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At the after party of the NYC premiere Monday of his new film, , the actor told Us Weekly why he loves girlfriend Madalina Ghenea, a model/actress he's been dating for 10 months. Not many people when they get to know me put up with me and she does," he confessed.
"She's incredibly beautiful, sexy, she's very compassionate, super smart and truly, she does get me. It's nice when somebody pins you and they know everything about you and they see it in a positive way.
'My overwhelming memory of being a child is the huge amount of love I felt for my mum,’ Butler says.
'She was my everything, because she was both my mum and my dad.’ His father, Edward, was 'a bit of a crazy man’.
Gerard Butler is in mid-flow, telling me a very funny – and characteristically self-deprecating – story about trying to persuade the producers of his latest film, The Ugly Truth, that he should swap his native Scottish accent for a put-on American one – 'But with an American accent you won’t be as likeable, they said. Well, we don’t, they said’ – when we are interrupted by a waiter.
'Excuse me, Mr Butler, I have a Mr Brad Pitt on the phone for you.’ Butler goes to take the call and returns a few minutes later muttering awkwardly about 'working on a project together’.
But it was six years later in 300, based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel retelling the Battle of Thermopylae, that the 6ft 2in Butler’s physical prowess (the jaw-dropping result of training six hours a day) got him noticed.
'What we are missing in cinema at the moment is real men,’ 300’s director, Zack Snyder, says.
It is certainly not an act – in life, as in film, Butler is part chest-beater, part soul-searcher.
This is obviously what happens in Hollywood; even before Pitt’s call, our dinner at the exclusive L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills has been interrupted twice – once by an English producer working on a romantic comedy with Jennifer Lopez attached that they would 'love’ him to do, and subsequently by Julia Roberts’s manager, who feels compelled to pass on the very important message that 'Julia says hi’.
When a waitress comes over and wonders if Mr Butler wouldn’t mind going to see Tom Cruise in his suite when he has a moment, I begin to smell a rat.
Now I’m over that hill, my career seems to have its own momentum.’ On the back of 300, Guy Ritchie cast Butler as one of the leads in Rockn Rolla (2008).
The film had mixed reviews, but it served as a showcase for Butler’s strain of self-effacing humour that, around the same time, was making its appearance in PS I Love You, a weepy romantic comedy with Hilary Swank.
'He’s the guy guys want to be and girls want to be with.’ Butler plays Mike Chadway, a handsome, grizzly-voiced chauvinist who becomes a guest commentator on a morning television show produced by the romantically challenged Abby (Heigl), sending its ratings through the roof.