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Gerard Butler Premieres 'Machine Gun Preacher' in L.A.

Gerard Butler Premieres 'Machine Gun Preacher' in L.A.

Gerard Butler and Michelle Monaghan attend the Machine Gun Preacher premiere at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on Wednesday (September 21) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The night before, the 41-year-old actor promoted his new flick on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Gerry recently opened up about prepping for his role as Sam Childers, the former drug-dealing biker who finds God and becomes a crusader for child soldiers.

“[Sam] gave me his bible. There was a million things. I watched documentaries on fundamentalism, on preaching, on bikers, everything – all the different things that made Sam who he is,” he shared.

FYI: Gerard suited up in Calvin Klein Collection. Michelle accessorized with Neil Lane jewelry.

10+ pictures inside of Gerard Butler and Michelle Monaghan at the Machine Gun Preacher premiere…

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  • Manny

    Michelle is adorable. Butler looks sharp in that suit. Excited to see the movie if it makes it to my town…

  • Can’tGetEnough

    Gerry is looking oh so fine and Michelle is adorable! Hope they have a great evening!

  • BrookeLondon

    Looking good Gerry!!!
    But we all know Fram and all the other phannies will be there. Hahaha….
    Thats why Gerry told them see u tomorrow outside Leno’s.

  • CC

    @Manny: @Can’tGetEnough:
    I love michelle too! I think she is underrated, but hopefully that will change soon. If you haven’t seen kiss kiss bang bang with michelle, robert downey jr., and val kilmer then I highly suggest you watch it. It is so funny lol!

  • interesting

    On cue Gerard talks about Sam, who he is, and how he prepared for the role.Something JJ’ers pointed out was sadly lacking in his promotional interviews. I think his people must be reading here.

  • interesting

    He also addressed his weight loss, his reputation and his smoking again.
    Food for thought, if his team reads here they really do get an idea of what the general public says about him. A little more realistic than fan sites.

  • sandy

    The premiere was at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, not the TV Academy (which isn’t in Bev Hills).

  • http://www.justjared.com Swansong

    No need to get all excited. This movie will be just as bad as all the rest.

    Swannie

  • nice pics

    I agree with everyone. The pictures of Gerry and Michelle are great. The green in her dress is actually bringing out the green in Gerry’s eyes. I wonder if a stylist coordinated both of their outfits together. This is a very professional and classy red carpet look. Good job to everyone involved.

  • Guest

    Zoe Saldana at the MGP premiere.
    http://twitpic.com/6ojyb3

  • Cat9

    You both look gr8.

  • http://tkd slig o lambert ^_____^cute

    scottish eyes happy

  • bystander

    Call me old fashioned but I still think these ultra slim legged, narrow shouldered suits make him look a bit feminine! At least the buttons on this jacket do up.
    God I’m so superficial today.

  • bigfanofher

    nice dress!

  • GFW

    Aglow with success!
    ~K

  • Appilonia G. MontiNegro

    Yes, Gerry and Michelle, looked so wonderful! The photos are GREAT!
    I heard the premier went GREAT!Yes, Oscar’s for 2 PLEASE!
    Appilonia G. MontiNegro

  • kelly

    oooooo gerry looks hot and michelle look so pretty looks like gerry is haveing a great time look at that smile i have to wait to see the movie not playing in my area but as soon as i can im at the theater i agree oscar vote for mgp and gerry

  • GFW

    Zoe has a “partner”. Dunno. Could be male or female. Just sayin’. But nice try at some gossip. ;o)
    ~K

  • sweetestone2

    Gerry and Michelle Look Amazing!!! He is SO Gorgeous..and She is SO Beautiful…Great to hear LA went well…Keep hearing OSCARS…I truly wish that for all on this Movie…Especially GERRY!!

  • N.
  • Red Dress

    I agree, nice from the neck up, but full body Gerry looks like a lollipop IMO.

  • Appilonia G. MontiNegro

    @N.: Yes N, I agree with you, Gerry is a big Kid,and sooo funny, Gerry is PURE Starfantastic! lol, Gerry was hilarious and Whitney is a blast herself, lol…I just love Gerry , always have and always said so,,,,,I like Whitney and Gerry together, he is such a big HAM, LOL., and She just ran with it, lol. It was a really good Leno Show, Just tooo funny….
    Appilonia G. MontiNegro

  • cubedweller

    Nice pics – they both look really great. Wish Butler would wear his jackets cut a little fuller because they always look a size too small to me – but he cleans up really well. Like the beard this length. Michelle’s dress is gorgeous on her. Looking forward to seeing the movie soon.
    .
    @ Manny – I read your comments on the last thread.
    I too was surprised that the smoking issue was immediately brought up with Leno. Seemed it was deliberate – to reassure the worried, (and to shut up the haters) regarding the smoking. Whatever – I was happy to hear he is back on the nonsmoking wagon, no matter how he accomplished it.

  • cubedweller
  • Westie

    Odd – censorship??? They have deleted the post about the Ramey Pix shots of GB leaving the premiere party looking angry. Is the a real effort here to clean up his image?

  • Westie

    Getting a bit like North Korea if only positive comments are allowed – or WO!

  • GFW

    …or better yet to protect his privacy? ;o)
    ~K

  • LLL

    The dress Michelle Monaghan wore last night was gorgeous. The gray suit was well tailored and the gray tie made an attractive combination on Gerard Butler. The blue check suit is still my favorite!!!! The blue one fit him perfectly. The man was sooo sexy looking on the TIFF red carpet. I hope we get to see him wearing that one again.

  • Tonto
  • Manny

    @Tonto:
    .
    Why does Gerard Butler and virtue in the same sentence make me giggle?

  • Westie

    The photos are still up at Ramey. I can only suppose that he was trying to leave with someone and didn’t want her photographed, or had heard about the film reviews starting to emerge, or the expose in Christianity Today about the neglect of children in Childers orphanage – left sick and in squalor. Or perhaps all three.

  • bystander

    Let’s see if there is a concerted effort to clean up Gerry’s image? found on the Daily Mail (UK) website today:

    “Butler has class, eh? Is that what it’s called when at 40 you flirt( too nice a word) with a 23 year old(my daughter) and when that gets you no where, turn your attention to her 18 year old co-worker(result!). He is definitely not cougar hunting.
    - ACB, Shreveport LA, 22/9/2011 17:16″

    Too, too young. Playing the Field. Can he not keep “it” under control?

  • Westie

    @interesting: This is perhaps why reasonable posts have started to disappear -only the ones about nice dresses will be left soon.

  • Manny

    @Tonto:
    .
    Thanks for the linkie girlie.
    .
    Rolled my eyes again… how many times does Gerry bring up sex or the subject of sex in his interviews? Or would it be easier to count the ones he doesn’t?
    .

    Gerard Butler: I have many obsessions that many years of therapy haven’t gotten rid of [laughs]. I’m not going to go into too many details. But, one has three letters that begins with ‘S’ and ends with ‘X.’ I’m joking [laughs]!”of-film-in-mo/#ixzz1YiHwIwEm
    .
    I see some peeps can’t even stand an innocent joke. This place needs a little humor…

  • Westie

    @bystander: There was an account a few threads back, from a Shreveport resident, about how he was working his way through the locals, plus a story about how he left a meal for an encounter with a waitress. When will people believe that he is not some kind of misunderstood generous soul – he targets girls less than half his age as well as the Branding type.

  • Truth

    @Manny:

    Manny
    YOU would be the first pebson to dog him out about that comment you just posted! HYPOCRITE!

    The rest of us are always saying he jokes and YOU are always taken his jokes as fact…

    Are you bipolar or something???????

  • GFW

    Manny needs to find another hobby than this. I mean it. She have saved quotes of Gerry’s? Why? Really. A real question. Your fixation on him is frighteningly unhealthy, and especially what you focus on.
    ~K
    who knew if I said protect his privacy someone would say it had to do with someone he was leaving with! LOL One word: NO.

  • Truth

    I meant person!

  • LLL

    Wow…what happened to my post?

  • Westie

    @Westie: Meant Brandi — auto-correct cut in.

  • Tonto

    Another interesting article…..

    http://www.avclub.com/articles/gerard-butler,62083/

  • AnonON

    Seen the guy in action. Not good. Hard hard hardcore woman user. But in saying that many of the women want to be used. Even so, it’s not a pretty sight. On both sides. The word misogynist not be out of place in an objective description of him. Let his defenders hate on me but I’ve seen it with my own eyes.

  • LLL

    @GFW: I agree with you about one’s privacy protection. Maybe, Gerard Butler just needs to be more careful.

  • Tonto

    Sorry, Manny, I was dealing with RL here. Butler and virtue is rare I’m sure. Just as Butler and commitment is none existent except when it comes to his career. These two articles, I thought were a little more in depth and more focused on the movie and naturally when dealing with different interviewers he gets different as well as the same questions. He did say in that last article that he hated this part of the movie process. It must get tedious for him especially with doing several interviews at a time and repeating the same answers over and over. I’m sure he tries to make the answers a little different each time, but it would drive me crazy if I had repeatedly answer the same questions 100′s of time over a short period of time. But, it’s a necessary nuisance for many actors.

  • Blond

    @AnonON: How do you deal with a “sex god” according to one poster here? It is what it is. He is a hardcore collector of women. Try to have fun with it, you can’t take him seriously. He just can’t help himself. Women are falling all over him.

  • becca

    Michelle’s dress is beautiful!

  • LLL

    @Tonto: I think with print interviews they can be a little subjective. We as the reader must rely on the interviewer to communicate what Gerard Butler said correctly. Video interviews are different in we actually get hear Gerard Butler answer questions. In print and video interviews Gerard Butler had been asked similar questions and the printed answer written by interviewer and the video answer by Gerard Butler is almost opposite. The printed answer is yes…the video answer is no. Did Gerard Butler change his story or did the print interview not get it right? Like you stated it must be hard for one to make it sound as if that question is being asked and answered for the first time, when it is really been asked and answered 30 times.

  • Manny

    @Truth:
    .
    Are you stupid or just dumb??? Or did you just fail reading comprehension?
    .
    I was making a joke about Butler and virtue in the same sentence. I was making a reference to his quote in the article, no joke just an observation. Sheeeeesh…. How is your day going by the way Eve?
    .
    @AnonON:
    .
    You not really enlightening us. We’ve watched him for years… Don’t worry, you only get negs if you make a joke about Butler today. :)))
    .
    @Tonto:
    .
    I wish I could feel sorry for the bloke. But for a few million in the bank, I would sit for months answering the same questions. :)
    .

  • Manny

    From Twitter…
    .
    StarFoxx21 3:48pm via Twitter for iPhone #randomtweet I would never have an*l sex unless it was with Gerard Butler, Channing Tatum or Sam Bradford- they can get it all lol
    .
    Boy if that doesn’t say love……

  • redOctober

    I’ve posted this photo hours ago and JJ deleted it…anything wrong with Mr Butler’s lips?

    http://i51.tinypic.com/2hxv88n.jpg

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