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1-27-2014 Gerry's still off the grid, as far as I know. He was seen in Liberia, in November, doing charity work for 'Mary's Meals,' learning all about the charity from it founder. The photos taken of Gerry showed him working, teaching and enjoying the kids at the orphanage. Gerry did celebrate Christmas as a party in Malibu, I saw a photo, that's the last I've seen or heard about him. Gerry wasn't at the Golden Globes or after party or any other function either. Work is something he gets his focus on and nothing else matters. He may be in another country preparing for his role in 'God's of Egypt' or working on 'Thunder Run,' last report it was to be digitally done.
Many of you know that sometime last year Madalina and Gerry parted, no longer a couple. In January, she was seen in Milan with Michael Fassbender. I know she met Michael while working in Toronto, they both were premiering movies. She looks thinner. I believe the split with Gerry was hard for her. Michael was the Spartan warrior with Gerry in '300,' who had said, "He would rather fight in the shade." I wish only the best for each of them. Long distance dating can be very hard on a couple.
11-16-13 I've been updating my profile and deleting things that aren't that necessary anymore. To me everything about Gerry's career is important! lol...
Gerry's off the grid for a time. His 44th birthday was Wednesday. Bet he slipped away for some private time to celebrate, maybe Scotland. Who knows...He was at the opening, in BH, Ca, for the opening of Zegna designer boutique earlier this month, looking sexy in a blue suit by said designer. He smoozed with other celebs that night. He was later in the week caught out walking his pug Lolita, while getting coffee, plus other sightings out and about in LA.
If you want to see a great photo of Gerry find 'InStyle' magazine for December 2013, with Jennifer Lawrence on the cover. He's pictured in a spread talking about celebrities and their charities. He took his pug Lolita to the shoot and is pictured with her closer to the front right hand bottom, left page. Cute photo... Also, that selfie of Gerry and BC from the 2013 Wimbleton Tennis Tourney was talked about, too! lol...So you could say he's in that issue three times. That's a record!
11-2-13 I recently read where Gerry, Eckhardt, and Freeman of OHF have signed on for London Has Fallen. They're to attend a funeral for a British prime minister when all hell breaks loose. Right now they have projected filming will take place late spring 2014 in London. Since WHT didn't do well, Gerry and team were presented the idea. Same writers but it's said Anton Faqua won't be directing. More updates as I find them.
10-13-13 Gerry is back in LA again. He probably been busy working on two projects that are in different degrees of progress. Another actor has been added to the list for Gods of Egypt-Brenton Thwaites.
One month from this date, Gerry will turn 44. Here's to an early birthday shout out for Gerry.
Previously, on Sept 28, Gerry was one of many who helped host for the Global Citizen's Festival in Central park, NYC. It lasted the weekend and was a success.
I know I've been gone a while, but life interrupted. Gerry's world took a diversion. He owns part interest in a cricket team from Jamaica called The Jamaica Tallawahs who play for the The official Caribbean Premier League. Gerry went down to watch them play in a tournament, they won the first champions of the Limacol CPL! I watched some of the games on the computer link and it was "Greek to me." lol...
Then Gerry went back to Hollywood, to check into graphic work on a film-Thunder Run, which is still the pre-production stages and to also look into a part for another film, where he is in negotiations. It's called Gods of Egypt. An actor from Game of Thrones' Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is to be in it as well. Geoffery Rush is also signed to be in the film. If Gerry's negotiations go through he would play Set, a god of the desert, storms, and foreigners in ancient Egyptian religion. In Egyptian mythology, he killed and mutilated his own brother Osiris. Horus, the son of Osiris, sought revenge against Set for the killing of his father. Coster-Waldau will play Horus. It sounds interesting and I like mythology. It's set to begin filming in 2014. I won't list the country yet where it's to be filmed just yet.
Gerry is to be in NYC to help host a special event that is to held on Sept 28. It has something to do with charity and those who will attend have won their tickets. Debra Furness (Hugh Jackman's wife) is also to be one of the hosts. I haven't seen any more on this event and can't find the original post for it.
7-10-13 Gerry had Chasing Mavericks release in Ireland. It's taking its time making a showing around the world. Then he made it to Wimbleton and sat in the Royal box with other celebrities, to cheer on Andy Murray, his own countryman! Eh, Bradley Cooper-whatever. Gerry went to Norvak Djokovic Foundation Gala the day after, enjoying himself. Photos were great. Remember back when our man made Coriolanus, he went to see Djokovic play in a tourney while in Serbia. What a coincidence that Murray and Djokovic make the finals. I missed seeing the finals but they reran that night. I turned in and ESpan showed Gerry four to five times during the breaks in play! That was cool.
Gerry spent time with his family in Scotland, resting and recharging. He's been working on the Dynamo film project (2014) and Thunder Run is now listed for(2015) HTTYD2 (2014) Those were IMDB listing for now.
6-23-13 Gerry has been to Germany for the opening of OHF and then to Mallorcia, Spain and the neighboring island. He also went to Ischia Global Film and Music Festival that just ended. It's been stated by G that his relationship is off. It saddens me. That's all I have to say on this. Gerry's box office for OHF has been steady, keeping OHF in the top 25 US box office market.He's met budget and then some. $160.7M worldwide... Internationally, it's done well, considering it's not some bionic superhero type movie...
5-28-13: Gerry's off again, to promote OHF in Japan, then onto Berlin in June, date hasn't been announced yet. OHF has done well across the US and International box offices. That's encouraging.
Recently it has been reported that Gerry is in negotiations for the role of 'The Raven,' for Universal Gold Circle. Nothing has been settled yet.
Gerry's done with his promotional tour for OHF. It's done well worldwide , as of 4-29-13 and is currently in 8th place for being out 6 weeks, bringing in over $128M. He finished in Mexico City and then returned to LA, where he is embarking on a project that will make a producer and nothing else. He's to produce Jame Franko's next directorial and acting project. It starts in June or July. I believe Gerry is going to choose his upcoming projects with care.
Gerry was invited to attend, along with a long list of others, to the CNN's White House Correspondence Dinner. Piers Morgan was his - man date. I wonder if it was Piers who had suggested he be invited because of Gerry's movie OHF. After that Gerry made an appearance at Clinton's-Millennium Foundations A Night Out also in Wash, DC.
Alright, those of you lucky enough to have gotten to see Gerry on his promotional junket for Olympus Has Fallen. He's been to Moscow, Israel, London, Rome and now Johannesburg. He's to be in Mexico sometime in mid to late April. Then he can take time off to just be himself. I do hope Madalina joins him when he's done. They deserve to be together without paparazzi hounding their every move like they did in Rome.
That's all the Gerry news I have. It may be a while before I have more updates. Gerry isn't working on anything other than HTTYD2, when he returns. His part could have been done before he left. Great photos of G & M out there. I don't believe the press and their gossip about a breakup. Madalina wasn't at those premieres because of her work and I believe that neither of them would want to take away the limelight from the others functions. She was at Rome's but in an understated way, dressing down but still beautiful. Each has worked for 15 years on their careers so they know studios wouldn't want a distraction to overshadow any premiere. PBT have their rules. This whole junket has been stressful for Gerry. You could see it in his eyes...
Gerry's been busy on the press junket for Olympus Has Fallen. He gone from LA to NY to DC, then back to NY to San Diego screening his movie with some of the cast. The last stop was Camp Pendleton, getting a tour of the facility before screening his movie for the troops and their families. He'll then go to LA for the premiere. Gerry was on Letterman, Today's Show, besides taping KLG and Hoda's Show that airs on March 22. Premiere of OHF is Monday, March 18. He taped segments of Kelly and Michael's Show and Kimmel's Show airs on Tuesday, March 19. The taping Chelsey Lately is on March 20, Wednesday. To watch all these TV spots check local listings in your area. Outside US some could end up on YouTube or Hulu...After this full schedule, he goes to London for OHF premiere. I believe it's Scotland premiere after that. In April, the group flies off for premiere OHF in South Africa. Gerry said he hopes to take a long vacation after this press junket is over. He'll deserve it. Being producer makes for more work and promotion for OHF. His film schedule hasn't got anything on it just yet and that will be a good break for him.
Anyone in Mexico, the March 2013, Latin American issue of Esquire with him in it is out. Article and photos. I'm envious. Those photos are great.
Gerry was seen in LA attending a couple of events last week, ending at the Vanity Fair Oscar afterparty with his gf Madalina. You can tell Gerry is happy by how blue his eyes are in the photos!
Chasing Mavericks is now out in the US on DVD. I bought mine today. The date has changed, as of know - Playing the Field DVD will be out March 5. I'm in heaven!
March 22 is the US release in theaters for Olympus Has Fallen.
I saw Movie 43 and I wasn't enamored with it. After Gerry's part was finished on the screen, (that was over an hour or more into movie) I left the theater. By that time, I couldn't get a ticket refund...Nuff said.
No other information on projects for Gerry, he's been traveling often during the last months, doing appearance obligations and vacationing, after the cancellation of Motor City by Warner Bros.
Happy New Year...
1-22-13 Gerry went from LA where he'd been only a few days ago and flew off to Geneva to attend an event for Dubuis Watches. His frequent flyer miles, for 2013, are quickly adding up fast!
January 25, Movie 43 opens in the US. I wonder how that movie will be received. The directors were the ones who did Dumb and Dumber...I didn't care for it and switched channels when it came out on cable. Not sure how long I can hold out to see Gerry's part in this movie.
March 22, White House Taken will hit theaters, in the US.
Feb 26, Chasing Marvericks will be released on DVD, in the US. Also, March 12, Playing for Keeps will be released on DVD, in the US.
January 2013: I just read a translation of Gerry's article in January's 2013 Italian Vogue...He thinking of doing a Broadway play!
I did enjoy Playing for Keeps and Gerry's acting was great. It wasn't received well here in the US, but again, the PTB are holding Gerry back..(That's my firm belief)..even the reviews weren't kind. They panned it. I felt that was uncalled for! Let's face it, reviewers think they're Gods, when it's the audience that should make the choice, if they want to see a movie, not turning people against it before they've had the chance to form their own opinion. When reviewing a movie, it shouldn't do more than give the reader an overview of plot, not trashing it. I was able to see it three times before it left my area.
PFK opened January 1, in England. I do hope it's received better. It's a cute story and Gerry is very believable as a father and as a down and out former athlete who wants to right his life with his son and wife.
Gerry's taking time out to relax between his next venture into films. I think he's trying to find a happy medium between work and life. It's nice to see Gerry with is gf Madalina. I was skeptical at first, but upon observing photos of them together, I see they do have a sweet chemistry that surrounds them. I've sought out interview videos she's done and I like her as a person. She's grounded and very educated, like Gerry. She has a compassion that shows in her personality and she's been to Haiti on humanitarian efforts. I wonder if that's where she encountered Gerry first. If so, he could see her for who she really is without the glamour of her work to interfere. I do hope that was the case. Gerry and she have been very protective of their privacy. That's as it should be!!!
It was interesting to hear Gerry talking on the Nobel Prize Concert panel and hear his views on the world. This is a side of him we've never seen or heard before. I liked it. Oh, to sit and have a conversation with the man is my wildest dream.
Movie 43 is the next movie Gerry has a part in, due to release mid-January. It's the most politically incorrect movie I've ever seen advertized. I'll be surprised if it makes it into my area of the country. I may try to see it, if it does.
Chasing Mavericks will be released on DVD, in US, February 26th.
10-13-12 One month to Gerry's 43rd birthday!... October 23rd Gerry's to be on Live with Kelly and Michael, promoting Chasing Mavericks. Check you're local listings for times.
10-1-12 Chasing Mavericks is due out on October 26, in US. Not sure about the rest of the world. I believe it may be already released in some countries. Trailer give us a good peek into this movie.
Olympus Is Taken-White House Taken has finished has finished filming. Gerry's next film has been held up by Warner Bros and I have my own ideas as to why but won't voice them here. Studios!
If anyone is flying Delta and can find their publication called SKY there's an article called 'Modern Mavericks' that Gerry did. It's good. Too bad I'm not booked on any of their flights this month. *sigh* But I'm going to keep my eyes peeled for one in three of the airports that I will be in. One never knows when a copy might pop up!
I see that on the Cartoon network there's Dreamwork's has made the 'How To Train Your Dragon' series. Gerry isn't Stoick's voice, but it's nice to see it out there compared to some of those cartoons that are on that network.
7-30-12 The trailer for Chasing Mavericks is out, so look for it to show up in theaters and commercials.
Filming is progressing on White House Taken.
I did see the DVD Machine Gun Preacher. It's not a movie that children should see unless they are old enough to have things explained to them. It's graphic and can be disturbing but the message is profound. The man Gerry plays puts his life on the line every time he sets foot into Africa, to save children from the grips of men who do unspeakable things to them if they don't do as they are told.(Gerry had death threats against him after making this movie...) Even when Sam comes back into the US he carries a weapon because there are death threats that follow him wherever he goes. The real Sam tells his reasoning for what he does at the end of the movie.
7-20-12 Update on Of Men and Mavericks, the surfing movie Gerry made. It's title has changed to Chasing Mavericks. I guess test audiences didn't care for the title.
Gerry's new look for White House Taken is very yummy. His shorter hair is back and the one shot I saw had him clean shaven, but I suspect as the movie progresses he'll grow his stubble back. However, with that contract with the razor company it may call for him to shave more often. We shall see. It may have been for just commercials.
6-18-12 Gerry's to make White House Taken(Olympus Has Fallen) and Faqua will direct it. I do love the poster - Gerry's face clean shaven, but I do like scruff too, that was shown at Canne. Guess you could say I'd take him any way he likes to look.
He's to be making a commercial for a razor company, so that product will be giving us that clean shaven look for film. Nice way, Gerry, to use that commercial. Hope we get to see it, but instead, I believe it will be seen in the foreign market not the US.
Gerry's team "Rest of the World" lost their charity soccer match in May to the pro-filled team. They did raise a nice bundle of money for the charity.
Another movie to be added to Gerry's list is "Motor City." He's still scheduled to to "Thunder Run," with McConnahey(sp) and Worthington.
(I have the DVD's Coriolanus and Machine Gun Preacher. I have yet to view them but I have heard from someone else that Coriolanus is very good. Well, I expect nothing less. LOL>> I will report back after viewing them.)
5-9-12 Gerry's movie list is one film short. Hunter Killer-from novel Firing Point has been dropped from his schedule. Anton Faqua was to direct. There'll be other movies later. He has one full schedule as it is. I think they over pad actor's movie schedules, so they have room to work out the kinks while negotiating and jocking for other actors, towns and budgets.
Gerry was in NYC to attend the Met Ball -Costume Institute Gala. He wore an Alexander McQueen tux with opera cape that had a bright red lining. He looked like one happy looking Merek or more mature Dracula gone scruffy, but I could hear some whispers "Phantom" but I couldn't see it. Hair too long and curly with that scruffy face. "giggle" My Phantom is clean shaven and has his hair (or wig) neat. Gerry does fill a tux out very nicely hot!
Soon, he"ll be going over to England, where he'll participate in that charity soccer match and then back for shooting to start on "Oylmpus Has Fallen."
4-12-12 Gerry's been busy and it's going to be a race between Millennium or Columbia Studios, as to which on gets the DC movie up about terrorist taking over 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. It seems that Rolland Emmerich is trying to make a movie along the same lines as "Olympus Has Fallen." I vote for Gerry's version. Fagua, the director, had better get moving and Gerry's and his producing team had best begin. I think June is now the target date to start shooting. We shall see!
Gerry's movie role schedule will be full and I do hope that he won't have to drop any of the projects that are ahead, in case OHF should complicate filming schedules for those other movies. We do know he has that charity soccer game in England come late May that he's committed to.
Coriolanus DVD is scheduled to release May 25, 2012. The Coriolanus DVD is parred with the CD in a special set. In little over a week later MGP comes out on DVD - June 5th.
On a personal note - I see where the local theater in the big town, SE of my town, has listed Coriolanus as showing sometime in April. No specific date yet. The distribution company must be what's holding it up. Come on Harvey and let it out so we "the people" can see it on the big screen before the DVD comes out.
3-18-12...More film news and charity functions for Gerry. I didn't get to make it to the WPT Charity as I had hoped. Personal family issues kept me home. I was greatly disappointed. I bet that was a fun night.
Gerry is to play soccer again in England, for team - Rest of the World! From press release: The match - in aid of children's charity Unicef - will take place on May 27 at Manchester United's Old Trafford and will be broadcast live on ITV1. (I do hope Gerry gets to make a score, this time...)
I believe that DVD's for Machine Gun Preacher are out or soon to be out in Europe. I've seen the cover for the US DVD but no date has been released, as of yet. Also say the cover for Coriolanus. No date set on it either. What a bummer that they weren't widely released.
Movie 43, is due out in April, however, I have yet to see the date. Keep an eye out. That's the one where he plays the leprechaun. Shame they didn't release it closer to St. Patrick's Day.
Gerry is to star in "Brilliant," about a jewel heist. The previously signed actor, Eric Bana left this project to do another. It's due out in 2013.
Gerry's to star and produce "Olympus Has Fallen." Straight from the press release: Described as "Die Hard" in the White House, story follows a down-on-his-luck ex-Secret Service agent who becomes America's only hope when 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is taken over by terrorists. Sounds very interesting. Due 2013
Coriolanus made it out in the US, but not to the ticket count that was hoped for. It's gotten good critical acclaim. It's not being shown in the middle of our nation and that is a shame. Audience should be allowed to make up their own minds on what movies to see. If it's good people will come...Argh
Gerry is going to be one of many celebrity guests on World Poker Tour Charity event, March 11th, in the Beverly Hotel. WPT has a charity that they've just formed that will help three areas. Give it a look-up on the Internet. I'm sure you can locate it.
Gerry will be making two more movies this year and he'll be doing it in the US. One is called "Hunter Killer," from the novel Firing Point, due out this summer - mid-July... and the other one is "Thunder Run." This last on is to be based to a true story and is out in bookstores. My copy just arrived the other day.
1-15-12 The Golden Globes are over and Gerry was a presenter. We didn't know, until tonight, that MGP's original song -The Keeper, was nominated for an award. Madonna's song won...bummer. But the good side is that millions saw clips from MGP and may be asking when or where it's been hiding. As we know, it was "a too limited release" and never had the chance to be seen by the masses.
Playing the Field has had it's release date changed. It's to open Christmas Day 2012. Too many movies will be coming out around spring break and it would end up getting lost, in the mix.
In December Gerry was involved in an accident on a wave hold-down and nearly drowned. He made it out, but the surfers that were there said his eyes showed he'd experienced something that could have ended his life.
Coriolanus opened in London on January 6, 2012. It's to fully open in the US January 20th.
10-30-11 My only disappointment is that the PTB have been holding Machine Gun Preacher back by keeping it still on a limited release. These are petty, small minded people. Are they afraid of this movie and it's contents. It's real and on going and it won't vanish into thin air.
Gerry's signed up to do another movie called "Thunder Run," with Sam Worthington and Matthew McConaughey. Gerry's also in negotiations on another movie "Hunter Killer." Both movies are action and military. Between working on "HTTYD2," and the opening of "Coriolanus," "Movie 43," "Playing the Field" and "Of Men and Mavericks" 2012 and 2013 are going to be busy. Filming for OMAM has been ongoing and should end soon.
Alright! As of Oct 5, "Machine Gun Preacher" is making waves but still is on a limited release. Help us get the word out about it. Go to YouTube and look for the trailer. Watch it and help to make PTB know it's worthy of being more widely released. The more the video is watched, the count rises. Leave a comment, if you like. Many of the US can't see it, it's not in those theaters. I may have to see it if it's still in NYC, come November 7th, when I make a trek there.
On another note, for a three day US opening weekend, it was shown that MGP made more $ in tickets sales than all those other movies out. That right there tells a lot. But, how can it compete if it's not widely released? Just last week MGP premiered in the UK. Soon, it will start trekking across Europe and other countries.
They have listed "Mavericks" title as " Of Men and Mavericks" on IMDB. So they still haven't locked down a title.
Gerry has also become the spokesperson for Robert Dubuis handcrafted Swiss Watches. There were billboards put up in Time Square and Las Vegas. So you might like to look for this ad to appear in some very high end magazines.
One quick note. Coriolanus is being held back for a new release date on January 13, 2012. The Weinstein Group feels they need to focus on those films that are to possibly get an Oscar nod and let Coriolanus try for the next years Oscars. Don't rant, this is a good thing. If Gerry should get a nod for an Oscar in Machine Gun Preacher, it could tangle with Coriolanus. I want each movie to stand on their own merits for an Oscar, giving Gerry two chances at possibly achieving that statue. The odds would be better this way...
September 8th Machine Gun Preacher and Coriolanus will premiere at the Toronto Internation Film Festival. Gerry is to attend. This will be a good test for each film. Good luck Gerry! I believe this will push back the start for filming Marvericks. The surfing story movie.
Does anyone remember hearing about a short Gerry did called "Please?" Well, it's been released on DVD, with other shorts and linked to a movie Charlie Sheen did (why I don't know) called, "Guilty Hearts." If I'm right, this was made either before or right after Dracula 2000. Seeing the frame time and hair style it would have been made fits. This would have been before "Timeline."
July - Gerry has been very busy and right now on a trip after being in Ischia Global Film Fest, where he was awarded Film star of the year. The award was in the shape of a sea horse...Cool unintentional reference to "Dear Frankie"... He recently finished making "Playing the Field," and will soon start "Marverick's." No date is set for it's release just yet... "Machine Gun Preacher will open Sept 23 in LA and NYC, by Sept 30, 2011, it goes wide release in US. Dec 2, 2011, "Coriolanus" opens in the US. March 9, 2012, "Playing the Field" opens in US. Sometime in April 2012, "Movie 43" opens, where Gerry plays Chaun the leprechaun. Right now "HTTYD 2" is all that is on the board to be mad and release date set for June 20, 2014.
Gerry was also inducted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, along with 178 other actors, in June. Talk is about about MGP and it could possibly get an Oscar nod...Please, oh, please...
Gerry also did the narration for a movie on history of the dolphins for a nature film called "NA NAI'A Legend of The Dolphins." No release date has been set that we know of. It's not been stated but one wonders if it will go straight to DVD. Many other stars have done narrations for this. Gerry had been specifically asked to do the history narration. That is what the director reportedly said. It was his voice that settled it for the director.
April - They've started filming "Playing the Field." The list of actresses and actors working with Gerry is impressive - Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman, Dennis Quiad, Judy Greer, Ethan Hawke and more... I'm hoping the script is written well and I suspect that it must be with that list who have jumped on board...
Gerry and a few fellow celebrities held a party for "The King's Speech," Feb 7, 2011. He'd even attended many functions in the weeks before this. The man was doing his movie networking, Hollywood style. heheh!
Gerry presented at the Bafta Awards Show in London, Feb 13, 2011, before showing up at the Berlin Film Festival, Feb. 14, 2011, for the premiere of Coriolanus. This movie will be distributed in the US by "The Weinstine Company." There the ones that seem to buy into the big award winning movies, so this is good news.
And while at this same festival, it was made public that Gerry will do How To Train Your Dragon 2, to be released in 2013. I'm also excited to hear this. I did like the way this story was presented and how it told a message that younger audiences could understand. Now, the story continues.
Before Gerry went to London, he was in Hawaii, where he was taking some lessons from a pro-surfer. He's to play Rick "Frosty" Hennson, who was mentior and trainer for young surfer Jay Moriarity, who later died in a diving accident at 22. The movie will be called Mavericks. That's the term for the five story waves that break of the Northern Coast of California in winter. I like the sound of this movie.
Gerry is still hot and heavy into making films and that makes me happy. We still have to wait for the release of Movie 43, where he playes that leprecaun Chaun, in late Auguast 2011, so look for trailers to make the theaters sometime late spring or early summer.
Our man has been on vacation for a few months, after finishing up Machine Gun Preacher in August,2010, but is due back in LA for a benefit for the founder of Artists for Justice and Peace, tonight, January 13th. I don't know if the worlds weather will cooperate so he can do this. I know where he is, but there are uncontrolable conditions that could hender his return. I do hope he makes it back safely. Global warming has been making a mess across our planet this month.
Also, nothing's been stated if Gerry will attend the Golden Globes, but we need to see if he makes it back, safely, from wherever he is, to attend.
Gerry is due to start a new movie in March. It's called Playing the Field. Double entendre! It's to be about a deviorced soccer dad trying to reunite with his family, by teaching his child's soccer team. But it's the mother's of those kids who want to "play the field" with the dad. Very interesting story. with a plot that could have plenty of twist and turns that you find on a soccer field. LOL...
How To Train Your Dragon is up for a few categories nominations, none that may be seen on the televised broadcast, at the Oscars. But with Toy Story 3 in contention, I feel this could be a loss cause. I do hope the merits of HTTYD are looked upon with thought and consideration.
March or April is the release month for Coriolanus, Gerry's other movie he did for and with Ralph Fiennese (sp). I'm looking forward to viewing it, if it makes it to my area. This could have a limited release, but I hope not, depending on who's distributing it and if they have the money to back it into many theaters. Money is the name of the game these days, with theater count down at the boxoffice.
It's been a while, but I haven't stopped checking in on Gerry's career. He finished his movie, Machine Gun Preacher and is taking a break, while working on some projects that have him becoming executive producer (Starz series about Allan Pinkerton) and producer for a movie-book "The Septembers of Shiraz. He likes getting his fingers into many pies. LOL... I like that he realizes it's good to diversify his talents. What does an actor do when he's off schedule between movies, he produces.
Last week, How To Train Your Dragon came out on DVD, in the USA. Gerry is the voice of the dad, Stoick the vast. A delightful movie.
At this time, Gerry is filming Machine Gun Preacher in Michigan. Town will be nameless. They need to work on the film, not dodge fans. Later, the film company will move to Africa to continue filming. Gerry said he is getting much less to make this movie, as well as producing it. It's a labor of love for him, since it has to do with children. The health and well being of children is utmost to him. We all wish him well making this movie. He deserves it.
As most of you know by now, The Bounty Hunter came out on DVD, Tuesday, July 20. It has hit the charts running in sales and rental. That's good to know.
Gerry had been practicing his motorcycle skills in preparation for filming Machine Gun Preacher that is slated to start in July. He does look hot sitting on that Harley! I wouldn't mind holding onto him, as he zips down the pavement!
I have to say Hurray, to the USA soccer team, as they advance in the finals of the World Cup play! It was 60 years ago that our team beat England! Gerry made a movie about that feat called "Games of Their Lives" and in the USA, it carries the title, "Miracle Match!" They were considered the underdog and probably still are today! I can truthfully say, I don't follow the sport, or any sport, but I am for this event!
Wow! The site has gone through some mobile changes. That's great!
Now to Gerry! He finished Coriolanus, and went to Monaco for a little R&R, first time viewing a Formula 1 race, then onto a Mandela charity event. From there he did finally decide to stop off at Cannes, where he attended some charity funtions before heading to Paris, where he caught up with his manager. Next he headed to Moscow to view an art exhibit, and then could be on his way to Africa to start work on Machine Gun Preacher, before heading back to the states to finish film this movie. Can't wait for this movie or any of the others he's been working on. Updates on those, below.
Gerry's in Serbia working on Coriolanus. Before that he went to Haiti. He were there to view the progress with other actors who share his concern. They all belong to the group Artist for Peace and Justice. It also sounds as if Burns will start soon, and so will Machine Gun Preacher...
It's great to know that for all these weeks since their release, The Bounty Huntner and How To Train Your Dragon have been in the top 10 for listed movies in earnings. That's great to hear. We know that it will all end soon and other movies will eventually take those spots, but Gerry's reign has been good to see for an actor the critics think is mediocure. LOL>>> I should be so lucky to have that kind of profit drawing power in anything I do...
The week of March 21st, CBS films has been reported to be courting Gerry, along with two other actors, for a part in an action movie based on a book Consent to Kill. It's one many bestselling Vince Flynn novels that combine political intrigue and action. This part could come into conflict with other film to be shot, so we sit and wait the outcome. Will Gerry or won't he win the part? Stay tuned!
How To Train Your Dragon just premiered, Sunday, March 21 and from the photos a good time was had by all. Gerry had two of his nieces at the premiere, along with other family members. Imagine two movies out at the same time. With this being spring break time across the country, how will the audience attendance effect the box office once HTTYD opens on Friday. Will it catch up with The Bounty Hunter or surpass it. This will be interesting to watch..
The Bounty Hunter premiered in London last night, March 11! The night before Gerry went to see Love Never Dies. That was absolutely wild. He even missed a football game to go see it. He hasn't said a word as to his reaction to LND, so we may never know. Playing it close to the chest Gerry? The moring before the premiere, Gerry hired a helicopter to fly him to see a football game. I do hope the team he went to see won. It would make that experience even sweeter. LOL..
On the night of, March7, Gerry will appear at the Oscars to present an award. Too bad he isn't one of the recipents. I shall be in front of my TV, patiently waiting!
He has been rescuplting his body for the movie Coriolanus. It will be interesting to see just what he achieves when he's finished. He trys for a different look for each movie and I will take him anyway he wishes to look. They will go film first to Belgrade.
Gerry is also doing a one day acting in the unnamed film at this time called -- Untitled Peter Farrelly/Charles Wessler Project. A feature-film comprised of short comedy segments. I see Gerry taking on a role that isn't the ordinary. It says the whole part for him is one day. That tells me it will be very different than the norm. He will play a character called Chuanc. Keep checking back as I look for more information. Those also signed up for this movie are -- Naomi Watts, Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman and a host of others.
Gerry recently came back from his vacation in Rio for Carnival. I would have loved to seen it and Gerry. What a time that would have been. LOL>>>>
March 11th is the premiere of The Bounty Hunter in London and then March 16th in NYC. The US release is March 19th. The trailers for this movie are a riot. Can't wait.
March 21st is the premiere of How To Train Your Dragon, but a town or theater has not been stated yet. The US release is March 26th. That one does look very cute.
Update! January 30, 2010. Since my last posting about the GG’s, an earthquake has struck Haiti. The Hollywood community has banded together to help this ravaged country. Artists For Peace and Justice have collected attire worn by some of those who were in attendance at the GG, and will hold and action on Ebay to raise monies for Haitian Relief. Their group has been building schools down there. Most of their structures have suffered terribly or been destroyed.
On January 24, the director Paul Haggis (who’s a member of AFP&J) hosted a brunch in his home, where he and many others, who had just returned home before or right after the quake, told of the destruction that had occurred. Jimmy Jean-Louis, who starred with Gerry as Joe Gaetjens in Game of Their Lives, also told of what he knew. He had just come back before the quake. His family is all there in Haiti. Those actors in attendance, along with Gerry, pledged a sum of money per year for five years to help Haiti. This same group sponsored an art auction later that same week. Gerry has said he will be going as soon as it can be arranged to help AFP&J help those in Haiti. Everydollar donated to AFP&J will go directly to Haiti. That is their pledge!
Gerry has stated that he is sponsoring a school with his monies for 5 years. This helps to promote the rebuilding of Haiti. That's the goal of AFP&J. Gerry is commited to helping wherever he can.
Many feel Gerry exhibits a flippant and crude behavior at time. He does not come from our country, so some of his attitudes are different than ours. It still doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a heart. He does. It’s big and caring. He does want to make a difference to those less fortunate, whether it’s to Kid Kicking Cancer’s charity or this Haitian charity. We should never judge but be tolerant of others. Make a difference if you can. If you can, give to the charity of your choice and feel the difference within your heart. Be glad you did.
I live in the United States where space meets the prairie. I see that a few months ago, for some reason, my flag had changed; it showed Australia, and then Indonesia. I haven 't been to either country, but if I was to travel, I would like to do it for real -- not virtual. LOL>>
For those of you who come here to check on my profile; it changes with Gerard Butler's announcements on his work commitments. I like to keep it up to date for those that like to know about his career.
I'm just an avid reader of FF that pertains to Phantom of the Opera with Erik/Christine or OW. It doesn't matter to me who Erik is involved with, as long as it is good, and my interest is held.
Gerard Butler will always be my Phantom. I have seen the play once when it passed through KC, Kansas back in the mid-1990's.
Below, you will read how it all started for me:
Movies through the years that have given me pleasure when I watched them were: the original Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; The Godfather I, II, and III; most older movies from the 30's which had Bette Davis in them until she went into the horror kind; any of Cary Grant's movie are good. He had that bit of flair and I loved to see him in the older movies. Sense and Sensibility; Pride and Prejudice,any one of them that have been made. Greer Garsonwas in the first one that I watched. I love to see it when it's on. Mr. Darcy played by Matthew McFadden in the newest P&P movie, well, let's face it, he took my breath away. Any James Bond and -- Casino Royale with Daniel Craig. Well, he is just fine with me. Sean Connery was the first Bond and always will be in my heart. By the way he is another great Scot too.
And then sometime in 2006, I discovered GB, and his movies. It all started with POTO. That movie really took my breath away for many reasons, but the connection to his soul crept out of that movie, and shook me back to life. I started to read here on FF because of a search I did one day for POTO related stories. I will say now, I never go to any movie that play against GB's in a theater. I am a true fan. That is just me. I may rent the other movies later, but I will never view them in the theater. My tastes vary, but it will never fade from GB. Well, enough gushing.
Here is what I have seen of GB works: Mrs. Brown; Please, a very well done short piece worth seeing, Please, so check YouTube or the Net for it; One More Kiss is very different and sad; Harrison's Flowers, Gerry has a very short part in movie, about 10 minutes worth; Cherry Orchard, odd story, but his part was good; Dracula 2000, campy, but I loved it, and his speech looking at the cross, the deleted version was good, too; Shooter, he was cocky, cool and very nasty in that one. He played the part well; Attila drool worthy; Jewel of the Sahara, was a funny little ditty; Reign of Fire, his part held very good opposite Bale; The Jury, BBC TV series, one of his finest works, where he delves into that part which came from his real life not long ago, I'll bet; Timeline, very Gerry;The Phantom of the Opera, and we all know who Gerry played exceptionally in that movie, outstanding; Laura Croft Tomb Raiders: Cradle of Life, sexy, ; Dear Frankie, a charming and warm movie, Gerry is so understated in this movie; Games of Their Lives, renamed: (Miracle Match)was very good, and his physical sports playing the USA's soccer team goalkeeper was great. Especially the wet scenes. hottt...; Beowulf and Grendel, very different, moody, thought provoking; Wrath of Gods documentary, total Gerry as himself talking about making the movie Beowulf and Grendel, and then it tells the misfortunes that can happen to a movie company while making a movie on location; 300 (sigh)a very outstanding piece of work; PS, I Love You (sigh) Romantic-comedy, very emotional for me; Nim's Island is a good family flick and with two fun parts Gerry did very well; RocknRolla, (I saw RocknRolla in NYC, and it was very good. It might not be every-onescup of tea, but I liked it. Gerry was great in it. Black Freighter the cartoon and he's the voice of BF. It is connected to the movie Watchmen by a comic that is read by one of the players in the movie. Eventually they will put BF into Watchmen and give us the full movie, calling it the director's cut. The Ugly Truth is a good adult comedy. I liked it. Gamer, I will admit this movie won't be for ever viewer. I did like it, but I'm odd when it comes to Gerry's movie. It's viewer content isn't for every age, so beware. Gerry production company made and he stared in Law Abiding Citizen knocked my socks off. Very suspenseful, thrilling, and riveting with the story line. Gerry pulled of this part of a vengeful family man out to make his point that the system is corrupt. The ending, it's amazing. How to Train Your Dragon animation by Dreamworks. Very cute with a good storyline that has a moral for children, as well as adults. The animations is amazing. The Bounty Hunter reflects the title. It's not my favorite Gerry movie because the chemistry isn't there between Gerry and the actress who plays the lead. There are a few funny parts, where he gets zapped by a stun gun! But, on the whole, it was to kitchy! Gerry took on a role that he first did when on the London stage. He joined Ralph Finnes's production to film Coriolanus. It's Shakespeare and one of the his hardest plays to follow. Gerry was good opposite Finnes. Two strong men fighting for control, knowing one will eventually die. Machine Gun Preacher. This movie will tell the story of Rev. Marc Childers life is written in the book, "Another Man's War." Gerry was taken with this and made Machine Gun Preacher because he believed in this cause. What was sad is that this movie didn't do well. I will say it was a tough movie and parts of it are disturbing. It was Gerry's passion to produce it. Marketing lacked the right handling of it and I felt Weinstein didn't get behind it enough to push it like has been done other films. The slow response to it broke Gerry's heart! I had to see it on DVD, it never came to a theater near me. Damn! This is, from all accounts, Gerry's best work so far. It's good. Chasing Mavericks about the life of a Jay Moriarty and the Frosty Henson(Gerry) who taught him how to surf the big waves near Santa Cruz, Ca. Very good and Gerry nearly lost his life, while filming a run at the actual Mavericks.Playing the Field-Gerry's love for soccer shows in this film of a father showing back up in his sons' life - to teach his son's soccer team and hopefully win back his family...It's cute. Gerry's acting is good, however, it seems slow at times. Olympus Has Fallen - Gerry plays a secret service man who has lost faith with himself, after failing to save the Presidents wife from an accident. After an attack on the Washington, Mike Banning has a chance at redemption, trying to work his way through terrorists who have invaded our nations' White House, to get to the Presidents' son and eventually rescue the President. Great movie, acted well by all.
Burns announcements were made. When it gets filmed will be determined on when all the loose ends are brought together.
For those of you interested in Burns updates will be added as I find them. The original press release stated back on 25th of January, 2009, that Gerry and Julia Stiles would be doing "Burns." Valdim Jean will direct it and as it is the 250th anniversary for Burns this year, this is great.(For those of you familiar with Gerry movies, Valdim Jean directed Gerry in "One More Kiss." We're still waiting to hear more on when this film will start. Things seem to be at a stand still with Burns at the moment. No more has been posted on the IMDB page. I wonder if all the sights for filming have been secured yet. Gerry's only mention about Burns on the trip through Europe while promoting LAC was in answer to a question -- Was Burns going to be made? His answer --Yes! That's all we know for now. They are reworking over script to make it better than it was. How long it will take is anyone's business. Stayed tuned.
Gerry also has two other films on his list, The Hanging Tale is in development along with Teacher Man, all possibly to be done in 2010 or after. And the beat goes on... and for those of you who didn't know, earlier this year Gerry partnered with Alan Siegel to have their own production company called Evil Twin. He is also writing a screen play and that should be good if he gets to make it someday.
On November 3, 2009, the men's magazine GQ Gentlemen's Quarterly presents their 11th annual "Men of the Year" awards to prominent personalities from the international and German Show and music industry as well as from society, sport, culture and mode. Then Gerry went on a whirlwind European tour opening LAC with the premiere in his home country of Scotland, in Glasgow. It was a grand success. Later after celebrating his 40th birthday with family in both Glasgow and with friends in London, Gerry returned to Glasgow where it was announced that he was the new Film Ambassador for Glasgow.
In December 2009, Gerry was invited to attend the Dubai International Film Festival, where he was awarded the Variety International Film Star for 2009. The editor of Variety has always thought Gerry had an acting quality that needs to be talked about. I've known this since I first saw him on the big screen. He's not the norm, but has something very special. He takes risks and will do it more as he produces films, as well as acts in them.
How To Train Your Dragon was a success and has grossed over 448 million dollars world wide, so far. That is amazing. It is a very charming and delightful movie for anyone to see. The graffics are amazing. I am probably the only person who has see Avitar, so I can't compare and don't want to. For me HTTYD has more appeal than that blueish movie.
The Bounty Hunter has done reasonably well world wide 131 million dollars.
Movie 43... One very weird movie, with many distinguished actors...that totally flopped but Gerry did the dual part of leprechauns for the fun of it!
Burns script is still being tweaked. Gerry says it will be made, but everything has to be just right before it begins.
See, I told you Gerry had me all shook up. I believe, if one must have a hobby (we know what hobby I have), why not a hobby that can bring unlimited pleasure to that particular person as well. The man can make me smile at the drop of a hat. Even if I'm in the depth of sadness, a look at his photo can evoke a smile like none other, except maybe my husband. LOL>> We're still testing that theory.
As you can see, I have written one story. With some prodding from a few writers and friends, I posted said story. I was a little nervous, but I had this need to get out and walk on the wild side. (one who has never done this wants to experience it sometime in their lives) I had been a spectator long enough. Two more stories are in the development stages and it will be a while before they grace the screen at FF. Please, don't hold your breath waiting for them to appear. I want to have them just right before I do any posting.
Still haven't started that second story, but I do have an idea that needs plenty of research before I would even attempt to write anything... - 2012
Instead of writing, at the moment, I have been doing some sketching. Can you guess who my muse is? Yes, Gerry! It all came upon me suddenly last Janurary 2011. I have done some 10 drawing and have been getting some help from a local artist, and will be taking a workshop on portraits this September. JDHillberry.com is the other artist who I'll be taking the class from. All of his work is done in three types of pencil and that is the medium I like, so far. My work isn't on display. It's all private at this time. Maybe someday. That's why I haven't taken up writing again. My artist muse has shifted. LOL>>>>> Oh, to have a chance to use Gerry as a live model! That would blow my mind.
Thank you for dropping by to read what little bit of nonsense I've written. A few random thoughts of my own are below.
Life is really kind of like eating chocolate. It tastes fabulous! It feels good as it slides down your throat, coating your taste buds, and then it brings you the greatest joy in the shortest amount of time. And, come to think of it, sex does that, too. So, you can have the best of both worlds -- twice. You can make the decision which one you want first. If you're underage, sex is best when you've matured. Please, wait for that special time, and don't rush it. Just enjoy life as you would chocolate, and keep waiting.
Never let anyone tell you that you aren't any better than they are. Basically, we all get dressed in the same way, one arm or leg at a time, because standing next to someone naked, we can't tell if their rich or poor, educated or uneducated. It's the only time in life that we truly are one with the world's masses. Remember that next time you go to judge someone before you know them. Never assume.
It's not the money you have, or the fame, or prestige, but the self-worth within you that counts. Like yourself as a person, not in a selfish boastful way, but in a compassionate and kind way. Hopefully, the rest will follow.
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