300 actor Gerard Butler set to win 1million pound Versace deal
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Article Date: July 13, 2008 | Publication: Sunday Mail | Author: Lynn Mcpherson
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SCOTS hunk Gerard Butler's muscular physique in sword-and-sandals epic 300 has caught the eye of fashionista Donatella Versace.
The design diva is so impressed by his toned abs and perfect pecs she wants to offer him a £1million modelling contract.
The Scot is being lined up to replace Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey as the face of Versace menswear.
Gerard, 38, was personally invited to Donatella's summer runway show in Milan and was also honoured at a private party thrown by Men's Vogue where he was pictured with Donatella's daughter Allegra and fellow actor John Malkovich.
Fashion insiders say the hunk - who has has been linked with a string of the world's most desirable women including Naomi Campbell, Rosario Dawson and Cameron Diaz - would be ideal for a big ad campaign.
One source said: "Gerard has it all - the dark good looks, the physique and the right image. Donatella saw him in 300 and fell in love with him on the spot.
"Men want to be like him and women simply adore him, especially when they see his six-pack.
"He is starting to make his mark in the mainstream movie world but also retains an edginess that a label as savvy as Versace know could really work for them."
Glasgow-born Butler now lives in New York but admits to feeling homesick. He said: "I miss everything about Scotland."