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Gerard Butler Covers 'Los Angeles Confidential' October 2011

Gerard Butler Covers 'Los Angeles Confidential' October 2011

Gerard Butler grins from ear to ear on the cover of Los Angeles Confidential‘s October 2011 issue.

Here’s what the 41-year-old Scottish stud had to share:

On why he chose Machine Gun Preacher as his latest project: “I think what made me want to walk around in his shoes was just the man himself. What he’s achieved is so mind-blowing, so unbelievable – this person who just kind of takes on the world, decides to go into Sudan and build an orphanage in the middle of the civil war. He’s definitely not a Mr. Goody Two-Shoes, squeaky-clean hero, so it just felt like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

On taking nothing for granted…but never being used to being a celeb: “It’s almost like being successful makes certain people feel like they have the right to be completely invasive and aggressive in your life. That’s what really bothers me. I can’t often go to Starbucks without literally having five different cameras pointing at me. You smile and wave, but really you think, I don’t even want to do this anymore. I just want to go….At the end of the day, I love making movies.”

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  • angelsrock

    Wow!! Looking good Mr. Butler!!! How did they straighten that curly wavy crop of hair!!! I think they’re trying to depict the 60′s and so the curly mop would look out of place. I may try and order this unless Barnes and Nobles carries it.

  • GerrysFascinatingWoman

    Good to see Gerry on a magazine cover again! Nice photo too.

  • Naomi

    First! Love the cool factor in these pictures!

  • http://dat slig o lambert ^______^cute

    scottish eyes

  • http://dat slig o lambert ^______^cute

    happy scottish eyes

  • Ka simply amazing

    Bit like alexandr skargd

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  • Val

    So handsome!

  • Appilonia G. MontiNegro

    Gerry is Truely the most Handsome Man! That Million Dollar Smile is the best! lol…I love the layout and the back drops…. Love these photos, just love them ,lol…Wonderful and he looks so happy….Yes we need to see more wonderful photo’s like this….lol….GERRY FOR ONE PLEASE, LOL…….Appi

  • Dragonette
  • Truth

    Simply irresistible!

  • Truth


    It’s my favorite one also.

  • Joie de Vivre

    Handsome indeed! Love this look. Although it is hard to believe the fame is getting to him….he seems to thrive on it. It is all part of the package for being a celebrity today and with that lifestyle choice; unfortunately for some public figures, comes a great deal of responsibility. Some handle it with class and dignity and others, well…Hope Butler is one who makes the right choices. What a platform to make a positive difference in a young person’s life.

  • Sharp

    “I can’t often go to Starbucks without literally having five different cameras pointing at me.”

    Think maybe you have something to do with that Jared? Oh the irony! lol

  • Try sitting ina office allday

    So handsome ! Dispute the lightening , hair & make-up – G is just so sexy.
    Regarding MGP, i still can’t seem to get a release date for Australia ? & i don’t understand why? G seems to have done a ‘ton of press’ for this movie in the USA & the movie is only showing in a few theatres ? Why bother.
    If some-one could enlighten me that would be great.
    Finally, just read the above quote from this magazine article , please please G do not turn into one of those celeb’s that whinges about the paparazzi -you are living your dream – smile & wave & go about your day.
    There is a quote from J Depp comparing Paparazzi to rape. REALLY ?? OMG .

  • GerrysFascinatingWoman

    The photographer has a good eye. He’s good at what he does. The range of emotions are intriguing. They draw the shopper in for a closer look. Well done!
    Oh, and the article is well-written as well covering a lot, but revealing even more.

  • GerrysFascinatingWoman

    It would be nice to have it “above the fold” here on Just Jared. It’s deserving in my opinion. Gerry connects to people well, even on paper!

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  • niknoks

    He looks hot with his hair blow dried out like that… really hot.

  • movie reviews

    Does everyone get the same ad for Tenaga, for men’s health and enhanced sexual vitality, just under Butler’s pics? LOL….!!!

    Dream on, men! LOL.

  • SandrahMsFabulous

    @Try sitting ina office allday: I live in Atlanta. They opened it last week-end in only one theather. I noticed that some big budget movies may not come out at multiple locations at the same time. They spent so much money promoting it so they want to test it first before a big release. The same thing happened with Black Swan. It came out nationwide maybe 4 weeks after being released in selected theathers. GB’s performance in Machine Gun Preacher was incredible. This man deserves an Oscar nomination….to say the least!

  • Hollywood Gossiper

    @Try sitting ina office allday: Well the paps caught Johnny in swim trunks recently having a very Gerry in Barbados moment? Is he gaining weight for a role?

    Thing is there are Starbucks all over LA you don’t have to go to the one or two Starbucks where the paparazzi have taken up daily residence.

  • Aqua

    I see nothing to complain about here!I just love black and white photos too.They seem to be more glamorous.

  • ?

    He’s something else.Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Autumn

    Sam Jones’ photographs of Gerry are absolutely fabulous! What a braw lad he is! Even the serious photos are lovely. Hmmm – love the view!

  • N.

    Of Men and Mavericks.. another biopic. I am starting to feel a little leery about biopics, especially the characters are still alive. Like someone said, people’s real lives are never as interesting as fictions and biopics are confined to telling the truth with very little room for artistic license. Artistic imagination is out of the window and it’s hard to make a neat tidy bundle of a story out of a biopic unless the screenwriter is exceptionally good at it. Hope Of Men and M. has a good script for Gerry and the crew to work on.

  • N.

    About the pictures, hmmm very old Holywood. In fact Gerry is one of the few actors who have that old HW aura about them. Tall, handsome, tough, charismatic, possessing that old world charm, who look like he has lived and experienced his life.

  • Dolly Madison

    N. “Of Men and Mavericks” is the story of Jay Moriarty, who unfortunately died in a diving accident some years ago. So this movie is not about someone still alive, like Sam Childers. The man that Gerry plays in the film, Frosty Hesson, is still alive and well, in fact, he has been coaching Gerry in surfing. But Jay Moriarty is no longer alive.

  • The Noise In The Walls

    Hey Sharp..Nice to see you back on the boards..
    Love the LA Confdential photos!! Gerry always rocks a suit!!..Have a opportunity of seeing both MGP and Coriolanus…Should be interesting..
    Rangers is ahead of Celtic..Come on Bhoys!! Hope all JJ’er’s are doing well…
    Niknoks..Hope the wedding plans are going smoothly..:)

  • kelly

    handsome just yummy cant get enough of this man cant wait till the midwest get mgp havent seen the movie yet dang it

  • N.

    @Dolly Madison: Thanks for the correction. Maybe I should say “…biopics in which some of the important characters are still alive”. Still best luck with a good script on this one.

  • Midautumn’s Eve

    Love the pic and the swept back hair! He does look like an LA Exec/movie mogal! But why does it have “” printed in the corner of the mag cover or am I seeing things?
    Gerry’s solution to the paps would be to get his own reality show. Can you imagine a day in the life of Butler? LOL!

  • Midautumn’s Eve

    Speaking of “Of Men and Mavericks”, filming on that should be starting pretty soon I would think. Wonder if G is still in the UK?

  • movie reviews

    a fun vid on Butler and the paps from WO channel:

  • ?

    @Midautumns Eve
    “wonder if G is still in the UK”
    No, he isn’t.

  • ?

    What?.What is wrong with saying he isn’t?.He left Saturday.

  • GerrysFascinatingWoman

    So where’s the pocket square? Didn’t they use those back in the era of the photo shoot? They’re the next big thing. Gerry should start using them! He’s an outpace himself kind of man anyways!
    who loves cashmere ;o)

  • Jasmine

    I LOVE his smile on the cover! Love HIM too :)

  • curious cat

    @Midautumn’s Eve:

    I think the Just Jared is merely on your omputer screen OVER the cover, not on the magazine.

  • curious cat

    @ Eve

    COMputer of course. JJ probably snapped a picture of the cover and put the JJ name on it.

  • The Noise In The Walls

    LOVE the cover of the LA Confidential Magazine..Gerry just oozes
    with charisma…I can almost hear that gargerious laughter..Never change on the charm Gerry!! Whatever you surely have it!!..:)

  • curious cat

    @Try sitting ina office allday:

    I’ve read that Depp had some bitter experiences with paps, that he even blames them for the break up of a relationship. Isn’t that why he lives in France? Evidently the pressure on stars is less than in the U.S. although paps seem to prowl everywhere these days.

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  • curious cat


    More basically, it has more to do wtih people like us, who flock here.
    JJ is just making a living!

  • curious cat

    @movie reviews:

    I didn’t see Tenaga but it’s funny. My screen shows an ad for a NFL Visa card.

  • curious cat


    As a rabid history buff I have to disagree, respectfully of course. :)
    A story like that of Sam Childers is fascinating BECAUSE it’s true. Yes, most of us live relatively uneventful lives, but I find movies like “The King’s Speech,” riveting. I don’t know that every bit is presented as it happened, but it frustrates me to see “real stories” that are both fictionaized and more boring than what actually happened.
    I haven’t seen MGP yet, but I’m sure I’ll like it better than “Romancing the Stone.” I shuddered to read GB is going to be in the remake of that.

  • curious cat

    Does anyone else think the picture of Orlando Bloom at the top of the page looks a little like Piers Morgan?

    Anyway, back to work. Carry on, all. It’s good to see a new thread and I agree those pictures are stunning.

  • ?

    So do I !!!!
    ; 0 oops, Shhhhh.

  • The Noise In The Walls

    He’s a sharp dressed man…

  • Manny

    OMG Steve Jobs has died. RIP Mac Guy. You brought a lot of technology into my world…