    The program was well balanced between their point of view and that of the authorities enforcing the law.
    But there was some horrifying video footage.

  206. 206
    curious cat Says:

    In one segment protesters climbed trees that were going to be cut down and maintained a vigil. Police went up after them in cranes and buckets. They ripped one guy’s pants off and sprayed his private parts with pepper spray. They sprayed pepper spray and tear gas all over, held people down on the ground and sprayed something in their eyes. It wasn’t clear what it was but it was deliberate. They held these people immobile and sprayed their eyes. One grandma was cut down and someone yelled, “She’s 80 years old!”

  207. 207
    curious cat Says:

    I remember the news about these protests but never saw this horrific stuff. It’s not up there with the horrors of the Sudan, Iraq, etc. but this is the USA! Crikey! Land of the free! Is this off the topic? Not really.

    There is an equipment rental company on my route into the city that regularly posts signs on the side of the building, usually funny, often witty, sometimes wise. Example, “For cool air, rent our air conditioners. For hot air, consult your local politician.

    This past week the sign read, “A patriot’s duty is to defend and protect his country from its government.”

    Well, the USA was born in a hotbed of revolution and violence. We think we are an example to the world but it’s all a matter of degree, and which side you are on.

    Now isn’t MGP addressing such issues in a bigger way?

  208. 208
    PsychoB Says:

    @Mrs. Stone: I just walked by a car that had a purse In It should I steel it because they were asking for it? Does it make me not responsible for my own actions? Sorry that is just ridiculous.

  209. 209
    LLL Says:

    @curious cat: Replying to your #192 post question: I don’t think Gerard Butler has been on ‘The Howard Stern Show’ before. When there is a special showing of a film for mainly press purposes usually there is blanket invitations/announcements sent to all the media outlets. Gerard Butler and company probably booked ‘The Howard Stern Show’ and ‘The View’ after these were sent out. That is when the press junket usually gets scheduled, too. It can work either way… the movie’s PR contacts the shows/media company or the shows/media contacts the celebrity’s team. I am thinking maybe after the NY showing of MGP got a sponsor, it was put together very quickly. Therefore many of the NY based TV morning talk shows did not book Gerard Butler, because their in-studio guess rosters were already filled. BTW… I thought it was amusing that some posters commented on Gerard Bulter not being dressed very well for the Diesel Black Gold fashion presentation. He was dressed head to toe in Diesel. Diesel Black Gold sponsored the MGP showing. That was why Gerard Butler was at the fashion event…not to hook-up with some model…hahaha. Part of the deal for sponsoring the film’s showing is to have Gerard Butler sitting in the front row of the runway show for Diesel PR purposes.

  210. 210
    Mrs. Stone Says:

    When you are talking in terms of respect and the way you approach another person. which is the context I was using that particular phrase in, it remains true.

    If you’ve seen how he approaches serious, thoughtful interviewers rather then those with the same repetitive questions that take little thought, you will see he responds to them in kind. The interviewer may ask the questions in a quirky manner, but if they are thoughtful questions, he will give a more thoughtful answer. You give thoughfulness where it was given to you.

    Yes, that is the point, each person is responsible for their own actions.

    Since I was talking about a specific situation, your leap to the temptation of stealing is not salient to my point only to the leap you made.

  211. 211
    redOctober Says:

    @8-):

    Thanks for posting the link. Beautiful photo.

    @curious cat:

    Terrible things happen every day in every country . It’s always been this way , we can only hope for the best and fight without rest to grant a better world for our children.

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    curious cat Says:

    One correction folks. The quote I mentioned is a paraphrase of a quote by Edward Abbey, an early 20th century American essayist and political radical. I was in a hurry and didn’t mean to suggest that the people who run the equipment rental store make these all up.

    @RedO. Right on. I know that. I saw the movie, “The Official Story” too. I know terrible things have gone on everywhere since the dawn of history. Also in the U.S. from way back. But seeing this particular example of police brutality so recently in the U.S. shook me up. I mean, these police were holding down unarmed people and even holding their eyes OPEN so they couldn’t even close them against the stuff being poured into them. They were deliberately inflicting pain out of proportion to what the protesters were doing. That’s torture. They should have been prosecuted for police brutality. Trouble is, the US can act so damn superior to other countries.

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    curious cat Says:

    @8-): Thanks for that picture. Very nice. That is Michelle in front I think. Who is the other woman?

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    curious cat Says:

    @8-): Thanks for that picture. Very nice. That is Michelle in front I think. Who is the other woman?

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    Ugly European Women Says:

    midsummers or late autumn’s a** is GFW by the way

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    ben LOL Says:

    European women have set it up to where they cannot demand anything from their men. Their men treat them like crap because they made it OK for their men to treat them like crap. Its generational. so they reaped what they sowed…
    People treat you how you let them treat you. Euro women want more? They have to act like it. sorry

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    8-) Says:

    Some screencaps from todays interview on @7Live in San Fransisco
    http://gerardbutler.forumcommunity.net/?t=47863195#entry333370919

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    FYI Says:

    @curious cat:
    The other woman in the photo is Blanche Shaheen. She interviewed G and Michelle in San Francisco today.
    .
    http://twitter.com/blancheshaheen
    Gerard Butler & Michelle Monaghan were so down to earth,see their life changing film Machine Gun Preacher this Friday!
    2 hours ago »
    Gerard butler and michelle monaghan such down to earth people! Watch their film friday!
    2 hours ago »
    Interviewing Gerard Butler and Michelle Monaghan today on their latest heart wrenching film,Machine Gun Preacher, released this Friday!
    7 hours ago

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    Earlyautumn's Eve Says:

    @nasty:
    “If they have a pulse, he’s on it. ”

    **

    Does this mean, I might have a chance with him? Just let me dump the ol’ ball and chain! LOL!

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    Earlyautumn's Eve Says:

    After I saw the previews of “Whitney”, I think that’s the name of it, a new sitcom I said, “There’s G’s type! She’s pretty, tallish, dark and she’s funny! Just the kind he likes! She’s on Leno with him tomorrow night! Let’s see if sparks fly! LOL!

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    redOctober Says:

    @curious cat:

    I understand how you feel. These are times where tolerance and compassion are a must if we want our civilization to survive .

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    Earlyautumn's Eve Says:

    Gerry has said many times he’s a better friend then boyfriend. Obviously, he has a roving eye and he loves to flirt. This can drive a woman crazy, especially a real insecure one. I honestly don’t ever see him getting married. He doesn’t trust himself enough and neither will any woman. He’s a terminal bachelor. But there is nothing wrong with that.
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    If he mistreats women like some here believe, we’d have heard evidence of it. No one has even made anything up!

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    Earlyautumn's Eve Says:

    @ben LOL:

    A woman should not have to “demand” anything from her man that he’s not willing to give her because he cares about her and respects her. If he does not respect your wishes, and of course you his, then you shouldn’t be together. You can’t “demand” anyone treat you a certain way. Coming from someone who says all men want models, you shouldn’t be doling out relationship advice to anyone! LOL!

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    FYI Says:

    You can watch the interview in SF at WO’s YouTube channel.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/WeirdlyObsessiveGB?feature=mhee

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    PsychoB Says:

    @Mrs. Stone: BS. It’s exactly the same. How you treat people whoever they are, or however they represent themselves is all on you. Whether they ask for it or not. Whether they are a scre/w or the president of the US or a homeless person you should respect them all.

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    FL Blonde Says:

    I wish that Avatar actress Zoe Saldana was single and maybe a bit more stupid. GB would date her and she is gorgeous.

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    Ravenscraig Says:

    @Mrs. Stone: “Approach him as an equal and you will get a different kind of treatment. You get what you ask for.

    .
    Sounds like The Rape Excuse?
    .
    Gerry seems to treat every woman, from reporter to actress, like an object for his amusement.
    Gerry’s behaviour has nothing to do with women and everything to do with his messed up mind.
    .
    Please stop being one of his multitude of enablers.

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    LidaConnie Says:

    I see he’s still toting around that big ugly brown man purse…ugh. Perhaps he IS sick or something cuz the homeless hungry look is NOT how surfers are supposed to look. I would think he’d want to bulk up a bit for a surfer role. Either way, it’s better than the mullet he wore in MGP

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    Oh dear Says:

    After watching a few of his interviews on American  TV and radio about a  film that  focuses on such an incredibly serious subject matter, I am amazed at how facile and ignorant the interviewers’ questions have been, and how little information he’s offered about the Sudan and the political and historical state of the country in the context of the film, which makes him come across as rather self serving and shallow.

    I haven’t heard one interviewer ask him why and he wanted to make a film about such a controversial man and such a controversial subject matter. Or how an African audience might perceive his portrayal, particularly as it’s being seen – in  some quarters- as yet another film about a white saviour of one their countries.  When he does his round of interviews in Britain, he’d better do his homework or stick to the light entertainment shows, because if he dares to venture on even the slightly  more serious programmes, he’s going to be in for a very nasty shock. They certainly won’t let him get away with  looking anguished when talking about how moved he was by looking at pictures of  multilated black children and babies – especially, if he dares to go on the BBC world service, where a lot of the journalists and broadcasters  have first hand experience of war torn African countries.  He’ll just look vapid and completely out of his depth. Mind you I haven’t seen the Piers  Morgan interview, maybe he was asked tougher more intelligent questions . I don’t know. But one thing I do know, he’ll get at best a very cool  reception in Britain if he doesn’t do his homework about the country, and there won’t be hoardes of premenopausal  and menopausal women  swooning over him to soften the blow, even from the most cursory  informed intelligent interviewer.

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    View From Says:

    @Oh dear: I TOTALLY TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU – hope he is better prepared for UK and Europe.

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    Veiw from Says:

    @Oh dear: totally agree with you, great comment

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    meaghan Says:

    @Oh dear
    “how little information he’s offered about the Sudan and the political and historical state of the country in the context of the film, which makes him come across as rather self serving and shallow.”
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    I was surprised by this, too. I expected Gerry to give some background into the crisis in the Sudan to give the film and story it’s proper context and help people understand WHY the children are being killed and turned into killers. That’s kind of an important piece of information that Gerry keeps leaving out. He’s also making very generalized statements about hoping the film will inspire people to “do something”, but doesn’t explain what the problem is. Sadly, I think Gerry doesn’t know. I think he’s unaware of the specifics of the Sudanese crisis. I get the feeling that he didn’t educate himself about those specifics very well and would be lost if you asked for them.

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    Oh dear Says:

    Oh and he has to stop saying “I” and “my”  so much. He didn’t make film all by himself for crying out loud.  If you listen to a lot of talented, intelligent, well informed actors, they tend to be very  inclusive of other casts members and production team members when answering questions  focussed solely on them. Listen to Ralph Fiennes and Brain Cox when they did a press conference about Coriolanus at TIFF, both spoke about other cast members or members of the production team, Butler mostly talked about himself.  Look at George Clooney’s press conference about his film The Descendants at TIFF, again he naturally broaden out his answers  to include positive references to other casts members or other films or film directors that inspired him.  The private lives of most of those actors have been well reported and like Bulter we are aware of some of their flaws , but unlike Butler,they come across as geniuely serious and passionate about their work and are  generally  professional, thoughtful  and gracious in interviews, even when replying to the most inane questions.  

    Also if Butler really wants to be taken seriously as an actor with this kind of film, who in their right mind w allowed him to go on to the Howard Stern Show? Enlightening as the interview was – it was not a very clever move. He should have saved the HS interviews for promoting  films like the Bounty Hunter, the Ugly Truth  and Law Abiding Citizen, then he could rabbit on about his sex life- or apparent lack there of – to his heart’s content and it would have been an appropriate way to promote those types of films. You don’t see Fiennes, Clooney, Gosling, Fassbender, Affleck, Jenner, Damon, De Caprio, McAvoy and McGregor to name but a few going on that kind of show to promote a movie with a such a serious subject matter. It’s just 101 PR. To be taken seriously you have to behave seriously at appropriate times. Not all the time, but at appropriate times. He or his management team or both seem very poor at judging the appropriate times.

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    bystander Says:

    @Oh dear: wish I could like this twice. Maybe more gb’s judgement? We haven’t seen much coffee buyong/dog walking/petrol filling/faffing in the surf/bimbo flirting/clubbing pap or twitter action for a few days. Deliberate pre tiff PR? Does he have entertainment at home or working 24-7?

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    Westie Says:

    @Oh dear: Absolutely agree with your comments. Unfortunately, he is likely to feature most prominently on the Jonathan Ross show – a crony and sycophantic type to someone like Butler. The HS interview was a total misjudgement – I notice it was an attempt to give him the chance to deny the high-profile romances and stayed well away from mentioning the Belgrade, random nightclub/street women, Philadelphia stories. Someone like Fiennes, despite his personal flaws, loves the stage and is currently acting in ‘The Tempest’ – and can talk intelligently about it.

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    Oh dear Says:

    @ meaghan

    Oh, I sincerely hope you are wrong. Because if you are right that’s horribly embarrassing and horribly arrogant and ignorant on his part. 

    Again if it’s true, and only if that’s true, he’d better give the clubs, bimbo chicks, dodgy FWBs and his other self serving pursuits a wide berth for a few days and find himself an expert on Sudan and start swotting up fast. That could be his next obsession using his brain to think more authentically about other people apart from himself.

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    Wondering Says:

    Does a US tv audience actually want to hear anything serious? Could they handle a serious discussion? It seems to me that the interviewers pander to their audiences and don’t bother to think of serious questions to begin with.

    Just how much in depth information can be given in a 5 minute interview slot?

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    CHOLITA Says:

    GOOD MORNING….les dejo esta cancion de LUIS MIGUEL para todos los enamorados y se llama……….I MISS YOU……like one misses the starless nights.like one misses a beautiful mornig,not be with you,dear,God,how does it hurt me………I MISS YOU…..when I walk,when cry,when I laugh,when the sun shines,and when it’s cold outside,all beacause I feel that you are something all my own……I MISS YOU……like the trees miss autumn,those are the nights that I can not find sleep my love you can not imagine,how much I miss you……..I MISS YOU…….in every lonely step I take everyday that I am alive,I’m dying my love because I miss you……I MISS YOU…..when the aurora commences to give off, It’s colors in your virtues and with your flaws for whatever reason my love….I don’t know but……..I MISS YOU…….Sr.Butler buenos dias…. como siempre Sra. Dargabriel muy buenos dias y a mi amorcito como siempre le dejo este mensaje….Listen carefully to what I say love because I think there will be another time to tell you that I DO NOT REGRET I MET YOU……..besos.besos….adios.

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    cubedweller Says:

    @Oh dear: I agree completely – with all these comments about his lack of background context in these interviews. He is clearly sticking with the strategy of marketing this film as action entertainment, rather than encouraging thoughtful discussions about the political and social situation that it portrays. I think he is trying to keep the focus on one man’s story, and his personal journey, rather than looking much at the bigger picture. In his defense – trying to market this film is a tricky business. Lure in the action crowd, but don’t p!ss off the evangelical christians. Tell the story of a white guy shooting it up in Africa, but don’t let it look racist. I would hate to be on the marketing strategy team for this – like walking a tightrope. And in the end – there needs to be some money made.
    .
    But it doesn’t help, when Butler, who is by all accounts reasonably intelligent, projects such a self-indulgent image of himself. I find it very frustrating to see him answering questions about his social life instead of keeping the focus on the film. As many have said – he needs to be more controlling of the interview – no matter the time allotted. People like Matt Damon walk the talk – they do their homework and project a genuine grounding and involvement in their cause. Butler may have some involvement in things like AP&J, but it seems to be more about the parties and red carpets where he is concerned.
    .
    Speaking as an American, I do crave more thoughtful news reporting and in-depth stories. The sources are there, if you seek them out. The 30-second soundbite school of journalism is pushed all the time, but you can find more and better if you work at it.

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    Oh dear Says:

    @ wondering

    Serious issues are talked about in five minutes all the time on magazine and current affairs programmes, even on entertainment shows when actors want to promote a cause.  Are you saying the American audience is too stupid, indifferent or apathetic to grasp the crisis in Sudan? I totally disagree. I would give the US audience far more credit than that.

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    Hollywood Leaks Says:

    @curious cat: My bet would be someone doing the TIFF round of parties recently since Gerry tried to attend every single one.

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    Red Dress Says:

    To be fair, Gerry has not appeared on any serious news programs such as Charlie Rose. Charlie invites plenty of Hollywood types on his program and I’ve seen some pretty great discussions on his show. I’m not so sure how long Gerry would last on a program like that. Now that I think about it, I am not so sure that he’s ever had a serious conversation on film about anything. Does anyone remember?

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    PsychoB Says:

    @Oh dear: I think this goes back to the entertainment industry thinking we don’t know what we want. So they give us more of the same old same old and are suprised when no one bites at the vapid junk. They must have been shocked when S/ex and the City 2 didn’t do very well. I think that we do go to movies to get away a lot of the time. I have to admit I enjoyed taking my son to transformers 3. But I also liked watching The Kings Speech. Just because people watch the kardashians (not me) doesn’t mean we need the Kardashians 24/7.
    Brad Pitt is an excellent example of being able to discuss important topics while giving the fluff. It can be done. Gerry is intelligent enough to do it himself. But honestly, I don’t know if Gerry is fully on board with Sams way of doing things. I get the feeling that is what stops him from diving in fully. But saying that I do wish Gerry would make a little more of an effort in worth while causes.

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    Hollywood Leaks Says:

    @Wondering: Exactly wondering no point getting deep on American daytime talk shows. In an hour interview or half hour interview maybe with an intelligent interviewer like CNN maybe. You also want to avoid controversy by saying the wrong thing or using the wrong wording about a delicate situation unless you are George Clooney.

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    redOctober Says:

    @Oh dear:

    “….ask him why and he wanted to make a film about such a controversial man and such a controversial subject matter. Or how an African audience might perceive his portrayal, particularly as it’s being seen …”

    I was looking forward to hear him answering to that kind of questions…I guess I’ll be waiting for a long time unless we are lucky and a smart interviewer comes along.

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    Oh dear Says:

    @cubedeweller

    If, as you say, he’s trying to take the action entertainment  marketing  route by selling it as the story of a white guy shooting it up in an African country to save the poor black babies to bring in a wider audience and more money doesn’t that  make it even worse? If that’s the case isn’t he trivialising a really serious subject. If he wanted to make an action film about an african country then surly he should have used a fictitious character chasing after gold or diamonds or oil. Not a real man trying to aid the plight of abused children. That’s really awful and distasteful.

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    movie reviews Says:

    @Oh dear: YIKES! someone sounds kind of arrogant…and guess what…I bet all those pre and post menopausal ladies show up in every country…

    not every actor has to be a talking head on politics on such a difficult subject . I prefer actors who do not give me their political opinions or interpretations, just do charitable work, make films and move on.

    the white savior thing is old hat and negative from both sides of the color aisle. this is a human story, not a bla/ck/ whit/e story, but if you have to label it that way, then consider who messed up Africa in the first place and left it to be in conflict: whit/e dudes, so they need to hustle their bu/tts and clean up the mess anyway.

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    realitycheck Says:

    @movie reviews Hear! Hear!

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    Hollywood Leaks Says:

    Because this is the smartest strategy:

    “He is clearly sticking with the strategy of marketing this film as action entertainment, rather than encouraging thoughtful discussions about the political and social situation that it portrays.”

    Yes Clooney can wax on this issues very articulately but guess what? A lot of Clooney’s more serious movies are passed over by moviegoers as are many other more serious films. He is successful enough he can afford vanity projects as in projects he wants to do but you know aren’t going to make a lot of money at the box office.

    You have to know the audience for your movie and design your message for that audience. Butler is doing the smart thing by marketing it as a action film with heart.

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    cubedweller Says:

    @Oh dear: That’s not what I’m saying at all – the very opposite! I’m saying that marketing the film is very difficult because that could be how the story is PERCEIVED if not sold thoughtfully. Who is the audience for this film – foreign policy wonks, action-adventure fans, Butler’s swooning phangurls? People who love dramas about spiritual and personal redemption? Those are the questions that have to be asked by any marketing team. And that has to guide the types of interviews and appearances that are used to sell the film. I would love to see Butler on a serious program, like Charlie Rose’s show, talking about this story and it’s backstory. But I honestly don’t know if he’s got the personal depth to pull that off.

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    cubedweller Says:

    And I’ll just add – I appreciate the thoughtful discussion here today – very enjoyable. That’s what keeps me hanging around the old jj board.
    .
    Have a great Tuesday peeps!

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    redOctober Says:

    @cubedweller:

    “the thoughtful discussion ”

    ITAWY.

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    Earlyautumn's Eve Says:

    What Sam does over in the Sudan is very contraversial and I’ve heard that the government here isn’t real happy about his intervention. He’s there to save kids, not end the conflict that is happening. Sam’s part is to rescue the victims of the war, not fight the war. He’s a nonconventional missionery and those people are usually all on their own. He’s just gun toting one.
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    Gerry is playing Sam. He’s an actor. The film is about one man’s transformation because of the suffering of the kids. Gerry doesn’t really need to go in to specifics about the conflict that is causing this. What is important is saving the kids. The conflict and unrest is an issue for others to deal with.
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    All he needs to do is stress the reason Sam does it and the issue of the humanitarian effort to save it’s most innocent victims. You get too indept about other issues and begin waxing political, you are going to turn a lot of people off. It better to keep the politics out of it.

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    Oh dear Says:

    @ cubedweller

    I think you are right. I don’t think he has a lot of personal depth to pull off a serious interview about Sudan. He’s best off being a lightweight actor and pandering to the likes of the phannies and other supporters of his decision to make light of a serious issue to boost his already multimillion dollar bank balance.

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    LLL Says:

    I think Gerard Butler took the role in Machine Gun Preacher to portray the man Sam Childers. Gerard Butler talks about the complexities of Sam’s life in interviews. Sam Childers talks more about the situation in Sudan in interviews. That is Sam’s life experience, not Gerard Butler’s. Sam is an activist. Gerard is an actor. That is not to say Gerard Butler has no concern for Sam’s cause, but it would seem somewhat arrogant and disrespectful of Sam Childers, if Gerard Butler came across as the authority (“know it all”) on Sudan. The complex, evolving character of Sam was the main draw for the “actor” to do the role. Sorry, if that bothers some of you. Of course…this is only my opinion/guess.

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    N. Says:

    I just have this teeny tiny suspicion that Gerry chose to make this movie mostly because of the colorful life Sam has led, not because he consciously wanted to make a film to raise awareness to the plight of the Sudanese people. Colorful events of a story with certain shocking value equate commercial value. Sam’s story just has the elements for a HW movie written all over it: biker, drugs, guns, and redemption, with one added bonus: It touches on the subject of the overwhelming human crisis in war torn Africa which is where many HW stars/starlets’s passion lies.

    HStern has an audience of young to mid-aged males and that’s the group the film maker hopes would go watch this movie. I don’t think it’s a mistake for G to appear on HS’s show; I think it’s a calculated move on promoter’s part. Besides, if people don’t go see your movie, how are you going to raise awareness of the serious subject matter of your movie? If movies of serious subject matters are always money losers, then how are you expecting more film makers to continue and are able to make such movies? Film making is first and foremost a business and it doesn’t have the luxury to pick and choose it’s audience.

    Just a reminder,

    Tue. Sept 20 Leno

    Wedn. Sept. 21, LA MGP Premiere

    Friday, Sept. 23, Fugerson

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    Politico Says:

    @Earlyautumn’s Eve: Which government North Sudan or Southern Sudan. The government of what is now Northern Sudan are the ones bankrolling the creeps like the LRA and the janjaweed so of course they don’t like anyone interfering with their attempted genocide. However this is just one example of the confusion. The politics are too complicated even for some political experts and too many danger zones for any of the actors of the film to accidentally wander into PR wise.

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    Oh dear Says:

    @ movie reviews

    What are you talking about.  How can he not give some kind of political context to the film? The subject matter of the film is really political.  Butler has made a film about a real an extremely political man. Childer’s has been involved in trying to kill  member’s of the rebel group the Lord Resistance’s Army, because of its treatment of children.   Did you not read about the movie. Blimey. Butler will look like a right ignorant, shallow moneygrabbing git, if he doesn’t at least try to give the film some political or historical context.  As you said “… not every actor has to be a talking head on politics on such a difficult subject”  But an actor who’s gone out of his way to make a film about a real man embroiled in a real life politically complicated and contentious crisis and avoids at the very least to try to put the movie into some kind of political context because he wants to make loads  of cash, make himself look like a pretty disreputable  character.  

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    LLL Says:

    Which interviews are the posters talking about where Gerard Butler never even eluded to why Sam Childers went to Africa?

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    GFW Says:

    N. said…”I just have this teeny tiny suspicion that Gerry chose to make this movie mostly because of the colorful life Sam has led, not because he consciously wanted to make a film to raise awareness to the plight of the Sudanese people.”
    -
    Wow. That’s cold. And I think (personally) way judgmental and plain wrong. But it’s your callous opinion of Gerrry, so you’ve every right to it. But again, wow. :o(
    ~K, speechless

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    GFW Says:

    @Red Dress:
    @242 My wish is Ralph, who is on CR a lot gets welcomed back (with cast which will include Gerry) because: 1) Charlie likes (him), enjoys his work and respects both; and 2) It is Ralph’s first directorial film debut, which is getting praise so I might be surprised if he doesn’t; 3) I’ve sent email to the Charlie Rose show and they said they’d look into Butler and with Machine Gun Preacher and Coriolanus (I think) it’s time! I do.
    ~K

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    TheDoctorIsIn Says:

    @ Oh dear. I appreciate the insightfulness of your commentary. With that in mind, there are limits to how much we can and should expect entertainers to manage our socio-political enlightenment. I don’t look to anyone who plays dress up for a living to do much more than enterain me. I find if I keep my expectations of the acting community low, they generally tend to oblige with at or near results. What else could most of them do for a living otherwise?

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    Politico Says:

    I disagree with Oh Dear.

    This is not a movie about the Sudan conflicts per se. It is a corollary to the main story which is the transformation of this man and you want to emphasize that to the audience so they don’t think they are going to inundated with political stuff for 2 hours. And Sam’s story is a very small part of the whole political picture anyway.

    Now if Gerry is interviewed by Piers Morgan for one hour and Piers decides to get deeper then we will see. But I am sure he’s been advised by his PR people to keep the focus on the real core of the movie, which is the life of Sam and his transformation. Sam could have been caught up in any number of situations in Africa where help is always needed. It did not necessarily have to be Sudan or even Africa. Could have been Haiti. It’s the transformation that is the story.

    What you hope is people who see the movie then decide to google Sudan or pick up some books or pay more attention on the news channel when Sudan is mentioned. If you can achieve that, it is huge and I for one will be picking up any good books on the subject. including Sam’s bio.

    Besides actors can’t win. Some people think Sean Penn, Tim Robinson, George Clooney and even Bono as some examples need to shut up. So damned if you do damned if you don’t. The perception is celebrities like actors and musicians should talk about what they know and what they get paid for, their craft and leave politics to others. Not saying I agree with that as long as the celebrity is truly informed and not just trying to get PR. Unfortunately as well some celebrities don’t do their research and they make themselves look foolish and hurt their causes more than help.

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    LLL Says:

    I asked a legitimate question in post #259, which interviews are the posters talking about? I didn’t get an answer, just a thumbs down. (This happened on another thread when I asked a question…ask a question, get a thumbs down, but no answer.) I asked the question because I wanted to listen to the interviews the posters are talking about for example: post #229,#232, #233 and #239,etc.. The posters stated interviews, but not which interviews. Why can’t this simple question be answered?

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    Oh dear Says:

    @ LLL
    Why is it  somewhat  arrogant of  Butler and disrespectful to Childers to talk a bit about the country? Even some basic facts  such as where it is in Africa? How big it is ? How many people live there?  Will that make him look like a “know it all”?  I don’t think so. He can still  harp on about how upset he gets when he looks at pictures of maimed black babies. 

    @N

    “Howard Stern has an audience of young to mid-aged males and that’s the group the film maker hopes would go watch this movie. I don’t think it’s a mistake for G to appear on HS’s show; I think it’s a calculated move on promoter’s part. ”

    I understand what you are saying but its horribly and distastefully calculating. Butler has touted this project as a vanity piece, a venture to make people take him more seriously as an actor. Vanity projects  usually aren’t about coining it in. So much for the artistic authentic, integrity and sincerity of Butler

    “…Besides, if people don’t go see your movie, how are you going to raise awareness of the serious subject matter of your movie? ..”

    Again understand. But if you want to raise awareness of a serious subject in a film, you better make sure you are factual and socially aware of how you do it. Or it will come back and bite you on the **** big time. Movies last a very long time.

    “..If movies of serious subject matters are always money losers, then how are you expecting more film makers to continue and are able to make such movies? Film making is first and foremost a business and it doesn’t have the luxury to pick and choose it’s audience…”

     Once again understand but Butler initailly sold this as a vanity project -not a  money spinning venture. Look at how Fiennes is selling his movie. I don’t him rushing on to the Howard Stern show to persuade frat boys and dirty ole middle aged men to come to see his movie.

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    SwansongPaisley Says:

    Capone chooses his weapon and sits down with Gerard Butler to talk MACHINE GUN PREACHER and CORIOLANUS!!!

    Published at: Sep 20, 2011 6:49:43 AM CDT
    Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here.

    Gerard Butler’s career is interesting, to say the least. He remains one of the most bankable actors working today, but you’d be hard pressed to name five of his films that are worth watching twice, or even once. That being said, I am most definitely excited to see what kind of fire he breathes into the film adaptation of the infrequently produced Shakespeare play CORIOLANUS, opposite Ralph Fiennes (who also directed), which most of us won’t get a chance to see until January. And part of the reason I’m curious about Butler’s work in in CORIOLANUS is because of what he does in his current film MACHINE GUN PREACHER, which opens in select cities this weekend and goes wide next weekend.

    Although I may have issues with some of the choices writer Jason Keller and director Marc Forster make in bringing the story of real-life preacher Sam Childers to the big screen, I found very little fault with Butler’s portrayal of this once bad man who find God and becomes a doer of great goods, especially on behalf of African orphans. MACHINE GUN PREACHER also features some terrific performances by the likes of Michelle Monaghan and Michael Shannon, as well as the fantastic Souleymane Sy Savane.

    But back to Butler, whose career turning point was 300, but has since given us such questionable works as P.S. I LOVE YOU, THE UGLY TRUTH, LAW ABIDING CITIZEN, THE BOUNTY HUNTER, and GAMER. And let us not forget his pre-300 performances in DRACULA 2000, the second LARA CROFT movie, TIMELINE, and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.

    In the end, I was much more interested in talk with Butler about his current work than asking him to explain or apologize for his past work, and it didn’t surprise me that he asked me when we met if I liked MACHINE GUN PREACHER. Strangely enough, that question rarely gets asked in interviews I do. But for someone whose career is seemingly under constant attack, I can see why he’d be a little skittish about something he’s genuinely proud of and is being received well by preview audiences.

    I was told just before I interviewed Butler that there was Oscar buzz around the movie, and I’m not sure I’d go that far, but it is a very watchable movie about an incredible man (one whom I interviewed the following day, actually; I’ll have that for you shortly). In the mean time, please enjoy my brief conversation with Gerard Butler, which took place just prior to a rousing Q&A we did after a screening of the film in Chicago.

    Gerard Butler: So you’ve seen the movie then?

    Capone: Yeah, I saw it a couple of weeks ago.

    GB: Did you like it?

    Capone: I did, for the most part.

    GB: Yeah? You can be honest, I don’t mind.

    Capone: I’m a big fan of Marc Forster. I like that the guy doesn’t really even know how to repeat himself in terms of the kind of material he does, and it’s just a really fascinating story. And I like that it’s something I haven’t really seen you do a lot of. What was it that struck you about Sam’s story initially when you got the script or heard about him?

    GB: I think it would be the same thing that struck anybody, to see a guy who went throw such a massive transformation, somebody who was a smack addict, a heroin addict, this violent rogue who within a couple of years was a preacher living between the U.S. and the Sudan building an orphanage for kids and fighting in a civil war. Just saying that, those words coming out of your mouth, and you go… “Okay…”

    Capone: “It sounds like a movie.”

    GB: It sounds like a movie and it sounds almost like ridiculous fiction, and yet it’s a true story. So, you read that and you are so moved, kind of shocked, horrified, and yet strangely inspired by the story. So I think I had the same reaction as anybody would have to this material or to this movie, and then I’m lucky enough to be in a position where I could also play that guy, and of course I love a role that I can get my teeth into or a role that is unusual and I get a chance to say something different.

    Capone: Was there something on a more personal level for you that you found a kinship in, in terms of some of the demons he had to overcome before he could complete the transformation?

    GB: Absolutely. By the way, this is another reason why I think people will identify with the movie, because whether it’s in a larger scale of actual drugs, violence, escaping your environment, or whether is just somebody beating other demons within themselves. Whatever that happens to be, that’s why you identify with this character, because he finally faced those demons and overcame them and had this kind of incredible transformative period.

    Yeah, without a doubt, I’ve been in a lot of places where he has be in, on a smaller scale. I wasn’t picking up shotguns. I wasn’t robbing crack houses, but I was getting into my own trouble, which was in my world the sa

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    SwansongPaisley Says:

    ooops. JJ Wouldn’t post whole article: here on WO:

    http://weiner1proboardscom.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=text&action=display&thread=2448&page=1#1316543248

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    GFW Says:

    LLL said…”Once again understand but Butler initailly sold this as a vanity project -not a money spinning venture.”
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    A “vanity project”? He did? Oh, you mean according to you? Oh, it just gets more judgmental and colder!
    -
    I actually think he took it on for a variety of reasons, and one of them included the children.
    ~K

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    LLL Says:

    @Oh dear: Simple….Gerard Butler has not been there. He has only seen pictures and heard stories. As I said it is Sam’s experience, not Gerard. It is Gerard Butler’s job to promote the movie, which doesn’t necessarily mean educate the masses. Like another poster stated if viewers’/listeners’ interest is peaked about the situation and really want to know stats…they can always search online. Machine Gun Preacher is the story of Sam Childer’s life. It is not a documentary about conditions in Sudan. Gerard Butler is not the machine gun preacher…he just played one in a movie.

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    LLL Says:

    @GFW:

    # 268 GFW @ 09/20/2011 at 3:10 pm:
    LLL said…”Once again understand but Butler initailly sold this as a vanity project -not a money spinning venture.”

    Excuse me…where did I said that? You have stolen my post and taken them as your own in the past. But you have gone too far, making-up quotes that I did not state. That constitutes libel.

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    Tonto Says:

    I have to agree in part with LLL #255 and Politico#263. I don’t see Butler so much as a political activist as an actor who was inspired by one man transforming journey. Sam’s job is to give his reasoning and the details of what is going on in Africa and why he made the decision to get involved there. If GB is just giving a cursory background to the story, then we might be able to assume his focus is on Sam’s personal story without getting to involved with the political background. JMO

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    SwansongPaisley Says:

    Question: If an actor plays a brain surgeon in a movie, would you expect him to then to sit down and answer questions about how to perform a delicate operation, or to field questions about how insurance and pharmaceutical companies influence the medical treatment of patients? If an actor plays a cop, should he be able to answer questions about complex legal procedures in law enforcement? Gerry has stated that he WAS personally moved by the story of the children Sam is trying to help, and I think this issue HAS become personal to him, but he has said on many occasions that, as a rule, he does not talk politics.

    Swannie

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    GFW Says:

    Whether you or not, the post looks deleted. Ghee, can’t imagine WHY!
    ~K

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    oh dear Says:

    @ LLL

    “…You have stolen my post and taken them as your own in the past. But you have gone too far, making-up quotes that I did not state. That constitutes libel..”. Eh? What are you talking about. I just used the term “vanity project”, which is regularly used to describe actor or actress who produce or finance a piece of work that is close to their heart? I don’t believe the term exclusively belongs to you.

    On numerous occasions Butler has said he took a pay cut to make this film because he wanted to take on new challenges. If you want to specific quotes look em up yourself. I wouldn’t be pressing the point so much if he didn’t express that sentiment. If he wants to be taken seriously as an actor he has to put himself out there occasionally like De Caprio, Penn or Clooney. Or else stick to the action films and dodgy rom-coms and accept his acting limits.

    @ Sawnsong

    No. Of course not. But I do expect him to muster up some rudementary description of an operating room. Particularly if he’s playing a real life surgeon.

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    LLL Says:

    @oh dear: I did not post that to you, unless of course you are GFW. Are you one and the same?

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    God Bless yoou all! Says:

    John 11:25-26
    New International Version
    Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

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    LLL Says:

    Hmmm… This curious???

    # 268 GFW @ 09/20/2011 at 3:10 pm
    LLL said…”Once again understand but Butler initailly sold this as a vanity project -not a money spinning venture.”
    -
    A “vanity project”? He did? Oh, you mean according to you? Oh, it just gets more judgmental and colder!

    # 274 oh dear @ 09/20/2011 at 4:52 pm
    @ LLL
    “…You have stolen my post and taken them as your own in the past. But you have gone too far, making-up quotes that I did not state. That constitutes libel..”. Eh? What are you talking about. I just used the term “vanity project”, which is regularly used to describe actor or actress who produce or finance a piece of work that is close to their heart? I don’t believe the term exclusively belongs to you.

    Did you just “out” yourself? BTW…You may have used the term “vanity project”. I never have used the phrase “vanity project”.

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    oh dear Says:

    Politico

    So let me get this right – do you think the oscar winning actor Sean Penn refused to give a basic political context to the film “Milk ” because he thought an audience interested in seeing that kind of film would only want to focus on the arch of the character?

    Was the oscar winning actor Forrest Whittaker reluctant to give a basic political context to the situation in Uganda under Idi Amin during the 70s, when he was promoting “The Last King of Scotland” because he thought an audience of average intelligence would be too stupid to get that they would not be inundated with political stuff for 2 hours.

    And do you really think the Oscar winning actor Colin Firth thought. ” No. I will not give even the most rudimentary history of King George VI, in an accessible, but informative way because a reasonably compos mentis audience would be so turned off they would not go to see the film”.

    Do you see where I am going with this? I am not asking Butler to launch in to a long convoluted speech about the situation in Sudan. I am saying if he wants to be taken seriously as an actor he should be able to at least string together a synopsis of the basics of the country and the crisis there.

    After all Butler chose to make a film about a real man who goes out to Sudan to save some children who live there? Most people with one iota of common sense will want to know why Butler wanted to make a film about a real man who decides to go to Sudan? And why the man who went to Sudan wanted to save the some of the children in Sudan? Is that so difficult to comprehend?

    Is Butler brain so addled that he’s unable to muster up even an evasive answer – if asked – What do you know of the situation in Sudan? Is that such a bizarre question to ask? Given that he made a film which for a substaintial amount of time is set in Sudan? Really? Really?

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    meaghan Says:

    @LLL:
    Oh come on! GFW and Oh dear are obviously not the same person. Their opinions and writing styles are so radically different, no one could fake that. Let’s not be petty, shall we?

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    oh dear Says:

    @ LLL

    What are you on? Can you please try not to make it all about you.

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    Belamy Says:

    Someone is using a very belligerent tone today, (cough cough) oh dear.

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    Politico Says:

    @oh dear: You are comparing apples and oranges

    I would not even consider The King’s Speech a political story per se either it was again a biographical account of a man overcoming an obstacle and Colin Firth didn’t need to explain that to me. I heard Colin Firth discussing this movie and he indeed focuses on the determination of the King to overcome his weakness not politics per se but the personal struggle is the nub of the film and what the audience could connect with and relate to.

    Yes Milk is a bio pic but it is the biopic of a gay politician, so politics is unavoidable . If you do a political movie right the stars don’t have to explain it anyway. I’ve seen the movie Milk a few times and guess what I never heard Sean Penn doing press conferences or saw or read interviews before hand. I had no trouble enjoying the movie without his insightful analysis.

    If Butler was playing some CIA agent or relief worker or UN official operating in Sudan and the WHOLE movie focused on that story, start to finish, the politics of Sudan might need to be explained. And might not if the movie does its job.

    If the fact Mr. Butler cannot or chooses not to wax eloquently publicly for hours on end about the complicated politics of Sudan disappoints you I can’t help you. If you wish Butler were more like Penn or Clooney, well he isn’t one of those guys and not sure he ever will be.

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    Politico Says:

    For example this picture illustrates a big part of the conflict but you say it out loud and you will wreak havoc. Well unless you are Kola Boof.

    http://www.un.org/News/dh/photos/large/2011/September/20-09-2011sudanrights.jpg

    Guess independence for South Sudan has not made things safer. No surprise there.

    http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=39633&Cr=sudan&Cr1=

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    SwansongPaisley Says:

    @oh dear:

    The point is, has he been asked that question? If so, which interview was that? Admittedly, I have not been reading all the interviews that have come out about this film, but from the articles I have read, I haven’t heard or seen that particular question asked. I gather that Gerry spent some time with Sam prior to filming, so wouldn’t you think that Sam enlightened Gerry about the political conflict in Sudan? Why are people assuming that Gerry doesn’t have the depth to speak on the topic, or doesn’t care about it? Perhaps he chooses not discuss it in the interview formats he’s been given.

    Swannie

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    reminder Says:

    Gerry is on Leno tonight. :-)

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    bbb Says:

    “Once again understand but Butler initially sold this as a vanity project -not a money spinning venture. Look at how Fiennes is selling his movie. I don’t him rushing on to the Howard Stern show to persuade frat boys and dirty ole middle aged men to come to see his movie.”

    Right, because in general Ralph and Stern would be more of a demographic mismatch from a marketing perspective whereas Butler and Stern are a match, especially in the context of this movie. Stern’s audience isn’t going to latch on to what Voldemort or the guy from the English Patient says. Stern’s audience went to see Law Abiding Citizen and is turning Gamer into a sleeper hit on DVD (please notice I said “sleeper hit”, not outright “hit”). If Stern’s says it is a good movie and Butler is entertaining and sells the action parts of it, it has more influence and makes perfect sense as part of an overall marketing campaign.

    I would bet that when it comes time to sell Shakespeare, it will be Butler on more of the mainstream talk shows. Let’s face it, Vanessa Redgrave- her body of work, her personality, and her talent- could kick the a– of everyone else in that movie, but she’s not going to go over well on Leno/Conan/Kimmel and get people to see the movie. She will get the very small and limited market of people who appreciate her talents to see the movie, but that will not recoup any costs. And even if it is a passion/vanity project for Ralph, his best bet to get to make another one is for it to break even. Clooney keeps getting to make the movies he makes only because they at least break even. He knows this, he’s spoken about it, he’s smart about marketing to it and keeping his costs in control.

    Whatever Butler’s faults may or may not be in terms of career choices, interview responses, etc., I think we can all agree that in the marketing/promotion/getting people into the theater/getting people to like him department, the man is good. That movies like The Bounty Hunter and Law Abiding Citizen at least broke even is proof of this.

    sorry for the long rant.

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    movie reviews Says:

    @GFW:

    wasn’t LLL, maybe N said it?

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    Oh dear Says:

    @bb

    Financial yes they are successful but critically most of his movies are rubbish. It’s obvious the guy wants to be taken seriously as an actor or he would not have worked on coriolanus. Most people who I know who are discerning film goers just think he’s a bit of a crappy actor who’s more in partying than taking on serious roles. All I am saying is if he wants to be taken seriously by other serious actors he’s got show a lot more intelligence when it comes to his film choices, his acting chops and his choice of interviews when working in a serious projects.

    @poltico

    And I am not comparing apples with oranges. The guy wants to be taken seriously as actor. I just gave you examples of serious actors who played real people in serious movies. Now, if he clearly stated he just wants to be a light weight take the money and run actor, then of course my argument would be academic, but his choice of MGP and Coriolanus shows to me anyway that he want some credibility amongst his more critically acclaimed, which the moment he most certainly hasn’t got. Hence his return to a run of probably medicore money making movies like Playing The Field and Mavericks.

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    Oh dear Says:

     @bb 

    Financially yes his films are successful, but critically  all of them post 300 are at best ok – which is one RocknRolla and rest well rubbish. It’s obvious the guy wants to be taken seriously as an actor or he would not have worked on coriolanus. Most people who I know who are discerning film goers just think he’s a bit of a crappy actor who’s more into  partying than taking on serious roles. All I am saying is if he wants to be taken seriously by other serious actors he’s got show a lot more intelligence when it comes to his film choices, his acting chops and his choice of interviewers when working in a serious projects. 

    @poltico

    And I am not comparing apples with oranges.  I just gave you examples of serious actors who played real people in serious movies. Now, if he clearly stated  he just wants to be  a light weight take the money and run actor, then of course my argument is  academic, but his choice of MGP and Coriolanus shows to me anyway that he wants some credibility amongst his more critically acclaimed acting contemporaries,  which at the moment he most certainly does not have. Hence his return to run of the mill probably medicore money making movies like Playing The Field and Mavericks. 

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    Manny Says:

    Don’t know if anyone has posted this yet…
    .
    It seems Howard Stern is not the only one to think Butler is … well … easy…
    .
    http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/video/gerard-butlers-24-hour-condom-92011/1356785/

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    Oh dear Says:

    Sorry for the double post.

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    Manny Says:

    Gotta hand it to Whitney… she knows a good joke when she sees one…
    .
    WhitneyCummings Whitney Cummings
    Taken five minutes before I got pregnant yfrog.com/kjd9datj
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    http://yfrog.com/kjd9datj

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    Manny Says:

    Interesting discussion today.
    .
    I saw a few minutes of Brad Pitt’s interview on Ellen today during break. Ellen was asking about his kids, Angelina and marriage. Brad spoke up about equality in marriage and their decision not to get married until everyone can. I have to admit I was intrigued by his answer and the conviction of his opinion. He didn’t throw it out as “hey look at me I’m on the latest HW cause fad” but was thoughtful in his discussion of it. It gave him depth and a connection to something important to so many. Made him real and aware/in touch of more than the jet-setting mob IMO.
    .
    You know, I can’t help but think that Butler needs to sell this movie in a respectful way. Yeah from the clip above he was the brunt of the wh*re joke, but it will be interesting to see how he talks about the movie. Leno often will offer opportunity for some depth for serious subjects. Butler can lend to that atmosphere.
    .
    Whether Butler agrees with Sam’s motive, politics, or religion or not, Butler is a mouthpiece for a situation that is very real and involving innocents. That deserves respect IMO. I think you can balance an interview with the over-the-top silliness but when the movie comes up deliver your answers in a serious and respectful manner.
    .
    I disagree with Swansong, like what is new, but Butler should know the backstory and should be able to answer intelligently on the subject. Butler is the face in front of the public and should be able to address any reasonable question about the situation in the Sudan as well as about Sam IMO. Butler chose to play Sam and place himself in the position of playing this man which in turn brings awareness to why Sam became Sudan Sam.
    .
    Sudan and Darfur are passionate issues in HW headed by Clooney and others. If Butler really wants to be considered for an award, he needs to remember that IMO.
    .
    OT – we had a toddler brought in in critical condition today. His grandmother had backed over him in her car. Please take a minute to walk around your vehicle before you get in and drive. It may save a tiny life.

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    oh dear Says:

    @ Manny

    I totally agree. As you’ve seen from my posts. hehehe

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    Manny Says:

    BTW if you are interested in the interview with Brad Pitt, the clip I saw was from the show that I think airs later this week. Kind of a fan of Pitt’s efforts in New Orleans.
    .
    It would be nice to see Gerry embrace a cause like that, something that you could really feel was a passion for him rather than an opportunity to network.

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    Earlyautumn's Eve Says:

    Whitney C. is smitten with Butler! LOL!

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    cubedweller Says:

    Just caught the Tonight Show. Words fail me (almost). Basically all about Butler until the film clip at the end of his segment. Then some pretty lewd antics with that Whitney girl during her segment. A little of her goes a long way. I felt a little ill at all the jokes about what a slvt he is. Um – what about the movie?????
    .
    The good news is, Butler owned up to falling off the wagon and smoking for about a month. I have no clue what he was going on about – meaning how he stopped, but he claims he’s no longer smoking.
    .
    Past my bedtime – nighty-night folks.

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    Tintagel Says:

    The way I interpreted his ramblings about quitting smoking ~ he needed meds to do it – one of which made him mellow, i.e, high.

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    Tonto Says:

    new thread folks…..

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    LLL Says:

    @movie reviews: Thank you Movie. I don’t know who said it. I know one who did not say it and that would be me.

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    Kristy Says:

    From GFW: “3) I’ve sent email to the Charlie
    Rose show…..”. Does noone else find this extremely disconcerting and disturbing? I think you true fans out there need to warn GB’s people about GFW. For his own safety. O.M.G.

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    Manny Says:

    @Kristy:
    .
    Butler’s peeps are very aware of nutcase GFW. She was involved in some kind of cease and desist over her Gerry p*rn a couple of years back…

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    Sarah J. Says:

    He really is a versatile actor and throws himself into his characters completely. His weight goes up and down for each role but this new weight loss is really drastic! He wasn’t as popular when he was Atilla or Beowulf but I think he was sexiest then. When he was in Iceland filming Beowulf and Grendel he did this interview in Wrath of Gods where he was so relaxed and funny his wetsuit half off and his wet hair dangling all over and he was so sexy ! SEXY! He had meat on them bones and he looked just fine. He is too thin now in my opinion but he is still quite sexy!!!!!

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    GFW Says:

    Manny @ 09/21/2011 at 3:46 pm

    Thumb up Thumb down +4

    @Kristy:
    .
    Butler’s peeps are very aware of nutcase GFW. She was involved in some kind of cease and desist over her Gerry p*rn a couple of years back…
    -
    -
    Liar. No truth to this at all. You’re a frustrated ex “Gerry p*rn” reader yourself who no longer has access! LOL You crack me up, totally. You can’t read anymore. Ha-ha-ha!!
    ~K
    who says what’s wrong with sending an email to the Carlie Rose show… who, by the way, wrote back saying they’ll look into him thanking me for my interest. :oP

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    GerrysFascinatingWoman Says:

    @301, Shut up. You don’t have a clue what you’re talking about. It’s proactive and supportive if you find a talent not getting the proper attention to his movies, especially since Ralph is on the show all the time and he’s working with him now, to promote said talent? To me that’s what true supporters do, champion!
    ~K
    Gerry said… “It’s just doing a lot of cardio and extremely watching what I eat. I stopped lifting big weights and I’m doing yoga.” <– To Manny, didn’t we speak to this in the first erotic story I wrote? No? Yes? Yes.. ;o) What you think about comes about! No, he’s seriously using food as medicine, and enjoying it too!

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    Lisa Says:

    @GerrysFascinatingWoman:

    Not gonna spend anymore time on this, outta my home state and with family and friends fixing to have a blast in New Orleans. But this is what I’m talking about. You are mean to people. And YES it is very worrisome that you are contacting people on Gerard Butlers behalf. Unless you work for him. And I’m thinking ya don’t.

    It’s also obvious that you and that sweetstone2(?) person are one in the same. Strange. Just strange. Buh bye now. :-D

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    GerrysFascinatingWoman Says:

    @306, Contacting Charlie Rose is supportive and proactive, nothing else. I wasn’t being “mean to people”, I was defending myself from the ugly name calling that was unnecessary. But it fits for you to twist things doesn’t it? Like I said Lisa, if you only knew.
    ~K

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    Fat Loss Basics Says:

    It always amazes me how quickly and easily stars can drop or add weight. I guess if its for a movie roll, you’re going to get a lot of money to get it done. It also probably doesn’t hurt to have enough money to workout all day either…

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    starr Says:

    He looks very malnurished. speaking as a personal trainer and a nutritionist. his skin, figure, and the way he caries himself, Is an indication that his muscles are showing obviouse atrophy and his eyes are an indication that he isn’t consumeing enough electrolytes or water. He is Exhausting his body. Last but not least he isn’t getting the proper amount of nutrients because of his vigorouse workout and the inability to replentish with the proper amount of nutrients in time. weight lifting and training like a tri athlete are completely different in required nutritional intake. He looks very sick to me. and I think he is a very handsome man.

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    I.A.G. Says:

    Has anyone noticed that he’s been wearing the same shirt for 2 days in a row,on an event and on travelling?lol!!Luv Gerry!!

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    60secondstoloseweight Says:

    He looks great. I just hope he doesn’t mess up his metabolism losing and gaining so much weight.

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