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Gerard Butler - "Mens Health" October 2008 (Blog)

Category: Misc./General Career News
Article Date: September 16, 2008 | Publication: Oh No | Author: Staff
Source: Oh No

Posted by: DaisyMay

Gerard Butler is on FIYAH in the October 2008 issue of Mens Health. Sizzle. Heres what the 38-year-old Scottish stud had to say:

On becoming an actor after seeing a stage production of Trainspotting in 1995: A week later, I packed my bags and moved to London to become an actor. I had no connections, no experience, no training, and no prospects. Everybody was laughing at me. Everybody was thinking Id just messed up my whole career.

On changing careers to acting: I know that changing careers was what I needed to do. But what the hell was I thinking? You have to understand that I was completely out of control. If I hadnt been so lost and insane, Id still be a lawyer. Misery is a sign that something is wrong, that your life is in need of some big changes. I knew moving to London was a huge risk. But I said to myself, Im aiming for the stars. Ill worry about the details later.

On achieving success: I havent had a drink in more than 10 years. Thats when everything changed for me. Thats when I learned what had to be done to succeed and be happy in life.

On the success of the movie 300: You come out of that movie so pumped up, so ready to die for your friends or your country or anything. Like, I will fight for my parking space! I will kill. This is my parking space!

On his love for Scotland: I love everything about the Scottish people their warmth, their humor, their potential for violence. Nobody from Glasgow goes into acting. You were seen as weird if you wanted to be an actor. But I didnt mind. Its just what I wanted to do.

Gerrys upcoming Guy Ritchie-directed movie RocknRolla hits theaters this Halloween (Friday, October 31).


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