Happy New Year!

I received a Christmas card from my friend and I decided to post it here. Isn't it great? (click to enlarge)

Gerard Butler - Merry Christmas

I also want to wish everyone a healthy and successful new year. All the best!

Beauty in Aspen

Gerry Butler in Aspen
Gerard Butler is in Aspen, Colorado. He deserves the break after a very successful year. I hope he has fun and recharge for another productive and successful year.

Breakout Star of 2009

Gerry Butler - Breakout Star of 2009 Again Gerard Butler is in the top of the charts. This year he appeared in more starring roles than ever before and I couldn't be happier. Two of these movies turned into one of the biggest blockbusters of the year (The Ugly Truth and Law Abiding Citizen).

From starpulse.com:
Ladies love his charming good looks and pretty blue eyes and the guys like his rugged manly ass kicking ways. He is a duel treat and is all set to star along Jennifer Aniston in another romantic comedy sure to break the bank next year.

Congratulations! Keep on shining!

Hottest Scot of 2009

The Daily Record just announced Gerry is the hottest Scot of 2009
MEN: Gerard Butler
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A MASSIVE jump for the 40-year-old Paisley star but then Gerry, as he's known to his pals, has had some year.

Not only has he had hits with blockbusters Law Abiding Citizen and The Ugly Truth, he's also been linked with Hollywood beauty Jennifer Aniston.

Gerard started his career in Mrs Brown more than 10 years ago but it seemed with duds like The Phantom Of The Opera and beefcake roles that Gerard was going to be a jobbing actor. That was until 2006's epic 300, when Tinseltown woke up to his talent. He's since balanced rom-coms with action films.


This year Gerard was voted the best British actor in Hollywood and International Star of the Year by Variety magazine . However, he hasn't forgotten his roots and chose Glasgow for the UK premiere of Law Abiding Citizen.


Reasons to Love Gerard Butler

I just found this article listing 10 reasons to love Gerard Butler and I decided to share the information.

1. 300 - and those pecs: He is a real man's man - King Leonidas. We know 300 earned Butler many female admirers, but apparently the boys are even bigger fans, thanks to his soccer-player physique, slightly mashed in face, mischievous blue eyes and an air of cheekiness and electric energy. Earlier this year, when he was asked why he's often cast as heroes of yore, he nonchalantly said, "I think it's because of my incredible power and charisma."

2. P.S. I love you - the romantic: The hunk, who recently turned 40, isn't really the ladies man he'd like people to think he is after all. He wants to settle down and start a family. "It's about time. A woman by my side would be very helpful," Butler was quoted as saying.

3. The Ugly Truth: With his down-and-dirty, trash talking dating advisor in this film (opposite Katherine Heigl's uptight TV producer) Butler endeared himself to even more women - because even the boyfriends they dragged along to the film enjoyed it - and that's unusual for a romcom.

4. The ladies man: The Scottish sauce pot has been romantically linked to Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Simpson and Lindsay Lohan and even Bollywood hottie Priyanka Chopra. tabloid! relished the hottest goss earlier this year: smitten by the sexy Chopra, Butler proposed to her in Mumbai, but as all Bollywood 'good' girls do, Chopra said: "We're JUST good friends".

5. Sweet talker: We loved it when Butler doled out not-so-gentle advice: "Pretty girls, lose the attitude. Who needs it? Life's is too short ... a lot of women take themselves way too seriously. Their beauty feels like it's a weapon. There's nothing more attractive to a guy than a beautiful woman who has her defences down."

6. Seriously funny: He may be rich, talented and beautiful, but nothing beats a guy with a great sense of humour. Gerard Butler won over his funny fans when he playfully imitated the famous moment when the late Michael Jackson dangled his newborn son from the balcony of a London hotel. Although MJ later called the incident a "terrible mistake" the news made headlines around the world. Gerry opted for a pot plant in a blanket instead and although he didn't make quite as many headlines he did get a few laughs.

7. More brains than brawn: Digging through the layers of the ever changing world of showbiz on the quest to stardom we find Butler at the forefront. He didn't start out as an actor - in fact he earned a law degree from Glasgow University.

8. Laughs at himself: Before he became a polished movie megastar, one of Gerard's first acting roles was in the British cult TV series The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star. He played a self-obsessed, obnoxious (but very funny) singer called Marty Claymore (a send-up of Wet Wet Wet frontman Marti Pellow). Gerard's character spent most of the series either wearing outrageous costumes, with his clothes off altogether, or running away from his army of wild-eyed teenage fans.

9. Big softie: We know Butler is quite the ladies man. But here is something to distract you from his sexual conquests. Did you know beneath the steely exterior lies a softie? Digest this: During his visit to Mumbai in May, Butler took the time out and threw a lavish lunch for the kids who acted in Slumdog Millionaire. Some may run down his gallant efforts saying that it was a convoluted way of impressing his flame, Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra, but we think it was rather sweet. He even threw little Rubina Ali (the child who was caught in the adoption scandal and who played the young Latika in the slum saga) up in the air - much to the delight of the other kids.

10. Sings for his supper: For his role as the Phantom in the movie version of Phantom of the Opera, Butler started singing 10 months before the actual filming started. He had the "rock'n'roll" voice Andrew Lloyd Webber was looking for - and with good reason: He had a rock band of his own, called Speed, for a number of years.

Scot of the Year

I just found out that Gerard Butler is competing for the Scot of the Year award, organized and sponsored by ScotsCare, a charity that provides help and advice to Scots in London. His opponent is Susan Boyle, who took the world by storm on Britain's Got Talent in 2009. Though she has amazing talent, I am sure Gerry will sweep away the award. He deserves to win because of his talent, inspiration, good personality, and great sense of humor.

Bounty Hunter - Poster and Trailer

The Bounty (2010) The Bounty Hunter poster and trailer were released last week. The movie looks very interesting and I am really excited to see it.

According to Yahoo! Movies, the film is scheduled to be released on March 19, 2010. The official site is here.

By the way, I don't believe Gerard Butler dated Jennifer Aniston. What do you think?

Gerard Butler covers Men's Health Magazine (1/2010)

Gerard Butler I just found out Gerard Butler will be on the cover of January Men's Health Magazine (Russian Edition). He looks amazing, exactly like the next James Bond.

Let me include here a very helpful and inspiring part of your interview.

Step 1: Let go of what you can't control
"I have a very complex process for taking the pressure off myself. It starts with me saying, 'I can only do what I can do.'" It's not just a matter of recognizing your limitations, says Butler. It's recognizing that you can't affect every outcome, and letting go of those that are out of your control.

Step 2: Don't hold back with the stuff you can control
The trick isn't to avoid work, but to avoid stress, says Butler. "When I'm working, that's on my mind all the time, the faith that has been granted to me by people, the money that has been spent. It seems the best thing I can do to honor it is to work my butt off."

Step 3: Make time for R&R -- rest and recreation
"I don't want to abuse my success, so I don't go out partying all the time. I try to get as much rest as I can." Nor does he sacrifice his workout. "When I'm working in a new place, I'm always thinking, Okay, where are the trails? Where can I go hiking and running?"

Step 4: Remember where you started
"I try to love where I am and what I'm doing. I see it as an honor to do what I do for a living," says Butler. It takes an incredible amount of work to achieve your goals; that should be a source of great pride during your most stressful times.

Rumors: Machine Gun Preacher

Rumor has it that Gerard Butler will star in a movie called "Machine Gun Preacher" about the life of real life minister, biker and soldier Sam Childers.

Sam Childers (born 1962) is a former gang biker who now dedicates his life and resources to rescue children in the war zone of Sudan. Childers and his wife Lynn founded and operate Angels of East Africa, the Children’s Village Orphanage in Nimule, Sudan, where they currently have more than 300 children in their care.

I hope the story is told in an intriguing way and the movie brings Gerry a lot of success.

Gerry Butler in Sin City 3?

Rumor has it that Gerard Butler may play in the "Sin City" 3.
He revealed, during an MTV interview, that he has spoken to Frank Miller about working together again in the third "Sin City" movie. However, he did not reveal his character. I wonder who this character might be. I can't wait to find out.

Butler did it all!

I was just thinking about the diversity of Gerard Butler's movies? In the past 10 years he appeared in many genres such as:

- Action
- Romantic comedy
- Drama
- Musical
- Thriller
- Horror
- Sci-Fi
- Crime
- Movies based on video games
- Movies based on comics

I cannot think of a genre he did not cover. All his characters are memorable and believable. This is an incredible diversity of roles that requires an extraordinary talent. Gerry, you are amazing!

International Star of the Year

Gerard Butler in Dubai Today Gerard Butler were awarded the International Star of the Year award by Variety magazine at the 6th International Film Festival in Dubai.

During the press conference, Gerry talked about his life and movies in front of screaming fans and answered their questions. He was smart, witty, and funny, as always, and the audience enjoyed every moment of it. I wish I were there. At the end, he received a marriage proposal and replied "I have to ask my manager...Alan! Where is Alan?...Uh... Uh... OK, OK, yes. Let's do it... Now that we are getting ridiculous, I think it's time to wrap it up". That was nicely handled. :)

Congratulations, Gerry, you really deserve this recognition. Best wishes!

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Better Late Than Never

I am aware there are zillions of blogs about the Scottish megastar Gerard Butler and probably you ask yourself why I even bothered. The answer is simple. I am really impressed by his talent, intelligence, motivation, passion, and dedication. I try to follow his career closely, neglecting rumors and gossip. I'd be happy to keep everyone posted on his plans and success. My posts will be in a form of a letter, so hopefully this will be somewhat entertaining. So, here I go. Wish my best of luck.