TIFF PHOTO GALLERY: Gerard Butler delights his fans with ridiculous antics at the Machine Gun Preacher red carpet gala
The premiere of Machine Gun Preacher yesterday at Roy Thomson Hall turned out to be a roisterous affair, as Gerard Butler pulled out all the stops to please fans and press alike. Michael Shannon and Michelle Monaghan’s arrival naturally elicited its fair share of shrieks from the crowd, but the fans totally lost it when Butler emerged from a Cadillac SUV (which he promptly jumped upon before running the length of the partition, offering high fives for all). Before Butler there was Sam Childers, the man on whose incredible life the film is based, sporting a Harley Davidson jacket, a killer ’stache and a steely gaze that silenced even the most gregarious photographers. Young Madeline Carroll was an absolute charmer, wearing some of the hottest shoes at the festival so far, and director Marc Forster played it cool, rocking the classic hipster uniform: a hoodie under a blazer and Chuck Taylor kicks. Chris Cornell was there too (for some reason). Weird. See our photo gallery, after the jump.