From the very first moment the charismatic Gerard Butler appeared on the cinema screen, as the enigmatic and mesmerizing PhantomOf The Opera, many of us were stunned as never before; he completely captivated us all, visually and emotionally. A magnificent sight, in his strikingly elegant dark costume and long flowing cape, with sensuous black leather gloves and mysterious white mask.We suddenly found ourselves wishing it were us being taken so romantically and seductively down to the magnificent candlelit Lair by this tall, majestic, handsome and hypnotic man. He made us open up our minds and let our darker sides give in, to his intoxicating and sensual music of the night, as we watched the loveliest fantasy scenes ever to appear on film.
He was also imposing as Red Death, slowly descending the opera staircase, dressed in red with military sword, at the lavish and opulent Masquerade Ball, so powerful, sexy and commanding. Then as the very passionate Don Juan, slowly appearing from behind the luxuriously braided opera curtains, he was just the most handsome, sensual and erotic image imaginable in striking costume and panther like black mask. His smouldering dark looks, bedroom eyes and electrifying sexual performance had us lusting like never before. 'Can We Ever Forget That Sight'.
However, it was not just his stunning appearance we admired; Gerard gave such a charismatic and deeply moving performance. that we felt for the Phantom like never before. Although hidden behind leather masks and disfigurement, his naturally expressive face, full of emotion and soft pleading eyes, said it all. He filled us with uncontrollable tears, watching his sadness and disappointment on the opera rooftop and then the heartbreaking and unforgettable final lair scene, when his real tears streaming down his unmasked face, just melted our hearts. Whether he was being romantic, passionate, commanding, frightening or pitifully vulnerable and broken, he played every part to perfection and it was a very special performance from beginning to end.
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