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Gerard Butler: 'Olympus Has Fallen' Naval Base Screening

Gerard Butler: 'Olympus Has Fallen' Naval Base Screening

Gerard Butler poses with Navy soldiers during a special screening of his new film Olympus Has Fallen on Saturday (March 16) at Camp Pendleton’s base theater in Oceanside, Calif.

The 43-year-old actor was joined at the screening by his co-stars Aaron Eckhart and Rick Yune, as well as director Antoine Fuqua.

Olympus Has Fallen follows disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning (Butler) who finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President (Eckhart) from his kidnappers.

“Visited the San Diego Navy Base and the Marines yest. AMAZING! Made me proud to be (almost) an American!” Gerard wrote on Facebook. “My highlight of this journey so far was seeing the Marines’ enjoyment of the movie at Camp Pendleton. Check this out”

Gerard Butler’s Personal Video from the Screening
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Credit: Robert Benson; Photos: Wire Image
Posted to: Aaron Eckhart, Antoine Fuqua, Gerard Butler, Olympus Has Fallen, Rick Yune

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  • C.A

    Very nice pictures …. OHF will hit Europe April 4 …. :)

  • monday monday

    Great photos I have to say, Butler looking happy and relaxed

  • C.A

    He must feel proud of being there … seeing what he has accomplished on a long journey …. :)

    JJ thanks for a new thread :)

  • South Africa!

    Thank you Mr. Butler! Love this man! He acknowledges everyone! Such a beautiful man.

  • Power Positivity Prosperity

    He is a mentor in many ways for the common people. Gerard does recognize everyone. This man has acknowledged Africa and what has occurred there and then he is visiting again. Powerful and beautiful man. May God bless him in all his endeavors.

    Acknowledging the military and paying respect says millions……says millions……speechless….and when that movie shows he will touch the heart of many. It is for entertainment but one cannot ignore that it does inspire one to fight for what they believe in.

  • Joie de Vivre

    Greetings all! Hope this finds everyone well and happy! It’s been a while since I checked JJ and caught a new thread. Butler is looking good and it seems the promotional tour for OHF is going favorably. Good luck to all involved in the film for a whiopping box office success. As a relatively new fan (less than 2 yrs), I am excited at the prospect of seeing one of his films with more than 10 people in the audience. LOL! Can’t wait!

  • Suzanne Cummings

    I won’t see anything that Ashley Judd appears in, I’m not a fan of her at all. A friend of mine at Pendleton saw the screening and said it was kind of lame. Not everyone liked it.

  • C.A

    @Joie de Vivre: And I thought I was the only one ..LOL…. Just heard of GB in late 2011

  • Red

    they have really put in the $ into marketing this movie.. hope it doesnt flop!

  • I’m prepared for the brickbats

    @Suzanne Cummings:
    “…Not everyone liked it.”

    And that’s okay. It’s just nice that he’s got a movie coming out with positive buzz More people WILL like it than not.
    Haters can hate Butler for whatever reason, but this movie is really a lot of fun!

  • hyperbole

    @Suzanne Cummings:

    I would imagine that is the case of all movies. Of course not everyone likes it. I saw it; I would not see how someone could describe it as “lame”. See it for yourself and then come back and give us YOUR opinion. Oh and SPOLER ALERT…………………Ashley is gone in the first 5 minutes of the movie. So don’t skip it because she’s “in” it. That’s just plain silly. And if you don’t see it, please refrain from you opinions on the movie. Thank you .

  • Aussie

    If GB lost MG,then he is the biggest idiot on the planet!

  • God Bless yoou all!

    “My beloved spoke and said to me, ‘Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, come with me. See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone.’” Song of Songs 2:10-11
    Winter, that gloomy season that should pass. But what if it lingers? What if one bad-for-us choice turns into 100 that beat us to our own Skid Row? What if mistakes convince us we don’t deserve another shot?
    Been there? Me too. But letting the Light of truth in to our hearts turns our winter of doubt into a spring of hope.
    What we’ve done doesn’t dictate who we are. The truth is, what He’s done makes us who we are: forgiven, hopeful and worthy of another chance. We may not believe we deserve a second shot. But Christ’s sacrifice on the cross and our gift of a new life through His death gives us one. When we ask for forgiveness and turn from our sins, our past is covered by God’s mercy and grace.
    Never doubt, He’ll always lead us past the bully of shame to the front of the line for so much more than eggs and water. —

  • tony

    I agree

  • http://deleted tony

    @God Bless yoou all!:
    thank you for your post

  • Suzanne Cummings

    @hyperbole: I’ll speak my mind whether you like it or not. Who are you to threaten me? S.c.r.e.w.y.o.u. I won’t see the film because I don’t support liberals and their wallets.

  • What now?

    @Suzanne Cummings:

    I’m so glad to know you grow and hunt for all your own food. Live w/o electricity, drive a horse and buggy and are self employed. We wouldn’t want any liberals to get anything of what you have. lol

  • What now?

    @What now?:

    I hope you pay taxes on that self employment income.

  • Heidi Fleiss

    OMG. Dear Aussie the biggest idiot in the planet is the one who has a serious relationship with a whore. The biggest idiot is the one that when he has a proof of infidelity continues dating the person. Like that MG pic with Marco Borriello.

  • Juan E. Lutes

    my neighbor’s sister-in-law makes $64 an hour on the internet. She has been fired for ten months but last month her payment was $18990 just working on the internet for a few hours. Read more on this site…

  • Fool On Forum

    @Suzanne Cummings:
    You are a fool if you’ve seen any of Butler’s films or have been following him and not figured out he is 100% liberal. Now what?

  • hypocrisy is irritating

    @Suzanne Cummings: so why are you at a gossip site that’s main function is covering that gosh darn evil liberal Hollywood perhaps you should stick to Fox News and Bible Study and threads dealing with Charlton Heston

  • Gold-Digger Charms
    LOL. Yeah Gerry. Your girlfriend’s “AMAZING.” You’re out there praising Madalina Ghenea in interviews while she’s going out and making you look like a poosy whipped horses a.r.s.e.
    I guess dignified and elegant are words that were never going to be used to describe the pairing of Gerard Butler and Madalina Ghenea. That’s what he gets for being superficial and dating a gold-digger for her body! You should’ve figure out her deal from seeing how she did Leo DiCaprio and Adrien Brody in the SAME YEAR ONLY MONTHS before you Gerry! Next time, try dating a grown and accomplished WOMAN instead of a silly little opportunistic girl.

  • hypocrisy is irritating

    oh and by posting here you are in fact supporting financially the liberal Hollywood gossip press, traffic generates revenue for little JJ which promotes this movie yeah nothing conservative or red white and blue about a movie about terrorists attacking the White House and Americans saving the day, damn those evil Hollywood liberals

  • hypocrisy is irritating

    @Gold-Digger Charms: I think he’s a little too busy to be taking your advice right now, much as I agree with it.

  • trolls&socks

    @Aussie: No, the biggest idiot on the planet would be you and your pathetic sock, tony.

  • Just to say


    “If GB lost MG,then he is the biggest idiot on the planet!”

    But he’ll be a wealthier idiot not having to spend all his money on her.

  • Can I just ask?

    @Fool On Forum:

    “You are a fool if you’ve seen any of Butler’s films or have been following him and not figured out he is 100% liberal.”

    And just how do you come to that conclusion?

  • ?????

    Gerard Butler

    My highlight of this journey so far was seeing the Marines’ enjoyment of the movie at Camp Pendleton. Check this out
    6:37 PM – 18 Mar 13

  • Alina
  • hyperbole

    @Suzanne Cummings:

    LOL!!!! Good for you. LOL!!!!

  • laruj

    @hyperbole: @?????:

    Very clever that they used the military and their families to promote the movie.


    I thought the movie stars the Secret Service. What have The U.S. Marines got to do with it? Just a larger photo op. SEMPER FI.

  • Maggie P.U.

    Hey JJ:

    For the record, though some don’t care… anyway it is Army-Soliders, Navy-Sailors, Marine Corps-Marines, Coast Guard-Coast Guard, Air Force-Air Force….

    Now we all have slangs for each other like the Marines call the Air Force Fly Boys, Wimps, Flight Jocks…, the Army is Army Dawgs, Ground Pounder, Marines….Jar Heads, 3/11 Walk alot’s, Devil Dawgs, Mrs Roosevelts Own (way back), Grunts and others……

    Just saying. Have a nice day, and don’t work to hard :) <3!



  • Paisley Greene

    Very classy gesture – well done, Mr.’s Butler, Eckhart, Yune & Fuqua! I was glad to see Gerry’s folks came in for the premiere of Olympus Has Fallen in LA last night. They looked so happy for & proud of him.

  • Two words

    No idea (read: lie) why his world-wide appeal of not just SS folks but NG folks to Pentagon insiders and WH the same that anyone can be not on the edge of their seats? Imagine you. You live in VA and this shit happens are you prepared? With life, with God?