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Gerard Butler: I Cried Thinking Acting Would Never Happen

Gerard Butler: I Cried Thinking Acting Would Never Happen

Gerard Butler flashes his guns in a fitting t-shirt while stepping out for lunch on Friday (November 8) in Malibu, Calif.

The night before, the 43-year-old Scottish actor was handsome in a suit while attending the Ermenegildo Zegna Global Store Opening in Beverly Hills.

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“When I got into acting it was because of a movie called Falls, which would be like a Clash of the Titans meets Lord of the Rings, that was made when I was about 15 years old. I had a dream that I was in that movie, surrounded by wizards, kings, warriors and a princess, where love defeated the forces of darkness,” Gerard recently shared to Haute Time magazine.

He added, “I went to my mom and told her, ‘Mom, I must be an actor!’ She was very sympathetic and loving, and said, ‘Sure, son.’ But at that time I thought this was never going to happen. I went back to my room and started crying because I thought, ‘I’m a 15-year-old boy from Scotland, how is that ever going to be where I end up?’ And yet here I am.”

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  • Diana

    I wish I had a dollar for every damn time the bastard claimed he cried…


  • cass

    Go home!

  • Piss Off
  • The movie was Krull

    JJ got the title of the movie wrong. It was Krull. It had dragons, wizards and a princess played by Lysette Anthony.

  • GFW

    Gerard Butler in Four Shades Of Grey. (giggles)
    Ohm, okay, you made it happen. We’re all impressed. Now make it last!
    ~K, off to cultivate her mystery

  • Prancing Pony

    @The movie was Krull: Thank you!!! I’ve been racking my brain thinking what movie ‘Fall’ is he talking about??? Now that I know it was ‘Krull’ it makes a lot more sense! :-)

  • The Noise In the Walls

    Gerry’s looking good .. I truly hope his next film rejects are a success

  • The Noise In the Walls


  • http://truth ASIANS CAN READ MINDS!!!!!!!!

    Asians can hear, and see what you’re visually thinking.
    THIS IS NOT A JOKE OR A MEME! This is the absolute complete truth!!!!
    Asians hide their mind reading abilities by having completely expressionless faces so they don’t accidentally show facial expressions when people think things they don’t like, find funny, astonishing, etc, and Asians segregate so their not nearly as susceptible to that happening.
    Asians also segregate, and are untalkative to avoid accidentally saying things that are similar to what people are thinking and going to say.
    Try thinking, and visually picturing things as wild as you can when you are around Asians, and look for Asians who give people dirty/particular looks for what appears to be for completely no reason, it works if you try enough!!!

  • fromoz

    @Prancing Pony: Hi Pony, long time no speak. Glad to see you here. We’ve been very lucky in the past few days, lots of news about G.B. & a mountain of photos to check out. CGE & Nicole always come through for all of us. I haven’t been posting much lately, trying to catch up with everything. The last thread was mostly a delight to read, with some good conversations between posters & it’s good to see you amongst them. Cheers :-)

  • LLL

    @GFW: I haven’t read on the JJ Gerard Butler threads in a few months. I checked in a few days ago. It seemed not much was happening here that was of interest to me. I didn’t recognize most of the names posting. Now, when I check back today….nice pics and chat (last thread). GFW, I agree with your “make it last!” statement. I hope he just doesn’t fall into doing the action films and forget about other genres. If I might add to your sentiment, ….Make it happen, again! I want to feel the “Oh My…Yes!!” factor about Gerard, again.

  • Prancing Pony

    @fromoz: G’day fromoz :) Nice to see you here too. Yes, there’s been heaps of good posts/conversation and some wonderful photos over the past few days – bring it on!!!

  • Can’tGetEnough

    Good Evening JJer’s! A few more from the event last night: Actors Gerard Butler and Sharon Stone attend the Ermenegildo Zegna Eminences Grises unveiling.

  • Can’tGetEnough
  • Can’tGetEnough Gerard Butler wearing a blue two button suit by Ermenegildo Zegna, a black tie, blue shirt and blue shoes

  • Can’tGetEnough
  • Can’tGetEnough
  • Can’tGetEnough

    @fromoz: Hello fromoz! Nice to see you and a few of the regulars here. Hope everyone is doing well and hope you all have a nice weekend!

  • fromoz

    @Can’tGetEnough: Hi CGE. As always, you & Nicole bring us all the latest info & photos. Can’t Thank you enough. Thanks also to others that provide links etc. It’s nice to see a few of the old regulars showing up, I missed out on so many of the previous threads that I’m wondering if something happened to cause the drop off ? You have a good weekend too GGE – when it comes around for you.
    Cheers :-)

  • The movie was Krull

    @Prancing Pony:

    You’re welcome.

  • Bubba

    All gay men cry…..a lot. We don’t mind our feminine sides showing at all. C’mere buddy, here’s a shoulder but only if you bring Freddy along. It’s a shame he had to pay Maddie for a year and a half to create a smokescreen fake romance so that he could buy more pretense of being straight. I hope she’s happier with her real man now.

  • Krull

    I looked up the movie and it sounds interesting. The ironic part is that the actor who played the lead isn’t even 1/10th as well known as Gerry now is. Its to bad to because he was as good looking as Gerry is, I guess it goes to show that you can still be goodlooking but it takes real desire to make it in the film business. That and a lot of hard work and luck.

  • Blast from the past

    Wow. Somebody who doesn’t speak English must have done a cut and paste for that interview. All Butler’s fans and ex-fans know he cried after seeing Krull. That is a very old story.
    I would love to know how much all these people got paid to dress up and stand around at a store opening. Hey, in this economy a guy’s gotta do what a guy’s gotta do. He does look good though.

  • ???

    @Blast from the past: They have to recycle old news with GB because there’s nothing going on in his life worth reporting. He’s gone very quiet lately with nothing happening. He’s not filming until 2014 and won’t have a new movie out till 2015. That’s what he gets for taking too much time off. Maybe he can find a new young model to date.

  • Can’tGetEnough
  • Can’tGetEnough
  • Can’tGetEnough
  • Can’tGetEnough Pics from Today (search Gerard Butler)

  • Can’tGetEnough
  • LLL

    @Can’tGetEnough: Thanks for the pics!

  • Nicole
  • Poppy

    I see Amy was at the after-party with Gerry last night. I wonder if she was the one driving the car. I think Amy spends more time with Gerry than any other woman on earth.
    Avi Lerner was also at the after-party.

  • Well

    @Poppy: That’s what PA’s do. No big deal as any public event Butler is at, he will be accompanied by one of his team.

  • Can’tGetEnough
  • Can’tGetEnough

    @LLL: You’re welcome!

  • Ducky

    @The movie was Krull: #4 JJ didn’t get it wrong. No doubt a transcribing error. The article was a cover story for Haute Time mag.

  • The movie was Krull


    Ken Marshall made very little movies after that one.

    Lysette Anthony, the princess, on the other hand, was in Sherlock Holmes movie starring Robert Stephens, Maggie Smith’s then husband.

  • Straight guys cry too
  • Straight guys cry too


    Oh! OK!

  • The movie was Krulll

    @Ducky: @Straight guys cry too:

    So JJ didn’t get it wrong, they just took it from that Haute Magazine and they’re the ones who got it wrong!

    Thanks @Straight guys cry too for answering for me, lol! I didn’t know I had an assistant responding for me!

  • Pamela

    Hi Everyone – just out of curiosity; just WHO ARE the men that we always see with Gerry??? NOT insinuating anything. I just don’t know.

    And, am I the only one getting really tired of seeing and hearing of Gerry’s extreme sex life? Also, is it just me or does he not always seem very particular with the women he choses anymore?

    (I probably shoudn’t have said anything… It’s late and I’m really tired. )

  • BMorningstar

    @Pamela: They’re his gay friends, some lovers. Like Nick the fry guy and Freddy Bosh, gay actor. I don’t know what Nick does for work. Freddy has worked with Gerry on OHF and is sticking around for other jobs for sure. Sometimes Gerry’s with his gay manager Alan. Or his other gay pal Ron Madra. I think Gerry’s with Freddy now mostly. Ariel is his straight friend.

  • Gal Friends

    @BMorningstar: Ronny and Nick are not gay

  • JS

    Gerry comes across as gay sometimes. Hard to know with him being a Scot because they act crazy.

  • Moniker Stealer Alert



    Please stop responding the troll who thinks that every single action Gerry makes, or piece of clothing he wears, makes him gay.
    This is the Gerry Thread House Troll.
    She is probably the most obsessive and crazy fan Gerry has.
    Isn’t it strange to anyone else that once the MG troll brigade floated from our threads, all of a sudden, a poster turns up around the same time, constantly insinuating that he’s gay?
    She has no other avenue to attack Gerry, so she’s using the only thing left that will give her attention.
    Attacking fans here automatically guarantees that they are going to be ignored.
    Remember the “jealous hags” mantra belted out on every thread by this idiot?
    Unfortunately, the only thing left to use, that will still garner some attention (yes, my own right now) is questioning his sexuality.
    She has obviously found something that irks Gerry’s fans. And why wouldn’t it? It’s a lie, after all.
    Gerard’s fans are protective, and the troll is relying on that to bait other posters into inane, moronic and useless conversations.
    It’s enough already.
    We all know that he’s not gay. But to settle any misunderstandings, it should be noted that we’d love him just as much if he were.
    Whatever Gerry did to frustrate this (former) fan, it should not be our job to field the abuse.
    It will change monikers, it will make outrageous remarks about him, but don’t fall in it’s trap.
    It has no life.
    The only life it will ever have on JJ, is the one we give it.
    Don’t let her ruin yet another thread.

  • Welshgirl

    How do you know he’s not gay. It’s been rumoured for years. I wish him not to be but I can’t change It if he is. I don’t think you can call someone out on it if you don’t know yourself. No one knows anything about him really except he seems a right fun bloke.

  • Once a Viking always a Viking

    Bla…bla….bla…How long will it takes for you guys to see yhat Gerry id bi sexsuel….

  • MG’s friends

    Are alive, well and still here.

  • Pamela

    Yeah, I don’t want him to be gay… and I honestly don’t think that he is. The Howard Stern interview with Gerry about circumcision convinced me! Gerry had no clue that circumcized men didn’t have skin to have to pull back, and as long as he has been in the US he would surely been with a circumcised man by now if he was gay!!

    Is anyone besides me more attracted to Gerry when he uses the American accent???