"Machine Gun Preacher's" Gerard Butler
The Scottish born actor talk about his career & his new film "Machine Gun Preacher"
He solidified his leading-man status when he starred as King Leonidas in blockbuster 300, now he is tackling the inspirational true story of Sam Childers in "Machine Gun Preacher." Butler plays ex-biker-gang member Sam Childers who makes the life-changing decision to go to East Africa to help repair homes destroyed by civil war, he is outraged by the unspeakable horrors faced by the region's vulnerable populace, especially the children. Ignoring the warnings of more experienced aide workers, Sam breaks ground for an orphanage where it's most needed-in the middle of territory controlled by the brutal Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a renegade militia that forces children to become soldiers before they even reach their teens. But for Sam, it is not enough to shelter the LRA's intended victims. Determined to save as many as possible, he leads armed missions deep into enemy territory to retrieve kidnapped children, restoring peace to their lives-and eventually his own.