Gerard Butler Stars in 'Machine Gun Preacher'
New movie based on remarkable true story
- Duration 5:33
- Date Sep 25, 2011
New movie based on remarkable true story
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It's -- -- -- leading man and romantic comedies and even an ancient Greek -- have made him one of Hollywood's biggest stars.
In his latest film Gerard Butler plays a violent drug user in dealer who then turns his life around and becomes a preacher.
Who fights to help orphans in the war torn regions of Africa.
Tired of -- -- because for the don't you do it.
-- must be doing something.
-- burn it down.
Yeah but he's building can't.
He won't play.
Please welcome the star of machine gun preacher.
This -- you -- It's extraordinarily intense and in the opening scenes of the movie are just stunning and and I think people are rocked back in -- chair from the very opening.
You play a guy bad guy who turns his life around.
What attracted you to the role of -- Childers what made you say I wanna do that movie.
I think that's a big part of -- right there is -- Coming across the story of a guy who just ignore -- reliving his own body did know how to live in this world lost you know his.
Because spiritually bankrupt in.
They -- and violent.
Then finds a way to turn around his life -- -- guard.
And and I just I think those stories inspiring as a true story as well.
-- finds purpose in his life and and the idea that when you find out purpose in that belief.
That it is incredible where that can take you have far you can go with that -- with you know He garner whatever it is that you you happen to believe -- -- just.
Just the power of belief in itself.
I just felt -- -- really.
Interesting character that I can get my teeth into because He really grocers such an advantage of this that -- he's an adventurous guy colorful guy and dangerous -- -- man.
-- has it all going on in this story has all of that so.
-- just I couldn't resist it.
It's a powerful personal depiction of -- -- it's also very revealing about what's happening in Sudan.
Prior to the movie.
What did you know about Sudan and how have you been changed by what you have learned.
You know I was aware of the situation like anybody else did you know you come across an article -- -- divert the Lord's Resistance Army.
-- the the civil war.
You know that not that I knew in any and any greater detail than that and it was just that that thing isn't as why I love this movie is it.
You know five million deaths in the civil war are half a million deaths at the hands of the losses this is army fifty dollars and abductions.
It only -- -- with the numbers.
-- did this review was an education for me and I and I knew that it would work the same for the rest of the world that.
It puts a spotlight on that area and analyze people to -- just walk horrors what savagery.
Actually copied over there.
And then it makes intimate and personal because suddenly the death of one child if you're that they are witnessing it.
And and see how it up please and the effect it has on everybody -- -- them.
Is suddenly becomes a whole different deal than those statistics mean something very different.
First time you Mets sent.
I want to tell me.
How that affected you win.
Preparing for the role -- affected you personally because.
This is a person now you're having to get inside his head and inside his skin to be able to do this role.
-- selection of a few things arena I think -- you'd love -- you'd we have you have you'd have a ball with -- -- of fascinating.
Whether you agree with everything He does are not YouTube he's he's a one -- a million you know and he's a he's -- -- he's guy and he's seven.
You know He has a lot to say in and life it is incredible stories and you just can't a guy you what you want to hang -- went and listened to.
-- on top of that I had some studying to do so I was watching how we -- -- expresses himself what made him tick.
I have the -- one of the things I really picked up from was knowing that it has been -- -- this is how He talks about how He feels really talks about it.
A -- there was an awful lot of humor and his eyes generally when it came to light because this could -- that He -- -- and He talks -- Any you know any rights to test your -- looks here.
And yet at the same time when He talks about his past and his drug days and knows that He feels that.
Got sick or diet is as a result of being involved with -- He just.
Tears poured on his face He has He has so much sadness and of Israel -- pain and that was a really fascinating thing about some I wanted to get in the movie.
-- this would be a great film even if it were fiction and I sense that it is had a great impact on you and I think this film will have a great impact on everyone who sees it.
Thank you so much for being here today to share Europe.
Of being a part.
Of this remarkable movie machine gun free thanks for being here this time.