Scotland On Sunday: Most Eligible Men

Category: Misc./General Career News | Posted by: maryp
Article Date: February 8, 2009 | Publication: Scotland On Sunday | Author: Unknown
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Gerry is listed as #7 on "Scotland on Sunday's" "Most Eligible Men" list.
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7 GERARD BUTLER

Actor, 39
London and LA

Unique selling point

This well-known Hollywood lothario will soon take on the role of one of Scotland's most important heroes, as the star of a long-awaited Robert Burns biopic, due to begin filming in Scotland later this year. With films ranging from the touching Dear Frankie and the smoochy PS, I Love You to the much more edgy 300 and RocknRolla, Gerry's career is hardly a stranger to the role of romantic leading man.

Fantasy Valentine

The actor has been linked with the likes of Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Aniston and Naomi Campbell, so a supermodel physique will surely help your case. And right now you'd have to get yourself to chilly Philly, where he's filming Law-Abiding Citizen with Jamie Foxx.

Turn-on

It helps if you have a sense of humour. Following rumours that Gerry was to be the next James Bond, the actor quipped: "I've chatted with Barbara Broccoli and she knows that I'll only do it if Ann Widdecombe can be my Bond girl." Or maybe he really does fancy the country's most infamous virgin…

Turn-off

Don't put him under pressure. While filming a sex scene with Thandi Newton for RocknRolla, he was sick with embarrassment. "When Guy Ritchie asked us to writhe around in the bed, I was literally running around the room jumping up and down, saying, 'I can't do this! I can't do this!' I was so embarrassed."

In another life…

A passionate Celtic supporter, you might find him on the pitch scoring the winning goal in an Old Firm match. Alternatively, he did study law at Glasgow University, so might have ended up as a solicitor if the greasepaint hadn't beckoned.