Exclusive Clip: Behind the Scenes of Machine Gun Preacher

Director Marc Forster explains how hard it was to find a 'real man' to play real-life revolutionary activist Sam Childers.

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"I think there are very, very few real men in today's world who can portray real masculinity."

Go behind the scenes of Marc Forster's Machine Gun Preacher in this exclusive preview from the film's DVD/Blu-ray release on June 5, 2012. The film, which received a positive review from CraveOnline, stars Gerard Butler as Sam Childers, a real-life ex-con who finds Jesus and becomes a missionary in the Sudan, only to take up arms once again to fight for the children forced to become soldiers in the war-torn land. 

In the clip, Marc Forster (Monster's Ball, Quantum of Solace) explains the difficulty in casting Sam Childers, whose overt masculinity was hard to match in the world of Hollywood actors. The role eventually went to Gerard Butler, a star best known for his brusque growlings in popular and acclaimed films like 300 and Coriolanus.