Gerard Butler: Hollywood's Last Bad Boy
By Scott Huver
photography By Sam jones
“It’s nice you can be a part of something that will move somebody, inspire somebody. Hell, I don’t know, just even put a smile on their face at the end of a hard day,” he says. “But then it’s almost like being successful makes certain people feel like they have the right to be completely invasive and aggressive in your life. That’s what really bothers me. I can’t often go to a Starbucks without literally having five different cameras pointing at me. You smile and wave, but really you think, I don’t even want to do this anymore. I just want to go,” says Butler.
“Sometimes I do think, You know what? I could see myself doing something else in a few years,” Butler muses, then continues with a self-aware grin: “Although I said that to somebody else just recently and they said, ‘How many retired actors do you know? How many guys do you know who actually went off to do something else?’ I went, ‘Maybe you’re right.’ But I do feel sometimes it’d be really great to disappear. Now, I might go and do that for a year and then think, Sh-t, I need to come back! Because that’s the thing: At the end of the day, I love making movies.”
Styling by Neil Rodgers at Tracey Mattingly; grooming by jamie taylor at the wall group;
shot on location at Rampart Community police station