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Gerard Butler Says He Wasn't Fully Prepared for Pentagon Press Conference: 'Did We Get The Same Memo?'

Gerard Butler stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers on Thursday (October 25) and talked all about his film Hunter Killer and how he ended up doing a press conference at the Pentagon.

“Unfortunately, they put in the real reporters, not the fake ones,” the 48-year-old actor joked. “The Navy was incredible in supporting us with this movie and so I was invited to the Pentagon, I thought ‘great, I’m going to go along and take a trip around the Pentagon and they’re gonna show me around.”

“I see CNN and the first question is Saudi Arabia, and the second question is ‘how do you solve Saudi Arabia?’,” Gerard recalled. “I go I don’t know, did we get the same memo. It was 32 minutes at the Pentagon and I still didn’t quite appreciate it until afterward when I saw photos and it was me standing in front of the Pentagon.”

Gerard also talked about working at Sea World when he was in college and tells a story about accidentally taking too much Ambien – Watch more after the cut!


Gerard Butler Gave a Press Conference at the Pentagon

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Gerard Butler Reveals Why He Decided to Star in New Movie 'Hunter Killer' - Watch Now!

Gerard Butler is opening up about his new movie!

During his appearance on Live! with Kelly & Ryan, the 48-year-old actor revealed what inspired him to do his upcoming movie Hunter Killer.

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“I had this dream I was in the movie,” Gerard explains. “And when something like that happens – it’s just destiny.”

The movie follows an untested American submarine captain who teams with U.S. Navy Seals to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.

Gerard‘s new movie Hunter Killer hits theaters on October 26th.

Watch his interview below!

Gerard Butler Explains On 'Late Show' How Getting Fired As Lawyer Kick-Started His Acting Career

Gerard Butler stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night (October 24) and opened up about studying law for almost seven years before becoming an actor.

“Well it depends what you mean by ‘a lawyer’, I studied law for five years and then I trained as a layer for two years,” the 48-year-old Hunter Killer star told Stephen.

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“I trained with this big firm in Scotland, but I actually almost missed my last big firm to interview. I missed my interview because after my last exam I got completely drunk and I woke up and missed this big interview. I ended up getting the job, three of us got the job out of like 175 people or something,” Gerard continued. “I ended up becoming — I”m very proud of this — the first trainee lawyer ever in the history of the Scottish legal system to be fired before he qualified.”

Gerard‘s girlfriend Morgan Brown was spotted outside at the Ed Sullivan Theater as she made her way inside to attend the taping.


Gerard Butler Might Be A Lawyer If He Hadn’t Missed An Interview
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Gerard Butler Attends 'Hunter Killer' Premiere With Royal Navy!

Gerard Butler suited up for the premiere of Hunter Killer!

The 48-year-old actor stepped out at the event on Monday (October 22) at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York City.

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While on the carpet, he posed alongside members of the Royal Navy. He was also joined by his co-stars Zane Holtz, Michael Trucco, Ryan McPartlin and Common.

The movie follows an untested American submarine captain who teams with U.S. Navy Seals to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.

Make sure to check out the trailer!

Hunter Killer hits theaters on October 26th.

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Gerard Butler Explains Why He Loves Doing Action Movies

Gerard Butler steps out for some press appearances while promoting his new movie Hunter Killer on Monday (October 22) in New York City.

The 48-year-old actor suited up for interviews at Fox News and SiriusXM that morning and he later changed into a casual outfit for the Build Series.

In an interview with Uproxx, Gerard opened up about why he loves doing action movies.

“They’re fun and they pay well! We always try our best but sometimes you make a movie and you go, okay, that really didn’t work. But when it works, honestly, there is nothing better. There is nothing better than working into a room and feeling the excitement of somebody who has watched a 300 or a Hunter Killer. Because there are always high stakes and there are always big ideas. Like Olympus has Fallen,” he said.

Gerard added, “You make these movies with original content, original ideas. Not some intellectual property and you’re therefore dangling a little more, you know? You could fall on your ass. So, therefore, when it works, it’s so exciting because of those high stakes. When they work are incredibly exciting, thrilling, fun. And, in some ways, inspiring in that kind of way that humans want to go and be entertained and come out an go, ‘Yeah, I want to be more courageous.’ Or, ‘I want to stand up for myself.’ Or, ‘I want to find something that’s worth sacrificing for.’ So, that’s ultimately one of the reasons why I like making these big movies.”

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