Gerard Butler, actor, is “determined” to cut an album and become a “rock star”

Considering the landslide of negative reactions to Gerard Butler’s latest film offering, perhaps he should be thinking about another career. Last week, the trailer for Butler’s latest film, Playing For Keeps, came out and everybody hated it. Well, I didn’t hate it. I thought it looked like a horrible, schmaltzy, cheesy, clichéd film, of course, but I guess I was alone in thinking that The Butler seemed like the only bright spot in a cast that included Jessica Biel, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Dennis Quaid. Incidentally, I totally missed this other teaser trailer for Gerard’s other new film, Chasing Mavericks. That’s the one where he plays some kind of surfing God… and it looks pretty cheesy and schmaltzy too:

Sigh… do you know how much I loved and still love Point Break? Why don’t they make more movies like Point Break, man? This looks so cheesy.

Anyway, all of that was just a precursor for this tabloid story about Gerard pursuing a singing career now. Probably because his next two films are going to bomb?

Gerard Butler is determined to become a rock star and is already writing songs and cutting an album.

“Gerry is rocking out,” declared a Hollywood insider. “He’s been a closet singer for years and has decided that the time is right to try doing it professionally. In fact, he’s in the process of making what he hopes will be a bestselling CD.”

Butler has already wowed crowds at various bars, including a rousing reception at The Darby in NYC in April, where he belted out songs by The Rolling Stones, The Doors and Oasis. Butler began singing a new tune earlier this year shortly after treatment in rehab.

As the Enquirer previously reported, he began partying nonstop after his rehab stint. But then Gerard heeded his friends’ advice and traded his carousing for songwriting and performing.

“Gerry started channeling all of his energy into music, and it’s turned out to be a great outlet,” said the source. “He even turned to Johnny Depp for advice on putting a first-rate band together. Johnny and Gerry have jammed together, and Johnny introduced Gerry to some of his musician friends, including Marilyn Manson and Jack Black.”

[From The Enquirer, print edition]

Have you ever heard Gerard Butler sing? I’m not counting Phantom of the Opera. I mean, like, have you ever heard him do a cover of a rock song? He’s not ridiculous or terrible, but he’s really not some great singer either. I’m including some videos of his cover songs below. At the end of the day… I just don’t even know how to feel about him anymore. Is this pity? Do I feel pity for poor Gerard? I want him to find his groove in Hollywood…maybe a TV show or something? Ugh, I don’t even know anymore.

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  1. Jade says:

    I used to have the biggest crush on thie guy circa Tomb Raider. What the hell happened?? I blame all the stupid rom-coms he’s been doing!

  2. brin says:

    Pointbreak was an awesome movie!
    Gerry’s had a good career considering he’s not a great actor (or singer). Didn’t he start out as a lawyer? At least he has something to fall back on.

  3. mln76 says:

    Poor slimeball he is turning into such a cliche.

  4. Jackie O says:

    he has turned out to be quite the goof. too bad. he had such opportunity and potential when he first came along.

  5. Maria_Spain says:

    Sorry :( i used to love him so much :’( shame on me for laughing.
    As an actor… he should go back to law school.
    Best wishes thou :)

  6. Aussie girl says:

    Me thinks Gerard may be on the coke again. This is the only thing I can think of that’s giving him the delusion that he can be a ” rock star”. Oy!!!

  7. marie says:

    well I’m determined to be the Queen of England.. wait, what-you need to be English and born into the Royal Family?!? Details, details..

  8. olivia says:

    I don’t think his acting career is over just yet…He did some good acting in some of the movies and he is still in top 10 HW leading men.Plus, he’s got lots of connections and projects going on.
    I agree that the last movies he was in weren’t that great, but many actors have comebacks….

  9. Hautie says:

    Oh good grief.

    The only reason Butler would do this “Rock Star” thing, is to find new strange. He has finally ran out of cheap blondes wanting to shag a “Movie Star”.

    So now he needs to be a “Rock Star” to find a different set of cheap blondes to shag.

    Good luck with that new career Gerry! :)

  10. Jacq says:

    Translation: wants to bang groupies

  11. Maritza says:

    I agree, he’s only interested in shagging the groupies.

  12. Annie says:

    Okay that rock star rumor is total BS I’m pretty sure. Does anyone actually believe that? I love Gerard Butler. He could put on a fucking burlap sack and do Yo Gabba Gabba and I’d still love him. And when did everyone start hating rom coms so much? I enjoy one from time to time. Yes sure, they are predictable but that’s the whole point. You go see it knowing it’s going to end happily ever after and that’s kind of why you go see it. Real life is full of a bunch of let downs so why not see something that makes you feel good. Frankly I’m sick of all the stupid fucking super hero movies that are popping out lately. At first it was amusing but now I’d rather go have a tooth pulled than see one. I’m 28 years old so I’m not exactly in the young audience or the “older” Butler audience but I still love the guy. He’s great fun. Let’s face it…the vast majority of movies made nowadays are complete and utter disappointments so why exactly are we being so hard on him? Fuck movies, they aren’t what they used to be so now I pretty much just go for the eye candy anyways.

    • Izzy says:

      ITA! He’s working on his sobriety, making movies steadily, and exploring another creative outlet. I know he’s a bit of a man-ho, but there are far worse out there. (Cough. John Mayer. Cough.)

      Also, I think Chasing Mavericks looks pretty good. Much better than Point Break, which I absolutely hated.

  13. Palefire says:


  14. Betty says:

    Do you think you are funny? Wake up, honey, you are just dumb.

  15. b anonymous says:

    I will always love Gerard Butler and I hope he doesn’t quit the movies.I like his movies,”Machine gun preacher”,Atilla,law abiding citizen,”Phantom of the opera”,300,Timeline,The ugly truth,Ps I love you and One more kiss.He would be a good rock star but I prefer him in the movies.

  16. e.non says:

    heh… all this time everyone’s focused on lohan’s delusions/flameout… when it looks like butler may beat her there…

  17. Chickie Baby says:

    Ah, Gerry, Gerry…you still amuse me with your crazy antics, even after all these years.

    Go ahead, cut an album. I have two words for you: Don. Johnson. He also recorded an album as a nice little vanity project that sort of disappeared after the initial release, and he still went on to have steady work after that.

    I’ll never give up my affection for the Hot Scot, no matter what oddball silliness he comes up with!

  18. faye says:

    Oh please. you don’t need to be a good singer to be successful at singing duh.

  19. This news is a lie. If he had considered becoming a rock star long ago would have. And he might do if he wanted but he is an actor in the whole extent of the word. This news made ​​fun of you.

  20. weetiger3 says:

    Kaiser, what would possess you to repost this crap? You know as well as I do the “news” that Gerard Butler is desperate to become a rock star is bogus. The idea that his career is over is bogus. The fact that you are perpetrating this BS (and it is YOUR post) that is starting to get picked up by other “news” sources is unconscionable.
    Also “everybody” did not hate the trailer for Chasing Mavericks (that’s a sweeping generalization), moreover the surfing community has said that it includes some of the best surfing footage they’ve ever seen. C’mon Kaiser, you’re better than this. Use your powers for good and not evil.

  21. AussieJulie says:

    Eh? Gerard Butler is the only one protesting the fact that Hollywood HAS gone to the dogs! Playing the field was going to be about baseball originally but it was changed to football. Ever seen ‘Bad News Bears’ (1976)?
    Hollywood got DUMB about censorship and lost the plot as do people who say the ‘love’ Gerry and those who really KNOW why! Get Real?

  22. ANON says:

    See what happens when you dump a guy?! Shame on you! He’s a mess…