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This is a very interesting interview in today's Scottish Daily Record.

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/entertainment...86908-21428840/

Scots hunk Gerard Butler shoots down rumours about his relationships with female co-stars

Jun 10 2009 Rick Fulton

Film giant Paramount made Gerard Butler go on a media course after he made a joke about Angelina Jolie.

The big-mouthed 39-year-old Scot starred with the Oscar-winning actress on 2003 film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life.

Cracking up, the Glaswegian laughed: "I sat down and said, "Hey, you know, she may have won the Oscar, but I think I really had to bring my acting down to do these scenes with her.'

"It was a complete joke.You read it in print and you think it sounds terrible.

"Angelina was cool. She said she knew I was joking, but Paramount said I was going on a media training course."

So did the media training work? Not exactly, Gerard still likes to tell it like it is.

For new rom-com film The Ugly Truth, in which he plays a chauvinistic character, Gerard, who flexed his muscles in 300 admits:"I think every man has a bit of a sexist and a chauvinist in him if he's being honest."

And what about Jennifer Aniston who he has been linked with and who he will be starring with in new film Bounty Hunter.

"I'm working with Jennifer so obviously I'm having a thing with her," he said.

Leaning forward in the American hotel room where he is doing the rounds for The Ugly Truth, he claims the long list of women he's supposedly dated, including Cameron Diaz, are not true.

"None of them are true. I've managed to have a decent long-term relationships that nobody ever found out about.

"But meanwhile, apparently, I'm dating Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, anybody that I've ever been spotted talking to or becoming friends with.

"None of those are true." Perhaps the media course didn't go so badly. At least he's not doing a Russell Brand, who is linked with so many women it would be impossible.

But then, while Russell is trying for a Hollywood career, Gerard already has one. After a blip in the title role of the film adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera in 2004, Gerard's stock has risen.

His role as King Leonidas in the sword and sandals film 300 made him into a Sean Connerystyle figure for the action generation. But comedy film P.S. I LoveYou and Nim's Island showed he had a softer side - playing on his tough guy image.

Certainly Gerard bristles if you suggest he's best known for his macho roles.

"I don't think I am," he said. "I think if you watch Nim's Island, I'm exceptionally geeky.

"I think that I try and play roles that are vulnerable, lost or crazy.

"It's just maybe the macho ones I've played have been more memorable movies."

Gerard is enjoying being able to jump from The Ugly Truth to his next film in September, Gamer, a sci-fi film.

"I think there's many different sides to me," said Gerard. "I try to embrace all of them.

"So there is a macho element to me, but I also have my feminine side and my vulnerable side. I'm just like everybody. I'm not just one thing."

Along with AmyWinehouse's producer Mark Ronson and The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas, Gerard has opened up his own restaurant in Los Angeles called Shin, which serves Korean barbecues.

He said: "It's a bunch of my buddies. They also are involved in Geisha House and another and they asked if I wanted to be a part of it. It was a fun idea and Simon Chin who owns it actually cooked me a Korean barbecue at a party about eight years ago when I first arrived in Hollywood and I never forgot it."

A Glaswegian owning a Korean restaurant in Los Angeles is maybe a bit strange, but it seems to work.

"It's going well," Gerard said. "I'm very much a silent partner in that.

"But, I was just speaking to Simon the other day, and a couple of people who'd been there recently said it's been doing really well.

Everybody that goes there loves it."

Back to his acting, and Gerard is once again showing he's more than just an action man with The Ugly Truth.

He stars alongside Katherine Heigl in the latest battle of the sexes. The film has been written by two women and Katherine is one of the producers. Gerard is cast as Mike Chadway, a television personality who comes across as crass and vulgar when talking about the opposite sex.

Of course this is Hollywood, so Katherine plays Abby, a romantically-challenged morning show producer, who is single but looking for Mr Right. At first they get on like chalk and cheese, but of course true love is right there in front of them.

Gerard scoffs when asked how similar Mike is to him.

"I was disgusted by his attitude. I thought it was ridiculous," he said.

In the movie he speaks with an American accent, but claims the character's jokes are all Scottish.

He said: "We love rude jokes. I think it's a very Scottish thing.

"We love jokes that really push the envelope. I tell them in America sometimes, and it's just on that line between too much and then loving it. They're not used to jokes that are quite so rude."

While he may not spend most of the movie with his top off, the role is still one for the girls and will keep him top of the most sexy lists.

Gerard laughed: "You almost make me feel guilty. I'm sorry they put me in the sexy guy role.

"You know, it's easier to be sexy when it's written for you.

"It's easier for me to be nice in PS I LoveYou where I'm written as nice and sweet.

"It's also easier for me to be obnoxious and rude in this, because it's written that way.

"And then there's, the other thing, which is I'm just damn sexy. So, I can't help that."

And then that media training kicks in and he laughs as he realises what he has just said.

"I'm going to be sent back for the media course, like I was before," he laughed. "Don't take me away."

Gerard was going to be a lawyer and even went to the School of Law at Glasgow University before trying out a career on stage.

His first film role was Archie Brown in 1997's Mrs Brown alongside Billy Connolly, but his first role in a film was further back in 1992's The Bodyguard with Whitney Houston.

Not that you'd be able to spot him. Not even he can.

"The row behind me were cardboard cut-outs of people," he revealed.

"So I was right at the back. "They were just choosing people, saying, 'OK, you over there, and you over there... ' "I looked behind me and thought there was no way I would get on camera."

How times have changed.

The Ugly Truth is released on August 14. Gamer is out on September 4.

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That is a very good article with Gerry and very honest(if it isn't the journalist twisting the odd fact here and there??LOL)

Me thinks he will be sent back on another media course with the chicken comment :funnyup:

It must get tedius after a while to think you can't talk to somebody without it being made out you are dating the person. Good for him if in the past or present he is able to maintain a private relationship outwith this madness that seems to follow him.

Glad to see Gamer getting same day of release as US as we don't get TUT until 14 Aug.

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Thanks for the article!

The big-mouthed 39-year-old Scot starred with the Oscar-winning actress on 2003 film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life.

Cracking up, the Glaswegian laughed: "I sat down and said, "Hey, you know, she may have won the Oscar, but I think I really had to bring my acting down to do these scenes with her.'

Yes, just a joke, but personally I kind of feel that was a joke including a tiny bit of truth, too.

I don´t think that additional media courses would help in his case, LOL, but maybe because of his mouth, he is not given space in form of interviews, etc. material that is put as extras on DVDs?

Leaning forward in the American hotel room where he is doing the rounds for The Ugly Truth, he claims the long list of women he's supposedly dated, including Cameron Diaz, are not true.

"None of them are true. I've managed to have a decent long-term relationships that nobody ever found out about.

I´m very glad for that!!!

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Thanks for this interview!

I'm glad he dismissed all those rumours. I just wish there were no rumours at all, and nothing to dismiss. If only the media could stop printing things they know are lies...

Aww! It's great to see TUT's promo has really started now. :pointy: And it's only gonna get better and better until July 24th.

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Good for Gerry!!!! We all deserve privacy and happiness regardless of our popularity status.. They must have had a very understanding relationship, though LOL... In all seriousness, I can't imagine how hard it was to put on his game face and go out there clubbing with random women to keep the charade going....

I especially like the comment about Scots and their jokes!! Ohh how true that is. My grandfather was from Dumfries and he was downright crude sometimes.... Hysterical but crude. Most of us kids never really got the jokes until much later in life LOL!! I never knew it was a Scottish thing, I just thought he had an amazing comic flair!!!!!

Hugs

Alycen

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I doubt any media course will ever change him. Part of the reason the tabs and such do like him is because of his spontaneity and wit. I think at this point the publicists are very thankful Gerry is so Gerry. He’s a great interview subject!

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They must have had a very understanding relationship, though LOL... In all seriousness, I can't imagine how hard it was to put on his game face and go out there clubbing with random women to keep the charade going....

I was thinking the same thing. I would think that being in a "decent" long term relationship(s), he'd spend more time at home and wouldn't be out so much but maybe he's referring to the one he has with us GALS! :funnyup:

Thanks for the great article, Moira!

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Great article!!! Thanks Moira!

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If I was a betting woman I would guess “long term relationships” refers to the pre 300 era. His career has been going full tilt boogie since then, he’s been very busy. I doubt he’s been going to clubs for publicity reasons. He goes out for the same reason anyone does. To let off a little stream and have some fun. In short I don’t think he’s doing anything he doesn’t want to do.

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They must have had a very understanding relationship, though LOL... In all seriousness, I can't imagine how hard it was to put on his game face and go out there clubbing with random women to keep the charade going....

I was thinking the same thing. I would think that being in a "decent" long term relationship(s), he'd spend more time at home and wouldn't be out so much but maybe he's referring to the one he has with us GALS! :funnyup:

Thanks for the great article, Moira!

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I think there is a grammatical error in that quote and he was referring to previous relationships that nobody knew about :2cents::confused: but at the end of the day if Gerry is in a current long term relationship that is for him to know and reveal all when he is good and ready and not for us to try and speculate :pointy::wave:

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Sometime in the last couple of weeks I ran across a video of our Gerry kissing some dark-haired woman in front of what looked like an arcade, and not a quick see-ya-later peck on the cheek either. :drool1: Of course now I can't find it! :tantrum: Whoever the photog was asked her a couple of questions after, but of course got noncommittal answers. I wonder if that might have been his current squeeze? Whoever it was, he seemed to be having no problem with being right out on the sidewalk with people around. :whome2:

BTW- ads for TUT have started here in the DC area, giving a release date of July24. It looks like a lot of fun!

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I loved Gerry's wit and honesty in the article. Don't ever ask Gerry a question if you aren't ready for a clever answer, or non-answer either! I'll bet he keeps interviewers on their toes!

As for Gerry's relationships, I am delighted he has been able to keep them below the radar and I agree we should leave them there. All I can say is "Bravo, Gerry!!"

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Sometime in the last couple of weeks I ran across a video of our Gerry kissing some dark-haired woman in front of what looked like an arcade, and not a quick see-ya-later peck on the cheek either. :drool1: Of course now I can't find it! :tantrum: Whoever the photog was asked her a couple of questions after, but of course got noncommittal answers. I wonder if that might have been his current squeeze? Whoever it was, he seemed to be having no problem with being right out on the sidewalk with people around. :whome2:

That video was taken last summer I believe, and is not new.

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I'm really glad he has been able to have some long-term relationships without anyone finding out.

Heck, we've only really known about one.

GOOD FOR HIM!

Love the article.

Very honest and very Gerry.

Glad to see he is keeping himself laughing.

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Sometime in the last couple of weeks I ran across a video of our Gerry kissing some dark-haired woman in front of what looked like an arcade, and not a quick see-ya-later peck on the cheek either. :drool1: Of course now I can't find it! :tantrum: Whoever the photog was asked her a couple of questions after, but of course got noncommittal answers. I wonder if that might have been his current squeeze? Whoever it was, he seemed to be having no problem with being right out on the sidewalk with people around. :whome2:

BTW- ads for TUT have started here in the DC area, giving a release date of July24. It looks like a lot of fun!

FYI that video was taken last October and was a gross invasion of Gerry's privacy and was not allowed on this site along with any discussion on the matter out of respect for Gerry. If Gerry chooses to turn up at any PR event with a female in full public view then fine he is opening himself up for speculation but what he does in his private time is his business and this site respects that and chooses not to show those kind of videos.

Moira

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"The big-mouthed 39-year-old Scot"

Huh???? Mr. G has a big mouth??? NAW! can't be the Mr. G we know. Our Mr. G is a quiet, reserved, soft spoken man. I don't know where they ever got that idea from!!!

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Okay, get off the floor & stop laughing. You'll hurt yourselves.

Mr. G's ability to say what's on his mind is an endearing quality of his. Him quiet, reserved, soft spoken!!??? Not on your life!!!!

The Divine Miss S :rose:

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"The big-mouthed 39-year-old Scot"

Don't know about "big," but it sure is PURDY!!!

"I think there's many different sides to me," said Gerard. "I try to embrace all of them."

Can we help ... "embrace" ... all of them, too? :cunning:

He said: "We love rude jokes. I think it's a very Scottish thing.

"We love jokes that really push the envelope. I tell them in America sometimes, and it's just on that line between too much and then loving it. They're not used to jokes that are quite so rude."

He is SUCH a GAL! LOL

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Sometime in the last couple of weeks I ran across a video of our Gerry kissing some dark-haired woman in front of what looked like an arcade, and not a quick see-ya-later peck on the cheek either. :drool1: Of course now I can't find it! :tantrum: Whoever the photog was asked her a couple of questions after, but of course got noncommittal answers. I wonder if that might have been his current squeeze? Whoever it was, he seemed to be having no problem with being right out on the sidewalk with people around. :whome2:

BTW- ads for TUT have started here in the DC area, giving a release date of July24. It looks like a lot of fun!

FYI that video was taken last October and was a gross invasion of Gerry's privacy and was not allowed on this site along with any discussion on the matter out of respect for Gerry. If Gerry chooses to turn up at any PR event with a female in full public view then fine he is opening himself up for speculation but what he does in his private time is his business and this site respects that and chooses not to show those kind of videos.

Moira

CLAP CLAP CLAP

Well put, Moira. Would anyone want to be treated the same way with their private life?? Having someone watching & documenting every tiny move you made or syllable spoken. I doubt it.

The Divine Miss S :rose:

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i think gerrys got

a wicked sense of humour very similar to mine and im not even scottish, im english.

ive always wondered why the americans dont like jokes that are too near the mark and also on a sexual nature and swearing. surely this is part of life.

this is why i am especially looking forward to the ugly truth because a lot of it is very close to the mark and more grown up for its adult audiences.

sending him to these courses on how he should behave makes me think of when i was younger and i was sent to speech lessons because my cockney accent wasnt acceptable.

by the way they didnt work but i like myself how i am and it hasnt hindered me in any way, and i might be different, but different is good, why does everyone think that they should be the same as everybody else. that would make life so boring if we were all the same and uninteresting. gerry you should be yourself as that is what we like about you.

bye the way, good luck on the bounty hunter and enjoy yourself. it nice to think you are filming close to where you live and you can in fact walk there without being attacked, i bet that you couldnt do that in l.a.

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Media training? Oh poor guy!! It's kinda funny, but I hope he doesn't ever change!

Big mouthed ... yummy! I love that mouth, so amen!!

"You know, it's easier to be sexy when it's written for you. "It's easier for me to be nice in PS I LoveYou where I'm written as nice and sweet. "It's also easier for me to be obnoxious and rude in this, because it's written that way.

I really wish people would stop asking him how much like his characters is he. It's such a stupid question. He's GERARD BUTLER and no one else. I'm so glad he said this!

"And then there's, the other thing, which is I'm just damn sexy. So, I can't help that."

Yes, Gerry, you ARE! Edited by phoenixgirl
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I LOVE HIS BIG MOUTH!! :cunning: I actually think this interview was a more comfortable one for him...perhaps cause it was in his homeland! I love it when every now and then he gives a little tidbit of his private life...sort of!

Lisa already quoted my favorite quote ...Ah yes Mr. Butler....we know you're just so Damn sexy! :drool1:

:wave: Frannie

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Sometime in the last couple of weeks I ran across a video of our Gerry kissing some dark-haired woman in front of what looked like an arcade, and not a quick see-ya-later peck on the cheek either. :drool1: Of course now I can't find it! :tantrum: Whoever the photog was asked her a couple of questions after, but of course got noncommittal answers. I wonder if that might have been his current squeeze? Whoever it was, he seemed to be having no problem with being right out on the sidewalk with people around. :whome2:

BTW- ads for TUT have started here in the DC area, giving a release date of July24. It looks like a lot of fun!

this is my 1st post! the clip you saw was on TMZ about 2-3 months ago-should have been titled

"Luckiest Girl on the Planet!!" hope i did this correctly-LOL pisces1962

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Actually, I find it quite sad if he has to reply to rumors somebody else had invented without any reason... :wave::wave::wave:

Of course, we all know how witty he is, I personally am looking forward to TUT very much and I am not willing to connect him to any of his characters, I just wish him a happy personal life!!! :pointy::pointy::pointy:

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