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15 Of The Most Classic And Coolest Yelled Movie Lines

1/13/2016 6:00pm EST
Classic movie characters have a long history of spouting great lines that fans find themselves repeating, but nothing makes a catchy phrase stick in the craw better than a little yelling. Meaning anyone can simply speak soft and carry a big stick, but it's those who dare to be different by screaming loud for all to hear that get the cool quote job done. So to that end, this is a list dedicated to them – the bold and brave who took on sometimes simple lines and gave them a not so simple delivery that killed. Tough guys, killers, cops and criminals, we're proud to highlight all via my favorit...

15 Famous Scottish Actors

9/18/2014 10:58am EDT
15 Famous Scottish Actors
As the citizens of Scotland decide whether or not to declare independence from the United Kingdom, we're saluting some of the best actors from the country known for wonderful things such as kilts, scotch, bagpipes and Loch Ness monster.

Gerard Butler was born in Glasgow and was raised in the town of Paisley. One of his first roles was for the Scottish Youth Theater in a production of "Oliver!" He later put his acting ambition aside and enrolled in a law program at Glasgow University. After graduating, he moved to Los Angeles, Calif., and kicked off his showbiz career as an extra in "The B...

'How To Train Your Dragon 2' Brought Back Some Bad Paternal Memories For Gerard Butler

6/15/2014 10:07am EDT
'How To Train Your Dragon 2' Brought Back Some Bad Paternal Memo
Well, it's Father's Day - the day most of us celebrate our loving, caring fathers. But not all of us have fond memories of daddy dearest.

Gerard Butler made some remarks to the press after filming 'How To Train Your Dragon 2.' In the film he plays Stoik the Vast, a viking chief and once-renowned dragon hunter, who has seen the error of his ways thanks to his son Hiccup, who proved that men and dragons can live in harmony.

But Stoik wasn't always so open minded and caring when it came to listening to his offspring. Hiccup and Stoik's relationship was wrought with difficulties that permea...

Do These Hollywood Actors Look Better Or Worse With Facial Hair?

5/7/2014 3:00pm EDT
Do These Hollywood Actors Look Better Or Worse With Facial Hair?
Facial hair can make a man look sophisticated or like a slob. Charming or a creep. Dozens of A-list actors in Hollywood have tried a beard on for size, so tell us – do these guys look better or worse with their facial hair?

For Argo, Ben Affleck made like a hockey player and kept a beard for "the playoffs," AKA awards season. He shaved it off at an Oscars after-party when his film won Best Picture.

George Clooney, like Ben Affleck, grew a "producer beard" while Argo was striving for awards. He also rocked just a moustache for a bit, but for the last year or so he's been clean-shav...

Gerard Butler Quits 'Point Break' Remake Over Creative Differences

5/7/2014 2:00pm EDT
Gerard Butler
Gerard Butler has changed his mind about starring in the "Point Break" remake. The actor is no longer playing Bodhi, the adrenaline-junkie by day and crime ring leader by night, originally played by Patrick Swazye, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Creative differences and a scheduling conflict are cited as the reasons for Butler quitting the project, sources told THR. Director Ericson Core hopes to find a replacement for Butler soon so he can begin filming at the end of June.

Luke Bracey has been cast as Keanu Reeves' undercover FBI agent Johnny Utah, and Ray Winstone will play a cop ...

Gerard Butler To Star In 'Point Break' Remake?

1/9/2014 10:38am EST
Chasing Mavericks
Scottish actor Gerard Butler is reportedly in final negotiations for the lead role in Ericson Core's new take on the 90s surf film Point Break.

The 300 star is in talks to play Bodhi, the adrenaline-junkie by day and crime ring leader by night, who was originally played by Patrick Swayze in the cult classic.

The new movie be penned by Kurt Wimmer, the screenwriter who worked on the 2012 Total Recall remake.

If Butler lands the role, it won't be the first time he dons a wetsuit for a surfing movie, he rode the waves in 2012 drama Chasing Mavericks.

The original 1991 film was directed ...

Gerard Butler Visits Liberia To Help Promote Food Charity

12/22/2013 9:35am EST
Gerard Butler
Gerard Butler has visited impoverished children in Africa in support of a charitable food initiative.

Earlier this month, the 44 year-old star visited Liberia to witness how aid organization Mary's Meals was providing thousands of kids in struggling communities with nutritious meals at their schools, as well as teaching locals how to cultivate crops.

During his trip, Butler helped volunteers cook meals provided by the charity, taught a class of orphans, and played soccer with youths.

The Scottish actor says, "Since 2010, I have come to know Mary's Meals but had no idea of what that re...

Gerard Butler Devastated By Glasgow Pub Helicopter Crash

12/6/2013 8:49am EST
Gerard Butler
Scottish actor Gerard Butler has honored the efforts of rescue workers who were present at the scene of a shocking helicopter crash close to his hometown.

Last week, nine people were killed and 32 injured when the police aircraft crashed into a packed pub in Glasgow, however many victims were pulled free by other patrons who went back to help those trapped inside the building, while emergency services also managed to rescue those stuck in the rubble.

The 44 year-old star, who grew up in the town of Paisley, around 20 miles from Glasgow, has now revealed he was devastated to hear of the ...

Brenton Thwaites Joins The Cast Of 'Gods Of Egypt'

10/8/2013 11:56am EDT
Brenton Thwaites
Australian actor Brenton Thwaites has been cast in Gods of Egypt.

The 24-year-old actor has joined the fantasy film alongside renowned thespians Gerard Butler and Geoffrey Rush after landing the role of Bek, a human thief who fails to care for Gods, but finds himself experiencing a change of heart when he discovers a woman named Zaya has been cursed, according to Deadline.

Butler will play the god of the desert, Set, who, according to Egyptian mythology, murders his own brother, Osiris. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has signed up for the part of Horus, the son of Osiris, who seeks revenge against...

Gerard Butler Buys Stake In Jamaican Cricket Team

8/21/2013 5:12pm EDT
Gerard Butler
Gerard Butler can add sports entrepreneur to his impressive résumé after buying a stake in a West Indies cricket team.

The Scottish actor has invested in the Jamaica Tallawahs, who play in the Limacol Caribbean Premier League contest, after he was introduced to the event by his pal Ajmal Khan, founder of the Limacol CPL.

On Friday, Butler plans to travel to Trinidad to support his new team when they play rivals Barbados Tridents.

The 43 year-old tells Britain's Daily Record, "I've had the opportunity to watch some of the matches. It is obvious that this tournament is the home of the g...

Gerard Butler Cracks Walnut With His Butt, Pours Ice Cubes Down His Pants On German Talk Show - Watch!

6/10/2013 2:07pm EDT
Gerard Butler
Scottish star Gerard Butler proved he isn't the type to turn down dares - even if they come during a German talk show.

Butler was on a special episode of German show "Wetten, dass...?" filmed on the Spanish island of Majorca in a bullfighting arena. The show had on a man who held some sort of record for cracking walnuts with his butt, and Butler was dared to join in. After insisting the show's host Markus Lanz try it first, Butler followed through and managed to smash a walnut with his backside on his second try.

It wasn't over for Butler, however, as he was then dared to perform a German...

Gerard Butler Broke Two Neck Bones, Got The Crap Beat Out Of Him Making 'Olympus Has Fallen'

3/27/2013 9:26am EDT
Olympus Has Fallen
While filming new action movie Olympus Has Fallen, Gerard Butler broke two bones in his neck without even knowing it. The actor performed most of the stunts in the film and recently admitted the project was very difficult on his body.

He told Jay Leno, "I was hit with a bullet casing in the eye, I ripped off a fingernail, banged up my knee... I used to sing, well that's debatable, but I lost my high notes and I went to the doctor and he said I had a serrated voice box... That was about a year ago. So I went back about a month ago and he looked down again and he said, 'You got a growth in y...

Film Review: 'Olympus Has Fallen' A Solidly Crafted Thrill Ride

3/25/2013 6:15am EDT
Olympus Has Fallen
You'd have to be living under a rock to not know about Olympus Has Fallen, between its big-name cast and the huge promotional campaign that's been everywhere for the last month. This, though, is one of those rare cases where the hype is justified, because this is one of those big pictures - in every sense of the word - that we go to the movies for.

Olympus does not reinvent the action movie. It is not going to make you think too much about it after it's over. This isn't one of those flicks, but it doesn't claim to be one, either. It's a massive, violent, loud, unflinching one-man-wrecking-...

Gerard Butler Admits He Slept With Reality Star Brandi Glanville

3/12/2013 9:01am EDT
Gerard Butler & Brandi Glanville
Gerard Butler did indeed fool around with reality TV star Brandi Glanville, even though he once claimed he didn't know who she was.

Glanville, who was once married to Eddie Cibrian and has famously butted heads with his wife LeAnn Rimes, told Howard Stern last year that Butler was an 11 out of 10 in bed.

The actor has since come forward to confess he hooked up with "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star during a beach party. However, she didn't tell him what she did for a living, and he didn't know her last name.

Butler, 43, recalled, "We hung out, we had a bit of fun and then sudde...

Gerard Butler Sues 'Motor City' Producers For $5.1 Million

2/14/2013 8:23am EST
Gerard Butler
Gerard Butler is suing producers behind his ill-fated film Motor City over allegations he wasn't paid for the failed project.

The thriller, which was set to co-star Adrien Brody and Mickey Rourke, was called off by executives two weeks before the shoot was due to begin last year.

Butler's lawyers have now filed suit against production companies Emmett/Furla Films and Motor City Productions, claiming the actor is owed $5.1 million.

The 300 hunk allegedly signed a 'pay-or-play' contract, which meant he would be paid even if the movie didn't get made, according to his lawsuit obtained by...

5 Fun Facts About 'Playing For Keeps' Star Gerard Butler

12/4/2012 11:00am EST
Gerard Butler
With “Playing for Keeps” ready to hit theaters on December 7, we thought it would be a great time to bask in the sexy glow of Scottish star Gerard Butler. The tasty actor plays a former soccer star who’s seen better days and ends up coaching a kid’s soccer team in an effort to improve relations with his son. Jessica Biel, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Uma Thurman also star, but we’re all about Mr. Butler – and here’s five fun reasons why.

1) George Clooney Better Watch Out. Gerard might just give George some competition atop Hollywood’s most eligible long-term bachelor list. The hunky Scotsman ...

Gerard Butler Opens Up About His Stint In Rehab

10/18/2012 11:34am EDT
Gerard Butler
Gerard Butler has spoken out for the first time about his period in rehab earlier this year, insisting he is "glad" he sought help to kick his prescription drug habit.

The Scottish actor enrolled at the Betty Ford Center in California back in February after developing a dependence on pain pills following a surfing accident on the set of his movie Chasing Mavericks.

Butler spent several weeks in treatment and now admits he learned a lot from the experience, including how to manage pain properly.

He tells Men's Journal magazine, "Maybe a stronger person wouldn't have needed to go... Whe...

Hilarious Looking 'Movie 43' Trailer Features Tons Of Stars, Gerard Butler As A Leprechaun

10/3/2012 6:09pm EDT
Movie 43
If you ask us, if Movie 43 is just half as funny as the trailer, it's destined to be a classic. We have no idea what it's about, other than it's actually 25 short films helmed by several different directors including Peter Farrelly, Elizabeth Banks, Bob Odenkirk, Brett Ratner and Griffin Dunne, and it features a huge, HUGE cast of A-list stars.

The film's greenband trailer (e.g.: approved-for-all-audiences) premiered during Tuesday night's episode of Tosh.0 on Comedy Central; and on Wednesday the very not-safe-for-work (NSFW) red-band trailer debuted on the network's website (according to...

Gerard Butler Dating Romanian Supermodel Madalina Ghenea?

8/31/2012 2:26pm EDT
Gerard Butler
Scottish movie star Gerard Butler has found love with Romanian model/actress Madalina Ghenea, according to a report.

The 300 hunk reportedly fell for the European beauty when she was hired to help Butler promote a new razor for the Dubai-based Super Max brand this spring.

The couple was first rumored to be romantically involved in May, but Ghenea played down the claims at the time, stating, "Gerard is a friend of mine. We are friends and nothing more."

However, the New York Daily News reports the relationship has since developed into something more intimate, with a source telling the ...

Blu-ray Review: 'Coriolanus'

5/31/2012 11:00am EDT
Coriolanus photo
Shakespeare meets modern day warfare? Actor turned director Ralph Fiennes takes on the Shakespeare classic "Coriolanus," now available on Blu-ray from Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company. The battle of the bard begins below!

Title: "Coriolanus"

Grade: 2

Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Brian Cox

Director: Ralph Fiennes

Rating: R

Runtime: 124 minutes

Release Company: Anchor Bay/The Weinstein Company


The Flick: Ralph Fiennes movie adaptation of Shakespeare’s play sports a stellar cast, high body count and some stylish vi...

Check Out 'Coriolanus' On Blu-ray & DVD May 29

5/27/2012 6:44am EDT
Ralph Fiennes' directorial debut, "Coriolanus," scripted by John Logan, updates one of William Shakespeare's more difficult plays without sacrificing the Bard's original dialogue.

Set in modern times, the movie stars Fiennes as the title character, a fierce General able to fight Rome's most dreaded enemies as well as quell civil unrest from a lack of food. When politicians convince Coriolanus to become a political leader, his natural fierceness and lack of political instincts lead to him being disgraced by other politicians and eventually forced to leave Rome after being branded a ...

Five Celebrities We'd Like To See On Fox's New Dating Show 'The Choice'

5/4/2012 10:20am EDT
Bradley Cooper
The web has been buzzing since yesterday after the Fox network announced it was launching a new dating show with celebrities in spinning chairs.

"The Choice" will feature stars going on blind dates and choosing their partners by listening to them with their backs turned towards them. It's a take on NBC's popular singing competition "The Voice." It's also reminiscient of "The Dating Game," which ran from 1965-86 on ABC.

A celebrity will pull on a "love handle" to turn arouond and and come face-to-face with his date. If more than one star turns, the contestant chooses who to go on a dat...

Katy Perry Wears A See-Through Dress At Coachella - See More Star Photos From The Festival!

4/15/2012 10:00am EDT
Katy Perry at Coachella
Katy Perry attended the Coachella festival on Saturday wearing a transparent 60s style dress, combat boots and sunglasses. The pop star didn't seem to care that fans could see her black bra and grandma underwear.

A bunch of celebrities attended the event this weekend. Reality star and socialite Paris Hilton wore a white bikini top as she walked around the grounds. She attended the festival with Dutch DJ boyfriend Afrojack and friend Brandon Davis.

"Harry Potter" star Emma Watson got cozy with a mystery male companion while listening to Radiohead late on Saturday evening.

Check out more p...

Adrien Brody Still Waiting To Go On 'Date' With Gerard Butler

3/22/2012 8:47am EDT
Adrien Brody
Adrien Brody is still waiting to take tea with Gerard Butler after winning the "date" at a charity auction.

Brody bid $15,000 for the odd item last year at a fundraiser to build a school in Haiti - and he's still waiting for a call from the 300 star.

Brody says, "I attended a charity function for Artists for Peace & Justice and one of the things they were auctioning off was tea with Gerry Butler, which I thought was really interesting, so I thought, 'Why not?' I had the winning bid and I've yet to have tea with Gerry Butler. He has not fulfilled his obligation... I paid thousands and thou...

Gerard Butler Joins 'Brilliant' After Eric Bana Drops Out

3/1/2012 9:07am EST
Gerard Butler
Gerard Butler's acting career appears to be back on track after his recent rehab stint - he will replace Eric Bana in diamond heist thriller "Brilliant."

Butler began 2012 battling a painkiller addiction, but he recently checked out of a treatment facility and is now keen to get back to work.

He'll team up with his "Ugly Truth" director Robert Luketic to headline the new movie, according to Variety.

Filming is set to start in Massachusetts in May.

Gerard Butler Attends Oscar Parties After Rehab Stint

2/27/2012 8:54am EST
Gerard Butler
Gerard Butler returned to the party circuit in Hollywood on Saturday night just days after news of his recent rehab stint became public.

The Scot recently completed a three-week program at California's Betty Ford Center for a prescription drug issue, but he wasn't about to avoid the pre-Oscars celebrations completely, and showed up solo at The Weinstein Company's SoHo House bash in West Hollywood.

Gerard also made an official post-rehab public appearance on Sunday by attending the annual Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Los Angeles.

Last week, a representative for Butler confirmed reports the ...

Rep: Gerard Butler Is Home From Rehab & In 'Good Health'

2/25/2012 2:01pm EST
Gerard Butler
A representative for Scottish actor Gerard Butler has confirmed reports the star has sought help in rehab for substance abuse.

Rumors suggesting the hunk was in treatment circulated early on Friday, but a spokesperson has told the actor has already returned home after completing a rehab stint.

The insider says, "Gerard has completed a successful course of treatment and has returned home in good health. We will not be making any further comment at this time."

The 42 year old reportedly checked himself into the Betty Ford Clinic in California three weeks ago after realizing he w...

Gerard Butler In Rehab?

2/24/2012 8:23am EST
Gerard Butler
Scottish actor Gerard Butler has spent the last three weeks in rehab to address substance abuse issues, according to a report.

The star allegedly started struggling with pain medication as he battled to recover from injuries he suffered on the set of 2006 movie 300 and his problems were exacerbated after he was hurt in a surfing accident during filming of his latest project, Of Men and Mavericks.

He checked himself into the Betty Ford clinic in California three weeks ago to address his addiction issues, according to, and is now due to be released.

Butler, 42, has been open abo...

Single? You're Not Alone: Celebrities That Are Solo This Valentine's Day

2/14/2012 11:30am EST
Celebrities That Are Single This Valentine's Day - Gerard Butler
Roses are red, violets are blue, you may be alone, but these stars are too. Just because you don’t have a significant other on Valentine’s Day, it doesn’t mean that you are alone. Here are a few single celebrities who will be spending the “holiday” drinking at the local bar, watching The Notebook on a loop, or polishing off that pint of Ben & Jerry’s. Click through our list to see who is single this Valentine's Day.

Gerard Butler – Although he has been linked to Jessica Biel, Jennifer Aniston, Ashley Greene and even The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Brandi Glanville (which he report...

10 Romantic Movies For Valentine's Day

2/9/2012 11:00am EST
10 Romantic Movies For Valentine's Day
It’s Valentine’s Day and you want to watch a romantic movie but all you can find on cable is “Love Story” and, really, how many times can you watch Ali McGraw die? Why not check out one or more of the below movies? We’ve given you choices from each decade since the 1930s to switch things up.

1931 – City Lights (Charlie Chaplin and Virginia Cherrill)

Don’t be afraid of black and white films and especially, in this case, silent films. With “The Artist” getting so much good publicity this year, why not check out a funny, romantic, silent film made by the master of silent films...